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Fake News is a Real Problem. Here's How Students Can Solve It. - John Spencer - 1 views

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    Some useful advice/tips about how to assist students understand how to identify "fake" news.
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Information Literacy Lessons Crucial in a Post-Truth World | Knowledge Quest - 0 views

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    A useful article about the profession. Teacher librarians have been teaching students how to evaluate websites and warning students about the dangers of going out on the world wide web without applying a critical lens to what they find since the inception of the internet. We constantly remind our students to evaluate websites and ask questions.
    Concluding paragraph: "Not only is our profession as school librarians crucial in shining the light of literacy on our students, but we must never forget the importance of our fight against information illiteracy. The very survival of our republic depends on an educated, engaged, and information-savvy populace".
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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation - YouTube - 0 views

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    A thought provoking video about critical and creative thinking from John Seely Brown
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Critical Thinking: A Necessary Skill in the Age of Spin | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Fortunately, when students are educated about information-gathering techniques and critical thinking, they have the tools necessary to see through spin and make decisions based on fact, rather than myth or propaganda. Regardless of your subject, critical thinking is one of the most important skills you can teach."
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10 online tools for better student research | The Edvocate - 0 views

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    "The biggest responsibility of any teacher is to equip students with the tools that they can use in everyday life.
    The content is important, but with information so easily accessible, it is ultimately more helpful to them if they have critical thinking, analytic ability, and research skills. You can best serve your students by engaging them in active debate, fun and absorbing problem-solving activities, and relevant research assignments.
    High-school students are among the hardest to engage, so you have to approach them in a way they understand. Traditional is out, online is in. Giving them the opportunity to use the tools they are most comfortable with can help them in ways that no amount of lecturing can accomplish.
    You can make your students better researchers, and thinkers, with the 10 online tools listed in this post"
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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking - 0 views

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    An interesting article that looks at teaching critical thinking but in a way that shifts the ownership for the questioning to the students. The ap[proach empowers them to think at higher levels but at the same time there is support provided with the question stems
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Framing Inquiry Questions | Great Teaching Ideas - 0 views

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    Video from AITSL site. (Ravenswood Schools for Girls, Sydney) Teachers discussing and showing how they go about encouraging student to develop a specific research skills ie framing the "Right" sort of question. Having the skill to develop good inquiry questions is important to self-learning and critical thinking. The audio is not great but a useful example nonetheless.
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    Video from AITSL site.
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