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Canadian youth sharing others’ sexts at alarming rate: study | MediaSmarts

Canadian youth sharing others’ sexts at alarming rate: study | MediaSmarts | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Parents and teachers need evidence-based strategies to confront culture of non-consensual sharing
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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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The three decades of sordid political shenanigans behind the Site C dam

The three decades of sordid political shenanigans behind the Site C dam | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
UPDATED: Correction made to the amount of area to be flooded by the Site C project. It is not exactly a news flash that politicians, in league with corporate interests, routinely use their elected office to win short-term battles. But the truth is almost always unearthed and the truth-tellers, not the spinners, almost always win …
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I’m White. I’m Male. I’m Privileged As Fuck.

I’m White. I’m Male. I’m Privileged As Fuck. | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Home of internationally syndicated fitness columnist James Fell
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Canada Reads and the gender gap —

For reasons that are about to become clear, I enlisted the help of my husband Tom for this blog post. To reiterate: much of what you are about to read came from a man. The Canada Reads debates begin next week and to prepare I've been watching old debates, searching for patterns and tactics that
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What The F**k, Sherman? by Cliff Taylor

What The F**k, Sherman? by Cliff Taylor | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Sherman Alexie used to be my hero but is he still? And if not, what is he now? * * * In 1999 I was a depressed, self-cutting high school Senior with writing dreams, held captive in my small Nebraskan hometown, son of a drunk, statistically destined to probably fall through the cracks. But I had some older art friends who believed in me and that wound up making all the difference. During that Senior year I worked at a bookstore and it was probably one of my favorite jobs I've ever had. One time I was facing the Romance section and one of these older art friends paid me a surprise visit, driving back from Ames, Iowa, where she was going to college, for the weekend. She said she was worried about me because of the last couple letters I'd sent her. I was so touched; somebody out there really cared about me! She also said she had something for me. "Here," she said, handing me a paperback book, "I got this for you." I looked at it. An Indian and a cowboy battling in the clouds. It was The
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5 Reasons You’re Having A Hard Time Being Mindful | Cognoscenti

5 Reasons You’re Having A Hard Time Being Mindful | Cognoscenti | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Practicing mindfulness is easy. Remembering to practice mindfulness is hard.
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The March for Our Lives could not possibly have been scripted.

The March for Our Lives could not possibly have been scripted. | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
What producer would script a teenager interrupting her speech to vomit onstage?
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America has sold its soul to special interests, and the Parkland students know it

America has sold its soul to special interests, and the Parkland students know it | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
LaVar Burton speaks about how the Parkland students leading the gun control rally this weekend are inspiring.
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The Parkland kids remind me of the students who helped end the Vietnam War

The Parkland kids remind me of the students who helped end the Vietnam War | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Bill Murray talks about how the idealism he sees in the Parkland kids is, and always has been, vital to making change in America.
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Mystery of 'alien' skeleton solved

Mystery of 'alien' skeleton solved | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
A mummified skeleton that scientists discovered in Chile's Atacama Desert 15 years ago doesn't look like anyone you've ever met. In fact, some would say it looks, well, alien.
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Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya leaving two females | Daily

Last male northern white rhino dies in Kenya leaving two females | Daily | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
These are the heartbreaking scenes as wildlife ranger Zacharia Mutai says goodbye to Sudan, the last the last male northern white rhino on earth, who died today on a Kenyan wildlife park.
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US children now draw female scientists more than ever

US children now draw female scientists more than ever | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
When drawing scientists, U.S. children now depict female scientists more often than ever, according to new Northwestern University research, which analyzed five decades of "Draw-A-Scientist" studies conducted since the 1960s.
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Lee Maracle stormed CanLit stages to make sure her story was heard | CBC Radio

Lee Maracle stormed CanLit stages to make sure her story was heard | CBC Radio | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
With a career spanning four decades, Lee Maracle is one of the most prolific and respected Indigenous writers in Canada. But when she began her writing career in the 1970s, her voice and her stories were not recognized in the CanLit scene.
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Parkland Survivors Meet With Chicago Students To Tackle Gun Violence 'Beyond Gated Communities'

Parkland Survivors Meet With Chicago Students To Tackle Gun Violence 'Beyond Gated Communities' | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
"People of color in inner-cities and everywhere have been dealing with this for a despicably long time," said Emma González, a survivor of the shooting in Florida.
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I’m a female chef. Here’s how my restaurant dealt with harassment from customers. - The

I’m a female chef. Here’s how my restaurant dealt with harassment from customers. - The | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
In the years since implementation, such harassment has ceased to be a problem.
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After 200 years without land title, Nova Scotia black communities offered hope | CBC News

After 200 years without land title, Nova Scotia black communities offered hope | CBC News | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
The Nova Scotia government announced Wednesday it will spend $2.7 million over two years to help people gain legal title to land in five historically black communities.
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Trapped In An Internet Desert, Detroit Teens Struggle To Stay Online

Trapped In An Internet Desert, Detroit Teens Struggle To Stay Online | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Many without computers or reliable internet rely on free computer labs or public WiFi networks to do their homework.
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Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Their culture places a high value on something many Americans don't.
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March for Our Lives Highlights: Students Protesting Guns Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ - The New York Times

March for Our Lives Highlights: Students Protesting Guns Say ‘Enough Is Enough’ - The New York Times | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Hundreds of thousands of protesters, outraged by a recent school shooting, took to the streets in Washington and around the world, calling for action against gun violence.
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This Ontario town is home to 8,000 residents — and 18 family doctors - Nova Scotia

This Ontario town is home to 8,000 residents — and 18 family doctors - Nova Scotia | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
From matchmaking to babysitting, the physician recruiter in Goderich, Ont., went to elaborate lengths to convince doctors to move to the small town.
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It's official — the Harper government muzzled scientists. Some say it's still happening - Health

It's official — the Harper government muzzled scientists. Some say it's still happening - Health | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
An investigation by the Information Commissioner of Canada concludes the Harper government muzzled scientists.
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Confessions of a Recovering Insomniac

Confessions of a Recovering Insomniac | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
One woman recounts her (successful) struggle to get a decent night’s rest. 
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a little love letter to weird al yankovic, teacher. | Amanda Palmer on

a little love letter to weird al yankovic, teacher. | Amanda Palmer on | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Official Post from Amanda Palmer: (public post)hallo loveslast night was my last ash-free night in what wound up being a beautiful, beautiful week-long string of ash-free nights (thanks neil) in new york city chock full of plays and plays and musicals and going out pretty much every single goddamn night to take advantage of the fact
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Student Evaluations Can’t Be Used to Assess Professors

Student Evaluations Can’t Be Used to Assess Professors | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
A new study I published with my co-author examines gender bias in student evaluations. We looked at the content of the comments in both the formal in-class student evaluations for his courses as compared to mine as well as the informal comments we received on the popular website Rate My Professors. We found that a male professor was more likely to receive comments about his qualification and competence, and that refer to him as “professor.” We also found that a female professor was more likely to receive comments that mention her personality and her appearance, and that refer to her as a “teacher.”
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40 Stunning Photos Of Women Working Around The World

40 Stunning Photos Of Women Working Around The World | Response Prompts | Scoop.it
Because women's work can be anything from a butcher to a soccer coach.
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