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Day 10 of 20 Days to Tech-Tastic - Thinking Buddy

Finally have a few spare minutes to get some more up on my blog.  I've been a bit slack on keeping up with this challenge but I promise I will get 20 days worth up sooner or later!

Here's Day 10 ...

A thinking buddy is something that I first heard about from Karen Boyes, I can't actually remember what the name of the course I went to was, but I do remember thinking it was a great idea.  The idea came originally from Adrian RennieI believe.  Anyway a thinking buddy is usually a soft toy in the classroom that is able to 'think' using the Habits of Mind.  Children go to this thinking buddy to help them to use their habits.

Many people have different variations of a thinking buddy or a class mascot or just a few class soft toys.  These don't usually have much to do with technology in your classroom, although I've seen a few that do!  Your challenge today is to think about how you can integrate your thinking buddy or class mascot or whatever toys your class ass…