Critical ThinkingPAIGE BIRTHISEL
“The process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating information to reach an answer or conclusion“
Thinking outside the box
Allows one to explain their thinking, challenges students to think on their own, the answers are not based on rote learning, questions give students opportunity to reflect their own thinking process as well as others’, and allows students to take on a different point of view.
The 6 Degrees of Separation
Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evaluation
Podcast- Allows students to record their analysis or evaluation of a topic
Youtube & Storytelling- Allows students to see from a different perspective and it benefits the child more than just a lecture.
Photoshop- Students could apply critical thinking skills and use imagination and creativity to develop a backstory.
QR- In a scavenger hunt, students will answer critical thinking questions by scanning QRs within the classroom and an answer will direct the students to the next QR.
Web Quest- In the process section of the web quest, include worksheets or assignments that have open ended questions.
Pillar Promotion via Technology
Blog “Analyze the poem”
“Choose to agree or disagree with the poem”
Research evidence to support:
What is a tree?
Reforestation (How long does it take for a tree to grow?
Different types of trees
Photosynthesis and how we use it
What do we do with trees once they are cut down?
The tree to paper process
How do we tell how old a tree is?
Voki Persuade the class on your side
Critical thinking aids students later in life by…