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I curate this e-magazine to share with students in reading courses. The appropriate grade levels would be secondary and postsecondary courses. I'd like to find teacher and librarian collaborators. Contact me if you're interested. #digitalliteracy #criticalthinking #hoaxbusters #combatingfakenews
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Navigating Post-Truth Societies: Strategies, Resources and Technologies

Navigating Post-Truth Societies: Strategies, Resources and Technologies | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
This post is the second in a series in which AACE social media interns follow up on the latest Innovating Pedagogy Trend Report 2017 – read the review and summary by Allie Aylan. As Ferguson et al. (2017)  … Read more
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Endless Curiosity: The Science of Fake News

Filippo Menczer and other data scientists at Indiana University’s Observatory on Social Media (OSoMe) are building tools that allow researchers to track th
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Here's a youthful interpretation of Hoaxy and other fact-checking tools developed by Indiana University. 

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Fake News Detector AI | Detect Fake News Using Neural Networks

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Use this website (or download the browser extension) to see if a site is fake or not.  If the web link provided is considered fake, the website turns red and notifies you of its likely falsehood.

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The Non-Scientist’s Guide to Reading and Understanding a Scientific Paper

The right approach and a little extra effort will help improve your scientific literacy.
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Six guidelines and an example for nonscientists on how to interact with scientific articles. 

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Open Mind - Chrome Web Store

Open Mind - Chrome Web Store | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Open Mind is web extension designed to combat fake news and political polarization, using cognitive science and machine learning.
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This Chrome extension was developed by two Yale students to combat fake news. It warns you of fake content AND suggests substantial articles on the same topic to read instead.

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TruthorFiction.com - Seeking truth, exposing fiction

TruthorFiction.com - Seeking truth, exposing fiction | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Seeking truth, exposing fiction
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This site has been around since 1999 while others have more recently surfaced this past year. It addresses hoaxes and other fake news. I scroll the content to see what is actually true. 

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Authentication | govinfo

Authentication | govinfo | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
For more than 150 years, the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) has been the official disseminator of Government documents and has assured users of their authenticity.
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The GPO provides authentication seals to its documents. To ensure you are viewing an unmodified government document from the Internet, print it out. It will show their seal that reads: "Authenticated U.S.  Government Information GPO".

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Snopes.com

The definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation.
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This is another useful resource for checking the validity of information.

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How to Practice Critical Thinking in 4 Steps

How to Practice Critical Thinking in 4 Steps | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Your life is the result of the choices you make. Practice these 4 steps of critical thinking and see if your outcomes improve.
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Google, democracy and the truth about internet search

Google, democracy and the truth about internet search | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president
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Learn about how top Google searchers are misleading.
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Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds

Most Students Don’t Know When News Is Fake, Stanford Study Finds | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
A study of middle-school to college-age students found most absorb social media news without considering the source. How parents can teach research skills and skepticism.
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Good tips for teaching children how to discern real from fake or biased information on the Internet.
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Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

Gone Home: A Video Game as a Tool for Teaching Critical Thinking Skills | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
A video game that is classified as a storytelling experience is taking the place of traditional text in some classrooms to teach students critical thinking skills.
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This looks interesting. 

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Data Detectives Game (Virtual)

Data Detectives Game (Virtual) | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it

This virtual game helps learners develop critical thinking skills. It was created by Dr. Kay McLennan. See instructor's guide and rubric. 

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6 tips to debunk fake news stories by yourself

6 tips to debunk fake news stories by yourself | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it

"1. First, do no harm
Before you even start debunking, make sure you are not sharing false rumors yourself. Avoid becoming one of the thousands who give credence to a false tweet by retweeting it. "

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These are good digital literacy tips that a librarian would offer. 

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Fakey

Developer Mihai Avram, http://pages.iu.edu/~mavram/

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A graduate student from Indiana University created this mobile app to teach youth how to identify fake news from playing a decision-based game.

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Hoaxy®

Hoaxy® | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Visualize the online spread of fake news, hoaxes, rumors, conspiracy theories, satire, fact checking, and the occasional accurate claim.
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Hoaxy is a great tool for visualizing the spread of hoaxes, as well as their debunking on Twitter. Click on the nodes within the spatial maps to see who's either spreading or debunking hoaxes.

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How to (seriously) read a scientific paper

How to (seriously) read a scientific paper | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Reading becomes easier with experience, but it is up to each scientist to identify the techniques that work best for them.
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This article provides useful ideas shared by students. 

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58 cognitive biases that screw up everything we do

58 cognitive biases that screw up everything we do | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
The Galatea effect, attentional bias, recency, and more.
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I learned that there are about 300 types of baises at an AERA 2018 conference session. I found this article but will search for a complete list.

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Official Media Bias/Fact Check Extension - Chrome Web Store

Official Media Bias/Fact Check Extension - Chrome Web Store | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Curate Facebook with MBFC news categorizations
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I used this Chrome extension when interacting on FB. I think it's very helpful.

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Learn how PolitiFact does its work

Learn how PolitiFact does its work | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: We often get questions about how we select claims to check and how we make our rulings. So a couple of times a year, we publish this overview of our procedures and the principles for Truth-O-Meter rulings. PolitiFact is a fact-checking website that rates the accuracy of claims by elected officials and others who speak up in American politics. PolitiFact is run by editors and reporters from the Tampa Bay Times, an independent newspaper in Florida, as is PunditFact, a site devoted to fact-checking pundits. The Tampa Bay Times is owned by the not-for-profit Poynter Institute. The PolitiFact stat
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Here's another reputable fact-checking website. They won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for fact-checking during the 2008 presidential campaign.

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FactCheck.org

A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center
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In the era of fake news, I thought it would be useful to curate websites for fact-checking. 

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8 Great Exit Ticket Tools for Teachers via Educators Technology

8 Great Exit Ticket Tools for Teachers via Educators Technology | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I agree. I'm familiar with the first five tools.
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How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail

How to Convince Someone When Facts Fail | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
Why worldview threats undermine evidence
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Critical reading is more necessary than ever.
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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WebQuest for Creating Critical Thinking Job Aids

WebQuest for Creating Critical Thinking Job Aids | The Critical Reader | Scoop.it
I created my first academic Webquest to search for the critical thinking processes particular to a student's field of study.  For example, I give them key words to use like "thinking frames" + "cri...
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