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5 tips for getting your secondary students to search smarter. What is Plagiarism? A Guide to Catching and Fixing Plagiarism - EasyBib. Whenever you’re writing an essay, blog post or just about anything, it’s always good to consider this very important question, “Am I plagiarizing?”

What is Plagiarism? A Guide to Catching and Fixing Plagiarism - EasyBib

This may lead you to wonder, “What is plagiarism, exactly?” Critical thinking and stats literacy are the answers to a post-truth age. Facts matter supporter board a4. Critical thinking and stats literacy are the answers to a post-truth age. Google Cool Tools. 2016 SurveyFaculty Survey IG. This election facts matter infographic pdf. Facts matter: for an informed, prosperous and healthy society. You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you (classroom-friendly version) Comics Blog Books Shop.

You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you (classroom-friendly version)

Information for Teachers - EPQ Support - My Subject at Middlesex University Learning Resources. Welcome - EPQ Support - My Subject at Middlesex University Learning Resources. We need to help students bridge the gap between school and college study. Last year, I wrote a book on transition.

We need to help students bridge the gap between school and college study

Like most literature on this subject, it focused on pupils’ transfer from primary to secondary school, as well as between the various years and key stages of compulsory schooling. But, in working with FE colleges across the country, it’s struck me just how important the transition from school to FE is and just how unprepared students are to make this change. A common mistake that FE teachers make, particularly when planning assignments, is to assume that in the six weeks between leaving school and starting college students have – somehow, somewhere – acquired an armoury of study skills and, perhaps by a process of osmosis, become adept at working independently.

Study skills are not innate; they must be taught – and this is about making the implicit explicit, the invisible visible. We must teach students the tactics of independence. Improving Library and Information Services: Phenomenographically! Fact vs Fake: Resources to Help Librarians Navigate Digital Literacy - ALSC Blog. One can’t help but to be publicly aware of so many things these days.

Fact vs Fake: Resources to Help Librarians Navigate Digital Literacy - ALSC Blog

And if you are a walking, talking, breathing, adult, anywhere in the world, you are certainly aware of the current intense interest in the power and persuasiveness of social media. The role of librarians when it comes to helping their patrons negotiate and assess the information that comes from those sources varies greatly depending upon your community, your library, your job. That role, to provide media and digital literacy in a constantly changing world, demands more than ever that we share what we learn and our own expertise. Towards that end, ALSC’s Intellectual Freedom Committee partnered with AASL to host a joint Community Forum on Digital Literacy/Digital Citizenship. How To Become A Google Power User. Ahhhhh the secrets of search.

How To Become A Google Power User

These simple shortcuts can help you step up your Google game tremendously. I Learned almost every one of these hacks during college. I’ve written hundreds of pages of reports and have used google to research thousands of different things. Utilizing these tools create a much easier way to navigate the web. Bullying on social networks. Most of the apps and social networking sites are for people aged 13 and over.

Bullying on social networks

They also state that bullying, abusive behaviours which includes harassment, impersonation and identity theft are banned and not allowed. However, results from our national bullying survey, shows 91% of people who reported cyber bullying said that no action was taken. This can leave users feeling disbelieved, vulnerable and knock their self-esteem.

Fake news is being cited by pupils as fact in their studies, warn teachers. Pupils are quoting fake news as fact in lessons and written work, teachers have warned.

Fake news is being cited by pupils as fact in their studies, warn teachers

More than a third of teachers say their students have cited false information found online, according to a poll by the NASUWT teaching union. Union general secretary Chris Keates said the finding was “worrying” and shows the power that internet firms have in shaping public opinion, especially among young people.

The figures come amid growing concerns from international education experts, who say children should be taught in schools how to recognise fake news. In one case, a union member said that “some students did not attend school and hysteria ensued because they thought there were killer clowns roaming the streets with weapons”. Another said pupils “often mistake spoof news sites for real news”. Others expressed frustration over students refusing to believe news they had seen on Facebook and other social sites was not true, even when the problem was explained to them.

Lords call for digital literacy to be 'fourth pillar' of education. A group of Lords has called on the government to make digital literacy sit alongside reading, writing and mathematics as a “fourth pillar” of education.

Lords call for digital literacy to be 'fourth pillar' of education

The Lords Communications Committee report “Growing Up With The Internet” has demanded intervention “at the highest level of government” after hearing evidence that the internet does not take sufficient account of the fact that the needs of children are different to those of adults. The current regime of self–regulation is “underperforming”, it said.

Primary sources: Use Trump's inauguration to teach history. Donald Trump will today make history.

