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The true story of 'true' - Gina Cooke. What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker. Visual Literacy. Critical Thinking. Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio' When Ahmed Badr was 8 years old, his family fled Baghdad in the midst of the Iraq War.

Iraqi Refugee Empowers Youth To Share Their Stories With 'Narratio'

Writing helped him process his experience, so he started the website Narratio to give other young people the same opportunity. Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid Of All School Subjects. In an era of technology and easily accessible information, our schools still expect from us to know everything from the books, without considering whether this is going to be what we will actually need in our professional development.

Finland Will Become The First Country In The World To Get Rid Of All School Subjects

How many times have you wondered if you were going to need subjects you were made to learn because the curriculum said so? Finland has decided to change this in their educational system and introduce something which is suitable for the 21st century. By 2020, instead of classes in physics, math, literature, history or geography, Finland is going to introduce a different approach to life through education. 7 Fiction Books That Will Light You On Fire – Personal Growth – Medium.

Besides reading to feel, most of us read to learn.

7 Fiction Books That Will Light You On Fire – Personal Growth – Medium

We want to know what we need to know when we need it, and so we keep pushing the number of books. Higher. One more. Just one more. How small are we in the scale of the universe? - Alex Hofeldt. You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you. Comics Blog Books Shop.

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you

Pourquoi les paresseux sont-ils aussi lents ? - Keeny Coogan. Hijabi by Mona Haydar. The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries. In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years.

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big issues like racism and criminal injustice. Reading Mockingbird is such an integral part of the American educational experience that we wondered: What classic books are assigned to students elsewhere? We posed this question to our TED-Ed Innovative Educators and members of the TED-Ed Community. People all over the globe responded, and we curated our list to focus on local authors. Many respondents made it clear in their countries, as in the US, few books are absolutely mandatory. Afghanistan.

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Need to address this. Educational videos. Critical Education. How-finland-is-finally-putting-an-end-to-bullying. Learning Myths And Realities From Brain Science : NPR Ed. This blog post has some pretty useful information.

Learning Myths And Realities From Brain Science : NPR Ed

So print it out; get out your highlighter and take off the cap. Ready? Now throw it away, because highlighters don't really help people learn. We all want for our kids to have optimal learning experiences and, for ourselves, to stay competitive with lifelong learning. 3 Ways Exponential Technologies are Impacting the Future of Learning – SingularityU – Medium. Exponential Technologies Impact What Needs to be Learned In a 2013 white paper titled Dancing with Robots: Human Skills for Computerized Work, Richard Murnane and Frank Levy argue that in the computer age, the skills which are valuable in the new labor market are significantly different than what they were several decades ago.

3 Ways Exponential Technologies are Impacting the Future of Learning – SingularityU – Medium

Computers are much better than humans at tasks that can be organized into a set of rules-based routines. If a task can be reduced to a series of “if-then-do” statements, then computers or robots are the right ones for the job. However, there are many things that computers are not very good at and should be left to humans, at least for now. Levy and Murnane put these into three main categories. Donald Trump Cuts Library Funding - Institute of Museums and Library Services FundingCut. When you introduce yourself as a librarian at a dinner party — as I have been doing for my whole adult life — you usually receive one of two responses: either the dreaded “But wait … aren’t libraries, like … dying?

Donald Trump Cuts Library Funding - Institute of Museums and Library Services FundingCut

Because of Google?” Or the well-intentioned, but gently incorrect “You must love books, huh?” It’s not that librarians don’t typically love books — most of us do! But our (not even remotely dead) profession’s true backbone isn’t mere bookishness — it’s a near-pathological enthusiasm for helping people. And, contrary to the frequent reports of our demise at the hands of Google, Americans need the help libraries and librarians supply more than ever now. Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News. This article is available also in Deutsch, Español, Français and العربية By now we’ve all agreed the term “fake news” is unhelpful, but without an alternative, we’re left awkwardly using air quotes whenever we utter the phrase.

Fake news. It's complicated. - First Draft News

The reason we’re struggling with a replacement is because this is about more than news, it’s about the entire information ecosystem. And the term fake doesn’t begin to describe the complexity of the different types of misinformation (the inadvertent sharing of false information) and disinformation (the deliberate creation and sharing of information known to be false). Dissent is Patriotic – The Codex. Yesterday was the Day of Remembrance, the 75th anniversary of the Japanese American internment during World War II.

Dissent is Patriotic – The Codex

In remembrance, artists commemorated the experience, communities gathered in solidarity, and families shared their stories. Earlier on January 30, 2017, Google Doodle honored the 98th birthday of Fred Korematsu—a civil rights icon and face of the Korematsu v. United States (1944) Supreme Court case that questioned the constitutionality of the WWII Japanese American internment. 5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News : NPR Ed.

Students in Scott Bedley's fifth-grade class at Plaza Vista School in Irvine, Calif., play a version of "Simon Says" with fake news. Courtesy of Scott Bedley hide caption. Middle school curriculum. 150+ Educational Websites For Lifelong Learners – Medium. Why Spatial Reasoning Is Crucial For Early Math Education.

When Nicole Thomson first heard about the importance of teaching spatial reasoning and geometry in her kindergarten math curriculum she had already been teaching for several years. Her teacher training program hadn’t mentioned these skills, and yet at a professional development session for math teachers a group of researchers from the University of Toronto explained the large body of research that ties spatial reasoning skills to future success in math and reading.

