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Creativity and Inspiration with iPads in Kindergarten

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Hmm…why didn’t I think of that? When we schedule every minute of their day, there is no room for creativity, problem solving, critical thinking, making, doing, or being. Giving our students time to think, collaborate, and create allows them room to grow and room to be. A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.-Brad Brad Henry.

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Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

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By exploring this concept, students can develop critical thinking skills, sequencing skills, as well as literary elements such as character, plot, and setting. Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study. These tales have stood the test of time and when children hear these stories, they often imagine themselves playing a role in them. One of my kindergarten students’ favorite fairy tales is The Gingerbread Man.

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Adapting Classic Stories with iPad

iTeach with iPads

By exploring this concept, students can develop critical thinking skills, sequencing skills, as well as literary elements such as character, plot, and setting. Children love classic fairy tales and many early childhood classrooms incorporate them into a unit of study. These tales have stood the test of time and when children hear these stories, they often imagine themselves playing a role in them. One of my kindergarten students’ favorite fairy tales is The Gingerbread Man.

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The Hour of Code in Kindergarten

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In the short time we have been using Kodable, I already see computational and critical thinking, collaboration and perseverance. If you are thinking about the Hour of Code, give Kodable a try! All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.- Martin Fischer. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. It is designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics.

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Hour of Code 2015

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Steve Jobs said, “Everyone should learn how to code, it teaches you how to think.” ” While it’s easy to think this is something for older students only, even the youngest of students are able to learn how to code. While it promotes critical thinking and technological fluency, it is simply a great way for students to work both independently and collaboratively to problem solve. It should be mandatory that you understand computer science.

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Critical Thinking Is A Mindset

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Critical thinking is certainly a 'skill' but when possessed as a mindset--a playful and humble willingness--it shifts from a labor to an art. The post Critical Thinking Is A Mindset appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Terry Heick

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Coding or Critical Thinking?

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Still, my gut tells me that calling for an hour of code actually creates its own resistance from teachers and administrators who are either uncomfortable with their own tech skills or who question the role of tech in education (think: Waldorf schools). If, however, EdTech people were to call for an hour of critical-thinking, problem-solving, creativity and logic training I believe that the initiative would receive broader and more sustained support.

Building critical thinking skills online

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As educators, we often hear about the importance of teaching critical thinking skills to our students. In an online academic environment, the focus on critical thinking skills is amplified.

20 Types Of Questions For Teaching Critical Thinking

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The post 20 Types Of Questions For Teaching Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Inquiry Questioning Terry HeickWhat are some of the most common types of questions? What are the categories of questions? This led to many dozens of answers.

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How to Teach Critical Thinking

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There’s a reason why the brain uses 25% of the calories you eat: Thinking is hard work. Surprisingly, all you need is one simple mindshift to do this: Create a classroom environment where thinking isn’t considered work. “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” Today, I want to share five favorite websites that turn the deep-thinking required for solving problems into fun: 60-second Adventures in Thought.

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50 Examples Of Analogies For Critical Thinking

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The post 50 Examples Of Analogies For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical ThinkingBy forcing students to distill one relationship in order to understand another, it's almost impossible to solve analogies without understanding.

How to teach critical thinking skills online

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This story on how teaching critical thinking skills online during the COVID pandemic, originally published on April 29, was eSN’s No. As educators, we often hear about the importance of teaching critical thinking skills to our students.

14 Awesome examples of Critical Thinking EdTech

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Critical thinking is a part of the much celebrated 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration & Critical Thinking) — skills which many futurists, pedagogues and educators believe will be critical in navigating the world, economy and environment of the future. Teaching” critical thinking is in fact a misnomer; since it is the kind of skill that can in fact only be uncovered through self-directed styles of learning.

8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking

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8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking contributed by Lee Carroll, PhD and Terry Heick Scientific argumentation and critical thought are difficult to argue against. The post 8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking

A study on teaching critical thinking in science

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In September 2019, I wrote about a review of the research on how to teach critical thinking by University of Virginia professor Daniel Willingham. A breakdown of thinking like a scientist. On the left are the researchers’ categories of thinking scientifically.

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Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinking

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Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinking by Terry Heick As a culture, we have a thought crisis–namely, a harmful and enduring refusal and/or inability to think well and think critically. The post Correcting The Deficit In Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Terry Heick

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Teaching Critical Thinking with Education Technology

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Image Source: Julia M Cameron from Pexels Advanced technology is now available to students at a moment's notice. From smartphones to augmented reality, education is embracing the use of technology at. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.

