October 26 – 30 marks this year’s Media Literacy Week! In a world where we’re faced with information overload and evaluating conflicting information sources seems more important than ever, the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) promotes “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.” We’ve rounded up some resources to help get you started.[Read more…] about It’s Media Literacy Week!
School is back in session and that means that students are working on research assignments. It should be easy, right – just search the Internet? Except, as we all know, EVERYTHING is on the Internet: the good, the bad, and the far-too-much. An important part of research assignments is not just finding information, but selecting the best information for your purposes.
Libraries have been a trusted source for guidance in research for a long time. BCFL has tools for each step of a student research assignment. Here are some chosen just for middle grade students![Read more…] about Research Help for Middle Grade Students
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Before Danielle Thomson was a TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for the TV show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and spent years [Read more…] about 10 Research Tips for Finding Answers Online
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