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Critical Thinking Presentation

  1. 1. Why does Critical Thinking fall under 21st Century Learning?
  2. 2. Let's reflect on ourselves as critical thinkers
  3. 3. Critical Thinking defined . . . "Critical thinking is that mode of thinking -- about any subject, content, or problem -- in which the thinker improves the quality of his or her thinking by skillfully analyzing, assessing, and reconstructing it. Critical thinking is self-directed, self-disciplined, self-monitored, and self-corrective thinking." Paul and Elder
  4. 4. Critical Thinking has three dimensions/ components . . . Analytic Evaluative Creative As critical thinkers, we analyze thinking in order to evaluate it. We evaluate it in order to improve it. (Paul and Elder)
  5. 5. Let's Write Some Questions --- Think about a unit you will be teaching in the next few weeks. Using the words on the yellow and blue cubes, write 4 or 5 questions you might ask a student using the content of that unit. Depending on your grade level, you may use the exact words or a "grade level appropriate" version. Choose one color of "Post-Its" to write your questions.
  6. 6. Examples of Questions Hypothesize why some smells are stronger than others. Decide which community helper you could go to if you lost your pet. Verify 8 X 8 = 64 Judge the impact of the First Amendment on the 1960's. Justify Hermione's inclusion in Hogwart's
  7. 7. Directions . . . After writing your questions, determine which "Standard of Thought" is most applicable. (large poster) Place your Post-Its next to the standard you've identified.
  8. 8. Debates . . . Problem Solving Activities Essays . . . Speeches . . . Editorials Cartoons . . . PowerPoint Presentations
  9. 9. What if . . . ? What if we ran out of natural gas? What if the California Gold Rush never happened? What if Mozart had lived to a ripe old age? What if Rosa Parks had not sat down on the bus? What if we had no common number system?
  10. 10. Glog One! Glog All! Glog On! Adapted from: Jan McGee, Technology Coordinator West Monroe High School 201 Riggs Street West Monroe, LA 71291 Library Coordinator Ouachita Parish School System
  11. 11. A Glog is like a poster . . . only better Glogs allow students to create an online poster using photographs images graphics video files sound files hyperlinks
  12. 12. 9 Reasons to Use a Glog 1. It allows students to create an online poster 2. It is free 3. It is web-based 4. It uses no ink 5. It allows students to add images, video— such as YouTube--music, text, and hyperlinks (What cardboard poster does that?)
  13. 13. Reasons, continued 6. It easily incorporates student research and educational content 7. It addresses multiple learning styles 8. It can be accessed from any location with an Internet connection 9. Did I mention that it is economical because it uses NO ink?
  14. 14. Glog Example #1
  15. 15. Glog Example #2
  16. 16. Getting Started 1. Go to: http://www. 2. Click Register 3. Fill out online registration form. Type code from box above
  17. 17. Profile Page Email Reminder Click “Create a New Glog” NOTE: A generic icon will appear beside your name unless you import a photo or other image.
  18. 18. Create Glog A blank glog screen will appear.
  19. 19. Magnet Toolbar Use the magnet toolbar to add page elements Toolbar will slide up and down the page Begin with the “Wall” tool to select a background Once other page elements have been added, the wall cannot be changed
  20. 20. Naming Your Glog At the top of the glog screen, there will be a rectangular box labeled “Glog name” next to it. When you first open your glog, it is only identified with a glog number. Click in the box and give your glog a unique name.
  21. 21. Save and Publish Select a category. Add some “tags” to make it more searchable Mark as “Public” or “Private.” Click “Save & Publish” You will be taken back to your main blog screen with the option to “View” or “Continue Editing.”
  22. 22. Text To add text, select “TEXT” from the toolbar Choose a textbox (default), a title box, bubbles or stickers for your text A wide variety of text box styles are available from each category TIP: Text boxes are square. Titles are rectangular, as in a banner or heading
  23. 23. Add a Title Select “Title” View the sample styles by clicking the numbers at the bottom of the screen or by clicking the list of styles on the left-hand side of the screen. Basic title creates a title without a frame.
  24. 24. Titles Select the style you want and click “USE IT.” The textbox will appear at the bottom of your glog screen.
  25. 25. Title Fonts The title appears as “poster yourself” Click the “EDIT” button to change/ add text Click “Ab1” to change to font style, color, size or justification
  26. 26. Title Effects Click the “fx” button to create special effects such as title shadows Change the shadow, use a blur effect, adjust the distance, angle, etc. Click “APPLY” Click “OK”
  27. 27. Adding a Hyperlink to a Title To hyperlink your title to a website, select the link button An “Add URL” window will open Paste the URL of the website into the “Link” box Click “APPLY”
  28. 28. Creating Text Boxes To create a regular (square) textbox, select “TEXT” on the toolbar Choose “Sticker” from the text menu list.
  29. 29. Text Box Styles “Basic Text” creates a box without a frame. The other styles appear as a “sticker” in which text may be typed. Select a style Click “USE IT”
  30. 30. Text Effects Font styles, size, color and alignment are accessed from the same Menu icons used with Title effects. Hyperlinks may also be added to text boxes and stickers.
  31. 31. Images Locate images from the Internet, digital camera, or other sources and save to a folder on computer Click “IMAGE” on menu Select “UPLOAD” button
  32. 32. Uploading Images Browse to folder Select the image Click “Open” Image will upload to image collection.
  33. 33. Adding the Image Select image Image will appear on the right Click “USE IT” to add it to glog OR Add a frame by clicking “ADD A FRAME” button
  34. 34. Adding a Frame Use menu on left to view and select a frame around image Click “USE IT” to add image and frame to glog Remove a frame before adding to glog by choosing “Basic” frame
  35. 35. Image Adjustment Adjust size and placement of image using handles on side Use menu bar above image to bring image forward, send to back for layering or duplicate image. Bring to front Choose trash can to delete image. Send to back Clone image
  36. 36. Hyperlink to Image Select image Click “EDIT” Select link button on menu Paste or type URL into link box Click “APPLY”
  37. 37. Add Video File Select “Video” from Magnet Toolbar Click “UPLOAD” to navigate to a downloaded video on your computer (such as a video from UnitedStreaming ) OR
  38. 38. Link to Web-based Video Click “LINK” to add a web-based video from YouTube , TeacherTube or other online video resource Paste or type the URL of the video Click “ADD TO YOUR FILES”
  39. 39. Web-based Video Video will be added to library Select video Choose a player or frame by selecting “Add a Player” button Click “USE IT”
  40. 40. Add an Audio File Audio files are added in the same manner as video files Choose “SOUND” from the Magnet Toolbar Select “UPLOAD” for downloaded sound file OR Select “LINK” to an audio file on the web
  41. 41. Audio File and Frame Choose a player frame from the themes menu OR Use “as is” Click “USE IT”
  42. 42. Add Graphics Select “Graphics” from Magnet Tools Choose a graphic from any of the themes on menu Select “USE IT” NOTE: Some graphics are animated
  43. 43. Save and Publish Select “SAVE & PUBLISH” from top menu of glog Edit name, category, or tags if needed Optional: Change from “Private” to “Public” Click “SAVE & PUBLISH”
  44. 44. Publishing and Sharing Glog URL Link Use this screen to view glog, email Email glog, or post to web Copy HTML Use URL link to post a link on a website or wiki Click “Email”
  45. 45. A Glog is like a poster. . . . . . . . . Only BETTER
  46. 46. Critical Thinking Take Away Bloom's Website