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A Flipped Classroom in Action

In this video, Chemistry teacher Rachel Nixon explains to her students what "flipped" instruction means in her class and how that connects to student...

Bloom's vs. DOK

In this video, Ferdi Serim discusses the overlap between Bloom's Taxonomy and Depth of Knowledge.  He bases the information off the Cognitive Rigor...

What does Depth of Knowledge (DoK) really mean?

Edutopia's contributing author, Gerald August, breaks down the blurry explanations and jargon surrounding the DoK model for deeper thinking....

DoK Game Show

Depth of Knowledge (DoK) can be tricky to understand and explain, especially to parents or stakeholders without an education background.  This...

Bloom's Taxonomy for Reflective Thinking

Peter Pappas uses Prezi to examine and explain Bloom's Taxonomy as it relates to reflection and critical thinking for students, teachers, and...

DoK Lesson Breakdown

This video from the NY Department of Education provides a brief recap of Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels. The video  breaks down a Social...

Deep Questions for Math

Dan Meyer, high school math teacher, shares how he creates more open-ended and deeper tasks in his Algebra class.  Using a combination of multimedia...

Research Summary: Model Comparison on Levels of Thinking

There are distinct differences between Bloom's Taxonomy, Webb's Depth-of-Knowledge, and SAMR.  However, there are quite a few correlations in...

Introducing Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is an awesome tool for students and teachers. This website allows the user to easily create, narrated videos, social media posts and...

The Critical Thinking Community

Critical thinking is one of the keys to creating an awesome learning experience for kids. The Foundation for Critical Thinking is a great place to...

Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding

This resource from Edutopia is excellent at pointing out the process behind the idea of collaboration. If you have been following along in...

Collaboration in Action

This video builds on the concepts established by Edutopia in the Pyxis resource, Collaborative Learning Builds Deeper Understanding.  All...

The Power of Effective Questioning

This video will outline some of the reasons effective questioning is so important. We use questions as a way to build trust in relationships, gather...

Thinking in Action

In this video, you will see teachers demonstrating questioning techniques and speaking about the value of questions in their classroom. The important...

Strategy: Conver-stations

This video from the Teaching Channel, Sarah Brown Wessling leads her class through an activity called conver-stations. This is a small-group...

Strategy in Action: Thinking With Conver-stations

In this blog post and video from Teaching Channel, Sarah Brown Wessling introduces us to a lesson that she delivered to 11th grade students. She...

How To Create HyperDocs

So you've heard about HyperDocs, you've explored some examples, and now you're ready to create your own.  But where to start?  How do you begin...

HyperDocs Lesson Planning and Delivery

As you begin creating HyperDocs for your students, there will be some basic features of Google Docs you'll want to know how to use.  Also, it...

Truth & Teaching Students How to Think

This blog post by Five-Star's Brad Fischer outlines the importance of critical thinking in today's busy, information-filled world. What does it mean...

A Case for Curiosity

Curiosity is a the heart of student exploration, and learning as a whole. Ainissa Ramirez, in this article from Edutopia, makes a case for keeping...