Monday, February 14, 2011

Critical thinking in the classroom

Critical thinking is an important part of today's classroom. With the amount of information now available to us it is important that children learn to access, evaluate and apply the information appropriately.

Microsoft and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) have developed an ebook for teachers to use 'Critical thinking in the classroom'.

In this ebook teachers will find information about literacy and critical thinking in the digital age and what this means for our children.

In addition teachers will find lesson plans - for example for students who are starting to learn the research process develop beginning skills for conducting an effective and efficient search of web-based information. To support the lesson plans are student worksheets and handouts as well as the class demonstration guides.

For those teachers who want to find out more about critical thinking there is a Critical thinking channel on YouTube.

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