Weekly News Round-up: 12.5.2014

By Alex Honeysett 12.05.2014 blog
Weekly News Round-up: 4.25.2014

This week in education news: the White House Christmas Tree was lit by student coders yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed threats made on social media, a recent study suggests a new approach to word problems, and Edudemic offers steps to help digital natives sort what’s true and false on the Internet.

Introduce Word Problems to Students Sooner, Studies Say
According to this new EdWeek article, “evidence from an ongoing series of experiments with students from middle school through college suggests that word problems might be easier and more beneficial for students when presented at the beginning, not the end, of a mathematics lesson.”

Sussing Out the Truth: Student Engagement and Online Fact Finding
Here at Channel One News, we spend a lot of time talking to educators and students about media and digital literacy. This Edudemic article suggests a few ways to work with students to “build reliable narrators and truth finders.”

Students Light Up the White House Christmas Tree with Code
Yesterday, the 2014 National Christmas Tree was lit in a ceremony outside the White House, and the state trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree featured animated light patterns created by students through Google’s Made with Code Initiative.

Social Media Threats at School Taken Up by U.S. Supreme Court
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court worked to decide when a social media post should be considered a criminal threat after a man posted comments on Facebook about his estranged wife, law enforcement and local elementary schools.

Creating Tutorials in the Social Studies Classroom
This week, our resident education blogger presents a step-by-step guide to creating a video tutorial in your Social Studies classroom – especially relevant for those of you in flipped classrooms.

comments

  1. Jarrett schaef

    No we should have to take a civics test because we have are ged and gpa scores that should be enough to pass us to graduate I really would not mine taking the test I just seems weird and I would cry

  2. Jarrett scahrf

    No we should have to take a civics test because we have are ged and gpa scores that should be enough to pass us to graduate I really would not mine taking the test I just seems weird

  3. BAE-you-tiful123

    i would love to have a watch drone because if i’m by myself and im doing a backhand spring and i want someone to record me or take a picture then i have that there ready to go

  4. Dakota Wilson

    I don’t think we should , because we already have social studies classes in high school and they can just teach us what we don’t know .

  5. omarsoto

    happy b-day channel one news yayyyy

  6. Sumner Griffin

    I believe that the students of our nation should learn about how our beautiful nation came to be and use it in our everyday lives.

  7. Jaclyn

    I do not think that we should have a civics test before we graduate because high school is tough and if we have a test on American history, some people may not know the answers as much as others.

  8. hi grulla middle school

    no one should take the civics test its not fair for the ones who are going to graduate and for the ones who already did.

  9. hi grulla middle school

    NO ONE SHOULD TAKE THE US TEST BECAUSE ITS NOT FAIR FOR THE ONES WHO ARE GOING TO GRADUATE AND FOR THE ONE WHO ALREADY DID

  10. lola

    Yes we should we are doing to learn this in collage so it is better to learn about it now so when you get to collage you already know it.

  11. demarrio

    Happy days will it be

  12. Maddie shafer

    I think that we shouldn’t have to take a civics test to graduate. Most teachers don’t even teach the topics that would be on these tests. They also make things harder for you. You would get the dates and periods of time all mixed up. – maddie shafer

  13. Lauren

    I think people are going to love it so much who ever envented this needs $1,000,000!!!!!!!

  14. Molly

    Happy Birthday
    Channel One!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Sumner Griffin

      I love Channel One. You guys do an amazing job informing the students of our nation of what is going on in the world. Beautiful job guys. #C1#25yrs

  15. weirt9335

    No we should not have to take a civics test in order to graduate because we have a lot of people in the U.S that are immigrants that don’t know to much about the U.S and or us Americans have bad memory, or did not learn it
    -Thomas W

    • Sumner Griffin

      I believe that the students of our nation should learn how our nation was created and use that day to day

  16. Ryan

    I would really want that I think it’s going to be a hit

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