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Improving student constructive thinking in the 21st Century
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Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make:

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make: | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it

If you've ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy.

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A Principal's Reflections: Impact of a Makerspace

A Principal's Reflections: Impact of a Makerspace | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it

One of the best parts of my day is checking in on Media Specialist/Teacher Librarian Laura Fleming as she always shares the incredible work her students are doing in the makerspace she created at New Milford High School.

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How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty

How to Spark Curiosity in Children Through Embracing Uncertainty | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Teaching students how to confront what we don't know can trigger curiosity and lead to new discoveries, according to author Jamie Holmes.
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On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students.
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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery | MindShift | KQED News

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery | MindShift | KQED News | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
The makerspace in one inner-city school is helping infuse hands-on learning into all core classes.
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Dr Ron Beghetto - a focus on creativity at Principals Australia Institute

Dr Ron Beghetto - a focus on creativity at Principals Australia Institute | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Principals Australia Institute (PAI) played host for the visit of Dr Ron Beghetto
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Pixar’s Creative Process Will Help You Produce More Innovative Content

Pixar’s Creative Process Will Help You Produce More Innovative Content | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Using Pixar's creative process, you can produce more innovative content marketing without falling into the trap of "me too" content.
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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.
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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions
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Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Online Tools

Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Online Tools | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Check out these tools to help students foster critical thinking skills in the classroom!
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The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

The Science (and Practice) of Creativity | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
When schools nurture student creativity, they foster inquisitiveness, persistence, imagination, discipline, and collaboration, leading to improved classroom behavior, motivation, attendance, and academic attainment.
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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think
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8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom

8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Innovation and creativity can’t be tested or graded, but they can be built up. Here's how.
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Crafting Questions That Drive Projects

Crafting Questions That Drive Projects | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Not only does project based learning motivate students because it is an
authentic use of technology, it facilitates active learning, critical
thinking, collaboration, and creativity. Projects begin with a driving
question–an open-ended question that sets the stage for the project by
creating interest and curiosity. 
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What the Research Tells Us About Team Creativity and Innovation

What the Research Tells Us About Team Creativity and Innovation | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
They’re not always straightforward.
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How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas

How the Brain Forms Original and Creative Ideas | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Researchers report that developing original and creative ideas requires the simultaneous activation of two different brain networks.
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6 Strategies for Encouraging Critical Thinking

Enjoy these 6 strategies for encouraging the development of critical thinking skills in your classrooms.
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Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else

Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures.
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10 Critical Thinking Activities Students Will Love

10 Critical Thinking Activities Students Will Love | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Check out these great ideas for critical thinking activities and see how you can use them with your own modern learners.
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Encouraging the Einstein and Edison in Everyone

Encouraging the Einstein and Edison in Everyone | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Teach creativity by emulating great scientific thinkers: make friends with failure, generate ideas, connect the unconnected, and don't judge answers while creating them.
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Five Habits of Creative People

Five Habits of Creative People | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Whether it's getting into a routine or knowing when to give up, here are the habits creative people have cultivated.
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Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up

Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Creative Schools  looks to people who are already revolutionizing education for examples of how creativity can flourish despite the framework of standardization: the teachers who are making better use of lesson time by redefining homework; the schools which have pioneered projects and partnerships to bring to life the practical aspects of learning, from building real cars to managing their own towns.
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Want to make your own Toy Story? Get RenderMan for free

Want to make your own Toy Story? Get RenderMan for free | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
Pixar releases its rendering engine for free on Mac, Windows and Linux. Here's how you can download your free copy of RenderMan now.
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Lead Learner – Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship

Lead Learner – Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship | Developing Critical and Creative Thinking Skills with Students | Scoop.it
I had the privilege this past week of participating in a session focussed on the new Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (I.C.E.) pilot that complements the Specialist High Skills Major Program.
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