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E-books rising in popularity, have potential as educational tool

E-books rising in popularity, have potential as educational tool | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it

Backpacks bulging with textbooks and the sentimental, musty pages of classic novels are gradually being replaced by digitized libraries that fit in the palm of a hand. One in five American adults have read an electronic book in the last year, according to a report released April 4 by Pew Research Center.

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We Need To Figure Things Out For Ourselves

We Need To Figure Things Out For Ourselves | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it

"It is your ability to discern facts that makes you an individual, and our collective trust in common knowledge that makes us a society."

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Postepic is an app for elegantly sharing book quotes

Postepic is an app for elegantly sharing book quotes | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Postepic wants to liberate all those interesting text snippets you have languishing on your camera roll and turn them into visually appealing quotations ready..
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Teens think Google is really cool ... according to a study by Google

Teens think Google is really cool ... according to a study by Google | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
All of Google's brands rank highly in the suspect study.
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Platforms, Networks, and Information Literacy - The Scholarly Kitchen

Platforms, Networks, and Information Literacy - The Scholarly Kitchen | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The 32-year-old Facebook founder expresses big dreams — “…spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty and accelerating science.” With regard to that last ambition, the philanthropic Chan Zuckerberg Initiative acquired Meta, with the stated intent of making the “AI-powered research search engine…free to all in a few months after enhancing the product.”
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AP stylebook embraces 'they' as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun

AP stylebook embraces 'they' as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Among the updates to the journalism reference guide is new guidance on the limited use of "they" as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun.
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The Sassy Librarian: VAASL 2015 - Is My High School Senior Ready to Be Your College Freshmen?

The Sassy Librarian: VAASL 2015 - Is My High School Senior Ready to Be Your College Freshmen? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Ted Ed: How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin

Ted Ed: How false news can spread - Noah Tavlin | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In previous decades, most news with global reach came from several major newspapers and networks with the resources to gather information directly. The speed with which information spreads now
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New Research Shows Students Are Largely Unaware of News Personalization - MediaShift

New Research Shows Students Are Largely Unaware of News Personalization - MediaShift | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Several years back, when “The Social Network” was playing constantly on cable and Eli Pariser’s “The Filter Bubble” was fresh on my mind, I decided to take a highly unscientific poll in my college journalism class about what students knew about news personalization on Facebook.
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Why does Google think Obama is planning a coup d'etat?

Why does Google think Obama is planning a coup d'etat? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The highlighted answers given prime placement over search results are often shockingly bad.
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CU Denver Professor Explains Why Students Suck at Identifying Fake News

CU Denver Professor Explains Why Students Suck at Identifying Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
University of Colorado Denver Associate Professor Scott McLeod explains structural barriers in middle schools and high schools preventing student
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If You’re Shy, You’ll Be Better Off Accepting Yourself That Way

If You’re Shy, You’ll Be Better Off Accepting Yourself That Way | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A new book argues that fighting shyness is ultimately futile.
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This site is “taking the edge off rant mode” by making readers pass a quiz before commenting

This site is “taking the edge off rant mode” by making readers pass a quiz before commenting | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"If everyone can agree that this is what the article says, then they have a much better basis for commenting on it."
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How to separate fact and fiction online

How to separate fact and fiction online | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort through the deluge? At the TEDSalon in London, Markham Nolan shares the investigative techniques he and his team use to verify information in real-time, to let you know if that Statue of Liberty image has been doctored or if that video leaked from Syria is legitimate.
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Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers

Climate Change Skeptic Group Seeks to Influence 200,000 Teachers | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Heartland Institute has begun an effort to send a book rejecting the human role in climate change to every public school science teacher in the nation.
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The biggest challenge for libraries in an era of fake news

The biggest challenge for libraries in an era of fake news | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Real progress in information literacy will require librarians, faculty and administrators working together.
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America's Cult of Ignorance—And the Death of Expertise

America's Cult of Ignorance—And the Death of Expertise | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
More people are better educated than ever before, and knowledge is easier to come by. So why do we so often scorn those who plainly know more than we do?
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I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me.

I taught my 5th-graders how to spot fake news. Now they won’t stop fact-checking me. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
It’s more important than ever to teach kids how to read news critically.
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Teaching: Not for Introverts

Teaching: Not for Introverts | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Educators are feeling drained by the insistent emphasis on collaboration and “social learning”—and that could be undermining kids’ achievement.
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The Source Deck | University of Virginia Library

The Source Deck | University of Virginia Library | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Collections, services, branches, and contact information.
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Putting a Focus on Media Literacy in the Digital Age

Putting a Focus on Media Literacy in the Digital Age | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
K–12 educators find they must teach students to better evaluate information from the web.
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This Former Congressional Staffer Just Explained How to Make Your Congressman Actually Listen

This Former Congressional Staffer Just Explained How to Make Your Congressman Actually Listen | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Ex-Congressional staffer doles out advice in viral tweets regarding how to capture the attention of your Congressman or Congresswoman.
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Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality | George Monbiot

Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality | George Monbiot | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Immersed in life online like the followers of 4chan or PewDiePie, we start to imagine that nothing matters – even racism, misogyny and resurgent fascism
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Distinguishing evidence from analysis: A student’s perspective on the first step in source evaluation

Distinguishing evidence from analysis: A student’s perspective on the first step in source evaluation | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Sara Zoroufy is a junior and the Research Teaching Assistant for the Castilleja School library. Inspired by Nora Murphy’s work on source literacy, Sara chose to spend this year observing research l…
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Teach Today's Kids to Spot Tomorrow's Fake News

Teach Today's Kids to Spot Tomorrow's Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Giving young minds the tools to assess the credibility of information isn't as hard as it seems.
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