Don't Get Faked by the News Recently California State Assemblyman Gomez introduced AB 155, which states: “This bill would require the Instructional Quality Commission to develop, and the state board to adopt, revised curriculum standards and frameworks for English language arts, mathematics, history-social science, and science that incorporate civic online reasoning, as defined.” The impetus of this bill is the proliferation of fake news, as evidenced in 2016. While fake news has always been part of the (dis)information picture, social media and campaign documents have highlighted its impact. 3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News The fake news epidemic is disturbing. How do we fight it? Well, we can take a hint from how the medical community fights the flu or any other virus. We inoculate ourselves. In this post, I’ll teach you how I teach about fake news. Just as the flu shot exposes a person to enough of the dead “harmless” virus to cause immunity, we can also expose students to things that have already been verified or shown to be fake.
Log In Photo “IT IS A SPECTATOR SPORT to look at someone else’s books, if not an act of voyeurism or armchair psychology,” wrote Henry Petroski in “The Book on the Bookshelf.” Yet when the books don’t belong to an individual, but rather to a hotel or a bar, it is not armchair psychology — it is an invitation to a chance encounter. Which book might catch your eye from the shelves at the Wine Library at the B2 Boutique Hotel & Spa in Zurich, where guests can browse some 33,000 books with a glass of white in hand? What Teens Need Most From Their Parents - WSJ The teenage years can be mystifying for parents. Sensible children turn scatter-brained or start having wild mood swings. Formerly level-headed adolescents ride in cars with dangerous drivers or take other foolish risks.
What Essential Web Literacy Skills are Missing from Current Learning Standards? by An-Me Chung and Iris Bond Gill Our lives — and work — are moving online. Are current learning standards addressing the essential web literacy skills everyone should know? Increasingly, every job will become a digital job — whether field worker, designer, engineer or educator. Google Should Be a Librarian, not a Family Feud Contestant I’ve been investigating Google snippets lately, based on some work that other people have done. These are the “cards” that pop up on top sometimes, giving the user what appears to be the “one true answer”. What’s shocking to me is not that Google malfunctions in producing these, but how often it malfunctions, and how easy it is to find malfunctions.
7 surprises about libraries in our surveys The Pew Research Center’s studies about libraries and where they fit in the lives of their communities and patrons have uncovered some surprising facts about what Americans think of libraries and the way they use them. As librarians around the world are gathered in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research, our typology of public library engagement and the quiz we just released that people can take to see where they compare with our national survey findings: What kind of library user are you? Each time we ask about library use, we find that those ages 65 and older are less likely to have visited a library in the past 12 months than those under that age. Equally as interesting is the fact that younger Americans (those ages 16-29) are just as likely to be library users as those who are older. 2Although 10% of Americans have never used a library, they think libraries are good for their communities.
The Best Tips for Spotting Fake News in the Age of Trump In this op-ed, William Colglazier — an AP US History teacher from California who is teaching his students how to spot fake news — explains how we can do the same. Wait, what?! Did you hear? And The Word 'Liar': Intent Is Key President Trump spoke at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., on Jan. 21. He blamed the media for reports that he is feuding with the intelligence services, after comparing them to Nazi Germany. Olivier Doulier/Pool/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption