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SearchReSearch: Internet search: What makes it simple, difficult or impossible?

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On the face of it you’d think that searching on a modern search engine such as Google is a pretty simple and straightforward skill. And mostly, you’d be right. It’s the exceptions that are interesting.

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Brave Teen Completely Proves History Professor Wrong With A Basic Google Search

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In the 1840s, thousands of Irish immigrants fled the Great Famine and came to America. If dealing with starvation, gruesome ship conditions, and persecutio
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NPR's Book Concierge

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NPR's Book Concierge is your guide to 2017's best reads. Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone you love.
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Stop using Facebook and start using your browser

In "an open memo, to all marginally-smart people/consumers of internet 'content'", Foster Kamer has a small suggestion t
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Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism - PressThink

Show your work: The new terms for trust in journalism - PressThink | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The transparency movement has finally come of age. Power has shifted to the users. Their trust has to be earned in different ways now.
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Generation Screwed

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Why millennials are facing the scariest financial future of any generation since the Great Depression.
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#rawthought: Your Ellie — On the Primacy of Networked Knowledge

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What does this mean for search?
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The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Jesmyn Ward‘s novel, "Sing, Unburied, Sing" was mentioned the most times.
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The Fake News Culprit No One Wants to Identify: You | Backchannel

The Fake News Culprit No One Wants to Identify: You | Backchannel | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Facebook and Twitter won't fix fake news alone, says danah boyd. Today's information wars are also a reflection of us.
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From Thought to Action - Taking Control of Innovation

From Thought to Action - Taking Control of Innovation | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Even more important than mentoring and modelling with technology, educators can share their own learning with their students. If the ultimate goal is for our students to learn how to learn, we need to show them that we are learners, too. We can demonstrate how we allow ourselves to try, and struggle, and try some more. We can let our students know that learning is hard but still possible.
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Instructional Strategies List for Teachers - Instructional Strategies List

Instructional Strategies List for Teachers - Instructional Strategies List | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A BIG List of Instructional Strategies for Teachers I’ve decided to create an instructional strategies list for teachers.  There are plenty of teaching textbooks meant to provide instructional strategies for teachers. There are also huge lists of definitions available. This site strives to be more. I am updating this page… Continue reading
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The World in Words

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The World in Words is a podcast about languages and the people who speak them. What happens to the brain on bilingualism? Does it matter that so many languages are dying out? Should we fear the rise of global English? Is the United States losing its linguistic cohesion? Why are Chinese tech words so inventive? Why does Icelandic have so many cool swearwords? Patrick Cox and Nina Porzucki bring you stories from the world's linguistic frontlines. Also at pri.org/language
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The Datasaurus Dozen - Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing | Autodesk Research

The Datasaurus Dozen - Same Stats, Different Graphs: Generating Datasets with Varied Appearance and Identical Statistics through Simulated Annealing | Autodesk Research | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Datasets which are identical over a number of statistical properties, yet produce dissimilar graphs, are frequently used to illustrate the importance of graphical representations when exploring data. This paper presents a novel method for generating such datasets, along with several examples. Our technique varies from previous approaches in that new datasets are iteratively generated from a seed dataset through random perturbations of individual data points, and can be directed towards a desired outcome through a simulated annealing optimization strategy.
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The 5 Best Questions for Detecting Fake News in a Media-Driven World

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Media literacy is no longer an option as media evolves the fake news game more and more. here are 5 questions from Edutopia for detecting fake news.
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25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Whether you're looking for gift ideas or suggestions for your own reading, TED speakers have you covered.
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The WIRED Guide to Digital Security

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In an age of nonstop breaches and hacks, here are ways to improve your online security based on your level of risk, from average user to NSA contractor.
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How A Massachusetts Library Became 'A Hotbed of Hawaiiana'

How A Massachusetts Library Became 'A Hotbed of Hawaiiana' | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
If you were researching Hawaiiana and the islands' history, it's not likely you'd think of heading to Worcester, but maybe you should.
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Teaching fact from fiction

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To resist them requires knowledge (of the actual state of the world), intellectual tools (scrutiny to determine truth from falsehood), and courage (to call out liars).
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New issue of Journal of Information Literacy – Information Literacy Website

New issue of Journal of Information Literacy – Information Literacy Website | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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What People Really Want From News Organizations

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Pundits complain that people are satisfied with the echo chambers they’re in, but that’s not quite right.
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Websites change. Perma Links don't.

Websites change. Perma Links don't. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Broken links are everywhere. Perma helps authors and journals create permanent links for citations in their published work.
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