Using Technology to Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills

I. Research

II. Higher Order Thinking Skills

  • Bloom's Taxonomy

III. Asking open-ended questions which promote HOTS

Examples:

IV. Simulations and other computer tools

Area  
Math MasterTools The Adventures of Jasper Woodbury Math Simulations    
Science Interactive Periodic Table from WebElements ScienceNet: Links to many different science tools   Virtual Universe Butterfly Gardening

Fossil Fuels

Zebra Mussels

Social Studies Telling Their Stories: A compilation of stories from survivors of the Holocaust History Wired Civil War Revisited

Road Rage

   
ELA Student Materials for ELA        
Current Events Decisions, Decisions: online simulation on current issues Online field trips      


V. Tools to present, communicate, and share results

Databases Computer databases: Applications for Social Studies: Eric Digest Searchable lesson plans using MS Office applications    
Spreadsheets  Ideas for every disciplinary area Searchable lesson plans using MS Office applications    
Word Processors Searchable lesson plans using MS Office applications      
Multimedia Authoring/Presentation Searchable lesson plans using MS Office applications      
Browsers National History Day Student and Teacher competitions History & Social Studies: web sites for research Read, Write, & Think Webquest Portal
Student conducted research projects LCSD Research Page      

VI. General Lesson Plan Collections


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