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Matt Renwick

When a Bookstore Closes, an Argument Ends - The New Yorker - 21 views

  • once a bookstore is gone we lose the particular opportunities for adjacency it offers,
  • Restaurants, bookstores, cafés—on a grander scale railway stations, on a lesser one chessboards near park benches—are the sinews of civil society.
  • Enlightenment happened more often in a café than a classroom.
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  • By atomizing our experience to the point of alienation—or, at best, by creating substitutes for common experience (“you might also like…” lists, Twitter exchanges instead of face-to-face conversations)—we lose the common thread of civil life.
  • Books are not just other luxury items to be shopped for. They are the levers of our consciousness.
Graham Wright

Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies - 153 views

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    I wish someone had told me these things when I was in school.
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    Perfect. Just what I've been looking for for my intro to philosophy students.
Josh Flores

Mobile Devices as Essential Tools - 72 views

  • students, each with a smartphone, take pictures of what they think are complementary angles outside of the classroom. The next day, the students discuss them in class.
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    Why spend money on technology when students are bringing it with them to school everyday? Yet, we demand they keep it hidden and put away!
Susan Harari

Read, write, think persuasion map - 116 views

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    Create a persuasion map online with this simple resource to plan an argument. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English
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    Graphic organizer for creating thesis statement, supporting evidence, conclusion. Good for group work on Activboard.
Josh Flores

Motherlode - Whose Failing Grade Is It? Child's or Parents'? - NYTimes.com - 69 views

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      Model for Rhetorical Arguement and Authentic Substantive Conversation in the classroom. Appeals: Ethos (Blue) - Ethics and Morals Logos (Green) - Logic and Reasoning Pathos (Pink) - Emotions and Feelings
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    Model for Rhetorical Arguement and Authentic Substantive Conversation in the classroom. Appeals: Ethos (Blue) - Ethics and Morals Logos (Green) - Logic and Reasoning Pathos (Pink) - Emotions and Feelings
Steve Ransom

The Innovative Educator: Erase Unnecessary Costs by Getting Smart about Interactive Whi... - 48 views

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    A nice dispelling of common myths of IWB adoption
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