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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process. April 3, 2014 You ask any teacher about the skills they want their students to develop and critical thinking will be among the first cited skills.

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process

So what is critical thinking all about ? Critical thinking is a cognitive process that requires disruptive patterns of thinking, ones that question the status quo of propositions and leads to the creation of alternative lines of reasoning. Defining critical thinking as a process signifies by implication the presence of different elements, stages, steps you name it that constitute and shapes its core. These elements are what I want to share with you today. Elesapiens has recently published a great article entitled " Critical Thinking: Education Competent Citizens" in which he analyzed and discussed the 8 constitutive skills of the critical thinking process.These elements, as shown in the visual below, are : How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning? : KQED Education. You can respond to this Do Now using Twitter, G+, Instagram, or Vine.

How can we use Connected Learning principles to promote 21st century learning? : KQED Education

Be sure to include #TeachDoNow in your response. Follow us on Twitter at @KQEDedspace and join our Google+ Community. For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Click here to go back to the #TeachDoNow course. Web Tools to Use with Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. How to Create a YouTube Channel. 10 Awesome New Web Tools for Teachers. As is usual here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, every two weeks, I share with you here a list of the most recently released web tools that might probably have some educational potential for your teaching and learning contexts.

10 Awesome New Web Tools for Teachers

It's been 7 months ago since I added this section featuring lists of educational web tools to my blog. You can check it to view the lists I shared there so far.These lists are particularly created to help those of you who are busy and have no time left to go online and hunt for the new releases in the world of educational technology. The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively. I just came across this awesome graphic shared by our colleagues in teachthought and I found it really interesting.

The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively

The graphic features 7 habits of the highly effective teachers using technology. Even though the habits mentioned are generic , they still reflect part of the digital behavior teacher should embrace when using technology in their class. What is really interesting in this graphic is that all of these 7 habits are also the same features we find in people with " growth mindset ". If you still remember the comparison we have made between growth and fixed mindsets and we said that teachers with the growth mindset are more open to embrace change, take risks, persist in the face of setbacks, see effort as the path for mastery , and find lessons and inspiration in the success of others.

27 Ways To Be A 21st Century Teacher. A Day In The Life Of A Connected Educator. How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research. Back in 2011, I wrote a post about the "New Digital Divide.

How Teachers Use Technology: The Latest Research

" Based on Pew Research data from 2011, it was apparent that, while many previously marginalized populations now had more access to the Internet, these populations were accessing the Internet mostly through mobile devices, which are limiting, especially when trying to build and create online or access job applications or opportunities. 25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher. While Apple products (*cough* iPad *cough*) are known for their integration in classrooms, Google’s offerings give up little here.

25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher

In fact, the sheer diversity of Google products might make them a more natural fit in the classroom in lieu of the iPad’s gravity. Below we’ve listed 25 ways teachers can get started using Google in the classroom. Let us know on our Google+ page if we’ve missed anything. Google In The Classroom: 25 Ways Google Can Help You Become A Better Teacher 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

27 Tips For Becoming A Digital Teacher. The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have. The above image is 8.5×11″ so you can print it out. PDF is available here . There’s been a lot of talk about 21st century learners, 21st century teachers, and connected classrooms. There’s a daily influx of new technology into your inbox and your classroom feels woefully behind the times even if you’re flipping your 1:1 iPad classroom that’s already online and part of a MOOC . What are modern teachers to do with all this jargon and techno-babble being thrown at them all day long? Simple. The Basics of Self-Directed Learning for Teachers. What is self-directed learning all about ?

The Basics of Self-Directed Learning for Teachers

There are a variety of definitions as to what SDL is all about and going through all of them I found that Knowles has been very articulate in the way he defined SDL. “In its broadest meaning, ’self-directed learning’ describes a process by which individuals take the initiative, with our without the assistance of others, in diagnosing their learning needs, formulating learning goals, identify human and material resources for learning, choosing and implement appropriate learning strategies, and evaluating learning outcomes.” (Knowles, 1975, p. 18. The 8 Characteristics Of A 21st Century Teacher. Some call them ‘connected educators’ while other use the phrase ‘digital teacher’ and many prefer the term ’21st century teacher.’

Whatever terms you use to describe modern teachers, it’s important to know what the terms actually mean. There’s a fabulous wiki devoted to just this topic here which houses some incredible bits of information. It’s by Andrew Churches who has curated quite a treasure trove of useful information for any teacher looking to outline what he or she actually does as a modern educator. See Also: The 10 Skills Modern Teachers Must Have. 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. TS2013 Background Report.pdf. How Teachers Feel About The 10 Biggest EdTech Trends.

Figuring out the biggest edtech trends is a great first step. We’ve taken it many times . TS2013%20Background%20Report. Framtidens_larare.