Factitious – A Game That Tests Your Ability to Spot Fake News

Factitious – A Game That Tests Your Ability to Spot Fake News https://www.freetech4teachers.com/2018/08/factitious-game-testing-your-ability-to.html Via Free Technology for Teachers “Factitious is a game for testing your skill at identifying fake and misleading news stories. The game was developed by the American University Game Lab and the American University’s School of Communication. I learned about the game last month when Larry Ferlazzo featured it and I have since shared it in a couple of professional development workshops. It was a hit in both workshops in which I shared it with teachers. To play Factitious simply go to the site and select quick start. You’ll then see an article appear on the screen. Read through the article, click the source listed at the bottom, and then select either the green check mark or red X to indicate whether or not you think the article is a real news story. After you make your selection you’ll get instant feedback and an explanation of how you can tell if the article was a real or fake news story. Factitious does offer the option to create an account to save your progress in a game, but you don’t need to create an account in order to play the game in “quick start” mode. Applications for Education Factitious could be a great game to have students play at the conclusion of a larger lesson about evaluating the credibility of websites. If you don’t want to have students play the game on their own, you could print the articles listed in the game and use them as part of lesson that you teach to your...

Read Novels to Your Little Kid

Read Novels to Your Little Kid    https://offspring.lifehacker.com/read-novels-to-your-little-kid-1828237592 “Picture books can be magical for readers of all ages, even adults. But when it comes to reading aloud to young kids, I’ve learned not to ignore chapter books and novels. It may seem daunting to open up a hundred-plus-page tome when your audience has an attention span the length of a Peppa Pig episode, but the experience of making it through the story can be deeply rewarding. In a memorable Reddit thread, one father shared what it was like to read The Hobbit to his six-year-old son over the course of two months.” “Here are some tips: Choose your first novels wisely. Sarah Mackenzie, founder of the Read Aloud Revival podcast and author of The Read-Aloud Family, says that the most important things to look for are “short chapters, lots of dialogue, and memorable characters.” Some great examples she gives include Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond, The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary and the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series by Betty MacDonald. Here, we’ve rounded up 14 chapter books for preschoolers that librarians keep recommending. Let them fidget. Don’t expect your kids to sit there, legs crossed, hands in their laps, hanging to your every word. They’ll listen better if they have something to do, like color, mold Play-Doh or sort socks. Read in short bursts. Remember, the dad on Reddit spent two months reading The Hobbit to his son. Tackling a massive novel is a great endeavor, but if you look at as a string of 10 to 30-minute reading sessions, it’s...

HBR: What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy

What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy https://hbr.org/2018/08/what-the-best-nonprofits-know-about-strategy   Customers: Segment them differently. Product: Build on openness, goodwill, and the wisdom of crowds. Marketing: Forge aligned partnerships. Revenue: Embrace a unique path to financial sustainability.  ...

Princh Poll results: The physical collection and the digital collection are both equally important in today’s libraries

Princh Poll results: The physical collection and the digital collection are both equally important in today’s libraries https://princh.com/printing-trends-in-libraries-whats-next/#.W3Q5j1UrLcs “Two weeks ago week we asked you here to pick which one is more important for you: the digital collection or the physical collection. The poll results revealed that more than two-thirds of the respondents believe that the physical collection and the digital collection are both equally important in the library’s activity. Stay tuned for a new poll next...