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Critical Thinking Questions: The Big List for Your Classroom. We’re always looking for ways to get our kids to think more deeply.

Critical Thinking Questions: The Big List for Your Classroom

Critical thinking skills are really important. So, we’ve rounded up all of the best critical thinking questions to help you get your students to the next level. Critical Thinking Questions That Start With Who Who caused harm? Who was the most important character? Critical Thinking Questions That Start With What. Bell, let’s talk about #colonialism, #racism and #ableism. For more than a decade, the “Bell Let’s Talk” campaign has aimed to reduce stigma and increase conversations surrounding mental illness.

Bell, let’s talk about #colonialism, #racism and #ableism

On “Let’s Talk Day” — Jan. 28 this year — Bell promotes participation in a national conversation about mental health, committing to donate five cents for every eligible social media or telecommunications interaction that mentions #BellLetsTalk. While the campaign may help raise awareness, a study by University of Windsor communication studies graduate Jasmine Vido suggests it may be more about marketing than mental health. In 2017, Bell employees attributed the onset or exacerbation of physical and mental illness symptoms to an extremely stressful corporate culture. There is also the broader social issue of access to telecommunications in Canada, given the high cost of services. Your account has been created. : The TC2 Store, We are committed to promoting critical thinking from primary to post-secondary education through professional development, publications and research.

Outcome Chart - Ontario - Language 8. Teaching Visual Literacy In the Classroom. Students are exposed to a vast array of visual media.

Teaching Visual Literacy In the Classroom

When we hear the jazzy term ‘visual text’ we may immediately think of its expression in the digital age, but the roots of visual texts stretch deep into our history; all the way back to our beginnings. Literacy Today - teacher inspired Elementary ELA resources - Reading Media Texts. The media text is any media product we wish to examine.

Literacy Today - teacher inspired Elementary ELA resources - Reading Media Texts

Every description or representation of the world, fictional or otherwise, is an attempt to describe or define reality, and is in some way a construct of reality, a text. Media Literacy Guide. Media Literacy Bundle 10 Consumer Awareness Lessons by 2peasandadog. Media Literacy & Consumer Awareness | PDF & Digital Formats: Help your students develop a deeper understanding of consumer awareness and media literacy with this engaging 10 lesson bundle.

Media Literacy Bundle 10 Consumer Awareness Lessons by 2peasandadog

This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom as well as Google Slides formatted lessons for 1:1 schools. Topics Include: Thinklitmedia. Digital Literacy Framework - Grades 7-8. Given their increasing use of the Internet to find information, now is also a good time to introduce strategies for determining authorship and authority of online information so they can recognize good health information, biased or hateful content, and online scams and hoaxes.

Digital Literacy Framework - Grades 7-8

At this age media influences on gender norms and body image are becoming more intense. Children need to learn to apply key media literacy concepts to online spaces such as social networks. Children this age are also starting to form more intense friendships and, in some cases, beginning romantic relationships, as well as sharing more personal content online. They need to learn to recognize the qualities of healthy and unhealthy relationships and to make good choices about how they handle others’ personal information. Oral. Essential Apps for the Physical and Digital K-12 Classroom. As educators face uncertainties this fall, it helps to focus on a few things that are certain.

Essential Apps for the Physical and Digital K-12 Classroom

The modern classroom is more than a physical room—it’s also a digital space for learning and collaboration. As I look at the fall, I'm certain that no matter what happens, my students and I will need to master our digital classroom. One positive of distance learning is that I have gained a deeper knowledge of tools that work everywhere. The tools below are my personal favorites, ones that I recommend for everywhere learning this fall. Oral. Essential Apps for the Physical and Digital K-12 Classroom. Oral. Using Sound Texts in Antiracist Teaching in Middle and High School. Educators are facing the intimidating reality of remote classrooms this fall; many are also looking for new ways to promote antiracism because familiar methods may have seemed more authentic, manageable, or accessible in an in-person classroom.