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) recommends that spatial reasoning should be a large focus of preK – 8th grade math education. “At first we had no idea what it meant,” Thomson said, but as the researchers explained cognitive science studies showing the power of spatial reasoning in the early grades they were gradually convinced that it was worth trying. Early elementary teachers like Thomson in select Rainy River District schools began using Math For Young Children lessons designed by the researchers. A brief history of numerical systems - Alessandra King. TED-Ed - Recognizing Rhetoric. Why Design Thinking In Schools Loses Power When It’s Reduced To A Checklist. 15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers. “Motivation, creativity and freedom are my most powerful educational tools,” says Cyprus teacher Evanthia Poyiatzi. To sharpen your motivation, creativity and freedom this week, read (and share!)

The 15 inspiring ideas and quotes below — handpicked for you by Evanthia and her fellow TED-Ed Innovative Educators: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. “For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth.” — Plutarch “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” — Malala Yousafzai. We Need to Teach Kids How to Be Skeptical of the Internet. The internet is a beautiful escape, the world's most wide-reaching communication device, the biggest business ever conceived, and a leveler of who has the tools to create art. But it’s also a perfectly-honed propaganda machine that bounces back our biases so often it’s become a hazard to the future.

According to a year-long study from Stanford researchers, the inability of young students to tell “fake news” from real news is alternately “dismaying,” “bleak,” and a “threat to democracy.” If the children are the future, the future looks bleak. Stanford came to these conclusions after having more than 7,800 middle school, high school, and college-age students evaluate articles, tweets, and comments.

The results were depressing. Can You Tell Fake News From Real? Study Finds Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability. Stanford researchers assessed students from middle school to college and found they struggled to distinguish ads from articles, neutral sources from biased ones and fake accounts from real ones. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption. How to tell fake news from real news. How to create stop-motion animation at home.

Stop-motion animation is a visual storytelling form that conjures up the illusion of movement by combining art, motion and metaphor to convey an idea.

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Claudio Sanchez Predictions For What Will Happen In Education In 2017 : NPR Ed. What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting) : NPR Ed. Annelise Capossela for NPR Erika Christakis' new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: Play.

Ten Issues Capturing the Minds of Educators This Year - 2 clicks. Every year there are some topics and conversations that grab readers’ attention more than others. In 2016, MindShift readers engaged most often and deeply with stories about the tricky job of motivating learners, especially when circumstances like poverty, learning differences and trauma complicate classroom dynamics.

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries. How to Develop Mindsets for Compassion and Caring in Students. Early in his career Dr. Preschool To Prison Pipeline: Three Year Old Suspended 5 Times In One Year. April V. A 3-minute guide to the Bill of Rights - Belinda Stutzman.

When is Thanksgiving? Colonizing America: Crash Course US History #2. Kids explain mindfulness. Teaching kids empathy: In Danish schools, it’s … well, it’s a piece of cake. Quote by Haim Ginott: “I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am...” How to visualize one part per million - Kim Preshoff + The TED-Ed Community. Top 20 Greatest Inventions of All Time. Technology is a core component of the human experience.

We have been creating tools to help us tame the physical world since the early days of our species. The contributions of female explorers - Courtney Stephens. Teacher: Why I stopped assigning homework to my third graders. Kids explain how banned and challenged books helped them and even saved their lives / Boing Boing. Lost at School by Dr. Ross Greene. The Problem with Giving Young Children Homework. How much money teachers earn around the world. Bigthink. The Most Radioactive Places on Earth. How to be more empathetic. Stopping School Bullying: Are We Taking the Completely Wrong Approach? In Our Own Words final Apr 16 web 0.

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11 Infographics About Infographics. 25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers. First Humans Entered the Americas Along the Coast, Not Through the Ice. Rosalind Franklin: DNA's unsung hero - Cláudio L. Guerra. Stanford History Education. If The World Were 100 People. Gay, Lesbian Teens More Likely to Suffer Rapes, Attacks: CDC. Ancient China - Ancient Civilizations for Kids. Where did Russia come from? - Alex Gendler. The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you - Anthony Hazard. Coding Is Child's Play With Sphero SPRK+ Robot. CristinaSkyBox: Will You Wizer with Me? Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself.

Why Preschool Suspensions Still Happen (And How To Stop Them) : NPR Ed. A Nonprofit In Harlem Wants To Bring Dance To Every Public School In America. 5 tips to improve your critical thinking - Samantha Agoos. 30 Innovative Ways To Use Google In Education. U.S. to track religious discrimination in schools as anti-Muslim sentiment grows. Read the Standards. Google Accepts Wildcards? Who Knew? Changemaker Schools. CristinaSkyBox: A Girl's World - The Fat and the Skinny. Thomas Peschak: Dive into an ocean photographer's world. THUNK - 86. Cognitive Biases & the Socratic Method. Map of Contemporaries. What Kids Need From Grown-Ups (But Aren't Getting) : NPR Ed. A mini history lesson about the concentration camps on American soil. The concept of different “learning styles” is one of the greatest neuroscience myths.

Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) How does anesthesia work? - Steven Zheng. Explain The Life Cycle Of A Tree. M. Kramer's Genius Project — Atomic Comics. 50 Of The Best Teaching And Learning Apps For 2016. Vocabulary @ learning chocolate. Is there one great phrase to boost student effort and performance? - Assessment Literacy. Lessons From McGraw Hill: The Eurocentric Influence on History Textbooks and Classrooms. Visual dictionary. Worksheets for the digital age: AR interactive print.