iDebate http://idebate.org/ The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) is a global network of organisations who believe that debate promotes mutual understanding and informed citizenship around the world.
We are the world’s leading provider of debate education, providing resources, training and events to hundreds of thousands of educators and young people every month.
Procon http://www.procon.org/ Procon
Our mission statement is:
"Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, primarily pro-con format."
We accomplish our mission by researching issues that we feel are controversial and important, and we work to present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, and primarily pro-con format at no charge on our websites.
Debate Central http://debate.uvm.edu/ DEBATE CENTRAL is a non-profit service of the Lawrence Debate Union and the University of Vermont, and is designed to promote debating at all levels, in all languages, and all around the world. Our server is provided by the University of Vermont.
DebateGraph http://debategraph.org/ DebateGraph : Our goal is to make the best arguments on all sides of any public debate freely available to all and continuously open to challenge and improvement by all.
This site includes ...
- A wiki debate visualization tool
- A web-based, creative commons project
- A global graph of all the debates
CreateDebate http://www.createdebate.com/index.php/teachers CreateDebate
Build an Online Debate Community for Your Classroom!
Host debates and assign effective homework. Students evaluate, analyze, and synthesize topics on a deeper level through intellectual interaction with their peers.
Integrate technology into your classroom by allowing your students to discuss and debate their thoughts and opinions on current topics of study. Easy to administer and fun to use!
Solvr http://www.a.freshbrain.com/solvr/ Solvr .. a web 2.0 application to help with problem solving ... but could well help a debating team in their planning of a presentation ... in a unique way.
Let Simon Decide .. looks at pros and cons http://letsimondecide.com/ Let Simon Decide
Gain clarity with Simon’s guided, step-by-step decision-making process. Look at the problem from different angles and use Simon’s checklists to assess potential factors and consequences.
Suitable for any decision, Simon's easy-to-use process helps you evaluate the alternatives and make the right choice. What are the factors and consequences? And what does Simon recommend? At Let Simon Decide, you consider everything... and overlook nothing. That's why the decisions you make here stick.
Create Debate http://www.createdebate.com/ Create Debate
CreateDebate is a social utility that allows our users to make better decisions.
It's a place for people to debate topics and ideas that they are passionate about and link their arguments to anywhere on the web. Regardless of the topic, CreateDebate's proprietary technology surfaces the best arguments for each side as voted on by our users.
Our mission is to provide a place that harnesses the collective intelligence of our users and empowers them to make better decisions.
IDEA Debating Standards http://www.idebate.org/standards/ IDEA Debating Standards
These pages display the existing IDEA Standards. The Standards are displayed as both HTML documents and are accessible via this page that serves as the table of contents. The appropriate PDF versions of the documents can be downloaded via those pages.
International Debate Education Association http://www.idebate.org/ International Debate Education Association
The International Debate Education Association (IDEA) develops, organizes and promotes debate and debate-related activities in communities throughout the world.
Established in 1999 to coordinate pilot debate programs initiated by The Open Society Institute, IDEA acts as an independent membership organization of national debate clubs, associations, programs, and individuals who share a common purpose: to promote mutual understanding and democracy globally by supporting discussion and active citizenship locally.
Debating SA http://www.debatingsa.com.au/ Debating SA
Debating SA is a not-for-profit association that operates across South Australia to allow students from schools and community organisations to participate in an education-based activity that promotes the development of communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
Basic Debating Skills. http://www.stgeorge.freeservers.com/guide_debate.htm Basic Debating Skills : St George Toastmasters
A debate is, basically, an argument. That is not to say that it is an undisciplined shouting match between parties that passionately believe in a particular point of view. In fact the opposite is true. Debating has strict rules of conduct and quite sophisticated arguing techniques and you will often be in a position where you will have to argue the opposite of what you believe in.
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