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Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making

Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources. Students:

  • identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation
  • plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project
  • collect and analyze data to identify solutions and/or make informed decisions
  • use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions
Apptivity Task Cards

Students need direction and accountability when handed any sort of iDevice. Below you will find an as sortment of resources which include task cards, recording sheets, and other websites that offer suggestions on how to successfully integrate mobile technology into your classroom.

Discovery Education

Problems Worth Solving Discovery Education accelerates school districts' digital transition through comprehensive standards-based content, professional development, formative assessment, and community engagement proven to positively impact student achievement. A digital textbook series, built from scratch for today's learners and current standards, engages students with dynamic, multimodal content and an inquiry approach.

Dr. Alice Christie's GoogleTreks™ Site

Dr. Alice Christie's Web Site is an online resource for educators using technology to enhance teaching and learning in K-12 and university classrooms.




World's largest and most advanced online repository of math and science simulations for grades 3-12. Research-proven, inquiry-based learning tools for teachers and students. Web-based for anytime, anywhere learning.

Google Docs - Online documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, file storage and more

Create and share your work online and access your documents from anywhere. Manage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one easy to use productivity suite. It's easy to get started - just upload a file from your desktop.

Google Earth

Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.

Graphing Stories - 15 seconds at a time

Graphing Stores: Short video stories that help students learn to graph on a plane.

Khan Academy

With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.


Awesome math and ELA video tutorials and recording sheets.


"Be honest with your students about being new to Mystery Skype, learn together and let them be a part of it. The more you let them be a part of it, the more they buy into it. The hardest part for teachers is handing control over to the students."

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives

A digital library containing Java applets and activities for K-12 mathematics

Virtual Environments

The Best Virtual Environments and Simulations