Course 2 Articles

By CoETaIL | Articles to ponder as you go through course 2 of COETAIL

Fake News, Misinformation, and Propaganda

<b>Reports from Harvard and other universities:</b><p>From the Shorenstein Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, links to <i>peer-reviewed</i> articles.<p>From the Nieman …

Study: There Are Instructions for Teaching Critical Thinking

Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s …

What Students Can Learn By Writing For Wikipedia

Fake news has been, well, in the news a lot lately. But for the world's largest crowdsourced encyclopedia, it's nothing new.<p>"Wikipedia has been dealing with fake news since it started 16 years ago," notes LiAnna Davis, deputy director of the Wiki Education Foundation.<p>To combat misinformation, …

Education

Want to resist the post-truth age? Learn to analyze photos like an expert would

“When photography was invented,” photo historian Vicki Goldberg once said, “it was thought to be an equivalent to truth. It was truth with a capital T.”<p>But as viewers quickly learned, seeing isn’t always believing. Even in the early history of photography, hoaxes like the Cottingley fairies taught …

Where Weird Facebook is King: How a College Kid Does Social

The former viral “actual teen” updates his views on Facebook, Snapchat, and the rest.<p>On <b>January 2, 2015,</b> I wrote a viral post entitled “A Teenager’s …

A lawyer rewrote Instagram’s privacy policy so kids and parents can have a meaningful talk about privacy

In Britain, more than half of 12- to 15-year-olds are on Instagram, according to OfCom (pdf), the country’s communications regulator. So are 43% of 8- to 11-year-olds. But how many of them understand what they signed when they joined? Pretty much 0%, according to “Growing Up Digital”, a report …

Privacy

This is the place

Published on December 7, 2016<p>Generation Z, the youngest wave of teens shaping the zeitgeist, is finding and building its own supportive, inclusive communities online — ones that stretch far beyond the cafeteria table.<p>For many members of Gen Z, opening up about teen struggles — the typical, such as …

Social Media

Why Understanding These Four Types of Mistakes Can Help Us Learn

by Eduardo Briceño<i>This article was first published in the</i> <i>Mindset Works newsletter</i><i>.</i>We can deepen our own and our students’ understanding of mistakes, …

George Bernard Shaw

Their Tube

Published on December 7, 2016<p><b>The boys in the YouTube videos</b> always land their bottles perfectly upright. Max Cole has spent hours studying their routine, and now, his own viewers are waiting: Empty half the blue juice. Hold the Powerade bottle by its cap. Flip it into the air and–<p>“Dude!” Max …

Kids

More information, less knowledge has created the Misinformation Age

Welcome to the Misinformation Age.<p>Contrary to futurists’ predictions of a golden Information Age, our research has shown most people struggle to …

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake news stories can have real-life consequences. On Sunday, police said a man with a rifle who claimed to be "self-investigating" a baseless online conspiracy theory entered a Washington, D.C., pizzeria and fired the weapon inside the restaurant.<p>So, yes, fake news is a big problem.<p>These stories …

Journalism

Everything Changed the Day I Learned Minecraft Has a Sex Mod

Share131K<p>Pin198<p>WhatsApp<p>Email<p>Tweet<p><i>UPDATED 10/31: Learn more about how the author’s daughter was propositioned for sex while playing in a kid-friendly</i> …

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Want to be a great parent? Let your children be bored

From books, arts and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But …

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds. I was suffering …

University of Southern California

8 digital skills we must teach our children

The social and economic impact of technology is widespread and accelerating. The speed and volume of information have increased exponentially. …

How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read

Brecht Vandenbroucke<p><b>Minecraft is the</b> hot new videogame among teachers and parents. It's considered genuinely educational: Like an infinite set of …

Kids

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

A generation ago, IT and digital media were niche skills. Today, they are a core competency necessary to succeed in most careers.<p>That’s why digital …

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

If there's one rule that most parents cling to in the confusing, fast-changing world of kids and media, it's this one: No screens before age 2.<p>As of today, that rule is out the window.<p>The American Academy of Pediatrics, which first issued that recommendation back in 1999, has extensively updated …

Parenting

The internet is still actually controlled by 14 people who hold 7 secret keys

It sounds like something out of a Dan Brown book, but it isn’t: The whole internet is protected by seven highly protected keys, in the hands of 14 …

Confronting My Cyberbully, 13 Years Later

Between ages 13 and 16, she sent me emails, from my own account, "reminding" me to kill myself. Well, I didn't—I grew up, and so did she.<p>When I was thirteen, I had a falling-out with my best friend, after which she tortured me over the Internet for the next three years. We were so close that she …

3 C’s for Learning and Leading on Social Media

With advent of social media tools, our ways of learning, sharing and leading have undergone a sea change. Blogs, Twitter, Massively Open Online …

This French Instagram profile is not what you think it is

At first sight, Louise Delage is just a normal 25-year-old from Paris who likes posting pictures of herself on Instagram enjoying a meal at a restaurant.<p>Her profile gathered a staggering 66,000 followers in just over a month (she joined on Aug. 1). Delage's pictures of hanging out with friends, …

The Future of Learning

Why can’t schools be based in the clouds? TED talk winner Sugata Mitra on the role of future tech for teachers and students<p><b>Sugata Mitra is Professor</b> …

And everyone saw it.

Published on September 6, 2016<p>She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a <i>plunk</i> sound as they hit the toilet water. The worst, the absolute worst thing had happened, and now, Maureen was sure, this was her only option.<p>“Moommm,” she called down the …

Crime

Edmonton singer Ruth B launches career in an instant

Singer-songwriter wows Internet, signs record deal<p>Ruth B's life changed in an instant.<p>It took only six seconds for the 20-year-old Edmontonian to go …

TEACHING CHILDREN TO FAIL

<b></b><i>I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.</i><p><i>– Thomas A. Edison</i><p>How do we measure ‘good parenting?’ What yardstick do we use to say, …