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View Resource Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

From ReadWriteThink and the International Literacy Association comes Hoax or No Hoax?, a lesson plan that aims to teach strategies for evaluating online material since "research has shown that online reading requires not only traditional comprehension strategies, but also new digital and media-literacy strategies." This standards-aligned lesson plan was written for high school students and takes...

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View Resource Global State of Democracy: Exploring Democracy's Resilience

Those who study political systems around the world may be interested in The Global State of Democracy, a biennial report published by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA). This report "analyses global and regional democracy trends and challenges based on International IDEA's newly developed Global State of Democracy indices, which capture global and regional...

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https://www.idea.int/gsod
View Resource Kepler & K2 Science Center

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, which launched in 2009, was officially retired in October 2018 after running out of fuel. Over its career, the telescope discovered 2,650 exoplanets and provided huge amounts of data that scientists are still exploring. Here, NASA provides a wealth of information intended primarily for researchers, though space enthusiasts may also find it of interest. The homepage...

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https://keplerscience.arc.nasa.gov
View Resource NCES: Distance Learning Dataset Training

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) offers a number of data products from its myriad studies on education. With the Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) system, NCES provides "an online, interactive tool that allows you to learn about the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) data products across the education spectrum and evaluate them for your particular purposes."...

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https://nces.ed.gov/training/datauser
View Resource Nearly one-in-five teens can't always finish their homework because of the digital divide

Since becoming more widespread overall, the internet has also seen increased usage for education, both in the classroom and for homework assignments. However, accessing the internet outside of school is an issue for many students. This analysis from Pew Research Center, published in October 2018 and based on 2015 US Census Bureau data, found that about 15 percent of "U.S. households with...

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http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/10/26/nearly-one-i...