Take 5: #fakenews, Ethics, Student Data, Character education and Help for Houston
This New York Time's front page article is a must read for all teachers. It explores ethics issues surrounding teacher use of freebies including tech, furniture and even clothing. Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues
To Increase Voter Turnout, Start with Children by Youkei Terada highlights the importance of character education when it comes to increasing future voter turnout
With all of the emphasis on collecting data this article, entitled "Rethinking Data: How to Create a Holistic View of Students" from MindShift offers an alternative and compelling approach for data collection that highlights the importance of teaching the whole child.
This eye-opening piece in the Washington Post entitled "These are all fake news said the honor student. He was wrong." lets teachers see the thought process of students trying to discern real news from fake news.
Adopt-A-Classroom.org has established a fund to help teachers get their classrooms back on track in the wake of Harvey. You can check it out here. The Literacy Association has a list of ways to help schools and libraries affected by Hurricane Harvey. More broadly, NPR offers a range of ideas to help those impacted from general relief to more specific needs such as food and medical.
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