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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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How to fight fake news in the field - Innovation: Education

How to fight fake news in the field - Innovation: Education | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
6th grade educator Christie Nold shares resources from her unit on how to tell real from fake news as we all learn how to fight fake news in the classroom.
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The Facebook Algorithm Is Watching You

The Facebook Algorithm Is Watching You | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The project is meant to encourage people to question what they’re doing when they click a Facebook reaction button. He wants people to ask: “Where does this data go? Who benefits from it? And who is made most vulnerable by it?”
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Study reveals bot-on-bot editing wars raging on Wikipedia's pages

Study reveals bot-on-bot editing wars raging on Wikipedia's pages | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Over time, the encyclopedia’s software robots can become locked in combat, undoing each other’s edits and changing links, say researchers
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‘Fake news’ study pins down definition and identification

‘Fake news’ study pins down definition and identification | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
With so-called ‘fake news’ on the tip of the tongue of seemingly every politician and social media user at the moment the team at NewsWhip have pulled together a new initiative to more full define the term and its implications for the uninitiated.
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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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A Finder's Guide To Facts

A Finder's Guide To Facts | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The deluge of fake news suggests we live in a "post-truth" era. But NPR's Steve Inskeep says it would be better to call this a "post-trust" era. Here are his tips to sniff out the suspect sources.
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Teach Today's Kids to Spot Tomorrow's Fake News

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"...many college students are no more able than elementary-school students to distinguish between claims based on evidence and those based on narratives shared within a given culture."

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The Internet Made ‘Fake News’ a Thing—Then Made It Nothing

The Internet Made ‘Fake News’ a Thing—Then Made It Nothing | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As an epithet that defines and dominates the current political moment, "fake news" has become as unstuck from fact—and as unstoppable—as any viral hoax.
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Analysis | No, Sweden isn’t hiding an immigrant crime problem. This is the real story.

Analysis | No, Sweden isn’t hiding an immigrant crime problem. This is the real story. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Paradoxically, the Swedish government's transparency and responsiveness make it appear more troubled than it is.
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