“ For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge.”
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“A higher-order thinker is a critical thinker. What are the attributes of a critical thinker? In The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts and Tools, Richard Paul and Linda Elder describe a well-cultivated critical thinker as someone who: - - raises vital questions and problems, formulating them clearly and precisely; - gathers and assesses relevant information, using abstract ideas to interpret it effectively; - comes to well-reasoned conclusions and solutions, testing them against relevant criteria and standards; - thinks open-mindedly within alternative systems of thought, recognizing and assessing their assumptions, implications and practical consequences as need be; and - communicates effectively with others in figuring out solutions to complex problems.”
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