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Martin Burrett

Reading and Learning - 0 views

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    "Reading and learning seem to go together, but a shift in reading habits is changing the way we consume information and changing our relationship with a book. Should schools embrace this change, or celebrate a traditional model of reading and paper books? How are books being used in today's classrooms, and how could they be used better? What are the reading habits of teachers and how do educators use books to improve their teaching?"
Martin Burrett

Should the school day be extended? Pros and Cons of Keeping Pupils for Longer - 1 views

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    "As we all know, education is an essential part of life but do kids spend enough time at school? Should their day of learning be extended or are they already doing enough in class? This topic has been debated over the years, so Sophie Davidson takes a closer look at the pros and cons of keeping children longer."
Martin Burrett

The Value of Argument by @History__Girls - 0 views

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    "Debating societies may seem to be the preserve of Oxbridge and private schools, but there is a place for debating in classrooms everywhere, argues Gemma Jones Debating societies may seem to be the preserve of Oxbridge and private schools, but there is a place for debating in classrooms everywhere. From 'Why William Won the Battle of Hastings' to 'causes of the First World War', history is a natural subject to use debates to deepen knowledge in lessons. However, across the curriculum there is scope to engage the pupils in a structured debate to challenge misconceptions, structure arguments and encourage independent study. Additionally, participating in debates can develop confidence and public speaking skills."
Martin Burrett

TrueTube - 8 views

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    This site offers videos on a range of PSHE, citizenship, RE, the environment and other topics. It's a great set of resources for introducing difficult subjects to your class. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental
Vicki Davis

Debating a global issue teaching resources - TES - 1 views

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    Debating global issues is an important part of global competency. Here are some important and sometimes controversial issues like Child soldiers, nuclear weapons, child labor, Aids, poverty. Some very nice frameworks to use as we are ending the school year. After you finish your year end tests, you should consider some global competency lessons in your classroom to help students be aware of the world and also develop critical thinking skills. This is a great place to start.
Dean Mantz

Should We Still Teach Students to Write in Cursive? | MindShift - 16 views

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    This is another great thought and debate provoking article. It brings up the point of how cursive handwriting is not part of Common Core standards and may have little impact on future jobs.
Tony Searl

Political Debate In Australia - 4 views

  • In 2006 I suggested that it might be time to actually define ''Education'', something omitted in the draft bill, and to explore its role in personal and community life, but this was rejected as too ambitious.
    • Tony Searl
       
      yep, what is education? Put it in the too hard basket. Keep doing what we've always done?
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    This is by far the best-educated cohort in our history - on paper, anyway - but apparently lacking in courage, judgment, capacity to analyse or even simple curiosity, except about immediate personal needs.
Ben Rimes

The Great Debate: Effectiveness of Technology in Education -- THE Journal - 19 views

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    Lengthy article debating how to converse about technology in education, it's effectiveness, and how to best frame the conversation in terms of positive results.
Dean Mantz

Chris Lehmann: This Isn't An Education Debate - 12 views

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    Chris Lehman post about the discussions taking place about education and how they should truly be handled.
Arthur Preston

Soccer gets what soccer wants | Barrie Bramley - 4 views

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    A lesson from the FIFA World Cup - good discussion starter
Vicki Davis

eracism - Round 2 VoiceThreads - 4 views

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    Eracism project Round 2 voicethreads.
Vicki Davis

Group Teach Debate's best content - 1 views

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    Created a Diigo group today to compile resources to use to teach debate. I hope that any educators out there who teach debate will join in and share.
Vicki Davis

The Great Debate & Beyond : The History of Televised Presidential Debates - 0 views

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    Debate resources for those who work with debate.
John Evans

THe Digital Natives Debate: A Critical View of the Evidence - Draft - 0 views

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    The paper presents and questions the main claims made about digital natives and analyses the nature of the debate itself. We argue that rather than being empirically and theoretically informed, the debate can be likened to an academic form of a 'moral panic'. We propose that a more measured and disinterested approach is now required to investigate 'digital natives' and their implications for education.
Angela Maiers

Opposing Views: Issues, Experts, Answers - 0 views

    • Eloise Pasteur
       
      Hard to find text to highlight. This site has a strong US bias, although some global issues. They take strong, important issues and have two experts present arguments and counter-arguments. The quality rather depends on the speaker - even on some where I'm undecided there are objections by one side that are just facile, ignorant grandstanding, but overall there is some good content and there is often links to evidence rather than rhetoric too.
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    Like it suggests, a place where public debate is encouraged and supported - although some of the debate is low quality.
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    Great resource for teaching critical reading and opposing viewpoints.
Angela Maiers

Welcome to Debatepedia! - Debatepedia - 0 views

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    HT to Collette Cassinelli ! Thanks for this great find! Debatepedia is a wiki encyclopedia of pro and con arguments and quotations in important public debates from around the world. It is considered "the Wikipedia of debate", helping the world centralize arguments and quotations found in millions of different.
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