Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

Educators from the Bay Area's KIPP King Collegiate High School and the KIPP network have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.
KIPP King student; students at meeting

Using resources and tools like the ones below, educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School focus on honing critical thinking skills across all subjects.

Credit: Zachary Fink


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This article originally published on 7/11/2011

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Managing Editor and Producer

Thanks, Vincente, we'd love

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Thanks, Vincente, we'd love to hear back about how they worked for you.

EFL teacher in Paraguay

I'm gonna try these materials

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I'm gonna try these materials and let you know

Creator of the Critical Voter curriculum

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I've also put together some free critical thinking resources, including a curriculum, podcast/lectures and classroom lessons plans designed to use the 2012 Presidential election to teach practical critical thinking skills. In addition to being free, it's also completely non-partisan.

www.criticalvoter.com

Civic Entrepreneur

Free Software for Critical Thinking

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Our company donates critical thinking software to K-12 schools. Please do reach out to me if you or your school might be interested: lucas@athenabridge.org

Here's an example of how middle school students in DC were using it recently to discuss the question of "What is Democracy?" http://democracy.onlinetownhalls.com and here's an example of how a high school class in PA was using it in a debate about global warming where students role-played to represent various perspectives: http://onlinetownhalls.com/map/475 Participation in the second conversation is limited to students from that school, but you can sign into either conversation with a username of "tester" and a password of "tester".

This is "conversation mapping" software designed to help people with different perspectives collaboratively map out a complex topic and sort out supporting and opposing points. It facilitates critical thinking by allowing students to respond directly to each other and assess the validity and relevance of each other's statements.

It works for conversations within one classroom, between classes at a single school, and "scales up" for conversations among students at different schools.

Managing Editor and Producer

Tilak Pooner: This would be a

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Tilak Pooner: This would be a good question to pose to our K-5 Tech Integration discussion group. You can join the conversation here: http://www.edutopia.org/groups/technology-integration-k-6.

Academic Co-ordinator

Looking for some Interactive

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Looking for some Interactive Teaching learning Material for enhance the learning at primary classes Grade 3-5..

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