Wednesday, January 19, 2022

01/19/2022 Heart-Attack Patient Saved by a Defibrillator-Delivering Drone in Sweden - Logan Paul discovers he spent $3.5million on fake Pokemon cards

Today's Article: Heart-Attack Patient Saved by a Defibrillator-Delivering Drone in Sweden
From: Interesting Engineering
Readability Score: 12.9

Drones: love them or hate them, they are becoming more and more common. A Swedish company has found a way to use them to save lives. Discuss some first aid knowledge (CPR and AEDs) as well as the many uses and challenges of drones in today's article.

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: Logan Paul discovers he spent $3.5million on fake Pokemon cards
Readability Score: 6.9

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

01/18/2022 Whole Foods Claims Constitutional Right to Disallow ‘Black Lives Matter’ Masks - To excel at basketball, it’s mind over matter

Today's Article: Whole Foods Claims Constitutional Right to Disallow ‘Black Lives Matter’ Masks

From: Bloomberg
Readability Score: 13.8

Who determines messages on masks: employees or employers?

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: To excel at basketball, it’s mind over matter
Readability Score: 7.2

Friday, January 14, 2022

01/14/2022 Israel McDonald's kiosk denies service to people without valid Green Pass - Georgia KFC employee gets $10K for perfect work attendance

Today's Article: Israel McDonald's kiosk denies service to people without valid Green Pass
From: Fox Business
Readability Score: 13.4

I'm lovin it: McDonald's famous slogan only applies to vaccinated in Israel.

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: Georgia KFC employee gets $10K for perfect work attendance
Readability Score: 3.6

Thursday, January 13, 2022

01/13/2022 Judges' decision on North Carolina voting map could affect control of Congress - $29,011 for an average used car! But why?

Today's Article: Judges' decision on North Carolina voting map could affect control of Congress
From: Reuters
Readability Score: 14.1

A large part of the discussion over voter rights is centered on congressional districts, which have recently been re-drawn in response to the 2020 census. Like other states, North Carolina faces legal challenges over the congressional map created by the majority party. Discuss gerrymandering and its ramifications in today's article.

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: $29,011 for an average used car! But why?
Readability Score: 9.6

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Overcoming the Winter Doldrums


Winter is in full swing, and the energy level in the classroom seems to have dropped. Rather than being generally engaged, there is a tendency toward disinterest, low motivation, or sometimes general boredom. Welcome to the mid-school-year slump! (And I'm not just talking about the students!)


Also known as the mid-semester doldrums, this common occurrence can be remedied in a variety of way. Revitalizing a class during the winter/ mid-semester doldrums can be as easy as interjecting an unexpected approach: inviting a guest speaker [or colleague], using an awesome new resource, giving an unexpected assignment – just doing something that disrupts the routine!


Now more than ever, use active learning strategies. Get your students reading, talking, writing, describing, interacting, listening, and reflecting on the materials presented. Active learning (izzit.org’s S.M.A.R.T. Steps) allows educators to infuse our materials, thus promoting problem-solving, critical thinking, analysis and evaluation, and breaking up the winter/mid-semester doldrums!


Remember, we have different levels of learners. Remember that the “A” student needs as much motivation as the non- A
student and one size does not fit all. But changing up the routine, allowing students time and educators listening to their findings, really breaks up the winter for both!





01/12/2022 Democratic Senate candidate in Wisconsin releases plan to save democracy - US government sues Georgia auto-repair shop that dumped more than 91,000 pennies in a former employee's driveway

Today's Article: Democratic Senate candidate in Wisconsin releases plan to save democracy

From: Associated Press
Readability Score: 11.3

Since January 6, 2021, we have heard quite a bit about threats to American democracy. A Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate from Wisconsin recently released his plan to "save" democracy, including ideas on the filibuster, gerrymandering, and voting rights. Are these necessary changes? Are they a good idea? Discuss these hot-button topics using today's article.

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php Today's Alternate Article: US government sues Georgia auto-repair shop that dumped more than 91,000 pennies in a former employee's driveway
Readability Score: 9.5

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

01/11/2022 Opinion: Biological sex is being redefined to subvert society - Scientists discover the first true millipede

Today's Article: Opinion: Biological sex is being redefined to subvert society
From: Washington Examiner
Readability Score: 11.9

Dr. Debra Soh wants people to consider gender may be a social construct but is biological sex?

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: Scientists discover the first true millipede
Readability Score: 6.0

Monday, January 10, 2022

01/10/2022 UK Inches Closer To Eliminating Private Car Ownership - Former Olympic snowboarder accused of purposely crashing plane for YouTube views

Today's Article: UK Inches Closer To Eliminating Private Car Ownership
From: Yahoo News
Readability Score: 10.5

Should governments "nudge" citizens onto public transportation by banning private transportation?

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: Former Olympic snowboarder accused of purposely crashing plane for YouTube views
Readability Score: 8.6

Friday, January 7, 2022

01/07/2022 Fauci, Walensky comments raise new concerns - Army vet pays off past due utility bills in Florida city

Today's Article: Fauci, Walensky comments raise new concerns
From: Fox News
Readability Score: 11.1

Fauci and CDC changing COVID policy...again?

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: Army vet pays off past due utility bills in Florida city
Readability Score: 9.5

Thursday, January 6, 2022

01/06/2022 People pressure governments worldwide to act on inflation - A professor hid a cash prize on campus. All students had to do was read the syllabus

Today's Article: People pressure governments worldwide to act on inflation
From: Associated Press
Readability Score: 12.5

The U.S. is not the only nation struggling with higher prices. Europe has the same problem, and governments are trying different ways to address it. Learn more about their efforts and discuss possible unintended outcomes of the plans. Then follow up with izzit.org's Too Much Money to discuss inflation in more detail.

Click here to view the entire article and classroom discussion questions:
https://www.izzit.org/events/index.php

Today's Alternate Article: A professor hid a cash prize on campus. All students had to do was read the syllabus
Readability Score: 7.3