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SXSWedu 2015

Mobile learning is HOTS

Higher order thinking skills (HOTS) are in high demand by the world’s top companies, but are often ignored in formal curriculum. By offering a wide variety of resources for creativity, critical thinking, communication, and problem solving, mobile learning offers an innovative and necessary supplement to today’s classroom. In this session, we will highlight these skills and discuss strategies for using mobile to cultivate HOTS in our students.

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  1. How do mobile devices transform our methods for developing students’ higher order thinking skills? What makes mobile devices particularly unique for supplementing this space?
  2. What are the most effective instructional methods for developing higher order thinking skills? What should educators look for in apps for higher order thinking?
  3. How does higher order thinking in the classroom compare to skills that imply college and career readiness? How does contextualizing students’ learning with real-world connections affect engagement and understanding?


  • Jamie McQuiggan, Writer, SAS


Jamie McQuiggan, Writer, SAS

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Future15
  • Track: Social & Mobile Learning
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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