In Our Feeds: Japan, award predictions, and how social media affected journalism
By Jessica on March 18th, 2011
As the crisis in Japan continues to unfold and information about it is EVERYWHERE on the Web, teachers should be taking this opportunity to teach kids how to find, vet and filter fact from fiction on the Internet, says Jeff Utecht. He shares some ideas on how they can do that. (The Thinking Stick)
This is a nice reflection on the significance of the “Paper Cranes for Japan” campaign that has started in the past week, and the symbol of the crane in Japanese culture – the author also mentions the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (one of my favorite books as a kid) (Huffington Post)
The Reuters Blog has an interesting post about the role of social media has in journalism and how sites like Twitter have affected the profession.
Benchmarks for book sales — should we be ranking books like we do music? (Entertainment Weekly)
An interesting read from the Washington Post about the gender gap in student government.
An author signs a book deal because of Twitter? Well, kinda… (Publishers Weekly)
Want to get a jump on award season? A Fuse #8 Production has spring predictions for the Newbery and Caldecott Awards 2012.
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