Educator provides evidence of their understanding of critical thinking and outlines and provides evidence of a lesson that uses technology to support students’ use of critical thinking in learning.
The 4Cs for 21st century learning are Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Collaboration. They are part of the framework for 21st Century Learning and are designed to support student learning in today’s world and are skills they can use in college and career.
Students’ ability to analyze, interpret, evaluate, make decisions and solve problems. Many have used Bloom’s taxonomy to think about levels of thinking - critical thinking occurs at the analyze, evaluate, and synthesis levels on the taxonomy. Often, educators use these questions to extend the learning of the most advanced students however research shows that these questions actually benefit struggling students and should be used to push deeper levels of understanding for all learners. In general, critical thinking occurs when learners are asked to think deeply about their own learning process (i.e. metacognition) or when they’re asked to think about why or how for a problem or context with many possible outcomes. If there is one right answer, it probably doesn’t get to critical thinking!
To earn this micro-credential you must receive a "passing" for Parts 1 and 3 and a “Yes” for Part 2.
How do you define critical thinking in a digital classroom?
Describe your lesson - how did you use critical thinking and technology together to support students’ learning?
Please provide an artifact that demonstrates your use of critical thinking skills and technology to support student learning.
How did technology change students’ ability to think critically? Were you able to create a more meaningful experience for students by utilizing technology? Explain your thinking.
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