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Kialo Edu - The tool to teach critical thinking and rational debate

Kialo Edu - The tool to teach critical thinking and rational debate

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The Instagram Model – The Seattle Star Jonah didn’t believe in God until he discovered Nikki Bryce’s Instagram.He still remembers the photo that appeared on his explore page. She posed on a beach, a violet bikini on her golden, hourglass figure, while strands of strawberry blonde framed her freckled cheeks. According to Nikki’s caption, she was vacationing in Turks & Caicos. Yes, Your Opinion Can Be Wrong Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 6 a.m. I have had so many conversations or email exchanges with students in the last few years wherein I anger them by indicating that simply saying, "This is my opinion" does not preclude a connected statement from being dead wrong. It still baffles me that some feel those four words somehow give them carte blanche to spout batshit oratory or prose.

Glued to Roald Dahl: the Guardian will stream The Twits One has mouldy cereal in his beard and revoltingly hairy ears; the other has a glass eye and a possible case of the dreaded shrinks. Their domestic life involves frogs in the bedsheets, wormy spaghetti and catching birds with the world’s stickiest glue. They are, of course, The Twits. Roald Dahl’s book about the gruesome twosome, which has long delighted and disgusted kids and grownups, is to be presented as a theatrical reading online 40 years after it was first published. Aimed at children aged six to 12, the reading will be streamed for free on YouTube by London’s Unicorn theatre and available to watch on the Guardian website. Performed by storytellers Martina Laird and Zubin Varla at the Unicorn, the unabridged reading is directed by Ned Bennett whose groundbreaking productions of Pomona, An Octoroon and Equus have shown him to be one of UK theatre’s most startling talents.

The Five Things I've Been Asked About the Most at the Start of the New School Year Every week I receive dozens of emails from teachers asking me for advice on all kinds of things related to education and technology. Many of those questions get answered during Two Ed Tech Guys Take Questions and Share Cool Stuff on Thursday afternoons. Many of the questions I answer directly via email. As many of the questions I'm receiving lately are similar in nature, I thought that I'd address them broadly in a blog post. Timed Quizzes/ Cheating Prevention I've received a lot of questions along the lines of "how do I make sure my students are looking up answers for quizzes?" and "how can I give a timed quiz online?"

Promoting Strong Writing Skills in Middle and High School With Digital Instruction Writing is a crucial skill for learners, for their academic careers and their life after school. In our current situation, teachers need strategies for writing instruction that can be used in both face-to-face and virtual settings, because even at schools that have reopened for in-person learning, there’s a chance we’ll have to shift back to distance learning if local coronavirus cases surge. I have a technique that teachers across content areas and grade levels can implement in their classes to enhance their writing instruction. "Schools don't teach children the important things to be an adult" "From school to adulthood" by Csongor Balázs Everybody has questions about school. Does school teach us to be successful when we become an adult? Do we get a tutorial for life here? I think yes, we learn useful things, we learn how to adapt to situations and solve problems.

The Selective Laziness Of Human Reasoning : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Gary Waters/Getty Images/Ikon Images Democrat: "Those arguments by Republicans are preposterous!" Republican: "Those arguments by Democrats are absurd!" Sound familiar? THE ACTANTIAL MODEL – Innovation and entrepreneurship in education The actantial model (Greimas, 1973) has traditionally been used to examine and describe the different roles, functions and actions in storytelling. However, the model can also be an effective tool for initiating development processes through narrative scenarios. The special strength of the actantial model is that it serves as a checklist of the key players of the project while creating a coherent picture of relationships, functions and possible actions. In short, the actantial model can be used as a tool for identifying possible development strategies, planning projects and communication. The participant model consists of 6 roles, which are denoted actants: Subject – Who is the “main character”?

Hyperdocs: Create Interactive Google Docs HyperDocs are an interactive Google Doc and provide teachers with a way of presenting information to students in a fun and engaging way. They replace the standard, passive worksheet model of instruction and increase student agency. HyperDocs are much more than Google Docs that contain hyperlinks. They are carefully crafted activities that includes all of the components of the lesson in one central location. Click here to view an example of a HyperDoc.

Using ‘Hexagonal Thinking’ to Deepen Classroom Conversations Online and in person, hexagonal thinking can be a fresh way to boost the energy level in classroom discussions. “Your students will see things in new ways as they seek to connect wide-ranging ideas,” writes English teacher Betsy Potash for Cult of Pedagogy. With many students learning from home this school year, it’s a strategy that can help get kids back into a “critical thinking zone.” By connecting a series of ideas around a theme—a process where the end result often looks entirely different for each student or group—hexagonal thinking is designed to get kids thinking critically, making novel connections, debating, and providing evidence to support their reasoning. Potash describes it as a “springboard for a totally creative discussion.”

FIVE YEAR PHOTO PROJECT FIVE FRIENDS TAKE THE SAME PHOTO FOR 35 YEARS as told in the 2007 Santa Barbara News Press Santa Barbara News-Press Charlotte Boechler, News-Press Staff Writer October 24, 2007 10:34 AM You could say the friendship of a group of Santa Barbara High School graduates has developed over the years. 249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking Bloom’s Taxonomy’s verbs–also know as power verbs or thinking verbs–are extraordinarily powerful instructional planning tools. In fact, next to the concept of backwards-design and power standards, they are likely the most useful tool a teacher-as-learning-designer has access to. Why? They can be used for curriculum mapping, assessment design, lesson planning, personalizing and differentiating learning, and almost any other “thing” a teacher–or student–has to do.

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