One of the more popular things I do is post “Look to Learn” activities. These are a combination of Thinking Routines with rich media. The main idea of Thinking Routines is:
… it’s not enough for students to learn “critical thinking strategies,” but research from the Visible Thinking group at Harvard’s Project Zero has found that students also need to develop the disposition to engage in such a process. One approach is to promote a culture of questioning and thinking in the daily life of the classroom.
What I like to do is apply these great Thinking Routines to rich media stimulus. I do this using a Tumblr Web site. Below is a screengrab of the latest posts. Enjoy! And let me know how students like them!