The SAN Script – Wednesday, November 23

Colorized by Jordan Lloyd/Dynamic Chrome In this amazing colorized photo by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamic Chrome, we see London’s iconic Tower Bridge under construction in 1889. On Medium, Jordan adds: Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 and opened in 1894, to designs by Sir Horace Jones. It was designed so that the central section could be raised to allow the passage of ships to and from the busy wharves of London.

Colorized by Jordan Lloyd/Dynamic Chrome
In this amazing colorized photo by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamic Chrome, we see London’s iconic Tower Bridge under construction in 1889. On Medium, Jordan adds:
Tower Bridge was begun in 1881 and opened in 1894, to designs by Sir Horace Jones. It was designed so that the central section could be raised to allow the passage of ships to and from the busy wharves of London.

Twisted Sifter

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

George Bernard Shaw

St. Anthony Today

FIRST School-wide Waste Audit for 2016-2017

Y Kids Academy – 8:30 Grade 6

Notre Dame visit to school for grade 6 – 1:45 pm

Goodlife Gymnastics – Grade 3 2:00 PM

UGM at Hellenic Center for all OECTA members Starts at 4:30 pm

PD Activity for today – try to build a Board in Discovery – a great way for students to collect materials they are working on.  If you make one, please send it to me.  Thanks  Paul

Link to Board Builder Instructional Page

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and finally – tweeted by Tom DiAmico – link in the title if you want to read more – good addition to your Digital Citizenship lessons

Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News

By Frank W. Baker

“Dewey Defeats Truman” read the large font headline on the front page of The Chicago Daily Tribune for the issue published the night of the 1948 presidential election. The headline was wrong: Harry Truman HAD won.

The paper went to press before the final votes were counted. Truman, on a whistle-stop train tour, famously held up the erroneous headline, with a big smile on his face.

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That famous incident was not fake news. But today, media consumers are being exposed to deliberately manipulated headlines in the news – via email and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. Even traditional “legitimate” media have gotten into the act.

GOP nominee Donald Trump was fond of repeating his plan to deport illegal immigrants, and the Boston Globe newspaper (a decidedly anti-Trump paper) decided to show readers what a future Trump presidency might mean. It created this fake headline along with other fake stories. This is what readers were exposed to:

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