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Content of interest to those who work in the wilderness that is the middle school library.
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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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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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Fake news is only the beginning. The FCC is about to let monopolies decide what local news you see

What would happen if the politician you love to hate were indicted, but your local news didn’t report it? No newspaper stories, no TV news, no radio news on the hour, nothing.
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The fascinating cultural reason why Westerners and East Asians have polar opposite understandings of truth

The fascinating cultural reason why Westerners and East Asians have polar opposite understandings of truth | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Once you see it, it's obvious.
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The devious art of lying by telling the truth

The devious art of lying by telling the truth | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
The line between truth and lies is becoming ever murkier, finds Melissa Hogenboom. There's even a new word for a very different form of lying.
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10 Awesome Supplies for Classroom Escape Room Activities

10 Awesome Supplies for Classroom Escape Room Activities | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Escape room activities are a perfect fit for the classroom. Here—find a list of the essential escape room supplies and where to find them.
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Pricing access to the Trump White House: the strange case of the Times social media policy - PressThink

Pricing access to the Trump White House: the strange case of the Times social media policy - PressThink | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
"Any semblance of a political opinion must be squashed, with the appearance of neutrality and balance preserved at all costs."
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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

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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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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Analysis | The brave new world of political conspiracy-theory illustrations

Analysis | The brave new world of political conspiracy-theory illustrations | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Rep. Gohmert, Sean Hannity and the DCCC embrace an unusual aesthetic.
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China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away

China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Nobody likes to be watched while they're trying to read a book, but we're willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in
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I am Instagram famous, and I have crippling body image issues

I am Instagram famous, and I have crippling body image issues | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala has been meeting people via Craigslist and documenting their stories for over two years. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to her subjects’ lives
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