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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal

6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills -- THE Journal | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 25, 11:06 AM

I like the breakdown presented in this article as well as the emphasis on using apps as critical thinking tools, not just creation tools.

Lauren Nazzaro's curator insight, May 29, 9:15 AM

Great, specific, assessment driven examples.

cherimacleod's curator insight, May 31, 1:05 AM

Kathy Schrock knows thinking and technology ....right on, as always!

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The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking

The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is a term that is given much discussion without much action.  K-12 educators and administrators are pushed to teach the necessities as dictated by the standardized assessments in ...

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 4, 2014 9:16 AM

Teaching critical thinking is often taught as a technique rather than asking pertinent questions which open the subject up for scrutiny.

 

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

In working with students, critical thinking encourages and promotes:

Humility to accept criteria that is not their own.Courage to defend their own criteria against others.Responsibility to contrast and take into account the appropriate information.Commitment to filtering out and separating valid from useless information.Respect for the group and for the individual when the time comes for debate and contrasting ideas.

To educate an individual in critical thinking is to educate him or her to be capable of governing or controlling their own personal and professional life and to be able to find answers and solutions to problems. It is the road to forming critical and responsible citizens who are capable of confronting the challenges of the future.

 


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Interesting article. Great quote: It is not about questioning every information we get everyday, it is about being critical with the information that is relevant to us when we make up an opinion about something.

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Andrrey Yatsenko's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:12 AM

How  educate  an  individual  in  critical  thinking  for  student .

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:15 PM

Excelente reflexão sobre a importância do Pensamento Crítico para a educação de cidadãos competentes. O que ele implica e o que promove.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 2014 8:45 PM

So many students simply want the answer...no thinking involved, the easy way. We are doing our youth a tremendous injustice not emphasizing both the metacognitive and critical thinking processes. They need to be able to explore a problem, then analyze, explain, and evaluate it in order to survive as adults.

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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom [Infographic]

Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom [Infographic] | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:49 AM

A great Infographic...

 

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Hi, looks like You are interested in Infographics, check over 100 here ===> http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Infographics Have a great day :)
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Social Media Explained Visually

Short, sweet and simple!...

 

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, January 12, 2014 10:44 AM

Don't let the simple music at the start fool you, this is a great video for explainging the core value of social media - own the conversation, own the traffic.

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Social Media desde un punto de vista visual,via Gust MEES.

Corto, agradable, sencillo.

 

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it
I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

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http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:54 PM

#criticalthinking 

Diane Darling's curator insight, July 1, 8:42 AM

Definitely a skill to master!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 9:53 PM

Both nature and nurture is my experience, in that nature provides the potential but the skill remains under-developed without nurturing. 

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How to Think Critically and Learn Anything - YouTube

I first started writing this as a much-needed lesson plan for my niece and nephew (who are about to enter their high school years) and then figured I'd turn ...

 

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Alfonso Gomez hernandez's curator insight, November 12, 2014 10:54 PM
Finally video are a good way to learning whatever you want. Information trought images go quickly to brain
tom jackson's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:36 AM

This brief video that presents the what, why, and how you can begin to teach your students about meaningful and life-long learning.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 14, 2014 5:09 AM

Such a clear explanation of what critical thinking is and how we have to do.

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Critical Thinking

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Critical Thinking Is Most Important Skill to Learn in School, Gallup Survey Finds

Critical Thinking Is Most Important Skill to Learn in School, Gallup Survey Finds | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

 

 

80% of adults "strongly agree" that K-12 schools should teach critical thinking to students, according to a May Gallup poll on American attitudes toward public education published on Aug. 21.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 6, 2013 4:59 PM

 

80% of adults "strongly agree" that K-12 schools should teach critical thinking to students, according to a May Gallup poll on American attitudes toward public education published on Aug. 21.


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davidconover's curator insight, September 17, 2013 12:25 PM

How do you incorporate critical thinking as part of your subject matter?

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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators | 21st Century Literacy and Learning | Scoop.it

Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market. Therefore, it is our responsibility as teachers and educators to fully understand the components of this set of skills in order to better focus on them in our instruction.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/07/a-quick-guide-to-21st-century-critical.html#

 


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Top 25 Critical Thinking Skills

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Here are the top 25 Critical Thinking Skills. First, here are the top 10 skills. These are especially important. They are the core of critical thinking.

 

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http://www.problem-solving-techniques.com/Critical-Thinking-Skills.html

 


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