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ISTE | Top 10 sites to help students check their facts - 0 views

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    "A good fact-checking site uses neutral wording, provides unbiased sources to support its claims and reliable links, says Frank Baker, author of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom and creator of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. He adds, "Readers should apply the same critical thinking/questioning to fact-check sites." This post offers an annotated list of 10 fact and bias-checking sites that can be shared with students.

    Here's a rundown of 10 of the top fact- and bias-checking sites to share with your students."
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Note Taking With Technology | Edutopia - 0 views

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    "Today's students require strategies that support their acquisition of knowledge, allow them to save their notes across devices, permit them to search through vast quantities of information, and share their learning with the rest of their community. Before blaming a device-either the pen or the laptop-we need to identify what is best for individual students by considering what I call the four S's of note taking. Does the system students are using: 1. adequately support the students' learning needs? 2. allow students to save their notes to multiple locations? 3. let students search for salient points? 4. permit students to share with peers and teachers?"
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4 resources for fighting fake news - Innovation: Education - 0 views

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    A post that discusses some resources that will help you teach your students to find accurate information, manage their social media feeds and make good choices about what to share
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[infographic] Fake news or real news? 10 tips to getting the facts for yourself - Stone... - 0 views

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    This useful infographic is based on the article and a link provided to a google doc, False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical "News" Sources, prepared by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication and media at Merrimack College.
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Home - Fake News - LibGuides at Indiana University East - 0 views

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    Libguide that offers advice on how to identify Fake News. The ability to tell accurate news from fake news is an important skill that you'll use for the rest of your life.  This LibGuide will give you valuable insight in telling fact from fiction online, plus a chance to exercise your newfound skills. 
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Can Your Students Spot Fake News? Here are ... - 0 views

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    A list of on-line resources that can to aid teachers and their students with the task of spotting fake news. The articles, guides, lesson plans and videos deal with the importance of evaluating websites.
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Fake News is a Real Problem. Here's How Students Can Solve It. - John Spencer - 2 views

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    Some useful advice/tips about how to assist students understand how to identify "fake" news.
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Teaching Teens Media Literacy 101 - @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox - 0 views

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    "Lately there has been a lot of focus on how fake and biased media influenced the US election. It's staggering to realize how much of an influence it has had. The author compelled to tweet to her teen (and adult followers) some tips for helping to examine the news and media we consume."
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Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools - 0 views

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    "As schools seek to become Future Ready, it is necessary to identify and cultivate leadership beyond district and building leaders. School librarians lead, teach and support the Future Ready goals of their school and district in a variety of ways through their professional practice, programs and spaces. If properly prepared and supported, school librarians are well-positioned to be at the leading edge of the digital transformation of learning."
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8 digital skills we must teach our children | World Economic Forum - 0 views

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    "How can we, as parents, educators and leaders, prepare our children for the digital age? Without a doubt, it is critical for us to equip them with digital intelligence. The digital world is a vast expanse of learning and entertainment. But it is in this digital world that kids are also exposed to many risks, such as cyberbullying, technology addiction, obscene and violent content, radicalization, scams and data theft. The problem lies in the fast and ever evolving nature of the digital world, where proper internet governance and policies for child protection are slow to catch up, rendering them ineffective.
    8 skills suggestions and a great infographic to visually set out different area."
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5 Ways to Make YouTube Safer for Kids - YouTube - 0 views

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    Youtube short pPublished on 1 Jul 2015 by Common Sense Media. Kids love watching funny videos, learning cool stuff or uploading their own creations on YouTube. Discover 5 ways to make YouTube Safer for kids, whether they are watching or creating a channel.
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The @DavidGeurin Blog: 7 Reasons To Use Social Media In Your School (INFOGRAPHIC) - 0 views

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    "Social media is here to stay. Never before have people been able to connect, share, and learn from one another as we do now. As a result, our students need skills to win at life in a digital world. The ability to use social media to support life goals and possibilities can be a game-changer. I know it has been very powerful for me in my professional life." & reasons are discussed by the author.
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Things Every Teacher Should Know About Digital Citizenship @coolcatteacher - 0 views

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    Gord Holden's three things about digital citizenship that every teacher should know.
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How Google Impacts The Way Students Think - 1 views

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    Interesting reflection on how we use Google and what thinking goes woth that.
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Why Digital Literacy Is Critical In eLearning - eLearning Industry - 0 views

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    "Digital literacy has been dubbed as a fourth literacy. Whereas reading, writing, and mathematics are considered as the cornerstone of being literate, literacy in this day is not complete if a person is not capable of accessing and creating digital information. Therefore it is important to talk about digital literacy in education and eLearning."
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