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Eval websites. The CRAAP test - Evaluating Web Resources - LibGuides at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. A Quick 3-Point Reference Guide for Making Any Question Essential. An essential question is an incredibly powerful tool for discovery learning and critical thinking skill development.

A Quick 3-Point Reference Guide for Making Any Question Essential

Here’s a catch, though—if you get the answer that you were looking for it doesn’t mean that you’ve asked an essential question in the first place. We need to find out how to turn basic non-essential questions into essential ones. Basic questions are ones that can be answered in a very short order, typically with the help of something like a Google search. An essential question, on the other hand, is something more. How to outsmart fake news in your Facebook feed. It doesn't have to be this way. Fake news is actually really easy to spot -- if you know how. Consider this your New Media Literacy Guide. 1. Does the story come from a strange URL? Zimdars says sites with strange suffixes like ".co" or ".su," or that are hosted by third party platforms like WordPress should raise a red flag. 2. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget.

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” So what should you do? You want to be informed, but a good deal of the information out there is incorrect or biased. American Libraries Magazine. Librarians—whether public, school, academic, or special—all seek to ensure that patrons who ask for help get accurate information.

American Libraries Magazine

Given the care that librarians bring to this task, the recent explosion in unverified, unsourced, and sometimes completely untrue news has been discouraging, to say the least. According to the Pew Research Center, a majority of US adults are getting their news in real time from their social media feeds. These are often uncurated spaces in which falsehoods thrive, as revealed during the 2016 election. To take just one example, Pope Francis did not endorse Donald Trump, but thousands of people shared the “news” that he had done so.

School Libraries Fight Fake News. Fake news has been all over the real news lately.

School Libraries Fight Fake News

From Mark Zuckerburg to Pizzagate, fake news is a huge problem, and it’s not going away on its own. According to a recent study from Stanford University, approximately 80 percent of students struggled to evaluate the credibility of an online resource. This is a little disheartening, since this is a huge part of what we teach as school librarians, and it appears we’ve not been very effective. There really isn’t a magic formula or checklist that replaces the critical thinking needed to determine if information is credible. How To Recognize A Fake News Story. 10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog. For many of us, 2016 is going down as a year to forget.

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

Election upsets, Zika, the Syrian crisis, and unfortunately tons of fake news about all of the above and everything in between. Denzel Washington was recently quoted as saying, “If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.” So what should you do? You want to be informed, but a good deal of the information out there is incorrect or biased. 1.

Links and citations allow us to easily access, read, and explore more about the information found in the article. Many big name news sites, such as CNN, do not include links or citations, but other sites do. Trustworthy advice for a post-truth world - University of Alberta. How do you tell fact from fiction in an online world where fake news often seems like the real thing?

Trustworthy advice for a post-truth world - University of Alberta

When the Oxford English Dictionary picked “post-truth” as word of the year for 2016, it seemed to signal a shift in the way we perceive the world—the triumph of emotional response over rational thought. But our susceptibility to “fake news” is not a new problem. It goes back at least as far as the 1890s, when the term “yellow journalism” emerged in the New York newspaper wars to denote a brand of sensational reporting more interested in circulation than accuracy. As early as 1620, philosopher Francis Bacon warned of false notions that impede human understanding, most notably the “idols of the cave” that trap us in our own conceptual biases. False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources.

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About. In our era of advanced technology and high-speed Internet connections, you can find information on virtually anything.

10 Ways to Search Google for Information That 96% of People Don’t Know About

In the space of just a few minutes, we can find recipes for the tastiest pie or learn all about the theory of wave-particle duality. But more often than not, we have to sift through a vast body of knowledge to get the information we need, and this can take hours rather than minutes. This is why Bright Side has put together a list of the most effective methods for searching Google to help you find the precious material you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks. 1. Either this or that. UW class on how to spot fake data goes viral within hours. Two University of Washington professors are taking aim at BS in a provocatively named new course they hope to teach this spring.

UW class on how to spot fake data goes viral within hours

The professors would like to push the course materials online — teaching it as a MOOC, for example, a freely available course taught over the web. When it came to picking a title for the course they will teach this spring, University of Washington professors Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West decided to abandon academic stodginess and get edgy. Their new course title?

“Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data.” 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.

Identifying Fake News: An Infographic and Educator Resources - EasyBib Blog

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! 5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News : NPR Ed. Students in Scott Bedley's fifth-grade class at Plaza Vista School in Irvine, Calif., play a version of "Simon Says" with fake news.

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News : NPR Ed

Courtesy of Scott Bedley hide caption toggle caption. In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play - The Verge. How To Spot Fake News. Critical thinking is a key skill in media and information literacy, and the mission of libraries is to educate and advocate its importance. Discussions about fake news has led to a new focus on media literacy more broadly, and the role of libraries and other education institutions in providing this. When Oxford Dictionaries announce post-truth is Word of the Year 2016, we as librarians realise action is needed to educate and advocate for critical thinking – a crucial skill when navigating the information society. IFLA has made this infographic with eight simple steps (based on FactCheck.org’s 2016 article How to Spot Fake News) to discover the verifiability of a given news-piece in front of you.

Download, print, translate, and share – at home, at your library, in your local community, and on social media networks. The more we crowdsource our wisdom, the wiser the world becomes. Download the infographic. In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play - The Verge. Ultimate Critical Thinking Cheat Sheet. The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning. By Thom Markham Teachers in a rural southeast Michigan high school were recently discussing the odd behavior of the senior class. It seems the 12th graders were acting more civilly toward the junior class in the hallways.

The prom was also quieter and more well-mannered than in previous years. More perplexing, prom was over, it was mid-May, and the seniors were still engaged in learning. The teachers’ explanation: Project-based learning. Here’s the back story. Stories like this are about to become more important to educators. This is a steep challenge because it forces education to cross a philosophic divide. Standardizing Valuable Skills. 10 Tips for Planning an Inquiry-Based Start to the New School Year – Making Good Humans. It’s (almost) August 1st… I can finally stop pretending that I’m not constantly thinking about the upcoming school year! (What can I say, I love my job!) For all of you teachers out there who have also ‘just started’ thinking about school, here is a great excerpt from Kath Murdoch’s Just Wondering Blog about how to sow the seeds for a great year of inquiry.

Everything from building relationships, to involving students in classroom set-up and even suggestions for inquiry-based first week activities! What the news media can learn from librarians. Photo by Rich Grundy. In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play - The Verge. Edutopia. Fake news, bias, or satirical comedy what's the difference. Fake News and K-12 Information Literacy: Following the November 2016 Presidential election, there was great concern about fake news on Facebook and in Google searches.

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection. Jackie Gerstein is an experienced educator who has been working as a classroom teacher and pre-service teacher trainer for years. Why Inquiry Learning is Worth the Trouble. Nearly seven years after first opening its doors, the Science Leadership Academy public magnet high school* in Philadelphia and its inquiry-based approach to learning have become a national model for the kinds of reforms educators strive towards. But in a talk this past weekend at EduCon 2.5, the school’s sixth-annual conference devoted to sharing its story and spreading its techniques, Founding Principal Chris Lehmann insisted that replicating his schools approach required difficult tradeoffs.

Building Students' Cognitive Flexibility. Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy. When talking about teaching and learning, most people don’t immediately think of librarians. In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play - The Verge. Smart Girls Understand: How to Be a Savvy News Consumer. Researchers find students have trouble judging the credibility of information online. Education scholars say youth are duped by sponsored content and don't always recognize political bias of social messages. Evaluating Websites - AndySpinks.com. C.A.R.S. Truth, truthiness, triangulation: A news literacy toolkit for a “post-truth” world. Teaching Information Literacy Now. Last week, a new study from Stanford University revealed that many students are inept at discerning fact from opinion when reading articles online.

Fake news, bias, or satirical comedy what's the difference. Media literacy class ever evolving. Why it's dangerous to outsource our critical thinking to computers. Three Ways to Differentiate Inquiry – School Library Connection Blog. Inquiry Ninja – Think! Create! Lead! Guided Inquiry Design – Carol Kuhlthau. Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know. Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google. How Teens Benefit From Reading About the Struggles of Scientists.

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