With the new Common Core standards starting to shape what and how we teach, we must consider how technology can be used to promote critical and analytical thinking. I see students use technology to look up information so that they don't have to problem solve or think critically; they expect technology to give them the answer. How can technology be used to promote critical and analytical thinking?
Dave, as I read your question, the first thing that came to my mind was the Intel Tools, especially the Seeing Reason Tool. There are many site online that give the students the opportunity to try out a possible solutions first, so that if they make a mistake, no one gets hurt. Another very popular site is the interactive coaster from learner.org
Does anyone have other good sites to share with Dave?