Please share resources, tips and ideas you have for creating Notebook lessons that promote higher order thinking skills. Any videos, articles or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I'll start off the discussion with an example. There is an activity called "Cubing" which was created by Gregory and Chapman (2002). It helps students think at various levels by encouraging discussion from six points of view. You could use the "Dice-keyword" from the Gallery and enter the discussion starters: Describe it, Compare it, Analyse it, Associate it, Apply it, Argue for or against it. Choose a topic, have a student tap the die on the SMARTBoard and let students discuss the topic based on what comes up.
So many of the Notebook lessons offered for download at various sites revolve around the lower levels of the updated Bloom's Taxonomy (Remember, Understand). How can we make modifications to our existing lessons to "take them up a notch" and encourage our students to Apply, Analyse, Evaluate and Create?