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35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning. 35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies by Sara Briggs,

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] When using Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy (a revised take on Bloom’s devised by educator Andrew Churches), it helps to have a list of verbs to know what actions define each stage of the taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

This is useful for lesson planning, rubric making, and any other teacher-oriented task requiring planning and assessment strategies. The Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy verbs in this handy infographic apply specifically to each stage of the taxonomy. They progress from LOTS (lower-order thinking skills) to the HOTS (higher-order thinking skills). According to Churches on his wiki Edorigami, “Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies …” This means the verbs listed below are applicable to facilitating technology use in the modern classrooms.

A Quick Reference Tool for Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs. 3 Simple Strategies to Develop Students’ Critical Thinking – Education to Save the World. This week we’ve focused on critical thinking using the model developed by the Foundation for Critical Thinking.

3 Simple Strategies to Develop Students’ Critical Thinking – Education to Save the World

By now you’re probably excited about the incredible potential that these tools hold…and a little overwhelmed. Where to start? Simple. Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking. The ability to think critically is one skill separating innovators from followers.

Overcoming Obstacles to Critical Thinking

It combats the power of advertisers, unmasks the unscrupulous and pretentious, and exposes unsupported arguments. Students enjoy learning the skill because they immediately see how it gives them more control. Edutopia. Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Nancy Frey, a Professor of Literacy in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator.


Questions are a common way for teachers to check for understanding, right? The answer we’re looking for is "yes. " Who hasn't questioned a group of students to determine whether or not they understood the content? Unfortunately, not all questions are created equally. 10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking. One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.”

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

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. See also: 10 Team-Building Games For A Friendlier Classroom. Critical Thinking Part 6: A Precautionary Tale. Critical Thinking Part 5: The Gambler's Fallacy. Critical Thinking Part 3: The Man Who Was Made of Straw. Critical Thinking Part 2: Broken Logic. Critical Thinking Part 1: A Valuable Argument. 32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking. Do you know someone whose arguments consist of baldly specious reasoning, hopelessly confused categories, archipelagos of logical fallacies buttressed by seawalls of cognitive biases?

32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking

Surely you do. Oxford's Free Course Critical Reasoning For Beginners Will Teach You to Think Like a Philosopher. When I was younger, I often found myself disagreeing with something I’d read or heard, but couldn’t explain exactly why.

Oxford's Free Course Critical Reasoning For Beginners Will Teach You to Think Like a Philosopher

Despite being unable to pinpoint the precise reasons, I had a strong sense that the rules of logic were being violated. After I was exposed to critical thinking in high school and university, I learned to recognize problematic arguments, whether they be a straw man, an appeal to authority, or an ad hominem attack. Faulty arguments are all-pervasive, and the mental biases that underlie them pop up in media coverage, college classes, and armchair theorizing.

The Questioning Toolkit - Revised. The first version of the Questioning Toolkit was published in November of 1997.

The Questioning Toolkit - Revised

Since then there has been substantial revision of its major question types and how they may function as an interwoven system. This article takes the model quite a few steps further, explaining more about each type of question and how it might support the overall investigative process in combination with the other types. photo © Section One - Orchestration Most complicated issues and challenges require the researcher to apply quite a few different types of questions when building an answer. Orchestration is the key concept added to the model since its first version.

32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking. Two Puzzles to Stretch Students’ Logical Thinking. Oxford's Free Course Critical Reasoning For Beginners Will Teach You to Think Like a Philosopher. The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] Critical thinking skills truly matter in learning.

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

Why? Because they are life skills we use every day of our lives. Everything from our work to our recreational pursuits, and all that’s in between, employs these unique and valuable abilities. Consciously developing them takes thought-provoking discussion and equally thought-provoking questions to get it going. 32 Animated Videos by Wireless Philosophy Teach You the Essentials of Critical Thinking. Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet. #TEDEdChat: The surprising habits of original thinkers. Happy Birthday, Descartes: 12 “Rules for the Direction of the Mind” from the Founding Father of Western Philosophy. By Maria Popova In the late 1620s, about a decade before he coined Cogito ergo sum (“I think, therefore I am”) — the slogan that would establish him as the founding father of modern Western philosophy — the great French philosopher, scientist, and mathematician René Descartes (March 31, 1596–February 11, 1650) set about delineating the rules of critical thinking.

