Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

June 19, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Debating the Grenfell Tower Disaster

Classrooms up and down the country will surely be discussing this appalling tragedy. The Day has produced some excellent resources for use in school, including teachers’ advice for talking about the fire with children and young people: “The Grenfell Tower fire … Continue reading

Why you need an early night

June 7, 2017 by Miss Stewart | 0 comments

Came across this very interesting video via The Day’s weekly round up. Click here to find out Why You Need an Early Night, and to access the associated learning activities.

So what do you think? Is sleep the most important cause of the world’s problems?

Video credit: The School of Life

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Kids need to be heard…

The Show That Forced A Worldwide Conversation About Teen Suicide How suicide is depicted onscreen for young audiences has become one of the most debated topics of the year. The writers, directors, and mental health experts behind 13 Reasons Why, … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The great ‘fidget toy’ debate!

Looks innocent enough, non? 😉 Where do you stand on the greatest debate of our lunchtime: fidget toys – to spin or not to spin! Originally designed for children with autism, anxiety and/or ADD/ADHD, to increase focus and control fidgeting, … 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 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The real value of comics diversity…

This, from Vox, shares rare insights into the current Marvel/diversity debate [Bleeding Cool’s aggregation of the interview — “Marvel’s David Gabriel On Sales Slump: People ‘Didn’t Want Any More Diversity,’ ‘Didn’t Want Female Characters’” — went viral] and how we … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Further to previous rant…

Do read the following articles on this incendiary issue – for me anyway! 😉 – of female characters and diversity in comics; they’re both excellent reads! 🙂 Marvel VP Blames Dwindling Comics Sales on Female Characters and “Diversity” – Slate … Continue reading

April 5, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Wait, what?

Marvel’s vice president of sales has blamed declining comic-book sales on the studio’s efforts to increase diversity and female characters, saying that readers “were turning their noses up” at diversity and “didn’t want female characters out there . Oh, reeeaaally? This … Continue reading

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