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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the 'real world'...

Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 4, 2013 11:19 PM

Team building exercises are a great way to teach skills and change things up in the classroom. The list of ten seen in the image above are described in the post. Some of the skills learned or reinforced are communication, problem solving, and trust. For more information and to learn how to play the game click through to the post.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 5, 2013 8:40 PM

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Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain

Why is Storytelling so Powerful? A Look at What it does to our Brain | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most overused and underused techniques at the same time. In this post, we are revealing what storytelling does to our brains.

Long before we had writing as we know it there has been an oral tradition of storytelling. This post looks at the science around storytelling.

Learn about how a story "can put your whole brain to work" and why "our brains become more active when we tell stories." Find out why the brain "learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases" and much more. If you enjoy telling stories, writing stories, or listening to stories check out this post to learn more!

 


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Audrey's curator insight, December 19, 2012 4:15 PM

Just think about all the schemas (pockets of information) we have for everything we do.  Even though we have never taken part in many activities, we could easily build plausible stories based on those schemas and even devise theories, which may be testable. This is imagination which is one example of brain power, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, July 10, 2013 5:22 PM

Excellent!

44Doors's curator insight, March 11, 10:27 AM

"Anything you’ve experienced, you can get others to experience the same. Or at least, get their brain areas that you’ve activated that way, active too:"

 

"use simple, yet heartfelt language."

"Quick last fact: Our brain learns to ignore certain overused words and phrases that used to make stories awesome"

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Teaching With Infographics | A Student Project Model

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In our final post of Infographics Week, a history teacher tells how she used the Gulf oil spill to have students create infographics about the worst disasters in American history.

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David Baker's curator insight, September 29, 2013 6:40 PM

This was a great project for our teachers last year.  We are posting their info graphics outside out Office of Professional Development.  

Gayle Kakac's curator insight, September 30, 2013 8:10 PM

Been loving infographics and looking for a good way to incorporate these.  Hoping for an app that would make them easily.  We'll see what this has to say...

harish magan's comment, October 1, 2013 2:55 AM
I know that use of Infographics in any student project can improve their results.
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Wonder - How Do We Bring it Back?

Wonder - How Do We Bring it Back? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Cultural anthropologist and media ecologist Mike Wesch examines how the internet has changed communication and relationships today.

Mike Wesch, who has a number of viral videos, such as The Machine is Us/ing Us, Information R/evolution and An Anthropological Introduction to You Tube, is currently writing a book about "wonder". Below is a quote from an interview.

"I am working on a book about “wonder”—what it is, how to harness it, how to inspire it, why it is on the decline right now, and how to bring it back. Wonder is both a sense of awe and a capacity for contemplation. More than just curiosity, wonder allows us to see beyond the surface of things, to seek patterns, or even better, to question the patterns we have taken for granted. To wonder is to embrace the possibility that we have it all wrong, that the frameworks around which we have built our view of the world might need to change, that the pillars upon which our worldview sit might need readjusting or be destroyed altogether..."

For more from Mike Wesch click through to the post.


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