Critical Thinking Resources
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
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.
Code.org 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.
Critical thinking resources originally compiled by Recharge Learning.