NPDL Critical Thinking

Leveraging Digital

"The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn." Alvin Toffler

Website: Teachnology

Teachnology

Explore Educational Games for Kids. Did you know that video games have been shown to improve eyesight, dexterity, and reduce depression? Each of these games have been reviewed to make sure that they provide students with skill development and critical thinking sequences: Battle Ship, Breakout, Catch the spy, Concentration, connect four, Dots and Boxes, Knot Funny, Lemonade stand, Mad libs, Mind Reader, Mission Cube and Potato People.

Explore the website to find a range of interactive educational games.

Consider the following:

  • How would you use games with your students to develop critical thinking skills?

Website: The Critical Thinking Community

Critical Thinking Community

Explore The Critical Thinking Community. This American site provides teachers with information and resources for the development of critical thing skills. From the home page users can locate information related to tertiary, primary and secondary education.

Explore the website to find information and resources on critical thinking in education.

Consider the following:

  • Does this community have benefit for your professional learning?
  • Is this something you would be interested in joining and contribute to the professional discussion around Critical Thinking?

Website: Math Playground

Math Playground

Explore Math Playground. Practice your student’s maths skills with fun and challenging online games that focus on addition, multiplication, fractions, geometry, prealgebra, money and more.

Explore the website to find a range of maths games.

Consider the following:

  • How would you use the maths games with your students to develop critical thinking skills?

Website: Lateral Thinking and Logic Puzzles

Access Lateral Thinking and Logic Puzzles to challenge your students.

Explore the website to find puzzles to test your students.

Consider the following:

  • How did your students respond to these questions?

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