NPDL Critical Thinking

New Pedagogies

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." Aristotle

Video:The SAMR model by Ruben Puentedura

In this video Ruben Puentedura provides a brief introduction to fundamental aspects of using technology in education.

Watch this video on technology in education.

Consider the following:

  • How are you using technology in your classroom?

Read: Designing a Thinking Curriculum

Access the article at Curriculum and Leadership Journal: Designing a Thinking Curriculum.

While today's model of education is based on learning as a process of knowledge construction and critical thinking, we still have some way to go before we perfect the practical integration of content and process to engage students.

Read the article and unit plans here for some fresh ideas on curriculum planning that address Critical Thinking.

Consider the following:

  • How do your curriculum plans measure up?
  • How are you addressing critical thinking?

Professional Learning: Website: Intel: K-12 Teaching Tools


Intel: K-12 Teaching Tools are free online teaching tools for K-12 educators that support collaborative student-centred learning.

Explore the website to find online teaching tools and professional learning.

Consider the following:

  • How could you use the tools with your students?

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