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10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker

10 Signs You’re A Critical Thinker | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
If you want more success in business and life, discover your ability to think critically today with these ten signs you're a critical thinker.

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | Alive 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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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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Peer Critiques: A Lesson in Purposeful Feedback

Peer Critiques: A Lesson in Purposeful Feedback | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Use this video and lesson to incorporate quality peer critiques in your classroom.

 

Feedback is necessary in an effective learning environment. It creates a path for students to follow on their learning journey.




Use a deeper learning strategy and video lesson to incorporate quality peer critiques in your classroom.



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A Must-See Anti-Bullying Poster Perfect For Classrooms

A Must-See Anti-Bullying Poster Perfect For Classrooms | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
This anti-bullying poster is absolutely perfect for posting on your classroom website or on your bulletin board. We at Edudemic love it.

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COFACE's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:17 AM

Very cute!

 

L Orange's curator insight, May 16, 2013 4:50 PM

Supports an iPad book called "It's Okay to be Different" (via Story Panda). Beautiful but simple message. 

Grace Hamilton's curator insight, April 14, 2014 12:57 PM

This is the best anti-bullying poster I think I've ever come across. The visual would be perfect in an elementary classroom, and the poster covers all areas from glasses to adoption to stuttering. Let's celebrate our differences!

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Art of listening: Build relationships by fine-tuning your listening skills

Art of listening: Build relationships by fine-tuning your listening skills | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

“Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.” — Anonymous

 

“We do this when we listen,” she said. “ It’s also incredibly important that we listen to ourselves so we can understand and meet our own needs for self-care. That way we are better able to care for others. These acts of listening and caring for ourselves first is the realm of self-compassion.”

So what makes a good listener?

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Good listeners show genuine interest in

what’s being said and show empathy

to the speaker by caring.

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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:40 PM

More than anything, a lack of listening, understanding and probing for the truth is what leads to the biggest failures in policy and decision making.

 

Just look at the mess that the US and Russia have created out of the Ukrainian situation.  Look what the Ukrainian government could have done in order to stave off Russian intervention and aggression.  It may not have worked in keeping the Russians out.  However, by embracing the Russian-speaking Ukrainians in government and in society, the Ukrainian-speaking population may have been able to give themselves a stronger point of argumentation against the Russian incursion into Crimea.  The failure to acknowledge both Russia's concerns about NATO taking over in Ukraine, plus the legitimate economic and social concerns of the ethnic Russians in Eastern and Southern Ukraine is probably what at least partially led to the current state of affairs in Ukraine.

 

And the US, for our part, failed to acknowledge, listen and abide by the other peoples' interests as well, choosing instead to small-selfishly pursue our own ends regardless of the costs and consequences of that pursuit in the grand scheme of things.

 

Think about it.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 26, 2014 4:07 AM

This applies to all of us in any of our roles in children's lives: parents, grandparents, carers, teachers, early years workers, you name it...

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0 | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

“ TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink”


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14 Excellent YouTube Math Channels for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

14 Excellent YouTube Math Channels for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"Since the posting of "20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students" http://bit.ly/MOLJ6F , I have received some requests from math teachers asking for websites that provide quality math videos. Upon checking my archive and some other online resources, I deemed it necessary to compile this list of Math YouTube channels to share with you. These are basically channels where you can have access to a wide variety of math videos and tutorials to help your students with Math. I have included only what I believe are the best Math channels out there. Check out this selection and share with your colleagues."


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The Top 10 Qualities of Great Leadership

The Top 10 Qualities of Great Leadership | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
The top 10 leadership traits possessed by some of our greatest leaders. Do you have what it takes to be a great leader?
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20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new language to describe our civilization as it evolves.
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Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age

Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Becoming physically active in middle age, even if someone has been sedentary for years, substantially reduces the likelihood that he or she will become seriously ill or physically disabled in retirement, new research shows.

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AmazingPeople's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:31 AM

Great article, its the little bits of exercise that can make a difference

Paula Silva's comment, March 4, 2014 2:06 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17 It's for my research project.
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using iPad apps to create - teach mama

using iPad apps to create - teach mama | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"I love what the iPad offers young learners.

 

I’m especially excited about opportunities it gives to create their own content, whether that be in the form of text, images, video and other media, or combinations of these."

 


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:12 AM

The creation possiblilities are what made me fall in love with the iPad and the sheer enormity of amazing apps for creating content are what keep me from switching to a cheaper tablet for students. 

Jennifer McCarthy's curator insight, February 3, 2014 5:48 PM

Some great apps for the art classroom. 

Paul Fuller's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:01 PM

Too often the iPad is written off as purely a device for a consuming content created by someone else. Here are some easy ways that even the youngest children can create their own content using an iPad (I particularly love the iPad Spy idea!).

