Critical Thinking

Cortney Barnes, Amanda Bedo, Jennifer Bradley, Cherie Crews, Jane Forton,  

Richard Hughes, & Jenni Puryear

What digital tools are available to support critical thinking?

Project Based Learning

Web 2.0 Tools Such as:

Google Apps for Educators (GAFEs)


Kid Friendly Academic Search Engines

An opportunity to create and/or publish work

Technology such as computers, skype, cameras, etc.

What Impact Does Critical Thinking Have On Student Learning?

Creating Problem Solvers for all areas

Creating a global citizen

Make learning fun and interesting

Adds rigor and generates interests

Personalized learning

"Now that we have access to more information worldwide than ever before, we need to teach our students to evaluate information and arguments so they can become active, intelligent, and persuasive participants in politics, science, business, the arts, and society."

How Does Critical Thinking Support Our Vision of a Personalized Learning Environment for all Learners at all levels?

Students work in collaborative groups and different members are better at certain aspects of the project.

Each student can work on their level but still accomplish the task.

Critical thinking can be supported with a variety of technology, apps, websites, devices to personalize learning depending on what works for the student and the assignment.

Please respond to one of the two choices  in the comment stream below.

How are you already using critical thinking techniques in your classroom?
Share something you learned today that you plan to use in your classroom in the future.