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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 media today: ‘This doesn’t look like the gun debate in America’

The media today: ‘This doesn’t look like the gun debate in America’ | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it

Interviewing subjects in a closet. Remembering to film landscape, not portrait. Piecing together a chronology online. Holding the front page of the print paper to pivot to a bigger story. The inspirational student journalists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, remembered all these reporting staples last Wednesday, even as a very personal […]


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One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns - BI

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns - BI | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Every Friday, the teacher asks her fifth-grade students two questions.
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Reading the Mueller Indictment: A Russian-American Fraud

Reading the Mueller Indictment: A Russian-American Fraud | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Evan Osnos on Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russians involved in interfering with the 2016 Presidential election in support of Donald Trump.
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Fake news fallout: Cascading collapse in trust for social media platforms, search and governements | ZDNet

Fake news fallout: Cascading collapse in trust for social media platforms, search and governements | ZDNet | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The Edelman Trust Barometer survey has uncovered an "unprecedented crisis of trust" in the US and huge falls in 22 countries — fake facts take the blame
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The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Experts are split on whether the coming years will see less misinformation online. Those who foresee improvement hope for technological and societal solutions.
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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

The 5 Best Questions for Detecting Fake News in a Media-Driven World | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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

The WIRED Guide to Digital Security | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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

Teaching fact from fiction | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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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Fake before and after weight loss pictures

Fake before and after weight loss pictures | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Women are posting their most unflattering photos on Instagram to prove a powerful point: Before-and-after photos aren't always what they seem.
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Book folding pattern READ 244 folds Tutorial with Simple

Book folding pattern READ 244 folds Tutorial with Simple | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The book folding pattern allows the folder to create this unique Read pattern to be in the book. All my book patterns are measure and mark patterns in mm. Its very simple to create. The end result is so impressive to look at as well as looks great in any place of your house. For
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Google Alert A Great Tool to Help Student Researchers

Google Alert A Great Tool to Help Student Researchers | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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The secret structure of great talks

The secret structure of great talks | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with listeners. In this talk, presentation expert Nancy Duarte shares practical lessons on how to make a powerful call-to-action.
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Brave Teen Completely Proves History Professor Wrong With A Basic Google Search

Brave Teen Completely Proves History Professor Wrong With A Basic Google Search | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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

NPR's Book Concierge | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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

#rawthought: Your Ellie — On the Primacy of Networked Knowledge | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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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