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7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News - 1 views

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    "When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also learn about how perspective and bias may affect the information they are reading. Teaching these lessons explicitly is critical in this era of "fake" news.

    The following tips and activities are designed to help students understand the choices that journalists make that may affect how readers interpret a story."
John Evans

How Kids Benefit From Learning To Explain Their Math Thinking | MindShift | KQED News - 0 views

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    "Math teachers of older students sometimes struggle to get students to explain their thinking with evidence. It's hard to get kids in the habit of talking about how they are thinking about a problem when they've had many years of instruction that focused on getting the "right answer." That's why educators are now trying to get students in the habit of explaining their thinking at a young age. The Teaching Channel captured kindergarten and first grade teachers pushing students to give evidence for their answers in situations where there are several ways to think about a problem."
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Real News, Fake News or Opinion? Teaching Our Students to Discern the Difference | KQED... - 2 views

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    "It used to be so easy to distinguish between truth and fiction. In previous years, I would focus on just teaching my students the difference between fact and opinion. Now the Internet has become a murky river of information, and buzzwords like "fake news" and "alternative facts" have become real concerns of an educated society. How do we teach our students to discern all these differences in this post-truth era?"
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Teaching Social Justice: 25 Books To Encourage Students To Change The World - - 3 views

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    "What are the kinds of ideas that convince people that they can change the world?

    What about students-what kinds of inspiration or knowledge or confidence or vision do they need to believe they can affect real change in their community?

    This is, at its heart, a matter of critical literacy-the kind of knowledge that empowers students to change their world. Social activism often appears in light of political leaning, but is first a matter of people gathering for a common cause in pursuit of change."
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Are We Killing Students Love of Math? - Teacher Tech - 1 views

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    "I was at a friends house and saw their child working on a math worksheet for Algebra. THIRTY SIX exponents problems. Take a look at this website with an image of math work from 1898. It is almost exactly the same thing! Over ONE HUNDRED years later and students are doing the same assignments?! Let's teach like it is 2017 not 1900!

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