Give me an "H" for Higher Order Thinking

What is the cognitive challenge of the work? Squint your eyes' past the technology tools noting the rigor of the learning task - code for TYPE of digital products created - notice the "brains on fire" inherit in the challenge of the intellectual work designed and produced. Design a task that goes BEYOND existing information PLUS expecting a TYPE of communication that requires meaning making not summarizing information. Content worthy of being packaged with new communication skills is FIRST! No amount of bells and whistles can decorate up thin thinking - so focus on students as MEANING-Makers then . . . . Media-Makers.