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Engaging Students in Higher Order Thinking with iPads (The Scopes Trial Revisted)

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“Doubt is the incentive to truth and inquiry leads the way.” - Hosea Ballou

 

It’s been nearly ninety years since a high school science teacher was tried and found guilty of the crime of teaching the theory of evolution. Perhaps it is time to reopen the case?



Engaging Students in Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Nova: Rise of the Drones)

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“Think before you speak. Read before you think.” - Fran Lebowitz

Perhaps you’ve been lurking in the shadows reading my blog posts on Higher Order Thinking? If so, you’ve done nothing wrong even though the verb sounds creepy. Lurking is a perfectly good thing to do while you way the merits of an online dialog. So we all do it! But there comes a time when you have to fish or cut bait. Here is an idea you might wish to try when are ready to go fishing.



PBS apps feed the mind using iOS Devices

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"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the first." - Albert Einstein

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an independent source of information and news. It maintains its independence by means of financial support from individual citizens like you and me. It's programming, in my opinion, is superior to that of commercial media and the program embedded below is a prime example.



Pay made easy!

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"Price is what you pay. Value is what you get." - Warrent Buffett

Many of us provide a service. We do so because we wish to help others. However, we too must eat and so must be rewarded for our talents. This is a simple truth.

PayPal is providing a convenient way for us to collect fair remuneration at the time of service. It's called PayPal Here. The promotional video below gives you the highlights in a more entertaining manner than I can in words alone. 

 



Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #12 - Kickoff!)

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"A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it." - John Steinbeck



Awesome New and Updated Games: Heroes & Castles, MX Offroad and Letter by Letter.

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Welcome to my roundup of some of the best new (and updated) iOS games! This week we'll take a look at the uniquely genre-defying greatness that is Heroes and Castles, the adrenaline-fueled racing madness of 2XL MX Offroad and the refreshing word puzzlement of Letter by Letter.



Flipping tip: edmodo video

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“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” - Erma Bombeck

Edmodo is an online social learning network. It’s a bit like Facebook but secure! Teachers, students, and parents can connect, collaborate, and share content without worry. Teachers can post grades, assignments, and quizzes too but we are going to focus attention on sharing videos.



Higher Order Thinking with iPads (Part #11 - The Common Core Standards)

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“Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards - the things we live by and teach our children - are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.” - Walt Disney

Does this work of engaging students in higher order thinking with iPads comply with the Common Core Standards? In a word, YES.



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