Clishmaclaver – Brechin High Library Blog

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

March 16, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Victim or villain..?

A The Day Briefing: The Laws of War dropped into my mailbox today. The gist of this discursive ‘Hot Topic’ piece is that, “Yesterday a British marine had his murder conviction for killing an injured Taliban fighter reduced to manslaughter. … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Can Boaty McBoatface save the environment?

The yellow submarine is off to Antarctica to study rising sea temperatures. She was named after an online competition went viral last year — but could her silly name help to save the planet? Why is it so hard to engage … Continue reading

March 9, 2017
by Miss Stewart
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Emma, nudity, and the meaning of feminism

Clishmaclaver has just read an interesting addition to the current debate on ‘second wave’ feminism from The Day. Speaking of Emma Watson – whom pupils may know best as ‘Hermione’ from the Harry Potter films – the article reads, “She … 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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