Using Sound Texts in Antiracist Teaching in Middle and High School

We would like to offer some ideas for how humanities teachers in particular can use texts that use sound—podcasts, speeches, interviews, music, and the like—to integrate antiracist content into online classrooms. Texts written with sound offer a number of high-value benefits to a remote classroom, including being organically accessible to English language learners and students with learning challenges like dyslexia, as well as being simple and affordable. Working with sound also allows educators to teach necessary skills in new and exciting ways that invite both intellectual play and literacy with digital tools. Communicating Respect for Many Varieties of English Humanizing Diverse Voices Engaging Emotionally Getting Started With Sound Texts. Using Morning Messages to Start the Day in Elementary School Distance Learning. The beginning of the school day is an important time for students as they transition from home to school.

Using Morning Messages to Start the Day in Elementary School Distance Learning

Helping students make this transition is even more important when they’re doing their school work at home. Media Literacy 101. The urgent need for media literacy in an age of annihilation. From fictitious organizations posting polarizing messages on Facebook to robustly researched news stories being labelled “fake,” the pervasive power and importance of the media are clear.

The urgent need for media literacy in an age of annihilation

And yet what is most concerning is not that fictitious stories are being shared as “real” and well-researched stories are labelled “fake.” Rather, the biggest problem is the lack of stories about how to thoughtfully address the situation not only through media regulation but also through education. 15 Ways to Make Google Classroom Better for Everyone by Vicki Davis. Today, I’m giving you another peek into my classroom, this time, to share tips for getting the most out of your Google Classroom. In this episode, you’ll hear 15 better practices when using Google Classroom, from habits to technical tools.

I’ve also had this show transcribed for your reference. Sponsor – Hāpara Google Classroom is great, but as education standards evolve, a few things are lacking. Admin teams require better analytics. Pinterest and teachers: How the site is filling a gap in teacher training. For most of us, Pinterest brings to mind crafts we’ll never make, places we’ll never visit, and wedding dresses we’ll never buy. But when teachers log on to the social scrapbooking site, they search for things like pasta-noodle skeletons, rock-candy recipes, and numbered cootie catchers—not as part of a crazy home-decorating scheme, but to actually use in their classrooms. At a time when social media has broken down geographic barriers across countless professions, teachers have turned to places like Pinterest in droves, and not because they’re particularly prone to distraction.

For thousands of teachers, Pinterest has become an important venue for professional development—a place to find creative lesson plans, classroom decorations, and teaching tips. Suzy Brooks, a fourth-grade teacher in Falmouth, Massachusetts, checks Pinterest multiple times a day, scouring the site for discoveries that often make their way into her classroom, sometimes within hours. How to Tweet. Type your Tweet (up to 280 characters) into the compose box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the navigation bar.You can include up to 4 photos, a GIF, or a video in your Tweet.Click the Tweet button to post the Tweet to your profile.

To save a draft of your Tweet, click the X icon in the top left corner of the compose box, then click Save. To schedule your Tweet to be sent at a later date/time, click on the calendar icon at the bottom of the compose box and make your schedule selections, then click Confirm. To access your drafts and scheduled Tweets, click on Unsent Tweets from the Tweet compose box. Media Literacy 101. Resources by Topic. Language18currb. 50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out - Getting Smart by Guest Author - “50 Educational Podcasts You Should Check Out” by Julie DeNeen first appeared on the informED blog. Podcasting in Education: What Are the Benefits? New technology always has a heavy impact on education, and Podcasting is no different. Many learning institutions are cutting back on textbooks and investing in technology enhanced learning. Podcasting, as one of the latest mediums to emerge into the mainstream, is one of the forefront technologies in this change. VIDEO: How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin. VIDEO: How Does "Fake" News Become News? Debunking False Stories Archives. The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education. Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives. Week 8 Pytash- Collaborative Writing.pdf. Copyright Matters.