Web Resources to Enhance Engagement - Critical Thinking Challenges

Critical thinking - Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students will:
  • Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
  • Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
  • Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions.
  • Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.


A Google a Day - A Google A Day was an online puzzle game from Google which invites the player to solve a lateral thinking puzzle by using Google to find the answer. A new puzzle was added every day. The questions may be any of the following categories: Sport, Science, Pop Culture, History, Arts and Literature, or Geography.


Digital Breakout EDU
 
- Library of digital challenges and problem solving activities designed to engage students in content connected to the 4 Cs of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.



Google CS First 
- Students create computer science projects around different themes such as Sports, Art, and Fashion. Each theme contains 8 lessons of 60-90 minutes that can be tailored to fit your schedule.




Goose Chase
 - Blend together the tried-and-true fun of scavenger hunts with mobile technology and create a learning experience like no other.



TED-ED Riddles
 - Use engaging videos riddles to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch.





How do you engage students in critical thinking? What resources do you use?









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