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When Things Get Ugly Online - New York Times

When Things Get Ugly Online - New York Times | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Would attempts by Facebook and other social sites to curb violent comments step on users' artistic expression?
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Debate: Should We Genetically Modify Food? - NPR

Many crops we eat today are the product of genetic modifications that happen in a lab, not in nature. Scientists and consumers are divided how cautious we need to be about these foods.
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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 28, 2014 4:16 PM

And why wouldn't we ask students to tell US what engages them? I loved the fact that about "10 categories representing reoccurrin themes that appeared again and again." And when you look at the responses? Well... read for yourself how alarmingly simple it can really be.

TheBookishBee's curator insight, August 31, 2014 11:22 AM

Loving #2!  We do need to do more with our technology that is RELEVANT to their learning....we just need to listen to what students have to say about what works and what doesn't.

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4 burning questions from US Patent Office's decision to cancel Redskins ... - USA TODAY

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4 burning questions from US Patent Office's decision to cancel Redskins ...
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In a landmark ruling released Wednesday morning, the U.S.
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Cross-Coursera Dishonesty Debate

Watch the legendary moral philosopher Peter Singer, the distinguished psychologist Paul Bloom, and the expert behavioral economist Dan Ariely as they join ha...
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History Vs. Hollywood: Examining Accuracy in the Movies | MiddleWeb

History Vs. Hollywood: Examining Accuracy in the Movies | MiddleWeb | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Media literacy expert Frank W. Baker shares resources to help students examine the historical accuracy of docudramas and address an ELA Common Core standard.
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Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes

Listen As This Nerd Shuts Down The Global Warming 'Debate' In Less Than 4 Minutes | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Remember that one time it was kinda cold, so people claimed that global warming must not exist?
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Critical Thinking | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
One of education’s primary goals is to groom the next generation of little humans to succeed in the “real world.” Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects,...

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rekha taparia's curator insight, September 26, 2013 8:28 PM

Great ideas to build leaarning power in kids and develop lifetime learners.

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Regulating E-Cigarettes Could Have Unintended Consequences | TIME.com

Regulating E-Cigarettes Could Have Unintended Consequences | TIME.com | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
In the absence of federal regulation of e-cigarettes, states have started to make their own rules, but not without controversy
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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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"Change your language and you change your thoughts." -- Karl Albrecht

Understanding Academic Language

Academic language is a meta-language that helps learners acquire the 50,000 words that they are

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The eternal debate | News | Mountain View Online |

The eternal debate | News | Mountain View Online | | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
With his gentle images of English rustic life, Peter Henry Emerson hardly seems like an artist in the midst of a major art-world debate. Yet his photos are gauntlets thrown down in black and white.
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Is photography art?

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Clots Tied to Heart Pump Open Debate on Risks Patients Face in Trials - New York Times

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Clots Tied to Heart Pump Open Debate on Risks Patients Face in Trials
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The debate, which involves a heart pump called the HeartMate II, sheds light on how researchers calculate whether to expose patients to a trial's risks.
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Proposed pipeline construction generates debate - The Daily Princetonian

Proposed pipeline construction generates debate
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Proposed pipeline construction generates debate.
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Potential for ripped from the headlines?

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Whitehouse, Rove, debate CIA torture report - Providence Eyewitness News

Whitehouse, Rove, debate CIA torture report - Providence Eyewitness News | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse sparred with former presidential adviser Karl Rove on the recently-released CIA torture report Sunday morning.
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Controversy After Eminem Drops More Than a Dozen F-Bombs on National Mall During ‘Concert for Valor’

Controversy After Eminem Drops More Than a Dozen F-Bombs on National Mall During ‘Concert for Valor’ | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Individuals turned to Twitter following Eminem's performance on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to both defend and express outrage over the rapper's flagrant use of the F-bomb at The Concert for Valor.

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appropriate?

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wanderingsalsero's curator insight, November 11, 2014 10:58 PM

I suspect there's a lot of veterans who didn't appreciate this. I know I don't.

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Over 2 Million Historical Pictures Are Now Available on Flickr

Over 2 Million Historical Pictures Are Now Available on Flickr | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
September 2, 2014
Internet Archive Book Images features over 2 millions historical pictures on Flickr. This tremendous work has been done by Kalev Leetaru from Georgetown University. The pictures and...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 4, 2014 10:33 AM

Another rich resource for CC licensed pictures to share with teachers and students.

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We need zoos – they’re our last link to a rapidly vanishing natural world

We need zoos – they’re our last link to a rapidly vanishing natural world | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
The proponents of a world without zoos offer little in terms of strategies to counter the accelerating loss of biodiversity (Zoos: their mission is no longer just to represent the natural world, but to help heal it and change it
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6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great Videos on Teaching Critical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
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Project-Based Learning Research Review

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Studies have proven that when implemented well, project-based learning (PBL) can increase retention of content and improve students' attitudes towards learning, among other benefits. Edutopia's PBL research review explores the vast body of research on the topic and helps make sense of the results.
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Great place to start for PBL's
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Bill Nye - Talks About Upcoming Debate Creationism Vs. Evolution - CNN - YouTube

Bill Nye (The Science Guy) - Talks About Upcoming Debate Creationism Vs. Evolution - CNN (May I invite the invisible community to offer their views on the Ham-Nye debate at our blog?
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NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young Children - CBS New York

NYC Board Of Health Approves Flu Shot Mandate For Young Children - CBS New York | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
New York City's Board of Health voted Wednesday in favor of the mandatory vaccine for children under 6. The initiative takes effect in 30 days and will be required for about 150,000 children.
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Should they force kids to have flu shots?

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Answers to 5 questions about legalized pot in Colorado - USA TODAY

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Answers to 5 questions about legalized pot in Colorado
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So you've heard that, as of Wednesday, marijuana can be legally purchased for any purpose by those 21 and older in Colorado.
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The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bulls***-Busting and Critical Thinking

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bulls***-Busting and Critical Thinking | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Necessary cognitive fortification against propaganda, pseudoscience, and general falsehood.
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Ohio Bill Sparks Debate About Religious Freedom - Hit & Run ...

Ohio Bill Sparks Debate About Religious Freedom - Hit & Run ... | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
A piece of legislation in Ohio is causing some controversy as it aims to affect the practice of religion. The bill's proponents say it will reinforce.
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Red light camera debate set for Sacramento Board of Supervisors meeting - Sacramento Bee

Red light camera debate set for Sacramento Board of Supervisors meeting - Sacramento Bee | Critical Thinking Resources | Scoop.it
Red light camera debate set for Sacramento Board of Supervisors meeting
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A controversial proposal to award the city and county red light camera operations contract to an Arizona company has been set for discussion 2 p.m.
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another topic for kids to think about

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