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Daily Leadership Behaviors That Inspire Motivation

Daily Leadership Behaviors That Inspire Motivation | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Want to spend your time in leadership activities that inspire motivation, trust, and certainty while dispelling employee fear, negativity, and skepticism? During times of change, no actions are more powerful than when leaders make the time to communicate and build relationships. When leadership shares vision, optimism, and purpose driven goals, motivation and commitment from employees is ensured. Find out more about leadership's role in motivation.

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Digital Citizenship & a poster for your school - Mark Anderson's Blog

Digital Citizenship & a poster for your school - Mark Anderson's Blog | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:12 AM

Excelente infografía, ojalá cada uno la aplicara.

Kelly Blair's curator insight, January 25, 2014 9:19 AM

Short and to the point!  I think I'll print these off for the work spaces right next to my class computer.

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 2014 7:00 PM

Diseño de carteles.

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"All About Responsibility" song- Mr. Stanley tells stories about responsibility...

Mr. Stanley is back to sing stories about September's B.A.R.K. with Character word of the month: RESPONSIBILITY!!!!! Myers Elementary in Bellwood, PA shares ...

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Practical critical thinking skills for the real world

Practical critical thinking skills for the real world | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching concepts in the classroom doesn't accomplish anything unless students understand how those ideas apply to the real world.

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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.



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ANA's curator insight, March 7, 2014 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 2014 10:12 AM

ללמד איך ללמוד, חשוב מאוד בים המידע.

מעניין

סמדר

Audrey's curator insight, April 13, 2014 4:21 AM

The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

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Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives

Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
As with any behavior involving kids, mistakes will be made with online behavior -- and that’s a vital part of the learning process.

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A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .

As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy"


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Jon C's curator insight, March 27, 2014 7:33 PM

This could be useful resource to connect the old Bloom's taxonomy to new resources out there on the iPad. And a nice visual to boot.

Eileen Sepulveda's curator insight, April 15, 2014 3:29 PM

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Daniel Stebbins's curator insight, June 19, 2014 12:49 AM

These app guides are very useful to all teachers from the newbie to EdTech in the classroom, to the theoretical teacher to the 21st Century ESL Digital Classroom Practitioner. 

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12 Ways to Leverage The Power of Google Drive in Your Classroom Instruction ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Ways to Leverage The Power of Google Drive in Your Classroom Instruction ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

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An Amazing App for Learning Music

An Amazing App for Learning Music | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
A simple idea—notation synced with recordings—done beautifully

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Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, March 18, 2014 8:47 PM

Great idea for studying close to grade exams, thinking purely of my own children :) 

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Leadership isn't an individual act; it's an ensemble performance - The Guardian

Leadership isn't an individual act; it's an ensemble performance - The Guardian | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
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Leadership isn't an individual act; it's an ensemble performance
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This is a highly social understanding of leadership which turns on the idea that leading arises in an ensemble performance.
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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs Add-Ons - A New Feature

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs Add-Ons - A New Feature | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
RT @gormang: Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: Google Docs Add-Ons - A New Feature http://t.co/goSrH2Zps9
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50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

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Susan Kay Daniels's curator insight, February 6, 2014 1:02 PM

Yeah! This is going on my List.ly account.

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

http://goldenstarsocial.com

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, February 7, 2014 2:23 PM

Cela va vous occuper de tester tous ces logiciels ! A garder même pour les moins Digital Learners !

Janet Shivell's curator insight, April 25, 2014 10:44 AM

Check out these 50 Free Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners

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WHY POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT WORKS BETTER THAN CRITICISM

WHY POSITIVE ENCOURAGEMENT WORKS BETTER THAN CRITICISM | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

By focusing on positive interactions with your employees and encouraging an upbeat emotional state as often as possible, you’ll be more likely to have a happy, productive and efficient team.


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John Michel's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:26 PM

Positive emotions generally work in an opposite way to negative emotions. So, while emotions like fear, anxiety, stress and anger narrow our focus, inhibit our concentration and decrease our cognitive abilities, positive emotions can do the opposite. When we’re feeling upbeat and happy, we’re more likely to have an inclusive focus than a self-centered outlook, and to perform better on cognitively demanding tasks.

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How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement

How the Best Places to Work are Nailing Employee Engagement | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

So what engages employees? The drivers differ region to region and person to person, but employee engagement is largely about social connections happening in organizations and aligning work experiences with employees’ cultural needs.

 

What works varies by industry, location, company size, and how much money and resources the organization has to invest into developing its culture, and its value and philosophy around employee engagement.

 

But there are factors that all highly engaged workplaces have in common.

 

How do the best places to work succeed at employee engagement?


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Graeme Reid's curator insight, March 4, 2014 6:35 PM

Some good examples of how some companies are dealing with employee engagement.  Some of the best answers are straight forward - recognition, open communication, integrity.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:11 AM

Several hidden gems in here for engagement in any industry.  Determine to try one or two for your workplace - even if you only have volunteers who assist you.

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 6, 2014 12:50 AM

When Engagement is missing as evidenced by 70 percent of U.S. workers don’t like their job, creating an environment where many workers are emotionally disconnected from their workplace and less...what you do?