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Mindtools

For the most part, the authors of the paper, Computers as Mindtools for Engaging Learners in Critical Thinking, seemed intent on stating facts as they see them rather than drawing conclusions or accepting alternative hypotheses. The one salient point the authors had was that all too often in education, we as educators are asking students to perform tasks that are much better suited to computers. We should encourage our students to make decisions, judgements and provide direction to their learning rather than memorize topics, ideas and formulas. If the use of some of these MindTools can facilitate that, I am all for it! Bring 'em on!!!!!!!!