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Creating discussions that encourage critical thinking & cultivate ...

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Creating discussions that encourage critical thinking & cultivate authentic online learning - Regardless of whether I'm teaching online or F2F, I aim to.
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Two activities that promote critical thinking and interaction in ...

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When I wrote the article Critical Thinking in Asynchronous Discussions way back in 2005 the creativity of two strategies stood out in my my and still do. So I thought I would share them as examples of activities that promote ...
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The Need for Critical Thinking « Lawson Hembree's Blog

The Need for Critical Thinking « Lawson Hembree's Blog | Great Books | Scoop.it
Let's begin by defining the term: critical thinking is “disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, and informed by evidence.” Critical thinking has been around as long as human beings have, but began to take shape ...
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Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts in ELA Curriculum Design « Critical Thinking « Critical Thinking Works | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

Common Core: Six Fundamental Shifts in ELA Curriculum Design « Critical Thinking « Critical Thinking Works | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Great Books | Scoop.it
Within these Common Core standards are six fundamental shifts that all educators (not just English teachers!
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Slingerlands Elementary School News - Bethlehem CSD, Delmar, NY

Slingerlands Elementary School News - Bethlehem CSD, Delmar, NY | Great Books | Scoop.it
5th graders learn critical thinking and language skills using Visual Thinking Strategies and artwork.
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Beyond Critical Thinking - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an...

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“Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.” - Robert Quillen ("Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance." - Robert Quillen http://t.co/oNslaLN5...)...
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Disagreeing without being disagreeable - Washington Post (blog)

Disagreeing without being disagreeable - Washington Post (blog) | Great Books | Scoop.it
Disagreeing without being disagreeableWashington Post (blog)In an apparent bid to add an erudite contribution to our public discourse, Rush Limbaugh called a Georgetown law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” for testifying before Congress in favor...
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Beyond Critical Thinking - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Restoring Civic Purpose in Schools - Education Week News

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Education Week NewsRestoring Civic Purpose in SchoolsEducation Week NewsThe result, unintended or not, has been to erode the civic education, cultural knowledge, and critical thinking so necessary for a democratic republic to survive.
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International Reading Association's Common Core Resources

Webinars and Powerpoint Presentations + Assessments.

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Does Preschool Matter?

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For many kids, the most important years of schooling come before they can even read. Consider the groundbreaking work of the Nobel Prize-win... (RT @NatlHeadStart: Does Preschool Matter?
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The war against the Common Core: Answers to 5 criticisms | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders

The war against the Common Core: Answers to 5 criticisms | Common Core State Standards for School Leaders | Great Books | Scoop.it
By Chester E. Finn So why the nonstop attacks against it? Flawed?
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Making Room for History, Science, Art in the Common-Core Era - Education Week News (blog)

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KHTS RadioMaking Room for History, Science, Art in the Common-Core EraEducation Week News (blog)The issue was the focus of a March 15 event hosted by the Washington-based research and advocacy group Common Core, which has just announced plans to create...
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Dear Common Core: Science Supports Reading Fiction | Used ...

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Now, the adoption of Common Core Standards has many English Language Arts teachers concerned. Why? According to one of the Common Core websites, the standards are designed around the “basic idea” of a “utilitarian ...
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Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse.

Narrative Science, robot journalists, customized news, and the danger to civil discourse. | Great Books | Scoop.it
Can technology be autonomous? Does it lead a life of its own and operate independently of human guidance? From the French theologian Jacques Ellul to the Unabomber, this used to be widely accepted.
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The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District | Edutopia

The Seven Steps to Becoming a 21st Century School or District | Edutopia | Great Books | Scoop.it
Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, kicks off a two-month blog series on how education leaders can build critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity into their educational system.
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The Cross-Generational Pull of ‘The Hunger Games’

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WordandFilm.com: There’s no doubt that The Hunger Games will fill theaters – but what, exactly, is its draw? And how does it transcend generations?
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What Administrators Need to Know About Common Core State Standards | TeachHUB

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia | E ...

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Edutopia | E ... | Great Books | Scoop.it
By Moriko Nobori Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin ...
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A Conversation with Tom Ferraro - The Chronicle

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A Conversation with Tom FerraroThe ChronicleDoing the kind of critical engagements with literature that we do produces a form of what an older generation used to call “critical thinking.” English students are among the two highest scorers on...
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The Saylor Foundation | Saylor.org - Free Education

The Saylor Foundation | Saylor.org - Free Education | Great Books | Scoop.it

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The tag line of the Saylor website is "Harnessing Technology to Make Education Free." The site is the brainchild of MIT graduate and founder of MicroStrategy, Michael Saylor. Visitors will find that this online education resource is a little different than some other websites that offer free online courses.

 

Although Saylor.org does not grant degrees, students can download a certificate of completion for successfully passing the exam at the end of each course. The setup of the courses offers a more structured approach for those lifelong learners out there, and can even provide a feel for the content of an undergraduate course to students considering or curious about college.

 

There are thirteen areas of study that visitors can choose to explore, including STEM subjects such as Computer Science, Chemistry, and Mechanical Engineering. Each course is peer-reviewed, and visitors can find a list of the faculty from universities and colleges around the world that author the courses can be found in the About Us section, under the Our Trustee & Team link.


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Study of humanities key to U.S. economic success

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China’s educational and economic climate, as rich as it is in science and math education, has never produced a company as innovative as Apple or Facebook. (RT @OfficeofEdTech: Study of Humanities Key to U.S.
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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Edutopia

Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Edutopia | Great Books | Scoop.it
Attorney and author G. Randy Kasten suggests that educators have an obligation to prepare young minds for the thickening information cloud they're already being forced to navigate. (Are you capable of Critical thought?
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Beyond the College Degree, Online Educational Badges

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Some educators see a future where alternative forms of credentials, such as “badges” certifying exactly which skills had been learned, will be widely accepted by employers.

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