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Google-Trained Minds Can't Deal with Terrible Research Database UI

Google-Trained Minds Can't Deal with Terrible Research Database UI | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Students may not be great at searching academic sources, but that's not helped by outdated tools.
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Treating natural disasters like war zones hurts survivors

Treating natural disasters like war zones hurts survivors | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The media's search for "bad guys" after hurricanes gets us angry about all the wrong things
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Computational Thinking and Design: Getting Started With Digital-Age Problem Solving

Computational Thinking and Design: Getting Started With Digital-Age Problem Solving | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In the Information Age, problems look different. Information comes at us faster than ever before, and our ability to solve problems depends on us being able to make sense of and synthesize this information. We must also design new solutions using all available technology and tools.

Digital-age problem solving combines three key skills and concepts essential to understanding and solving problems in the information age: data literacy, design thinking, and computational thinking. Data literacy is the ability to analyze, interpret, and tell stories using complex sets of data. Design thinking is the ability to understand problems and develop creative solutions. Computational thinking is the process of expressing solutions so that humans and computers can understand them.

Throughout this MOOC-Ed, you'll have the opportunity to dig into digital-age problem solving, engage with its component skills and concepts, and learn how to integrate them into your instructional practice. This course will not be heavy on coding, and you won't need to know any code going in - it will focus on how to integrate digital-age problem solving in a practical way into your classroom.
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Developing a critical mind against fake news

Developing a critical mind against fake news | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"Social media and fake news consequently make up a textbook case for MIL, which calls upon its fundamental competence − critical thinking. But this critical thinking must have an understanding of the added value of the digital: participation, contribution, transparency and accountability, of course, but also disinformation and the interplay of influence."
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Pupils 'lack critical literacy skills to identify fake news'

Pupils 'lack critical literacy skills to identify fake news' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The report, from the National Literacy Trust, says that this lack of critical ability threatens democracy and trust in journalism
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Media Literacy Clearinghouse | Frank W. Baker

Media Literacy Clearinghouse | Frank W. Baker | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The #1 Online Resource for Educators. Invite Frank W. Baker – one of the Nation’s Leading Media Literacy Experts – To Your School, District Or Conference.
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Don’t ban social media – teach students how to be digital citizens!

Don’t ban social media – teach students how to be digital citizens! | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Instead of banning social media, model good digital citizenship and let students take the reins. Here are three ways to teach students to use social media.
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Weapons of Math Destruction | DiscoverMagazine.com

Weapons of Math Destruction | DiscoverMagazine.com | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Credit scores are one of the formulas that determine our world. They often work against us, from job prospects to how long we’re on hold.
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Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events

Talking to Children About Tragedies & Other News Events | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
media~The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides information about how to talk to children and teens about tragedies and other news events.
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How can kids figure out what’s credible news and what’s fake news?

How can kids figure out what’s credible news and what’s fake news? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The line is getting blurred and it's important to distinguish the difference
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Think Inside the Box: The Power of Creative Constraint

We expect creativity to thrive in wide open spaces with tons of options. But what happens if that's not always true? In this illustrated video, I share som
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Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery | Backchannel

Meet the Font Detectives Who Ferret Out Fakery | Backchannel | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A quiet side business among typography experts is every kerning nerd's dream job—and a surprisingly high-stakes game.
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How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’

How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’ | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Information literacy has been a hot topic of recent conversation. Many folks believe that web sites that traffic in false information and
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Media literacy: Dissecting and discerning what we read

Media literacy: Dissecting and discerning what we read | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Media literacy: Dissecting and discerning what we read. From PR Week
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Taking Notes: Crash Course Study Skills #1

The first step in honing your new study skills is to take better notes. This week Thomas will tell you everything you need to know to come to class prepare
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Digital and Information Aliteracy

Digital and Information Aliteracy | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
I am convinced that addressing aliteracy is the challenge we face in teaching for the goal of Information Literacy as a Way of Life. Recent months of discussion about "fake news" and the important of critical thinking has only strengthened my belief.
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10 tips for talking about news, politics and current events in schools

10 tips for talking about news, politics and current events in schools | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In schools everywhere, students are deeply affected by current events. Certain policy changes and related commentary can cause children to experience fear, confusion and anxiety. For example, some …
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Column: How I use George Washington to make kids care about 'fake news'

Column: How I use George Washington to make kids care about 'fake news' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
History and journalism teacher David Cutler explains how he helps students discern fact from deception with a lesson from the Revolutionary War.
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Analysis | The first thing teachers should do when school starts is talk about hatred in America. Here’s help.

Analysis | The first thing teachers should do when school starts is talk about hatred in America. Here’s help. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Lessons plans, resources, etc.
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An intruder, a handgun, and what happened next

The intruder didn’t change my stance on gun ownership, but he did make me engage in more serious preparedness and scenario training.
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13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy

13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Experts share their most successful teaching methods for elementary and middle schoolers.
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