Critical Thinking Resources

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Critical thinking - Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students will:

  • Use various types of reasoning (inductive, deductive, etc.) as appropriate to the situation
  • Analyze how parts of a whole interact with each other to produce overall outcomes in complex systems
  • Effectively analyze and evaluate evidence, arguments, claims and beliefs
  • Solve different kinds of non-familiar problems in both conventional and innovative ways

Resources to Support Critical Thinking

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle

Featured Resources:


Take any video and make it your lesson, with interactive response questions.

  • Student reflect at specific points in a video lesson.
  • Provide instant feedback to student responses.
  • Allows teacher to set parameters so students cannot fast-forward through a video to answer questions!


Game using StreetView images that drops the player in a random location and challenges them to work out where they are.

  • Navigate the street view to look for clues to identify the location.
  • Students can search for clues to identify a Biome and then verify by guessing the location.
  • Use GeoSettr to choose five locations and have students compare and contrast the locations.
GeoGuessr is a comprehensive coding resources for students of all ages and grade levels. They offer a detailed scope and sequence for coding activities that can be implemented as part of a one-day Hour of Code or a longer, more in depth dive into coding with your students.

  • Features both computer based and "unplugged" activities where no technology is required.
  • Many of the activities are game-based, leading to heightened student engagement.
  • Supports computational thinking and problem solving at a deep level.


Piktochart is becoming the "go to" infographic creation tool.

  • Teachers can use it to visually present topics to their students in any content area.
  • Create a stunning poster-like representation of facts, processes, events, and more!
  • Connections and order in complex topics can be made visually tangible for students.
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Critical thinking resources originally compiled by Recharge Learning.