8 Ways Parents Can Support Critical Thinking At Home

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8 Ways Parents Can Support Critical Thinking At Home by Lewis Caroll, PhD and TeachThought Staff Research agrees that the strongest students emerge from homes supportive in the learning process, and below we’ve listed a few ways parents can support students at home. In 8 Science-Based Strategies For Critical Thinking, we looked at ways we […]. The post 8 Ways Parents Can Support Critical Thinking At Home appeared first on TeachThought.

6 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Situation

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10 tips for teaching critical thinking + information literacy

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I’m speaking with Jennifer LaGarde and Darren Hudgins, who are co-authors of the book Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking In the Age of Fake News , and also a new book coming out in July 2021 called Developing Digital Detectives. Teach kids HOW to think, not WHAT to think.

35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies

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35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies by Sara Briggs, opencolleges.edu.au The post 35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking Strategies Veteran TeacherHave you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures?

Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model

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Planning For Critical Thinking: A 5-Step Model by TeachThought Staff Like anything else that you’d like to see happen in your classroom, promoting critical thinking skills is a matter of planning and priority. While teachers are often admonished to push students towards higher-level thinking activities, beyond Bloom’s Taxonomy (or one of TeachThought’s own learning taxonomies), […].

New science resources promote critical thinking and problem solving

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New resources from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) are intended to help K-12 educators, including parents homeschooling their children, plan their science lessons.

100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

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100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post was first published in 2013 and updated in December of 2018 Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. The post 100+ Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought.

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Beat Boredom: Engaging Tired-Out Teenagers in Critical Thinking

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Beat Boredom: Engaging Tired-Out Teenagers in Critical Thinking. I gave the kids a few minutes to read the case studies and think about, “What would you do in each case if it was you? Well, now I’m thinking about this, and what if this happened to me, and how would my parents deal with it?”. The kids just couldn’t stop thinking about this… Vicki: Hmmmm. Do you think that teachers might be little boring because THEY’RE bored?

48 Critical Thinking Questions For Any Content Area

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Classroom Makerspaces: Boost Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills By Giving Students Their Own Corner

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It turns out, when used regularly and stocked with the right materials, makerspaces can help your students develop anything from critical thinking and self-confidence to digital citizenship or even STEM skills.

5 Absurd Myths About Critical Thinking

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The post 5 Absurd Myths About Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical ThinkingAuthor information. Terry Heick. Director at TeachThought. Founder & Director of TeachThought, humanist, technologist, futurist, failed philosopher, macro thinker extraordinaire. Twitter | Facebook | Google+ |.

28 Critical Thinking Question Stems For Any Content Area

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12 General Critical Thinking Questions About Voting And Government

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12 General Critical Thinking Questions About Voting & Government by Terry Heick Just a quick post that’s self-explanatory enough: It’s almost #ElectionDay! Some questions for student critical thinking: What is the relationship between voting and democracy? How does critical thinking affect the quality of a democracy? The post 12 General Critical Thinking Questions About Voting And Government appeared first on TeachThought.

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. The post The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought. Critical Thinking New TeacherThe Question Game by Sophie Wrobel, geist.avesophos.de

Fiskkit Classroom Pilot: Practicing Critical Thinking

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Helping students develop critical thinking skills is one of the greatest educational and civic challenges of the 21st Century. Fiskkit.com is a startup dedicated to elevating public discourse through critical and respectful analysis of online news articles. In the educational environment, Fiskkit allows students to practice critical thinking and educators to measure and track students’ critical thinking skills over time.

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS LIFE-LONG IMPORTANCE OF CRITICAL THINKING

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Four skills reside at the core of our Framework for 21st Century Learning : Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Creativity. These are the widely lauded 4Cs, necessary for success in college, career, and life. P21 Blog

When Should We Teach Critical Thinking to Kids?

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The rise in fake news calls attention to the lack of critical thinking by many of today’s readers, including students. Close Reading the Media Critical Thinking close reading the media critical thinking Frank Baker Frank W. Media literacy expert Frank Baker shares an essential teaching tool and other resources for ELA and social studies teachers ready to address the issue.

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Scientific research on how to teach critical thinking contradicts education trends

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Critical thinking is all the rage in education. Some argue that critical thinking should be the primary purpose of education and one of the most important skills to have in the 21st century, with advanced machines and algorithms replacing manual and repetitive labor. But a fascinating review of the scientific research on how to teach critical thinking concludes that teaching generic critical thinking skills, such as logical reasoning, might be a big waste of time.