Primary sources: Use Trump's inauguration to teach history

His inauguration as the 45th President of the United States is the first time someone has been elected to the role with no previous political or military experience. That fact - and the huge media interest in him - will mean this is a day historians are sure to look back on in the future. And in that quest, they will have a hefty selection of primary sources to pick from. This presents history teachers with an opportunity. Coverage will differ from one news source to another, just as it would have done in the past.

Have You Deleted Your Google Search History Yet? – DuckDuckGo Blog. Recently we posted about how ads track you across the net and showed you how to save enough money to adopt a pony!

Have You Deleted Your Google Search History Yet? – DuckDuckGo Blog

#ChildhoodDream Unless you use a private search engine, like DuckDuckGo, then your search engine still likely has a copy of everything you’ve ever searched. Let’s take Google for example. Check out your Google Search History: searches, locations, interests. They’ve recorded it all. Deleting your Google search history will prevent it from being used by the highest bidder on the millions of sites and apps that use Google’s advertising networks.

To delete the results you can click on the dots on the top-right hand of the page and select “Delete activity by…” then, select “All time” and hit delete. At DuckDuckGo, we believe in private by default. Of the 3 Types of Skills, One Is Quickly Becoming Most Important. Research has found there are three types of skills in the world: knowledges, transferable skills and self-management skills. Not too long ago, knowledges – what you know – were the most important skills in the workplace. With knowledge limited, people would spend years mastering a specific expertise and then build their career around that. Top 10 skills for the future. A while ago, I came across a 'top 10 skills for the future' image, formed by the World Economic Forum following their Future of Jobs report.

It really caught my attention and a lot of other people found it useful too. After recently experimenting with creating images for our Twitter page (@refthinking) and this blog, I loved the idea of mixing it up a little and adding some images. Feel free to share it, but please let us know by mentioning us if it's a tweet, as it's great to see it being shared even more! For a large version, please click here. If you have iPads in school and want to increase development of some of these top skills, try our tool, Thinking Kit: Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog. We recently posted, “10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article,” which highlighted key items to look for on a website when determining its credibility.

The infographic found here summarizes the content from the blog post and students can use it as a guide when using news sources in research. Post, print, or share it with your students or others! Looking for other resources related to website credibility? We’ve listed some of our favorites below the infographic! "Credo" - Objectivity in Reporting (for Credo blog)

"Credo" - Evaluating Sources (for Credo blog) Brought to you by the CILIP Information Literacy Group. Information literacy won't save us... Information Literacy. Taking information literacy lessons into Google Classroom. Primary sources: Use Trump's inauguration to teach history. Cyberbullying guidance and practical toolkit. New resources launching as part of Anti-Bullying Week To support schools develop effective strategies to understand, prevent and respond to cyberbullying we have launched new cyberbullying guidance along with a practical PSHE toolkit for teachers. Funded by the Government Equalities Office and European Union as part of our work as the UK Safer Internet Centre, these resources will help schools address issues such as cyberbullying, sexting and peer pressure online. Safer Internet Centre. Know Your Sources. Google's holocaust problem.

Psychology: 5 Rules for Kids Using Digital Technology. Four tricky ways that fake news can fool you. InfoLit Modules. "Information literacy is an essential component of any educational program at the graduate or undergraduate levels. " 1 The InfoLit Modules provide high quality, ACRL-aligned instructional materials to help librarians deepen the quality of student instruction on research strategies and techniques. With 60 high-quality videos, tutorials, and quizzes, the InfoLit Modules are ideal for supplementing existing lessons, for “one shot” library instructional sessions, and for addressing gaps in classroom or online teaching.

Fake news isn’t the only problem. After two weeks of following the story of Macedonian “fake news” sites and Facebook’s editorial responsibilities, we wanted to discuss the fact that fake news is only part of the problem. Info Literacy in the Facebook News Era. Bursting the Filter Bubble: Pro-Truth Librarians in a Post-Truth World. In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play - The Verge. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. E-safety Support – Knowledge Base. How to Measure the Digital Literacy Capabilities of Library Staff – FINDING HEROES. Federation of Children's Book Groups. Power of Pictures. Digital Literacy in Libraries – a day of sharing innovations. #AskALibrarian: Does mindfulness benefit children? Top 6 library and information stories from August 2016. The Information Literate Classroom – expanding skills across the curriuclum. Transition skills FINAL.

Resource sheets for schools. Resources for the Extended Project Qualification at The University of Manchester. 6 suggestions for teaching information literacy. Why teach information literacy in an academic library? Information literacy is for life, not just for a good degree. Our qualifications. Models and frameworks. Information literacy - Definition. Sharing OERs. Using OERs. Finding OERs. Schools. Information and Critical Literacy home - Information Literacy. Good school libraries: making a difference to learning - Digital Education Resource Archive (DERA) Skills Overview. James Herring's PLUS model.