Aakriti is a first year Master of Teaching Student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Aakriti received an Hon. B. Sc. degree from the University of Toronto in 2016 where she pursued a Double Major in Psychology and English, as well as a Minor in Studio. She has worked in education settings ranging from the elementary to the post-secondary level and is very passionate about twenty-first century pedagogy. For the last three years, she has also been working at the University of Toronto Scarborough’s Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT) Lab. At the ALT Lab, she created an educational software called “mindJig” under the supervision of Prof. Steve Joordens. mindJig is a critical thinking and writing tool that trains students to explicate a piece of information, debate about it with their peers, and work collaboratively to produce a piece of writing. Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Aakriti will be continuing her research on mindJig as part of her Masters degree where she specifically hopes to study how education technology like mindJig can be used to train students to be more critical of the information they read in traditionally non-academic digital environments like social media, television, etc.