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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to assess its level of accuracy, reliability, and bias. In 2012, my colleagues and I assessed 770 seventh graders in two states to study these areas, and the results definitely got our attention. Unfortunately, over 70 percent of the students’ responses suggested that: Middle school students are more concerned with content relevance than with credibility They rarely attend to source features such as author, venue, or publication type to evaluate reliability and author perspective When they do refer to source features in their explanations, their judgments are often vague, superficial, and lacking in reasoned justification Other studies highlight similar shortcomings of high school and college students in these areas (see, for example, a 2016 study from Stanford). So what can you do to more explicitly teach adolescents how to evaluate the quality of online information?

Dialoge: Einkaufen - Englisch Lernen Online 4 Kommentare Wer von euch schon einmal in England oder einem anderen englischsprachigen Land versucht hat etwas einzukaufen, kennt vielleicht das Problem: Man steht im Geschäft und will den Verkäufer eigentlich nur fragen ob es das T-Shirt auch eine Nummer größer oder die Schuhe eine Nummer kleiner gibt. Doch, wie funktioniert das noch gleich auf Englisch? Was heißt überhaupt Schuhgröße und wie frägt man danach? Die nachstehenden Beispielsätze helfen euch dabei beim Einkaufen die richtigen Worte zu finden. Tipp: Unter könnt ihr euch eine ähnliche Situation vorsprechen lassen. S= shop assistant (Verkäufer)C= customer (Kunde) Begrüßung durch den Verkäufer Antwort des Kunden Antwort des Verkäufers Ende des Gesprächs Ich hoffe das hilft euch weiter. Links: Wer nun noch wissen möchte, welche Kleidungs- und Schuhgröße er im Ausland hat, der wird unter folgendem Link fündig: Umrechnungstabelle für Kleidergrößen (international) Ähnliche Beiträge: Kommentare

Lexicon of Lies: Terms for Problematic Information | Data & Society Propaganda, disinformation, misinformation: The words we choose to describe media manipulation can lead to assumptions about how information spreads, who spreads it, and who receives it. These assumptions can shape what kinds of interventions or solutions seem desirable, appropriate, or even possible. This guide is intended to inform commentators, educators, policymakers, and others who seek appropriate words for describing the accuracy and relevance of media content. Media historian and theorist Caroline Jack traces the specific origins and applications of several forms of problematic information, unpacking lazy usage habits and uncovering buried cultural origins. Lexicon of Lies attempts to provide nuance to current debates around truth and trust in the public sphere. For Educators This lexicon is accompanied by Teaching Resources from Data & Society’s Caroline Jack and Monica Bulger.

English learning and teaching resources - Waylink English Sustainable Table: What's on Your Plate? By Dr. Mercola At your last meal, did you pay any attention to where the food on your plate came from? It’s a detail that many of us overlook, or think about only in passing, but it’s one that is quite rapidly shaping the future of our planet – and not in a good way.Seven percent of farms now sell 75 percent of our food, using a conventional farming system that depends on pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, monoculture and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).In the documentary film Sustainable Table: What’s On Your Plate, you can get a closer look at the war modern-day agriculture is waging against the planet... and learn what you can do to help stop it. Conventional Farming Aims to Conquer Nature You are actually an integral part of nature. Monocropping: An Unfortunate 'Side Effect' of Modern Farming Monocropping (or monoculture) is defined as the high-yield agricultural practice of growing a single crop year after year on the same land, in the absence of rotation through other crops.

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons Libraries have existed since approximately 2600 BCE as an archive of recorded knowledge. From tablets and scrolls to bound books, they have cataloged resources and served as a locus of knowledge. Today, with the digitization of content and the ubiquity of the internet, information is no longer confined to printed materials accessible only in a single, physical location. Consider this: Project Gutenberg and its affiliates make over 100,000 public domain works available digitally, and Google has scanned over 30 million books through its library project. Libraries are reinventing themselves as content becomes more accessible online and their role becomes less about housing tomes and more about connecting learners and constructing knowledge. From Library to Learning Commons Printed books still play a critical role in supporting learners, but digital technologies offer additional pathways to learning and content acquisition. Photo credit: Francis W. Transparent Learning Hubs

Discussion topics for English language learners Prepare for Discussion for the Higher Intermediate & Advanced levels----START 01 Alternative Beliefs 02 Animal Welfare 03 The Arts 04 Crime & Punishment 05 Cultural Differences 06 Economics 07 Education 08 Environment 09 Fashion 10 Food 11 Health 12 Holidays 13 Language Learning 14 Male & Female Roles 15 Marriage 16 The Media 17 Political Systems 18 Religion 19 Rich & Poor World 20 Science & Technology 21 Society 22 Sport 23 Tradition 24 Transport 25 Travel 26 Violence 27 Work 28 Youth & Old Age -----© Ted Power Glossary of Ten Discussion Techniques - detailed index List of the 28 Topics for Discussion [ This list of the 28 topics can be printed out for learners' or teachers' reference ] -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 1 to 10: 1. -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 11 to 20: 11. -- Higher Intermediate vocabulary and discussion - topics 21 to 28: 21. Return to the TOP of this page

The art of modern writing Learning to write is one of the fundamental skills we gain from our time at school. Writing is one of the cornerstones of learning and we devote significant time and energy towards its mastery. Skilled writing is a mark of an educated individual and a skill required for academic success. But in the modern world what makes a skilled writer? Clearly writing has changed since the time of Shakespeare. On social media, we share the most mundane events of our lives publishing our every passing thought for the world to see. Some of us do try to cling to the traditions of quality writing and the beauty of the ‘Queens English’. Why write a page when a paragraph serves as well? Clearly writing is not what it once was but not a lot has changed in schools. This does not mean that the skill of the writer is diminished only that it has changed. Great writers have always written with their purpose and audience in mind. By Nigel Coutts

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Earth Amplified How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? Flickr/Kevin Harber Inquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away from it during the heyday of No Child Left Behind. The pendulum is beginning to swing back towards an inquiry-based approach to instruction thanks to standards such as Common Core State Standards for math and English Language Arts, the Next Generation Science Standards and the College, Career and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. Transitioning to this style of teaching requires students to take a more active role and asks teachers to step back into a supportive position. “This is so new for teachers, whereas librarians have been doing this for ten years,” said Paige Jaeger, a school librarian turned administrator and co-author of Think Tank Library: Brain-Based Learning Plans for New Standards. “If your brain could talk it would say, ‘I’m lazy and I delete what’s not important,’” Ratzen said. Related

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