Kudos to Kathie Shepoka who was a runner up in the Random House Children’s Books / School Library Journal sweepstakes. She will receive 25 autographed copies of DIARY OF A MAD BROWNIE by Bruce Coville!
Mark your calendars for NSLA's School Librarians' Day, March 19, 2016 at Mahoney State Park! Speakers include Bruce Arant, Beth Kabes, and more!!! NSLA members can attend free. See flier for details.
How to Fact-Check the Internet by Brandi Broxson
"When online stories seem too good—or bad— to be true, they just might be, says veteran journalist and American Press Institute (API) staffer Jane Elizabeth. She offers tips for sniffing out the truth."
This quick one page article gives tips on situations like--what to do if you read a fishy headline; how prevalent is misinformation on the internet; how to respond to misinformation shared by friends and family on social media... It would be a great article to share with fellow staff members or with students. Feel free to share the permalink below or share the PDF on any closed network tool (i.e. this libguide is available to members of the general public, so I cannot share the actual article.
This pairs really nicely with the resources below!
Once you have that evidence, when should you give credit?
The digital age has introduced various challenges. Today’s students face a wide range of difficult issues that previous generations never had to think about (social media, cyberbullying, cybercrime, internet addiction and online privacy concerns). Teachers, school leaders and parents are called on to add a whole new idea to the curricula: digital citizenship. Many of the hallmarks of any good citizen from being respectful and responsible to doing what’s right – are key elements of digital citizenship as well. But students must learn how to apply these tried and true qualities to the realities of the digital age. The Citizenship in the Digital Age Infographic presents how the characteristics of a good citizen parallel — and differ from — those of a good digital citizen.
A good citizen:
A good digital citizen:
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, citizenship status, or economic status in its programs, activities and employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to address inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Superintendent of Schools, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).
Las Escuelas Públicas de Omaha no discriminan basados en la raza, color, origen nacional, religión, sexo, estado civil, orientación sexual, discapacidad , edad, información genética, estado de ciudadanía, o estado económico, en sus programas, actividades y empleo, y provee acceso equitativo a los “Boy Scouts” y a otros grupos juveniles designados. La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender estas inquietudes referentes a las pólizas de no discriminación: El Superintendente de las Escuelas, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131 (402-557-2001).