Every day, we make decisions. Some are easier than others -- “Should I wear the red shirt or the blue sweater?” The more difficult decisions, such as choosing a side of a debate, are multifaceted and much more nuanced. Many different skills come into play: analyzing text, collecting data, identifying problems, thinking critically, drawing conclusions, and more. These skills are essential to an informed, intelligent adulthood, where decisions and debates are undoubtedly more frequent and more substantial.
To prepare your students, we’ve highlighted 12 tools -- apps, games, and websites -- that can aid them in developing opinions and expressing ideas in the form of persuasive writing. Quandary and Argument Wars ....read more