Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Dystopian novels are chiming with people

19 Of My Favourite Fahrenheit 451 Quotes – Book Riot Say what you will about Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un, et al, there’s no denying we live in interesting times. One ‘literary’ consequence of this appears to have been the resurgence of key works … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Because Mums Rock!

Any Foo Fighters fans in the house? What about the most awesome, Dave Grohl? How to raise a rock star, by Dave Grohl’s mum From Nirvana to Foo Fighters, Virginia Grohl knows what it’s like to be the mother of … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wikipedia founder creates ‘factual’ news site

Entrepreneur Jimmy Wales has launched Wikitribune, a collaboration between journalists and citizens that will put facts first. But in the age of fake news, can facts really change our minds? – The Day As ever, I highly recommend reading The … Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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My Love/Hate Relationship with Marvel Comics

Another readable blog from Booknerdlandia, this time focusing on issues of ‘gender’ in Marvel Comics, but also contributing to the on-going ‘diversity’ stooshie ignited by a recent Marvel press conference; as per previously discussed by Clishmaclaver. 😉 “…top editors and … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake News: The Fightback!

Facebook to offer users tips on spotting fake news – The Guardian Google adds fact checking feature to search results to debunk fake news – iNews Google, like Facebook, has come under increasing pressure to tackle the rise of fake … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Is teen loneliness caused by social media?

Further to previous posts on teenage emotional literacy and well-being, worried parents – and our pupils – might want to read this Guardian opinion piece, Reports claim – and parents worry – that teens are suffering an epidemic of loneliness caused by … Continue reading

April 10, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Checking the Checkers

Google and Facebook have announced new techniques to help users spot misleading news stories. Meanwhile Germany plans to fine firms which spread fake news. Which approach will work better? – The Day

March 30, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Angus Autism Awareness Team launch Crowdfunder appeal

A big shout out to Brechin High pupils in the news! 😀 The Angus Autism Awareness Team, from left; (back) Christopher Glen, chairman Davie McKinnon. (front) Lennon Watson , Alex Smith. Here is the link to their CrowdFunder page. @AngusAutism … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Fake news, you say?

How do I know this isn’t fake news? 😉 This weekend, one of the world’s leading educators said schools should focus on tackling the problem of fake news. “Distinguishing what is true from what is not is a critical skill … Continue reading

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