Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

July 13, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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How to improve critical thinking

“How many times have we, as parents, teachers, or educators – or librarians! 🙂 – been asked superb, nail-on-the-head-questions by children? How often is this kind of free, question-led discussion given time to breathe? If not, why?” – The Day … Continue reading

June 8, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Libraries Matter to Scotland’s Digital Future

I really liked this post from the Scottish Book Trust about why our libraries are more important than ever in the digital age: http://bit.ly/LibrariesDigitalFuture. Providing community access to digital opportunities; enabling people to engage meaningfully in our digital world;  facilitating … Continue reading

June 6, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Critical Reading and Writing Skills

“The internet has changed or ‘rewired’ the way in which our brains take up information.” This is a statement according to various researchers. Continue reading

May 22, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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The Colour of Memory

Do read this timely blog from WHSmith about the useful application of colour-coding to pupils’ revision techniques. Keep an ear open for the fact that ultimately they’re trying to sell stationery though! 😉 When it comes to revision, children use techniques … 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 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

February 2, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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‘Children must be trained to fight fake news’

Fake news, propaganda, misinformation: the media, says one prominent journalist, has reached its ‘nadir’. And another columnist says children should be taught to separate fact from fiction. The Day reports on recent debate over how – and whether – to … Continue reading

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