https://youtu.be/mh1dLvGe06Y - BBC video When we get news from our social media feeds, it often only tells us part of the story. Our friends -- and the website's algorithms -- tend to feed us perspectives we already agree with. Check out these ways to escape the filter bubble and make sure your ideas about the world are being challenged.
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Filter Bubble Trouble
Early voting begins today! Check out details for your county at www.olympia.org/vote #MaintainRetainInnovate #TaxSwap #VoteMarch19
2 months ago, Sean Mullins
Early Voting
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2 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
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When you see advertising on TV or on a billboard, ask your children to figure out what the ad is selling. Sometimes it's obvious, and sometimes it's not. Help them explore why certain pictures, sounds, or words are used to sell certain products. Could AI be being used in the ad?
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Fake News Tip 2
Well-crafted headlines benefit everyone. They help readers digest information and publishers sell news stories. But what if the headline is misleading? What if it's crafted just to get clicks and not to inform? "Clickbait" headlines may benefit advertisers and publishers (think $$$), but they don't benefit readers. And when they go viral, they can badly misinform the public. This week, look for clickbait headlines in the media that you consume and discuss them with your family. How many can you find before Sunday rolls around!?
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Clickbait
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2 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
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Video: bit.ly/OlyNMV2 All media comes with an author and an agenda. Help kids think critically about any media they view with critical questions that dig below the surface. And to really empower kids, have them create their own media with these same questions in mind.
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Essential Questions When Viewing Media
Happy National School Counseling Week to our School Counselors!
2 months ago, LAURA O'DONNELL
school counseling week
6th grade students just finished their Rube Goldberg projects. The students worked extremely hard on these projects. It was a great opportunity for the students to flex their problem-solving skills.
2 months ago, Heather Schwarting
Students testing their projects
Students testing their projects
Help your children analyze the info around them, from toy packaging to Instagram posts to news headlines, and question the purpose of the words and images they see. Teach kids how to use fact-checking tools like Snopes and FactCheck.org.
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Fake News Tip 1
For up to date referendum news throughout February and March, please follow our district social media pages. #MaintainRetainInnovate #TaxSwap #VoteMarch19
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Vote March 19
With so much media and information coming at us through the television, phones, social media, and more, it's more important than ever for kids to understand the basics of media literacy. When kids can identify different types of news and media and the methods and meanings behind them, they're on their way to being critical thinkers and smart consumers. Throughout the month, we will be sharing a set of five tips to help your children become critical thinkers of news and media. Here is a short video to get those conversations started! bit.ly/OlyNMV5
2 months ago, EdTech@Oly
Spot Fake News
Congratulations to Semester 1 OMS Artists that were chosen for Principal's Picks on their final projects! Great work artists! Stay tuned for what Semester 2 has to offer! All OMS artwork from this year can be viewed on Artsonia!
3 months ago, Laura Johnson
OMS Artists listed and pictures of their artworks.
Families, mark your calendar for our next session on depression! February 20th at 8:00 PM via Zoom. Sign up for the link to show up in your inbox!
3 months ago, Michelle Maris
Depression
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3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
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Today at Olympia
3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
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Today's Activities
3 months ago, MIKE CASTLEMAN
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Referendum Information Session Thursday, January 25th 6:00 p.m. at OHS (Library) Come with questions. All are welcome! Find out more at www.olympia.org/referendum
3 months ago, Sean Mullins
Referendum Info Session
Middle and High School athletic competitions on the calendar for this afternoon / evening will happen as scheduled. For teams that do not have a contest / game tonight, coaches will be in contact regarding practice schedules. There will NOT be shuttle buses tonight.
3 months ago, Sean Mullins
Activities
The Eastern IL Moblie Food Truck will be in the following areas Wed. Jan. 24th: Danvers Village Park 10-10:30; Stanford Libary 11-11:30; McLean Village Hall 12-12:30. All community members are welcome to pick-up food. The truck visits these locations every 4th Wednesday. Mark you calendars!
3 months ago, Michelle Maris
moblie food truck