Android Apps to Develop Students Critical Thinking Skills

After the posting of iPad Apps to Develop Students Critical Thinking Skills, we received a number of requests for a similar list for Android users. We finally had the time to look through our Android apps archive and pull out the collection below. As we stated in the previous post, analyzing, creating, and evaluating are three essential critical skills in Bloom’s digital taxonomy which allow students to critically engage with complex texts, explore interrelations, uncover hidden meanings, make informed guesses and inferences, and synthesize key information. For each of these critical thinking skills we came up with a collection of Android apps we think can help students cultivate the targeted skill. Check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.See links of the apps under the visual.

1- CreatingThese are apps students can use to create a wide variety of digital content:1- MagistoCreate and share video clips on the go.2- Adobe Premier ClipCreate, edit and share videos.3- Pic CollageCreate and share beautiful visuals.4- FlipagramCreate and share digital stories.5- GlogsterCreate and share multimedia posters.2- AnalyzingHere are apps to engage students in analytic activities:A- Google KeepCapture, edit and share notes.B- PadletCurate, organize, analyze and share digital content.C- OneNoteHandwrite, type, draw and record your thoughts.D- Foxit PDF Reader and ConverterView, annotate, edit, convert and sign your PDFs.E- SimpeMindCreate, organize and analyze using mind maps.3- EvaluatingBelow are some Android apps students can use for evaluation and assessment:A- SeesawDocument and evaluate ones learning using text, notes, drawings, PDFs, videos and more.
B- Google SheetsCreate, edit and collaborate with others on spreadsheets.C- ShowMe Record voice-over tutorials and share them with others.D- EvernoteCapture and organize your notes.E- Google DocsCreate, edit and collaborate with others on documents.

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