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Class Tech Tips: Quickly Create Activities for Students with Thinking Kit

Thinking Kit is a quick and simple way for teachers and students to create their own activities for iPads.
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Quickly Create Activities for Students with Thinking Kit

Thinking Kit is a quick and simple way for teachers and students to create their own activities for iPads. It comes in two parts – the creator, which can be used on any browser on any device, and the free iPad app (which is how tasks get downloaded onto iPads). Check out the video below to see Thinking Kit in action!

There are so many different types of activities you can create with Thinking Kit. They can be as simple as sorting animals into different categories or moving images and facts from a historical era into a timeline. Problem-solving scenarios are another example, making it the perfect tool to encourage discussion. It can be used with any subject too so it’s really versatile. Since the content is added by users, it means the kit can be used with elementary school aged students and beyond.

Quickly Create Activities

I particularly enjoyed how quickly teachers can create activities with Thinking Kit. I can see this working really well with students for Project Based Learning – students are creating something useful for an authentic audience. This is not only an excellent confidence boost, but great for higher level thinking and writing for an audience. 

I love that teachers can create tasks quickly for the next/same day, or students can create tasks for their peers to solve. Students can share their creations with their classmates or students in another part of the world.

The folks at Reflective Thinking are offering ClassTechTips.com readers a special 50% discount on all subscriptions of the Thinking Kit Creator. To get the discounted price, when you go to pay simply add the code CTT50 to the Discount Code field and click Apply. The code expires on February 10, 2017. Click here for more information. You can also email info@reflectivethinking.com with any questions.

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Monica Burns is a fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom. Visit her website at classtechtips.com for creative education technology tips and technology lesson plans aligned to the Common Core Standards.

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Quickly Create Activities for Students with Thinking Kit With this quick, simple tool teachers and students can create their own activities for iPads—from simple sorting tasks to problem-solving challenges, PBL creations for authentic audiences, and more.