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Using Digital Resources to Build Better Critical Thinkers

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Overview

Today's teachers and librarians are charged with guiding students to be strong critical thinkers and problem solvers so that they will be well-prepared to meet a variety of 21st century challenges. In this webinar, join Sara Torpey as she explores the behaviors of critical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as what they say to indicate they are truly evaluating and analyzing information correctly. Attendees also will learn practical activities using digital resources that can be used immediately to build these important attributes in students.




SPONSOR: This webinar is brought to you by Britannica Digital Learning. For more information about Britannica Digital Learning, please visit http://info.eb.com/simplek12/

Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 3:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Credit Hours: 1
Categories: College & Career Readiness, Sponsored
Tags: 21st century skills, analyzing, critical thinking, digital resources, evaluating, researching

Reviews (17)

Full Member
+8
 
Excellent presentation.
 
Britannica ImageQuest is awesome. Interesting results on "Music" an open concept. The visual cues of the squirrels is adorable. The activity in 5 text images are a great idea to describe for students to choose a important/historical figure to study. Students us resources that may include text, images, videos, and/or primary source for the chosen 5 words that best describe that famous figure. This is a great activity point to the evidence to support the given word. Thinking collectively and independently. Think through and reflect is a good understanding of who the person is at that time period. Connecting people, places, and things with Abraham Lincoln example was a great resource.
Basic Member
+2
 
Working with students on critical thinking and soft skills will make them better employees one day.
Basic Member
+2
 
Thank you. So excited to get some new ideas!
Basic Member
 
Very helpful!
Basic Member
 
Great teaching strategies using digital resources to teach critical thinking.
Basic Member
 
Watched this after the live cast. Would love to try it for a month but alas the username/password will have expired. Britannia looks like a great SAFE site!!!
Basic Member
+10
 
Fantastic! I love the use of digital resources. Thank you so much.
Basic Member
 
Thank you, Sara! Great presentation! Hope you get better of your cough!
Basic Member
 
the first activity, Choose an Image, is definitely something I can incorporate immediately!! Nicely done.
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