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1 Brain Sharpener Developing Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

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3 Brain Storming By Marty Fligor – The Book of Topics

4 Brain Sharpener Developing Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

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6 Let’s Practice I will give you a subject We will go around the room and you will make your contribution Sample…Complete the sentence…. I promise I will ….( you fill in the blank) You will have 30 seconds to think, before we start and 10 seconds in-between each person

7 Where would you find a leaf or leaves?

8 Name things that are round

9 Name things that come in pairs

10 Give ways to put out a dragon’s FIRE

11 I did not have my homework because…

12 Name things that run on or have wheels..

13 Name a manufactured item for each letter of the alphabet

14 Try These Metal Plates in Your Head BG8S ABOK4U DNTDOM GDAYM8 10SE FXION8

15 SOLUTIONS Bill gates A bouquet for you Don’t tread on me Good day mate Tennessee Affectionate

16 Knock to the noggin A man wanted to enter and exclusive club but did not know the required passsword. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, “TWELVE”. The member replied,”SIX”. And was in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, “SIX”. The member replied, ”THREE” and was let in. The man thought he heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said. “TEN” and the man replied, “FIVE”. He was NOT let in..what should he have said?

17 One Way or the Other Think of the many black and white things in the world. Name 8 or more of them Remember ONLY BLACK and WHITE

18 Solutions Zebra Oreo cookie Piano keys Speed limit sign Penguin Skunk Newspaper Police car Tv shows Movies Prison stripes

19 Just say the word What do these words have in common? RACECAR ROTOR EYE MADAM RADAR

20 Driving You Crazy Vanity license plates spotted on the road What do they say? ISD8EM -CSHFLW W84ME TTOZTR1 LITIG8 IXLR8

21 Solutions I sedate them Negative cash flow Wait for me Testosterone Litigate I accelerate

22 The Writing Is On The Wall A shop owner in the heart of Boston was having trouble with hoodlums covering the side of his building with graffiti. He called the authorities for extra patrol, to no avail. He pained over the marks right away but within a few days the graffiti was back. The shop owner knew he needed a creative solution to solve his graffiti problem. What ideas do you have to help him out. List 3 suggestions

23 Solutions He commissioned a mural to be painted on the side of the building commemorating the Boston Red Sox 2004 World Series Win, Including a larger then life Boston Red Sox Logo. Not only did it stop the graffiti problem his business increased.

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29 The average child thinks of 60 alternatives to any situation..the average adult thinks of 3-6 Picture a standard household sponge List 20 uses for it 4 minutes

30 How many words are in your BRAIN How words can you construct from the letters in BRAIN. All words MUST have 3 characters or more

31 16 Solutions and counting Air Ani Barin Ban Bran Barn Bin Bra Ran Rani Rib Nib Rain Bar Brin Nab

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33 # 6. Develop Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills in your curriculum

34 Introducing the NEW iCritical Thinking™ Certification To succeed in today's digital world, students and workers need to think critically and solve problems using a full range of information and communication technology (ICT) skills. ETS and Certiport — the acknowledged leaders in educational assessment and certification — developed the iCritical Thinking™ Certification exam to serve as the new standard in digital literacy certification. An outcomes-based assessment, the iCritical Thinking Certification measures a complete range of cognitive and applied ICT literacy skills. This one-hour exam: replaces ETS's iSkills™ assessment, providing many of the same benefits, plus new robust features that enhance test security, usability and value. For more information about how the iSkills assessments correspond to the iCritical Thinking certification, view the Comparison TablesComparison Tables features real-time, scenario-based tasks that measure an individual's ability to navigate, critically evaluate and understand the wealth of information available through digital technology delivers individual and group data for use in student evaluation and placement, student ICT literacy assessment, curriculum development and deployment decisions and for accreditation and accountability initiatives is endorsed by the Global Digital Literacy Council (GDLC) and aligned with the nationally recognized Association of Colleges & Research Libraries (ACRL) standardsAssociation of Colleges & Research Libraries (ACRL) standards serves as a certification exam Take the iCritical Thinking Certification tour.Take the iCritical Thinking Certification tour For more information about iCritical Thinking Certification, contact an ETS advisor at or visit

35 A well cultivated critical thinker: raises vital questions assesses relevant information comes to well-reasoned solutions thinks open-mindedly thinks about the implications thinks about practical consequences communicates effectively with others

36 Edheads brings you high quality, free educational activities for your classroom Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We partner with various school systems in the United States, which help us research, design and test our activities every step of the way! Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

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38 Let’s solve a problem

39 Brain Sharpener Developing Creative Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

40 Survival Scenarios Survival Scenarios "Your plane crashed...your group needs to choose the 12 most useful items to survive..."

41 One Way or the Other Think of the many black and white things in the world. Name 8 or more of them Remember ONLY BLACK and WHITE

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43 Name things that have a leaf or leaves or on them.

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46 Knock to the noggin A man wanted to enter and exclusive club but did not know the required passsword. He waited by the door and listened. A club member knocked on the door and the doorman said, “TWELVE”. The member replied,”SIX”. And was in. A second member came to the door and the doorman said, “SIX”. The member replied, ”THREE” and was let in. The man thought he heard enough and walked up to the door. The doorman said. “TEN” and the man replied, “FIVE”. He was NOT let in..what should he have said?

47 Problem Solving Skills A well cultivated critical thinker ?

48 Did this student pass the 21 st Century skills test on problem solving and critical thinking skills ????? #78-97 Problem Solving Skills A well cultivated critical thinker ?

49 Critical Thinking Skills A well cultivated critical thinker ?

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