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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Scam Alert: "My Predicament (I need your help)"

Scam Alert: "My Predicament (I need your help)" | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
First thing Saturday morning I was confronted with an appeal sent from my daughter-in-law's gmail account. Here is the full text of the message entitled "My predicament (I need your help):"
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Scam Alert:  This kind of email is used to steal from your friends. Once they hack your email account they go after your gullible friends.  Here's some common sense ways to inoculate yourself and your friends.

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Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What this means is that if last night in the privacy of your own home and from your own computer, you were visiting some potentially embarrassing websites (porn, stalk-your-ex.com, Sarah Palin fansites, WebMD's "What that weird rash might be", or whatever), a record of this activity will appear on your school computer when you access your browser the next morning.

Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Never pass up a chance to gain a bit of wisdom from Doug Johnson. This is good information for students, teachers, anyone.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 28, 2014 3:47 PM

For those of us who spend much time online both in the privacy of our homes and at work, this article bears thoughtful consideration.

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Internet Search Challenge: Ann Margret Death Hoax

Internet Search Challenge: Ann Margret Death Hoax | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
While this hoax is still making its way around the blogosphere, there are a couple good investigative tips to point out.
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Two Tips from Carl Heine that anyone can use to prevent the embarrassment of passing along false information.

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, April 9, 2014 11:28 AM

Evaluating information is a critical life skill. Without sufficient practice, our students will not internalize this skill, and will not remember it from lesson to lesson. Talk to you librarian today about integrating the process of evaluating information into your research projects and lesson plans today!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 9, 2014 1:18 PM

Interesting article showing what school  librarians teach every day, if they get the chance...

liz deskins's curator insight, April 29, 2014 9:09 AM

Something m ost librarians already do; but good to remind us about it!