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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

January 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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How to Study Effectively

Studying is a necessary evil when you are in school/college and so we have put together some handy study techniques and advice including how best to study for exams in our guide: Effective Study Skills – ©Study Medicine Europe, 2016 … Continue reading

January 17, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Study Skills Event: Growth Mindset

Remember that Brechin Community Campus is holding a Study Skills Event, Thursday 19th January, 18.30 – Having a Growth Mindset has been shown to improve your ability to learn and develop your skills. Which mindset do you think you have? … Continue reading

January 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Ten Questions for Fake News Detection

Check out this handy pdf from The News Literacy Project for spotting ‘fake news’ – “Use the questions [to] assess the likelihood that a piece of information is fake news. The more red flags you circle, the more skeptical you … Continue reading

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