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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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How to Create an eBook with Google Slides | Shake Up Learning - 0 views

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    Google Slides have made the process of creating an eBook so much easier than doing it using Google Docs. Google Slides allows you to manipulate and edit images in ways that you cannot in Google Docs. With Slides, you can add backgrounds, borders, and layer text boxes, graphics, and shapes. If you have ever been frustrated with trying to get an image in the exact spot you want in Google Docs, you may want to try it in Google Slides. Since you can easily convert your slides to PDF, the most universally accepted file format, your eBook can be read on practically any device.
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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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How-To Strengthen Student Listening Skills with Podcasts - Class Tech Tips - 0 views

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    "Podcasts are a great way to help strengthen student listening skills. Podcasts are audio (and sometimes video) recordings similar to a radio program or television episode. A wide range of organizations and individuals host podcasts and share their thinking around a topic through this medium.
    There are a wide range of podcasts to choose from. If you are teaching a specific subject area, you can search for a related podcast to find a clip to share with your students. Teachers can use podcasts to help students build listening skills. By listening to a narrator tell a story or an expert discuss a topic, podcasts can help students strengthen their ability to gather information through multimedia."
    The author also links to another post where she shares some of her favourite kid-friendly podcasts.
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ConSource: The Constitutional Sources Project - 0 views

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    This site offers a comprehensive, easily searchable, fully-indexed, and freely accessible digital library of historical sources related to the creation, ratification, and amendment of the United States Constitution.
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incompetech | Custom Production Music and also Graph Paper - 0 views

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    This site offers bckground music that is royalty-free and can be used for creative projects. You can search by mood, speed, genre, and more. Songs must be cited at end of the project as "Title" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) with Creative Commons License.
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Digital Collections and Services: Access to print, pictorial and audio-visual collectio... - 0 views

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    You can explore (US) historical pictures, maps, and more in the digital collections from the Library of Congress. The option to download of images is available. Any citation must be created by the user.
    "The LOC concentrates on its most rare collections and those unavailable anywhere else. The services are a gateway to a growing treasury of digitized photographs, manuscripts, maps, sound recordings, motion pictures, and books, as well as "born digital" materials such as Web sites. In addition, the Library maintains and promotes the use of digital library standards and provides online research and reference service"
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NYPL Digital Collections - 0 views

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    You can explore historical pictures and documents that have been digitized from the NYPL's collection. They are in the Public domain. You only need to click on the picture to access its page. You can download links on the right, The citation details are on the left, under the picture.
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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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TOP 10 Audiobooks | 2016 | School Library Journal - 0 views

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    "These 10 titles represent the best of the best of 2016's audiobook releases, with selections for all age groups and interests. They tell fascinating stories-both fiction and nonfiction-that are enhanced by exceptional narration and production values"
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7 Tips to Read Faster (and Still Understand What You Read) | Mental Floss - 0 views

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    The seven tips here offer some advice if you want to read faster while maintaining reading comprehension. "Whether you skim a blog post, peruse files for work, or browse through a book, you most likely do some type of reading every day. But slogging through dense passages of text can be time-consuming, mentally exhausting, and hard on your eyes."
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Statement on information literacy :: ASLA - 0 views

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    From the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and Australian School Library Association (ASLA). Its purpose":To describe what is information literacy in the context of an information literate school community."
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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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5 Great eBook Libraries for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 0 views

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    "The list here offers some options for some popular eBook libraries where parents and teachers can access a wide variety of reading materials designed specifically for young readers. From storybooks to comics and interactive games, these websites will absolutely help you curate the best reading materials for younger readers. "
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Diversity, Cybersecurity and the Future of Libraries: Day 2 Recap From Educause | EdSur... - 0 views

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    "Timothy Chester, who won the Educause 2016 Community Leadership Award, says that the overwhelming amount of information available at our fingertips causes humans to react in two ways: shut down or follow the crowd. "People simply follow the voice that is the loudest," he said, pointing to the current U.S. presidential election and the rise of the Arab Spring as examples. Chester told faculty that, like mass media organizations and governments, they are no longer gatekeepers of information but rather stewards and facilitators that help students make sense of the information around them."
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AASL Defines "Effective School Library Program" for ESSA Implementation | Knowledge Quest - 0 views

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    "The national association for the school library profession, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has defined the term "effective school library program" to assist with the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) at the state and district level:"
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AASL Position Statements - School Libraries & ESSA - 1 views

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    AASL site. This page has links to their definitions and statements. The first is a definition that is the new position statement, "Definition for an Effective School Library Program," published by AASL as guidance for administrators, school boards and school librarians in the implementation of ESSA. It provides the elements of an effective school library program as a fundamental component of college, career and community readiness.
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Teaching copyright with video mashups - Innovation: Education - 1 views

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    The meaning of the concepts of copyright and fair use, as applied to creative work, has broadened dramatically in the digital world. Students are some of the biggest consumers and creators of work created on digital platforms, but they don't often understand: 1. what they may legitimately use. 2. how they may use it
    what protection exists for their own creative work. 3.Introducing "fair use" concepts. The authors of the post explain how they took the excellent Rework, Reuse, Remix lesson from Commonsense Media to create the foundational lesson plan for an 8th grade Digital Learning class hat St. Francis Xavier School, in Winooski VT. It introduces the concept of fair use and how to apply it to case studies"
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