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Category Archives: 21st century literacy skills

Finding Credible Information in the Era of Fake News

Date Published: 05/10/2021

In the modern world, you need to be a savvy media user to ensure that you are getting good quality news and information. We are constantly being told to watch out for fake news, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda, and biased content.

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Principal’s Reading Challenge Winners Announced

Date Published: 12/09/2021

The 2021 Principal’s Reading Challenge has come to an end.  There was fierce competition over the four weeks of the challenge. It has been a lot of fun watching the digital leader board as both Home Room statistics and The Best Reader in

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State Library of Queensland: Curriculum Connect

Date Published: 07/09/2021

For teachers wishing to find local resources to embed in their units of work, Curriculum Connect by the State Library of Queensland offers teaching resources across key learning areas. This site launched in July with 63 resources, and the State

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Study of Religion Research

Date Published: 10/05/2021

Teacher Librarians have been assisting the Year 11 Study of Religion classes with their research into the Abrahamic Religions.  This task requires students to access a broad range of resources including traditional reference information, scholarly articles, and contemporary reports from media and religious organisations.  The following

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National Library of Australia

Date Published: 10/05/2021

The National Library of Australia (NLA) has some incredible resources for both staff and students.  While the NLA can’t research or provide answers to school or university assignments, all Australian residents (including students -there is no age limit) are eligible to

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News & Information: Be Informed Not Misled!

Date Published: 22/02/2021

When you need information, you want to make sure it is correct.  Nobody wants to look foolish by quoting incorrect facts. In the modern world, you need to be a savvy media user to ensure that you are getting good

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Dealing with Misinformation

Date Published: 19/10/2020

FAKE NEWS is a serious issue in our modern world and it’s getting harder to separate fact from fiction. The News Literacy Project has been established to assist people to separate facts from fiction, rumors, and information that have been

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Referencing & CiteMaker Update

Date Published: 08/06/2020

The referencing style used at Mount Alvernia College is APA referencing. Recently, APA has updated to the 7th edition involving several style changes.  Teacher Librarians will be working with teaching staff and classes to inform our researchers about the changes

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CoronaCheck: New Fact Checking Newsletter

Date Published: 30/03/2020

We highly recommend subscribing to the CoronaCheck email newsletter whose aim is to innoculate subscribers against misinformation! Information and social media literacy skills are vital at this crucial time and this is the perfect fact-checking resource to have in your

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