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Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #10 - Posting)



“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Channel

Expressing oneself is the essence of higher order thinking. If you have something to say share it! 

When we share a video online it becomes a podcast. We can make it available to everyone on the World Wide Web or to a select group of people. But often the first step is to make it available as an individual file you can upload to the commons.

Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #9 - Using Camera)


“No one man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” - Ansel Adams

We began this journey recognizing analysis, synthesis, and evaluation as the three broad categories of higher order thinking. An expression of such thinking is necessary to document that learning has occurred.

Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #8 - Researching with Safari & Google)



“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” - James Joyce

Students with iPads are primed for a voyage of discovery and Safari is their standard compass. Their ships are propelled by Google’s powerful search engine. All they need is a reason to pull up their anchors. We provide the reason and charts but the journey is theirs.




“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch” - Milton Friedman

It seems Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim found a “free lunch” when they founded youtube.com. As of 11:00 AM 1/10/2013 my youtube account contains 562 videos with 53,067 views and I have not seen one dime of revenue. At least not from youtube. 

Udemy arrives on the iPad


"Study hard what interests you the most in the most undisciplined, irreverent and orginal manner possible." - Richard P. Feyman


Udemy is capitalizing on the growing market for video-based online education with a new interface and a new iPad app.

Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #7 - Assessment)


"Don't limit a child to your own learning, for he was born in another time." - Rabindranath Tagore

Assessing higher order thinking can be tricky because you and your student may see issues from different perspectives. The safest strategy is to assess the form of the expression rather than it's content.

Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #6 - Assigning Projects)



Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.” - Will Durant

Assigning projects is a critical point in engaging students in higher order thinking projects with or without iPads. It just has to be done right.

Numbers (Take your spreadsheets out on the trail!)


"The hard part of feature design... what to leave out." - Dan Bricklin

Numbers is one of the most useful and powerful applications you'll use on your Mac, iPad, and iPhone. It is the spreadsheeting component of Apples's office productivity suite iWorks.

Higher Order Thinking Skills (Part #5 The Workshop Plan)



"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert Einstein

I believe if you want students to use higher order thinking you give them freedom to think for themselves and to express themselves knowing their ideas are valued even when they are wrong. This is how we learn.

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