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#ForYou: Algorithms & the Attention Economy

By the end of the #ForYou: Algorithms & the Attention Economy workshop, students will be able to:describe recommender system algorithms in order to examine how they shape individuals' online experiences through personalizationanalyze their online behaviors and subsequent ad profiles in order to reflect on how they influence how individuals encounter, perceive, & evaluate information, leading to echo chambers & political polarizationassess how their data is used to personalize their online experience in order to build algorithmic awareness & make informed, intentional choices about their information consumption

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Curiosity and Asking Questions

Slides from a lesson plan focused on developing curiosity and formulating questions. Students complete a curiosity self-assessment developed by librarians at Oregon State University, discuss what curiosity looks like in their academic and personal lives, and practice developing questions about essays they've read in class using the Question Formulation Technique. The lesson was inspired by this article: Rempel, Hannah Gascho, and Anne-Marie Deitering. "Sparking-curiosity—Librarians’ role in encouraging exploration." In the Library with the Lead Pipe (2017). 

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Battling Fake Science News: The Power of Framing

This is a Power Point presentation that goes with a chapter on how to address fake science news through the use of framing. 

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Revelatory Reading: Understanding, Critiquing and Unveiling Religious News Stories

These slides accompany the book chapter “Revelatory Reading: Understanding, Critiquing and Unveiling Religious News Stories” from Teaching About Fake News published by ACRL.

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Faculty Conversations: Bringing the Next Level of “Fake News” Library Instruction into the Classroom

This resource is designed to accompany "Chapter 23:  Faculty Conversations:  Bringing the Next Level of “Fake News” Library Instruction into the Classroom" from the ACRL book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences. Description:  The librarian will lead the faculty member(s) through a conversation/discussion that will identify and prioritize the critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate fake news in a library instruction session.  During the conversation, the librarian will advocate for the librarian’s role as an educator in this kind of instruction.

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Sound Science or Fake News? Evaluating and Interpreting Scientific Sources

These slides are designed to accompany Chapter 16: "Sound Science or Fake News?: Evaluating and Interpreting Scientific Sources Using the ACRL Framework" by Anna Mary Williford and Charlotte Ford, from the ACRL book Teaching About Fake News: Lesson Plans for Different Disciplines and Audiences.
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Critically Evaluating Conspiracy Theories

Use this slidedeck to explore, identify rheotrical trends, and critically analyze and evaluate different examples of conpsiracy theories with students. This activity is part of the Teaching About Fake News volume, published by ALA.

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Evaluating Data Visualizations for Transparent & Ethical Choices

These slides are designed to accompany the book chapter, "Evaluating Data Visualizations for Misinformation & Disinformation," by Nicole Helregel, within the ACRL book Teaching About Fake News. 

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Reading Scientific Research

Academic research articles have a structure and language that is different from our other reading materials such as textbooks. This lesson can help students new to academic research understand these differences and learn strategies for finding information in such articles.

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Art History Memes: a good laugh for the inner critic and a lesson on appropriation

A learning activity PowerPoint about appropriation or re-use of art history images to create memes, and how knowledge about the original artwork in context can provide a deeper understanding of the people and society that created the work.
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