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Content of interest to those who work in the wilderness that is the middle school library.
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Eight Simple Rules for Doing Accurate Journalism

Eight Simple Rules for Doing Accurate Journalism | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Some new, some old, some wonderfully clichéd
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Which Anonymous Sources Are Worth Paying Attention To? Part 2 of 2

Which Anonymous Sources Are Worth Paying Attention To? Part 2 of 2 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
We divide anonymous sources into six general types and give the pros and cons of each.
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As doctored photos flood the Internet, human vision struggles to keep up

As doctored photos flood the Internet, human vision struggles to keep up | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Not only is the human vision system poorly equipped to recognize when a photo has been manipulated, there may not be much we can do to make it work much better, new research suggests.
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Researchers Examine When People Are More Susceptible To Fake News

Researchers Examine When People Are More Susceptible To Fake News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Whether people consume news in a social setting or alone can affect how likely they are to fact-check. Research suggests people let their guard down when they're in groups and become less skeptical.
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What every Browser knows about you

What every Browser knows about you | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This is a demonstration of all the data your browser knows about you. All this data can be accessed by any website without asking you for any permission.
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Seeing Through Photographs | Coursera

Seeing Through Photographs | Coursera | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Seeing Through Photographs from The Museum of Modern Art. Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This cours
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Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Algorithms can save lives, make things easier and conquer chaos. But experts worry about governmental and corporate control of the data, and how algorithms can
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How to Teach Media Literacy in a Virtual Classroom - MediaShift

How to Teach Media Literacy in a Virtual Classroom - MediaShift | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The last year has brought renewed calls for investments in news literacy education as a way to teach media consumers to sort fact from fiction. It's a daunting task given the cottage industry dedicated to peddling fiction, our complicity in spreading hoaxes on social media and our inabilit
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Key findings about U.S. immigrants

Key findings about U.S. immigrants | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Today, more than 40 million people living in the U.S. were born in another country, accounting for about one-fifth of the world’s migrants in 2015.
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Why Historians Want You to Journal in the Age of Trump

Why Historians Want You to Journal in the Age of Trump | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As the White House deals with constant revelations from investigations into its potential ties to Russia and other issues, historians have tips for documenting history as it happens.
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Faceless Publishers

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The missing piece when it comes to the future of media are faceless publishers. Vox Media’s deal with The Ringer shows the way.
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The ‘appropriation prize,’ Trump’s tweets: People still seem to think the Internet isn’t reality - The Globe and Mail

The ‘appropriation prize,’ Trump’s tweets: People still seem to think the Internet isn’t reality - The Globe and Mail | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
These people are "pretending to care about freedom of speech so they can feel self-righteous while harassing marginalized people for having opinions," West said. "Conflating criticism with censorship fosters a system in which all positions deserve equal consideration, no bad ideas can ever be put to rest, and lies are just as valid as the truth."
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When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources

When To Trust A Story That Uses Unnamed Sources | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Here’s a guide to unnamed sources in government/politics/Washington stories.
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Many people can’t tell when photos are fake. Can you?

Many people can’t tell when photos are fake. Can you? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The results are "a bit worrying,” the researcher who led a new study says. "If we can’t tell the fake ones from the real ones, the fakes are going to be powerful."
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To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game

To Test Your Fake News Judgment, Play This Game | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The journalist who thought up this game says she saw the need before "fake news" was even in the vernacular.
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How Making Thinking Visible Helps Teachers and Students - November Learning

Article Produced in Partnership with Cisco Education . One category of digital tools, making thinking visible, can give students a higher level of confidence to ask questions when they need help, or share their opinions and ideas with the rest of the class — leading to more thoughtful discussions. These same tools inform educators about how to plan for much more meaningful lessons. In the 1980s coming of age movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, one of the funniest scenes I remember (perhaps because I was a social studies teacher at the time) is the high school economics class with Ben [...]
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Ad-driven media doesn’t care about the truth, and that isn’t going to change

Ad-driven media doesn’t care about the truth, and that isn’t going to change | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Ad distribution company Revcontent uses so-called ‘content recommendation’ widgets to place paid-for content on websites. So is their ‘Truth in Media Initiative’ against fake news a genuine challenge?
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Teach students to curate a project

Teach students to curate a project | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
With so much information available, it’s imperative that students develop the skills to effectively find and evaluate sources of information, categorize what they have found and create new meaning from those materials.
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Want To Understand The Future Of Design? Read These Books

Want To Understand The Future Of Design? Read These Books | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Upgrade your summer beach reading with these tomes about the future of cities, AI, big data, and more.
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5 social media uses we must teach in schools – Digital Learning – Medium

5 social media uses we must teach in schools – Digital Learning – Medium | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Gallup conducted a poll titled “21st Century Skills and the Workplace” and found that 59% of the workforce “developed most of the skills they use in their current job outside of school.” This…
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Media Literacy: How To Close Read Infographics via Middleweb

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