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Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects - The Almanac Online

Learning by doing: Students acquire multiple skills by working on projects The Almanac Online Superintendent Gonzales said that project-based learning is meant to provide students with skills that employers want, such as communication, critical...
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New Telegraph – Learning second language increases critical thinking skills, creativity, says Emuchay

New Telegraph – Learning second language increases critical thinking skills, creativity, says Emuchay | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
#NewTelegraphHeadlines Learning second language increases critical thinking skills, creativity, says Emuchay http://t.co/tlhyuLVO9M
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Creative Thinking - Kidscreen

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As we start to plan the next Sandbox Summit, my thoughts inevitably turn to creativity—the out-of-the-box thinking that encourages exploration of new ideas and solutions. What makes people creative?
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5 steps to a problem-solving classroom culture | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 steps to a problem-solving classroom culture | eSchool News | eSchool News | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Today's students can learn solid problem-solving skills with a few targeted instructional strategies.
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20 Quick & Fun Creative and Critical Thinking Activities | Minds in Bloom

20 Quick & Fun Creative and Critical Thinking Activities | Minds in Bloom | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
20 Quick & Fun Creative and Critical Thinking Activities http://t.co/n84DKgw7Yp #CreativeThinking #CriticalThinking #Projects
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Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Taxonomy Apps- A Great Resource Section for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

"Appitic is one of the app resources I have featured here in this blog in several past instances. If you are looking for a platform where to access reviews of educational apps Appitic is one option among several others to consider.

 Here is a snapshot of the Bloom's Taxonomy apps appitic has compiled for you."


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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, September 7, 2013 10:06 AM

Very Helpful!

ChristopherBell's curator insight, September 29, 2013 5:06 PM

The apps are organized to help meet Bloom's Taxonomy.

Jonathan Climas's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:13 PM

Another version of the popular image of Bloom's Taxonomy connected with Apps.

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The Book Chook: Three iPad Apps that Encourage Creativity

The Book Chook: Three iPad Apps that Encourage Creativity | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

"Today I want to tell you about three iPad apps that I believe have the potential to encourage kids to think creatively. Using these apps, kids could tell a story, record a favourite joke or practise writing dialogue between characters."


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29 Ways to Stay Creative

Creativity is one of the best human skills and imagination your best tool. The concept of creativity can vary depending on the context in which it is, has several meanings, depending on human activity that is involved in it.


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Randi Thompson's curator insight, January 19, 2013 5:28 AM

What can you do to stay creative, even when you do not feel like being that way?

Linda Watson's curator insight, January 20, 2013 5:52 AM

Insightful

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, February 20, 2013 7:12 AM

A good "thinking and commitment" resource with ideas for every type of personality and style.


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27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking

27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
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Why is Creativity Important in Education? Sir Ken Robinson Video Series from Adobe Education

According to a recent Adobe creativity study, 88% of U.S. professionals believe that creativity should be built into standard curricula. Companies are lookin...
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Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice

Flipping Blooms Taxonomy | Powerful Learning Practice | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

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Five Ways Neuroscience Will Change Education

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Neuroscience isn't just for scientists anymore. The way experts study how children's brains develop over time is changing education overall.

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ZaidLearn: A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies!

ZaidLearn: A Juicy Collection of Bloom's Digital Taxonomies! | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
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The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills | ...

The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills | ... | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Here is a guide to critical thinking skills complete with four (count 'em, 4!) steps accompanied by fill-in-the-blank questions designed to pique your interest and illustrate how each step works.
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Why Asking Dumb Questions Is The Key To Solving Tough Problems

Stuck on a problem? Start asking questions, no matter how dumb they sound. (An interesting read on creative thinking and innovative solutions.

