I’m a big believer in bias-balanced teaching when it comes to covering issues in a classroom. So, when Senior Researcher, Tracey DeFrancesco contacted me, I was intrigued by this project. ProCon.org is a nonprofit research organization that presents pros and cons of controversial issues in a nonpartisan format. There are currently 42 issues being covered in a comprehensive manner. The site organizes each issue into sections like “Did You Know?”, lists of Pros and Cons and then moves on to background information, media references and relevant video clips. There’s a lot of information here for students to gain enough perspective to make their own decisions about issues.
The URL: http://www.procon.org/
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One way you can help me out is to use my link to sign up for DropBox. If you sign up from here by clicking the link above, the bonus for me is that I get a bit more space to use in my work. And I'm eternally grateful for the boost! -Pete
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Pete MacKay has taught in Alberta since 1990, across all grade levels, all of which have had a technology-based approach. Currently seconded to the 2Learn.ca Education Society from Edmonton Public Schools, he applies his range of experience to professional development activities for teachers across the province of Alberta.
Belize Literacy Program
In November 2012, members of the Belize Ministry of Education, principals, and lead teachers met in each of the six districts for two days of conversations and discussions around the challenges and next steps in integrating technology to support teaching and learning in Belize. The sessions highlighted global trends and challenges from the K-12 Horizon Report, the National Education Technology Standards (NETS) for students, teachers, and administrators, as well as an overview of the content from the August 2012 technology workshop for teachers.Learn more about this Rotary initiative