Critical thinking exercises for everyday people
We reshape how media is consumed. With JournalOwl, people begin thinking for themselves first by formulating an evidence-backed argument, earning badges, and then productively discussing counter-viewpoints with well-informed people.
We pioneered video clip journaling. News, history, politics, or educational videos can be clipped and formed into thought-provoking journeys. Deeply explore complex topics by answering a series of questions, quiz yourself, and discuss with other critical thinkers.
Online Book Clubs & Study Groups
We make it easy to organize online book clubs and study groups. With thousands of public domain eBooks to choose from, including all 66 Books of the Holy Bible, you can setup a virtual book club today. Securely meet with your private club with our Zoom integration.Get started
We pioneered video clip journaling.
News, history, politics, or educational videos can be clipped and formed into thought-provoking journeys. Deeply explore complex topics by answering a series of questions, quiz yourself, and discuss with other critical thinkers.
Choose from a variety of Public Domain AudioBooks
We accommodate a variety of learning styles. Do you prefer to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or lectures without visual influence? With JournalOwl, you can select from thousands of AudioBooks to simply listen and enjoy or participate in group journeys to analyze and discuss.
A well-crafted essay is a collection of logical building blocks
We make essay writing less daunting and more rewarding. With a vast array of media content to base an essay argument around – our essay wizard helps you logically build an argument and conclusion. You can share your essay with others interested in the same topic to get real-world feedback.
Earn a variety of badges to prove a level of mastery
Critical thinking can seem daunting on your own. With JournalOwl's journeys, you participate in an open or private journey to analyze and critique a topic of your choice. If you meet the qualification criterion set by the journey creator, you earn a badge. That badge is your ticket into the convergence hall to discuss ideas openly and productively with other critical thinkers.
Collaboration and teamwork drives innovation
People that make decisions in an echo chamber without trusted counsel often overlook pitfalls. With JournalOwl Study Groups, you can easily stand-up a private study group on an existing journey or create your own journey with a private study group. Fully integrated with Zoom, you can set recurring video meetups with your group to review & discuss progress. Start a study group today on a book or a Bible book.
Build thriving online book clubs with a global reach
With thousands of online eBooks to choose from and an endless sea of YouTube video books at your fingertips, JournalOwl is every book club organizer’s dream come true. Segment the book into chapters or sub-chapters, add thought-provoking questions, and schedule weekly meetups to discuss. You can even add interactive quizzes and polls to review and discuss at your club meetings. Start a book club easily with our vast selection of online books.
360-degree thinking is a learned critical thinking skill
With JournalOwl Converge, you earn your way into the public town square to productively discuss important topics of today. The JournalOwl town square includes people who have a vested interest in debating and discussing a variety of topics. By eliminating groupthink and trolling with badging, JournalOwl Converge elevates the efficacy of the conversation to drive 360 degree thinking.
The quality of our lives boils down to the quality of our questions
The core of JournalOwl’s critical thinking engine was inspired by the Socratic Method in which questions are asked continually until either the student gives a wrong answer or reasoning, or the teacher is satisfied with the response. The method itself is a form of cooperative argument dialogue between individuals to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presuppositions.