"As we learn from good and bad hackers alike,...
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Creative Thinking Exercises – Change and Grow Constantly | The Brainzooming Group

Creative Thinking Exercises – Change and Grow Constantly | The Brainzooming Group | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
When it comes to designing and conducting Brainzooming sessions, we know providing creative thinking exercises and structure to participants creates a more productive, efficient, beneficial, and st...
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Kath Evans on Twitter: "Getting creative always helps unlock the issues that really matter #NHSYF leaders in creative thinking #nhscitizen http://t.co/yqNlZUkmST"

Kath Evans on Twitter: "Getting creative always helps unlock the issues that really matter #NHSYF leaders in creative thinking #nhscitizen http://t.co/yqNlZUkmST" | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Getting creative always helps unlock the issues that really matter #NHSYF leaders in creative thinking #nhscitizen http://t.co/yqNlZUkmST
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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Rudi Permana's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:04 AM

Sometimes we often forget to take lessons from the process (playing the game) or experience (in the real life)  that we've been through.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 3, 2013 4:25 PM

Couple of games to try  with added benefits

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, August 11, 9:37 PM

Need an idea for team-building with your students for those first days of school?  These are classic ice-breaker activities any grade level can enjoy.

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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! Edutopia

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! Edutopia | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

By Andrew Miller

 

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A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creates a student ready for college and career.

 

"However, many teachers don't know how to implement the teaching and assessment of creativity in their classrooms. While we may have the tools to teach and assess content, creativity is another matter, especially if we want to be intentional about teaching it as a 21st-century skill. In a PBL project, some teachers focus on just one skill, while others focus on many. Here are some strategies educators can use tomorrow to get started teaching and assessing creativity -- just one more highly necessary skill in that 21st-century toolkit."


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:47 PM

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

Allan Shaw's curator insight, March 26, 2013 8:14 PM

There is no doubt we will need to carefully consider how to gently turn schools towards a focus on creativity. This blog is a useful contribution to that process.

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7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Great iPad Apps to Promote Visual Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

Today while I was looking for a citation from " Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners " http://ow.ly/k2SpU ; , it dawned on me to compile a list of the  popular iPad apps that promote visual thinking. Making Thinking Visible is by all means a must read for those of you interested in knowing how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. Another book I have in my shelf and which is more or less similar to the one cited above is " Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work " http://ow.ly/k2Svy ; in which Dan walks his readers through the different practices of making thinking vivid with less words."


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Brian H. Burnett's curator insight, April 15, 2013 6:35 AM

In regards to the Book: "Making Thinking Visible" here are a few useful  articles.

  1. Making Thinking Visible | Thinking Routines (from ASCD) - http://bit.ly/11gHmE1
  2. Tools to Enhance Young Children's Thinking - http://bit.ly/Zshmmk
  3. Thinking Routines Matrix - http://bit.ly/16XY4KW


ghbrett's curator insight, September 3, 2013 9:09 AM

There are many choices for iPads as well as Android tablets. Some include plugins that you can pay to add. Some of the more complex apps include the ability to paste in photographs or other images. While there are even note taker apps that include the function for adding audio -- whether from a meeting speaker or from yourself explaining the ideas you are capturing.

 

One thing to consider when using these applications is whether or not you need a better suited stylus. There are a variety now that are more responsive, thinner, use BlueTooth for greater control.

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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
"Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view . . . we are forced to
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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources

365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go

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netquester's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:32 AM

Excellent  way to start the day

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:22 PM

writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?

Tui Needham, Career Development Specialist's comment, April 20, 2013 6:01 PM
Like this a lot, some goodies when running workshops and you want get people thinking.
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The Challenge of Teaching Higher-Order Skills

The Challenge of Teaching Higher-Order Skills | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Stephen Sawchuk, a former federal education beat writer, turns his inner policy geek to digging around in the weeds of the teaching profession.

 

Most educators in our field would agree that teachers should enter the classroom with a good repertoire of pedagogical techniques. Equally important, principals should know how to get appropriate assistance for a teacher who isn't quite up to snuff.

 

There's room for other interpretations in these findings, of course, such as whether the No Child Left Behind Act's focus on basic-skills tests has shifted the focus of instruction.

 

We do know that the NCLB law has caused changes in teacher practices, but we don't know all that much about what the instructional process actually looks like in most places.

 

(Education Week receives Gates grant support. )

 

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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

Taxonomía de bloom interactiva

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 12:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 4:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.