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Anger greets secret private Library and Archives Canada deal

Anger greets secret private Library and Archives Canada deal | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Confusion and anger over a major, secretly brokered deal between Library and Archives Canada and a private high-tech consortium heightened Wednesday amid damage-control efforts by archive officials who say the deal is a good one.
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This story makes me incredibly angry.  The lack of transparency is fundamentally un-library-like (yep, ticked off enough to be inarticulate and making up words).  Not to mention that a paywall should have no place in a federal library.  Think the national library of other major democratic countries would get away with this?  I doubt it.  If it irks you too, please sign the petition: http://action.sumofus.org/a/library-canada/?sub=taf

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Articles from across the web that are ripe for discussion and response. I don't search for articles specifically, they're just ones I come across in my regular reading from all sorts of sources and recommendations. They are articles that I may or may not agree with, but that are about topics that students should be aware of and given the opportunity to explore, respond to, and discuss. If you are one of my students, you may select from any of the articles here for your response journal. Remember when reading to consider the quality of the source you've been directed to, it and the author's bias, the reliability of their research/argument, and its intended audience and purpose before you formulate your own opinions and responses.
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5 Books Banned for the Most Absurd Reasons - For Reading Addicts

5 Books Banned for the Most Absurd Reasons - For Reading Addicts | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
5 Books Banned for the Most Absurd Reasons. Ever since books were invented, they've also been banned.
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Who Did Your Ink?: Dion Kaszas looks to revive traditional methods of hand-poke and skin-stitch tattooing

Who Did Your Ink?: Dion Kaszas looks to revive traditional methods of hand-poke and skin-stitch tattooing | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
The artist, student, and lecturer specializes in neo-trival, blackwork, dotwork, ornamental, and black and grey.
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Why do schools use grades that teach nothing? - The Hechinger Report

Why do schools use grades that teach nothing? - The Hechinger Report | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
When we reduce students to numbers and grades, they and we focus on test-taking skills and grade requirements rather than on learning.

At Hampshire, instead of grades, our professors weigh performance against course goals using criteria
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'Audrie & Daisy' Exposes the Trauma of Teenage Sexual Assault and Slut-Shaming | VICE | United States

VICE talked to the film's directors, as well as Tori Amos who contributed an original song to the documentary, about how social media has blurred the lines of culpability and consent for an entire generation.
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How to Cope with the Stress of High School | World of Psychology

How to Cope with the Stress of High School | World of Psychology | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
"Remember that awful feeling that last day of summer vacation before the first day of school?" His question was like a fart at a funeral and roused me from my
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5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often) — Crappy Dinner Parties

5 Rules for Hosting a Crappy Dinner Party (and Seeing Your Friends More Often) — Crappy Dinner Parties | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
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The Media Reaches Critical Mass on Trump - BillMoyers.com

If you sniff around media blogs, which is part of my job, you know that something momentous may have happened last Saturday: The mainstream media finally came out of hiding and called Donald Trump what he is — a liar. And not just any old mainstream media, but the gray lady herself: The New York Times. Continue reading
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This Is How To Be More Assertive: 3 Powerful Secrets From Research

This Is How To Be More Assertive: 3 Powerful Secrets From Research | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
We'd all like to know how to be more assertive... but nobody really explains what that means. Here's what psychological research says is the answer.
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Eight overdoses in 20 minutes: The night fentanyl-tainted cocaine almost devastated a B.C. town

Eight overdoses in 20 minutes: The night fentanyl-tainted cocaine almost devastated a B.C. town | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
'Don’t assume your kids are angels,' one of the victim's parents said. 'Twenty minutes in a small town on a weeknight … a crisis was averted. It could’ve been a tragedy'
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Appalled Graphic Designer Shows Girls' Life Magazine What Their Cover Should Look Like

Appalled Graphic Designer Shows Girls' Life Magazine What Their Cover Should Look Like | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Graphic designer Katherine Young shows Girls' Life what their magazine cover should look like.
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History in the making: 'Caps advance to CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals for the first time

History in the making: 'Caps advance to CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals for the first time | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
As you may have heard, Vancouver Whitecaps FC are headed to the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in club history thanks to a thrilling 2-1 win over Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday night at Children's Mercy Park. It’s a big deal. Unlike Major League Soccer, which crowns
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This Photo Project Challenges Traditional Gender Roles In The Best Way Ever

This Photo Project Challenges Traditional Gender Roles In The Best Way Ever | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Pictures from Red-Blooded American Male by Robert Trachtenberg
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How To Learn How To Think

How To Learn How To Think | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
The journey of learning requires patience, concentration, and most importantly time for thinking.
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Why we are weaning our students from electronic noise

Why we are weaning our students from electronic noise | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Our goals are both more modest and more ambitious: to teach our students to read carefully, to analyze complex arguments and to develop a richer vocabulary than that currently available for thinking about fundamental political questions.
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Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day

Little-Known Punctuation Marks for National Punctuation Day | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Because sometimes periods, commas, colons, semi-colons, dashes, hyphens, apostrophes, question marks, exclamation points, quotation marks, brackets, parentheses, braces, and ellipses won't do.
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'Fat, Ugly Face of Hers': New Clinton Ad Shows Trump's Voice Through the Eyes of Young Girls (Video)

'Fat, Ugly Face of Hers': New Clinton Ad Shows Trump's Voice Through the Eyes of Young Girls (Video) | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
“She’s a Slob. She Ate Like a Pig.”
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Joss Whedon Recruits Stars of Buffy, HIMYM, Grey's, Castle, SNL, S.H.I.E.L.D. for Anti-Trump PSA — Watch Video

Joss Whedon Recruits Stars of Buffy, HIMYM, Grey's, Castle, SNL, S.H.I.E.L.D. for Anti-Trump PSA — Watch Video | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
The 'Avengers' director assembles TV and film stars including Nathan Fillion, NPH and Robert Downey Jr. in this political PSA — Watch now!
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CBC Aboriginal becomes CBC Indigenous

CBC Aboriginal becomes CBC Indigenous | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Today CBC Aboriginal will be renamed CBC Indigenous, and CBC's Aboriginal Digital Unit will become the Indigenous Digital Unit.
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Why students who do well in high school bomb in college

Why students who do well in high school bomb in college | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
These traits separate the successful students from the not-so-successful ones.
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'Full face of makeup' demand prompts woman to decline The Body Shop job interview

'Full face of makeup' demand prompts woman to decline The Body Shop job interview | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Toronto resident Brenna MacPhee was so offended by The Body Shop's requirement that she wear no less than a "full face of makeup" to her job interview with the cosmetics and skin-care company that she turned it down.
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28 Underused English Words You Really Need To Start Using

28 Underused English Words You Really Need To Start Using | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
From absquatulate to vituperative, via Wor
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Girls' Life vs. Boys' Life Magazine Covers

Girls' Life vs. Boys' Life Magazine Covers | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
A side-by-side comparison of a magazine for girls and another for boys appears to reveal a major divide in the way the media socialize each, but there was more to the story.
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Cosy nursing home has been designed to look like a neighbourhood from the 40s

Cosy nursing home has been designed to look like a neighbourhood from the 40s | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
The Lantern is an Ohio-based retirement home with a difference: the interior is designed to look like a street in a friendly neighbourhood from the 1940s.
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Playmate Dani Mathers might face jail time for body-shaming a stranger on Snapchat

The 2015 Playmate of the Year shared a nude photo of an unsuspecting woman in a gym locker room.
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Obama’s Female Staffers Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard With a Genius Strategy

Obama’s Female Staffers Made Sure Their Voices Were Heard With a Genius Strategy | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Shine theory in action.
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