His list, titled Rules for the Direction of the Mind and partway in time between the Buddha’s Charter of Free Inquiry and Carl Sagan’s Baloney Detection Kit, endures as a timeless tuning mechanism for the inner workings of reason. Of the 36 rules Descartes planned to write, he only penned 21, the first twelve of which outlined the principles of the scientific method. (The latter nine were specific to mathematics and thus rather esoteric.) Fake News: Not Your Main Problem. This headline may sound shocking, but I truly understand the urgent need to develop digital literacies in response to the fake news phenomenon. But, let me tell you, I live in Egypt, where “fake” news has been the norm for years. Orwell’s got nothing on us.

A couple weeks ago, I tweeted this (and this post expands on that): I agree with Kris Shaffer, Mike Caulfield, Lee Skallerup Bessette and others on the importance of promoting digital literacies so college students and all of us can detect fake news and combat it. The problem isn’t the fake news itself, as much as the historical consciousness that allows so many to willingly believe it with no skepticism.

The Daily Mixer. Educator Resources. Visible Thinking. Why Make Thinking Visible The central idea of Visible Thinking is very simple: making thinking visible. HOTandThinkertools - home. Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking. Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program.

Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Click on any title link below to view or download that file. Narrable. 4 Great Web-Based Mindmapping Tools To Enhance Your Creativity. Having trouble organizing all of your ideas? Sounds like what you need is a mindmapping tool. Mindmaps are a wonderful resource for brainstorming, planning, and managing ideas in a way that increases your productivity and enhances your creativity.

But what if you want to create a mindmap without pen or paper? 12 Productivity Habits To Finally Hack Your Life In The New Year 12 Productivity Habits To Finally Hack Your Life In The New Year A common resolution for most working people is to be more productive. In this article, we'll explore twelve bad habits that you can change -- one per month -- to drastically improve your workload productivity.

In recent years, a lot of mindmapping resources have begun popping up on the Internet. Ten Good Online Tools for Creating Mind Maps. Creating mind maps or webs is one of my favorite ways to organize ideas and information. I've often had my students create mind maps as an exercise in making visual connections between important concepts, events, and people in a unit of study. The following free tools offer good options for creating mind maps online. Home. The 10 Stages of the Creative Process. The Hunch. Fallacies.

Dr. Michael C. Labossiere, the author of a Macintosh tutorial named Fallacy Tutorial Pro 3.0, has kindly agreed to allow the text of his work to appear on the Nizkor site, as a Nizkor Feature. Fallacies  Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. Critical thinking activity game for high,middle school,college students,problem solving skills games Shift 2 for kids,adults. Shift 2 is a totally addicting brain-teasing puzzle platformer game for all ages which helps develop your logic / analytical thinking skills (A puzzle platform is a jumping puzzle game where the key objective involves solving puzzles or riddles). Operation ARIES! Exploratree - Exploratree by FutureLab. Bloom’s Taxonomy. By Patricia Armstrong, Assistant Director, Center for Teaching Background Information In 1956, Benjamin Bloom with collaborators Max Englehart, Edward Furst, Walter Hill, and David Krathwohl published a framework for categorizing educational goals: Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.

Familiarly known as Bloom’s Taxonomy, this framework has been applied by generations of K-12 teachers and college instructors in their teaching. The framework elaborated by Bloom and his collaborators consisted of six major categories: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. The categories after Knowledge were presented as “skills and abilities,” with the understanding that knowledge was the necessary precondition for putting these skills and abilities into practice. Toulmin Model. Stephen Toulmin, originally a British logician, is now a professor at USC. He became frustrated with the inability of formal logic to explain everyday arguments, which prompted him to develop his own model of practical reasoning. Untitled 1. Instructional Design The Taxonomy Table. How to Write Objectives. Developing Questions for Critical Thinking.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. More Critical Thinking Videos. How to Make a Mind Map: 11 Steps. How to teach mind mapping and how to make a mind map. High School Teachers. Critical-thinking - home. Geniushour - Resources. Questioning – Top Ten Strategies. A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking Skills for Educators. Online Mind Mapping and Brainstorming app - SpiderScribe. Popplet.

Six Vintage-Inspired Animations on Critical Thinking. 18 Free Mind Mapping Tools for Teachers and Students. Education: Visual Ranking Tool: Overview and Benefits.

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