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Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Do Now Round-Ups | March 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Minimum Wage

Should there be a minimum wage? was last week’s question in our weekly Do Now. The issue addresses a few points: should there be one at all? Should the Federal Government raise the current minimum wage. Who would be affected by this? Students responded with insightful comments covering the full spectrum of this issue. Most […]

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Do Now #67: The Sequester Begins

Do Now | March 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

Do Now #67: The Sequester Begins

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now The sequester is now in effect. Some of the key spending cuts will be in areas […]

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Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

Do Now | February 22, 2013 | 76 Comments

Do Now #65: The Bottom Line (A Minimum Wage)

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should there be a minimum wage? Is it time to raise the federal minimum wage? How […]

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Do Now Round Up: Video Game Violence (from students at Berkeley High School)

Do Now Round-Ups | January 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

Do Now Round Up: Video Game Violence (from students at Berkeley High School)

This week’s Do Now Round Up focuses on one particular Storify project from Berkeley High School’s Arts & Humanities Academy Fall 2012 Senior Interdisciplinary Project. For their final papers, students were assigned to explore the multiple narratives surrounding a variety of socio-political issues, with particular attention to how these narratives are developed, articulated, and perpetuated. […]

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Do Now #60: Online Learning

Do Now | January 26, 2013 | 165 Comments

Do Now #60: Online Learning

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now What are the advantages or disadvantages of taking courses online? Would you prefer that classes be […]

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Do Now #54: Gun Violence in America

Do Now | December 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #54: Gun Violence in America

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now After the tragedy that occurred at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut last week, should the […]

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Do Now #52: The Fiscal Cliff

Do Now | December 10, 2012 | 26 Comments

Do Now #52: The Fiscal Cliff

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should the wealthiest Americans pay more taxes to help fix our Federal deficit? Introduction You may […]

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Do Now Round Up: Obama vs. Romney

Do Now Round-Ups | November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: Obama vs. Romney

Election Day was last Tuesday and Americans took to the polls to vote for our next president (along with voting for other State and Federal politicians and various measures and propositions). We asked students which candidate offered a better future and who they would vote for. Scroll down below to read their thoughts from last […]

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Do Now #49: Obama Wins!!

Do Now | November 9, 2012 | 4 Comments

Do Now #49: Obama Wins!!

To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response. Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #KQEDDoNow For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now On election night, President Obama addressed the nation in his victory speech saying, “The best is […]

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Do Now Round Up: The Death Penalty

Do Now Round-Ups | November 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

Do Now Round Up: The Death Penalty

Last week’s Do Now asked students if prisoners who are convicted of the most violent crimes should receive the death penalty. Here are their responses. The top video is the main resource that they viewed before tweeting. Scroll down below to read their thoughts from last week’s Do Now activity.

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