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Education GPS- OECD

"Examine the OECD's extensive research and analysis of education policy around the world. Get a quick overview of key insights and policy options for a wide range of topics in education. Or delve deeper into the OECD knowledge base through quick and easy access to related websites and publications."

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The Real Problem with Fake News

by Erik Palmer

Let's teach students how to be skeptical—but not dismissive—of the media.

For years, as I checked out in the grocery store, I saw Bat Boy on the pages of the Weekly World News. That "news" paper is no longer being printed, but weeklyworldnews.com exists. According to an article posted on the site in January 2017, Earth was going to collide with the planet Nibiru on October 17, 2017. So I suppose if we were indeed obliterated, you aren't reading this article.

  • news literacy
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Zoom fatigue is real — here’s why video calls are so draining

For many of us, working from home during COVID-19 has meant we are spending a lot of time on video meeting applications like Zoom. The effects of this have taken us by surprise.

Having giant heads staring at us up close for long periods can be off-putting for a lot of us. Never mind that we feel we should fix our hair (COVID mullet anyone?), put on makeup, or get out of our pajamas.

So why are online meetings more tiring than face-to-face ones?

  • Asynchronous & Synchronous
  • distance learning
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Expanding Circles of Community: Classroom Partners for an Increasingly Connected World

by Jennifer Klein

For over a decade, I have worked with teachers to employ the concept of “Glocal Learning,” as introduced by Chris Harth in an article for the Independent School journal, to curricular design. Three years ago, when I became Head of School at Gimnasio Los Caobos, a PreK-12 bilingual school in Colombia, I started developing an image to capture the concept. It was an attempt to visualize the world in concentric circles of connection, from the most local to the most global. Each time I’ve shown this image to teachers in workshops over the years, another circle has appeared, at their suggestion, to round out the expanding circles of community partners we might connect with in our classroom projects—and to foster a flexible mentality about community as a central part of students’ world view.

  • global literacy
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5 Strategies For Teaching Students To Use Metacognition

by TeachThought

Metacognitive skills enable students to regulate their thinking and to become independent learners who can enhance their school and life experiences. Wherever the ambitions of our youth lead them, they will benefit from being able to solve problems creatively, think analytically, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others. As we conducted research for our latest book, we found that studies simultaneously indicate that metacognition is one of the most important skillsets students need, yet often is not taught.

  • metacogniton
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