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HOTS for Teachers: 25 Top Resources For Higher Order Thinking Skills

As Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) become more acknowledged as necessary for students to learn, teachers must also learn how to incorporate HOTS into the curriculum.
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As Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) become more acknowledged as necessary for students to learn, teachers must also learn how to incorporate these skills into the curriculum. The following articles and sites offer excellent information, ideas and support for the integration of HOTS into existing curriculum and student skill sets.

  1. 5 Rules of Thumb for Designing HOTS Classroom Activities
    http://www.slideshare.net/dkuropatwa/5-rules-of-thumb-designing-classroom-activities
    A SlideShare show from Darren Kuropatwa
  2. 5 Tech Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher Order Thinking http://thejournal.com/articles/2012/09/24/5-mediarich-lesson-ideas-to-encourage-higherorder-thinking.aspx
    An article from The Journal
  3. Apps to Support Revised Blooms Taxonomy
    http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=713727
    An interactive resource site from Livebinders and Ginger Lewman
  4. Children’s Complex Learning Skills Begin Forming Before They go to School http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2013/01/23/children-s-complex-thinking-skills-begin-forming-they-go-school
    An article from the University of Chicago
  5. Children Thinking Skills Blog
    http://childrenthinkingskills.blogspot.com/p/high-order-of-thinking-skills.html
    An article from Children’s Thinking Skills
  6. Critical and Creative Thinking from Blooms Taxonomy
    http://eduscapes.com/tap/topic69.htm
    An article from Teacher Tap
  7. Examples that Promote Higher Order Thinking Skills
    http://teaching.uncc.edu/articles-books/best-practice-articles/instructional-methods/promoting-higher-thinking
    An article from The Center for Teaching and Learning at UNC C
  8. A Guide to Using Free Apps to Support Higher Order Thinkinghttp://learninginhand.com/blog/guide-to-using-free-apps-to-support-higher-order-thinking-sk.html
    A resource site from Learning in Hand
  9. Higher Order Thinking
    http://www.pinterest.com/gladridge/higher-order-thinking
    A resource site from Pinterest
  10. Higher Order Thinking Skills
    http://www.mcsk12.net/schools/peabody.es/hots/hots1.htm
    A HOTS Resource site
  11. Higher Order Thinking Skill Activities
    http://engagingstudents.blackgold.ca/index.php/division-iv/hotsd4/hotsd3s
    A resource site from Black Gold Regional Schools
  12. Higher Order Thinking Skills Daily Practice Activities http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/4945356-higher-order-thinking-skills-hots-daily-practice-activities
    An article from GoodReads and Debra Collett
  13. Higher Order Thinking Questions
    An article from Edutopia
  14. How to Choose Mobile Apps for Developing Higher Order Thinking Skills
    http://blog.iste.org/choose-mobile-apps-developing-higher-order-thinking-skills/
    An article from ISTE
  15. How to Encourage Higher Order Thinking
    http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/tips-howtos/encourage-higher-order-thinking-30624.html
    An article from ReadWriteThink
  16. How To Increase Higher Order Thinking
    http://www.readingrockets.org/article/34655
    An article from Reading Rockets
  17. How to Increase Higher Order Thinking
    http://www.readingrockets.org/article/34655
    An article from Reading Rockets
  18. A Model for the National Assessment of Higher Order Thinking http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/a-model-for-the-national-assessment-of-higher-order-thinking/591
    An article from the Critical Thinking Community 
  19. The New Blooms Taxonomy – Develop Higher Order Thinking Skills with Creativity Toolshttp://creativeeducator.tech4learning.com/v02/articles/The_New_Blooms
    An article from Tech4Learning
  20. Questioning to Promote Higher Order Thinking
    http://www.pgcps.org/~elc/isquestiontopromote.html
    A resource site from Prince George’s County Public School
  21. Reading Comprehension and Higher Order Thinking
    http://www.k12reader.com/reading-comprehension-and-higher-order-thinking-skills/
    An article from k12reader
  22. Teaching Kids to Use Higher Order Thinking Skills
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYgVTwON5Rg
    A video from Youtube
  23. Thinking Skills
    http://www.thinkingclassroom.co.uk/ThinkingClassroom/ThinkingSkills.aspx
    A resource site from Mike Fleetham’s Thinking Classroom
  24. Thinking Skills Resources
    A resource site from Lessonplanet
  25. Using Technology to Promote Higher Order Thinkinghttp://leroycsd.org/HighSchool/HSLinksPages/ProblemSolving.htm
    A resource site from LeRoy Central School District in NY

Laura Turner teaches Computer Technology in the College of Education at Black Hills State University, South Dakota.

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