critical thinking

Students Still Can’t Tell Fact from Fiction on the Internet – Education Article

Critical thinking skills have always been high on most educators’ wish-list for their students. The onslaught of disinformation across the Internet, however, has only heightened the sense of urgency. After the 2016 presidential election, during which the term “fake news” entered the lexicon, researchers at Stanford  University released a study that examined U.S. high school students’ troubling inability to discern fact from fiction in online news sources. “Many people assume that because young people are fluent in social media they…

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Socratic Methods in Classroom Encountering Critical Thinking – Education Article

Socratic Methods in the Classroom: Encountering Critical Thinking and Problem Solving through Dialog By Erick Wilberding(Prufrock Press, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Laurie Bobley Erick Wilberding’s Socratic Methods in the Classroom: Encountering Critical Thinking and Problem Solving through Dialog focuses on helping educators start using the Socratic Method in upper middle and high school. Teaching through the Socratic Method can help students demonstrate their knowledge, consider other points of view, and reframe and refine their own thinking with a more critical…

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10 Unusual Projects for Hour of Code – Education Article

Coding–that geeky subject that confounds students and frightens teachers. Yet, kids who can code are better at logical thinking and problem solving, more independent and self-assured, and more likely to find a job when they graduate. In fact, according to Computer Science Education, by 2020, there will be 1.4 million coding jobs and only 400,000 applicants. December 3-9, 2018, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to coding, programming, and why students should love it. It’s designed to show…

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A Library Transformed | Getting Smart – Education Article

By: Dustin Hensley You know that word association game where someone will say a word and then you are supposed to say the first things that come to your mind? Let’s play, “Library.” I’m sure I can guess some of the words that you thought of. Books? Dewey Decimal? Card catalog? Shushing? All of those words are indicative of what libraries have traditionally been. Solitary book depositories kept silent so that students could search the shelves for something to read.…

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