izzit.org – Critical Thinking Starts With Interesting and Stimulating Online Articles & Video Programs, Absolutely FREE!
A perfect Free teaching vehicle for homeschooling families, students K-college
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by Michael Leppert
Teachers these days need all of the resources available to keep abreast of the changing face of education. Next to learning to read and write, Critical Thinking is probably the most important aspect of a child’s education and remains so for life. Being taught how to analyze the motives, thoughts and writings of others is essential now, more than ever. But this can be daunting with a classroom of 30 or 40 students. What does a harried instructor do? S/he can now turn to izzit.org, the FREE online print and video learning portal.
With your FREE membership, you are able to access the complete array of izzit.org’s teaching materials and resources. Their video presentations feature Teacher Guides, supplemental materials and even the transcript of the video narration to allow you to have your students read as well as hear the material. This is as broad and deep as teaching and learning can be! It seems that the developers of izzit.org have thought of everything a teacher would wish for in such a program.
Besides their excellent video presentations, izzit.org finds and offers regularly-updated, interest-piquing online FREE print articles dealing with a wide variety of topics – current events, economics, the sciences, civics, business, finance and many, many other subjects, from a broad array of sources. In the Current Events section for instance, articles might come from Slate, econolife, Bloomberg, Time and many more up-to-the-minute sources. izzit.org’s staff scours news from around the globe and assembles the daily roster of articles that can be read by the student (and teacher).
Imagine enabling your class to learn about the legendary economist and influencer of the Founding Fathers, Adam Smith in “America and Mr. Smith” , or about banks “Too Big To Fail”, “3 Keys to Success”, “Morality in the Marketplace” and dozens more titles! These presentations are of the highest quality and keep the viewer’s attention riveted. I have not seen as efficient or effective a way to impart a vast array of knowledge and information to students of all ages than with izzit.org.
As noted above, the complete teaching materials they offer to supplement the videos makes for a perfect vehicle for the classroom. izzit.org chooses their subject matter intelligently and with obvious awareness of what children these days need to learn about, in addition to traditional elementary academics.
Of course, finally, the fact that all of this exciting material is offered for Free is almost astounding. izzit.org is a 501(c)(3), and that status allows it to provide these resources as a service. Avail your class and yourself of this excellent opportunity to learn and grow and develop critical thinking skills so desperately needed in today’s world! MjL