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Connect and Debate Around the World
The Virtual Debate project began as a way to infuse technology into an authentic argumentative writing experience by giving students an audience. To get started with the Virtual Debate, students in two classes agree to engage with one another and select a topic based on their interests and passions. Past topics have included police presence in schools, competitive sports, and digital detox, to name a few.
Grow Students’ Thinking
To help teachers ask questions that encourage student reflection and higher-order thinking, TeachThought has created a list ofquestion stems appropriate for each of the six levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. The question stems can be used for any content area or discipline.
Make Thinking Visible
To help preschoolers develop a flexible understanding of number, researchers at Stanford University’s AAALab createdCritter Corral, a freely available iPad app. The child’s goal is to help return a Wild West town to its former glory by helping the town’s businesses.
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