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Whichbook | A new way of choosing what book to read next

Whichbook | A new way of choosing what book to read next | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Whichbook is a unique site for choosing what to read. Whichbook offers choices which are not available anywhere else – mood, emotion, plot shape, type of main character, country the book is set in.
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Content of interest to those who work in the wilderness that is the middle school library.
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The horrifying maternal mortality rate in Texas turned out to be wrong, but that's not the biggest issue

The horrifying maternal mortality rate in Texas turned out to be wrong, but that's not the biggest issue | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Texas is, in fact, a cautionary tale, just not in the way we all thought. It’s been collecting data poorly for years now, and they’re not alone—maternal mortality rates could be wrong all over the U.S. Ever since some states introduced a checkbox to their death certificates asking about pregnancy back in 2003, the stats on maternal mortality have been skewed so much that we haven’t published an official national maternal mortality rate since 2007. The data just haven’t been good enough.
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You Think You Want Media Literacy… Do You? –

The below original text was the basis for Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd’s March 2018 SXSW Edu keynote,“What Hath We Wrought?” — Ed. Growing up, I took certain truths to be self…
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Here’s how to find out which apps have access to your Facebook data

Here’s how to find out which apps have access to your Facebook data | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Whether you’re one of the 50 million Facebook users whose profiles were harvested by Trump-connected data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica via a personality app—or just one of the more than 2 billion people on the planet who use the social network at least once a month—you might be wondering just how vulnerable you are to that …
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Digital media literacy matters to all | Toronto Star

Digital media literacy matters to all | Toronto Star | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Today’s digital-driven world demands new media literacy skills to create understanding of powerful platforms, writes Kathy English
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How to Make a Group Magazine With Other Teachers

How to Make a Group Magazine With Other Teachers | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Group magazines are a great way for teachers to share ideas and information with each other, and to commemorate an event.
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Social Media Use 2018: Demographics and Statistics | Pew Research Center

Social Media Use 2018: Demographics and Statistics | Pew Research Center | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Facebook and YouTube dominate the social media landscape. But younger Americans, especially those ages 18 to 24, stand out in using a variety of platforms like
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A healthcare algorithm started cutting care, and no one knew why

A healthcare algorithm started cutting care, and no one knew why | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
When Arkansas started using an algorithm for a crucial health service, the program’s recipients struggled to understand what happened.
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2nd part of #DigitalLiteracy issue of our time is understanding consequences & implications of algorithms in all facets of our lives.
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Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Scandal Is Part of a Bigger Problem

Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Scandal Is Part of a Bigger Problem | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Data misuse is a feature, not a bug—and it’s plaguing our entire culture.
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This is the #DigitalLiteracy issue of our time
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Info Lit Presentation 2018 - Google Slides

Info Lit Presentation 2018 - Google Slides | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Every Source as a Spectrum: Moving beyond Fake News in Information Literacy
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Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter

Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.
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Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
New Data & Society report clarifies uses of "fake news" and analyzes four specific strategies for intervention.
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Web Prank: Create Your Own Legit-Looking News Stories by Editing Current Ones Online « Digiwonk :: Gadget Hacks

Web Prank: Create Your Own Legit-Looking News Stories by Editing Current Ones Online « Digiwonk :: Gadget Hacks | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
On the internet, everything is possible, even if it's not grounded in reality (check no further than anything The Onion publishes). Witty headlines combined with clever photo edits make even the most absurd topic seem like a serious news story. Some of these stories are so convincing that they even fool news organizations, such as the New York Times and even the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party. While some of us can tell when something sounds a bit off, others (like our parents) are susceptible to facetious articles posted on Facebook, Twitter, and the like. And naturally
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Mark Ludlam's curator insight, February 22, 5:24 PM
Get students to create their own fake news so that they develop  questioning attitudes to what they see online.
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What a Media Literacy Educator Hears When danah boyd Talks About Media Literacy | TUNE IN Next Time

What a Media Literacy Educator Hears When danah boyd Talks About Media Literacy | TUNE IN Next Time | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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When Kids Break Rules, Emphasize the Consequences for Others  

When Kids Break Rules, Emphasize the Consequences for Others   | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
When my four-year-old misbehaves (and boy, does she), I have about 3.7 seconds to run through a litany of possible parental responses in my brain, and choose one.
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This Public Relations Firm Has Been Secretly Placing Articles In Conservative Publications

Inside the corporate payola machine.
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How to Make a Group Magazine With Other Teachers

How to Make a Group Magazine With Other Teachers | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Group magazines are a great way for teachers to share ideas and information with each other, and to commemorate an event.
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Become A Truth-Teller: Facing Facts 04/02/2018

Become A Truth-Teller: Facing Facts 04/02/2018 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Is It Time To Rethink What We Call News? - 03/26/2018
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Study shows social media echo chambers might actually be a good thing

Study shows social media echo chambers might actually be a good thing | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A team of researchers set out to determine if the social media echo chamber on Twitter was keeping Democrats and Republicans in the US from seeing eye-to-eye.
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How Cambridge Analytica’s whistleblower became Facebook’s unlikely foe - The

How Cambridge Analytica’s whistleblower became Facebook’s unlikely foe - The | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
“I literally left a ticking time bomb,” Christopher Wylie said of the firm’s data gathering.
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Rise of Fake News Gives New Urgency to Media Literacy Education in America’s Schools | The 74

Rise of Fake News Gives New Urgency to Media Literacy Education in America’s Schools | The 74 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This article first appeared on the blog of the Education Writers Association The advent of fake news was the worst-best thing to happen to media literacy in schools. That’s according to Sherri Hope Culver, director of the Center for Media and Information Literacy at Temple University. In years past, it was tough convincing legislators and […]
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How social media spread a historical lie - The

How social media spread a historical lie - The | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
A mix of journalistic mistakes and partisan hackery advanced a pernicious lie about Democrats and the Klan.
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Stop reading the latest news if you want to be better informed —

Stop reading the latest news if you want to be better informed — | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
You might think someone who gets paid to predict the future would be mad for gadgets and forever spouting off on social media. But you'd be wrong. Writer and futurist Richard Watson may teach London business students and Silicon Valley tech companies how to think about crafting tools for tomorrow, but he's not even o
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For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned. - The New York Times

For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned. - The New York Times | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Our tech columnist tried to skip digital news for a while. His old-school experiment led to three main conclusions.
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How to Improve Critical Thinking Using a Simple 5-Step Process

How to Improve Critical Thinking Using a Simple 5-Step Process | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Samantha Agoos talks about a simple and effective 5-step system for improving critical thinking in this TED Ed animated video.
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