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Three Steps for Improving Teacher Questions

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Ben Johnson served as an administrator in large and small schools, and at a charter school.
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Content of interest to those who work in the wilderness that is the middle school library.
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Teaching Strategies to Detect Fake News

Teaching Strategies to Detect Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
An overview of teaching strategies, lesson plans, resources, and ideas you might find valuable as you teach your students about the dangers of fake news and the means to counteract it.
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Internet / Information Literacy - Media Literacy Clearinghouse

Raising a Digital Generation: Media Awareness Network Launches New Tutorial for Parents Digital literacy/citizenship curriculum Digital Citizenship Curricula for Middle Grades A Visual Guide to Evaluating Web Resources (infographic) Netsmartz: Teens;    Digital Safety: Staying Smart Online Seven Steps To Website Evaluation For Students (Three part series) Straight from The Source (Factcheck) 98% Of American Users …
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EVALUATING INFORMATION: THE CORNERSTONE OF CIVIC ONLINE REASONING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUP

EVALUATING INFORMATION: THE CORNERSTONE OF CIVIC ONLINE REASONING EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - STANFORD HISTORY EDUCATION GROUP | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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QUIZ: How Good Are You At Detecting Bias? (with Lesson Plan)

QUIZ: How Good Are You At Detecting Bias? (with Lesson Plan) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/dNmwvntMF5A “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan Teach with the
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Texas lawmakers spar over 'anti-vaccine measure'

Texas lawmakers spar over 'anti-vaccine measure' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A bill in the Texas House about improving care for foster children quickly broke down into a heated debate about vaccinations, with one lawmaker saying vaccines weren't important for public health.
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The Far-Right American Nationalist Who Tweeted #MacronLeaks

The Far-Right American Nationalist Who Tweeted #MacronLeaks | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
“As a journalist, I use all the tools at my disposal”—mostly YouTube, Periscope, and Twitter—“to seek the truth and disseminate the truth. That’s the purpose of journalism, right? At the same time, I also do what I call 4-D journalism, meaning that I’m willing to break the fourth wall. I’m willing to walk into an anti-Trump march and start chanting anti-Clinton stuff—to make something happen, and then cover what happens. So, activism tactics mixed with traditional journalism tactics.”
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Userfeeds aims to stop fake news by linking the blockchain to social content

Userfeeds aims to stop fake news by linking the blockchain to social content | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Userfeeds is a new startup which has a platform which applies blockchain tokens to news discovery. The idea is to combat so-called "fake news" by providing an..
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You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you - The Oatmeal

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you - The Oatmeal | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This is a comic about the backfire effect.
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This is amazing. Wish it didn't have the expletives... Still might use it (it's THAT good). 
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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Somehow All the More Terrifying as a Hulu Show

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Is Somehow All the More Terrifying as a Hulu Show | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
“Any dystopia that’s realistically based—that is this planet, not a galaxy far far away in another time—they’re all blueprints,” Atwood says. “They’re blueprints that are asking me, reader or viewer, is this where you want to live? And if not, what are the steps that need to be taken to avoid going there?”
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About

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Media Bias/Fact Check (MBFC News) is an independent online media outlet. MBFC News is dedicated to educating the public on media bias and deceptive news practices. MBFC News' aim is to inspire action and a rejection of overtly biased media. We want to return to an era of straight forward news reporting. Funding for MBFC…
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3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. It is something that I am obviously passionate about, hence the reason I wrote the book, “The Innovator’s …
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Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!)

Media Literacy: A Moral Imperative (…and a guide to support your work!) | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
“How much money can you bring in by making stuff up and putting it on the Internet? “I make like $10,000 a month from AdSense,” Paul Horner, a prolific, Facebook-focused fake-news writer told us this week. And among a growing group of Macedonian teenagers who see fake-news sites as a way to make easy money from American gullibility, the most successful can make about $5,000 a month, BuzzFeed reported.”
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10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts

10 Journalism Brands Where You Find Real Facts Rather Than Alternative Facts | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Realizing that millions more people are scratching their heads, wondering what to read and where to spend their subscription dollars, here are my top 10 large journalistic brands where I believe you can most often find real, reported facts.
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Why people get more stupid in a crowd

Why people get more stupid in a crowd | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The “wisdom of crowds” doesn’t always apply – sometimes group-think nudges people to make wrong-headed decisions.
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A Stanford professor’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As

A Stanford professor’s 15-minute study hack lifts B+ students into the As | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Policy makers, tech executives, teachers, and parents are forever trying to find new ways to improve kids’ performance at school. Schools design and redesign curricula, teachers embrace and reject new learning technologies, and parents plot ways to get their kids to study more. One novel solution researchers find helps kids to perform better is to ge
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Long-term measles-induced immunomodulation increases overall childhood infectious disease mortality

Long-term measles-induced immunomodulation increases overall childhood infectious disease mortality | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Vaccination against measles has many benefits, not only lifelong protection against this potentially serious virus. Mina et al. analyzed data collected since mass vaccination began in high-income countries when measles was common. Measles vaccination is associated with less mortality from other childhood infections. Measles is known to cause transient immunosuppression, but close inspection of the mortality data suggests that it disables immune memory for 2 to 3 years. Vaccination thus does more than safeguard children against measles; it also stops other infections taking advantage of measles-induced immune damage.

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[1]: /lookup/doi/10.1126/science.aaa3662
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Anti-Vaxxers Brought Their War to Minnesota—Then Came Measles

Anti-Vaxxers Brought Their War to Minnesota—Then Came Measles | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Misinformation targeted at Somali-American communities in Minneapolis is fueling the state's biggest outbreak in three decades.
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You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you (classroom-friendly version) - The Oatmeal

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you (classroom-friendly version) - The Oatmeal | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This is a classroom-friendly (no cuss words) comic about the backfire effect.
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Dear Scholars, Delete Your Account At Academia.Edu

Dear Scholars, Delete Your Account At Academia.Edu | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As for-profit platforms like Academia.edu look to monetize the dissemination of scholarly writing even further, academics across the globe must now consider alternatives to proprietary companies which profit from our writing. Here are a few suggestions.
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3 ways to spot a bad statistic

3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Sometimes it's hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn't count out stats altogether ... instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.
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Thriving in the gray: How Knight Foundation’s strategy is evolving in the age of disruption

Thriving in the gray: How Knight Foundation’s strategy is evolving in the age of disruption | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Alberto Ibargüen – For years, I had a front-row seat as technology disrupted journalism’s traditions and institutions, even as it made possible the inclusion of billions of people who suddenly had the possibilit
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Chasing Virality Brought Us Fake News, Now Everything’s on Fire

Chasing Virality Brought Us Fake News, Now Everything’s on Fire | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The news is supposed to tell us about the world. But while news, information, and truth are closely related, they are not synonymous. Truth is on shakier ground than ever before, in part because of…
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