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Resources for my 8th grade Debate course
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Do We Really Know How to Teach Argument?

Do We Really Know How to Teach Argument? | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Many teachers are not well equipped to teach "argument" or prepare students for assessments that require them to build an effective claim, says Erik Palmer.
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How to Lie to Yourself and Others With Statistics

How to Lie to Yourself and Others With Statistics | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Misusing statistics is one of the most powerful ways to lie. Normally, we teach you how to avoid misinterpreting statistics, but knowing how numbers are manipulated can help you spot when it happens. To that end, we’re going to show you how to make data say whatever the hell you want to back up any wrong idea you have.
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Why News Junkies Are So Glum About Politics, Economics, and Everything Else

Why News Junkies Are So Glum About Politics, Economics, and Everything Else | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Stock-market crashes, terrorist attacks, and the dark side of “newsworthy” stories
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How you make excuses in order to maintain your beliefs

How you make excuses in order to maintain your beliefs | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Without realizing it, you sometimes apply a double standard to the things you love, believe, and consider crucial to your identity. If you do this while arguing, it is sometimes called special plea…
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3 Steps that Enable Better Decisions

3 Steps that Enable Better Decisions | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Smart, rational decision-making isn't an innate gift; rather, it's an art, a process of weighing inputs such as data and risk on one hand and emotions like fear and uncertainty on the other. When...
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The Full Text of Garry Trudeau's Speech About Charlie Hebdo

The Full Text of Garry Trudeau's Speech About Charlie Hebdo | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
In his acceptance speech for the George Polk Career Award, the cartoonist made provocative remarks about satire and the responsibility free speech confers.
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Don't Be Fooled by Bogus 'Harvard' Paper

Don't Be Fooled by Bogus 'Harvard' Paper | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Wall Street and its allies are once again pretending to care about community banks while trying to roll back financial reform to help, you guessed it, Wall Street. But, don't be fooled by industry's spin on this so-called "study."...
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The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1964 - Peace Little Girl (Daisy)

The Living Room Candidate - Commercials - 1964 - Peace Little Girl (Daisy) | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
An archive of presidential campaign commercials from 1952 to the present, organized by year, type, and issue, with teacher resources and playlists by experts.
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7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare]

7 Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters [SlideShare] | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
7 things you can learn from world-class communicators like Steve Jobs, Gary Vaynerchuck, and Scott Harrison about speaking.
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CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders

CNN analysis: Some college athletes play like adults, read like 5th-graders | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
CNN investigation reveals an alarming number of college athletes who read as low as an elementary school level.
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Presentation Skills Considered Harmful

Presentation Skills Considered Harmful | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
There is no cure for presentation stage fright. You can reduce the symptoms
with beta blockers, but when the drugs wear off, you're still… you. You're
still up there with a cracking voice, runaway heart rate, and nauseating
dread.
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Why we believe what we read on the internet

Why we believe what we read on the internet | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
In the digital age, we have access to all the information that we could ever want. But that means there’s also a lot of misinformation out there. How do we know what’s true and what isn’t? That’s what Daniel Levitin attempts to teach readers of his new book, “A Field Guide to Lies.” Jeffrey Brown sits down with Levitin to learn how we can sift through the digital field of information.
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American Surfer Mauled By Crocodile In Costa Rica

American Surfer Mauled By Crocodile In Costa Rica | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
A friend fought off the croc with his bare hands.
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The trouble with big data? It’s called the ‘recency bias’

The trouble with big data? It’s called the ‘recency bias’ | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
There’s a counter-intuitive downside to collecting vast amounts of information about economics and human behaviour: it can mean we ignore the lessons of history.
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England's Debate Over Fats And Sugars Shows You Can't Believe Any Health Advice Anymore

England's Debate Over Fats And Sugars Shows You Can't Believe Any Health Advice Anymore | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Read on for a dose of dietary nihilism.
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FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on flight from Hawaii | Honolulu Star-Advertiser

FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on flight from Hawaii | Honolulu Star-Advertiser | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said.
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Causation and Correlation in Education - HuntingEnglish

Causation and Correlation in Education - HuntingEnglish | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
  (Comic via http://xkcd.com/552/) I have had an interesting fortnight in my role as a school leader and Research-lead. In this job, you get to...
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RSSMix: Merging Multiple RSS Feeds Into One Online

RSSMix: Merging Multiple RSS Feeds Into One Online | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a quick and easy way to combine multiple RSS feeds into one, RSSMix is the tool you need. It is free online tool for merging multiple RSS feeds into one RSS feed. You basically need to enter the URLs of the RSS feeds you want to merge and click "Create"…
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3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom

3 Ways to Use ThingLink for Video in the Classroom | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Recently ThingLink introduced ThingLink for Video, an exciting new editor for annotating video content with rich media.
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5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion

5 Online Games That Teach Kids the Art of Persuasion | Logical Fallacy Resources | Scoop.it
Sure, games can teach gravity or supply and demand, but can they show us how to build a good argument? The following five games do just that by modeling the work of argumentation.
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