Blog topic: Education

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The lost words: a spell book

April 25, 2019
by Kelly L Roll

“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first no one noticed – fading away like water on stone.” Thus begins The lost words: a spell book by Robert MacFarlane. In 2007 a sharp-eyed reader noticed that approximately 40 words concerning nature had been dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Evidently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit a place in the dictionary.

Cover image of Yo soy Muslim : a father's letter to his daughter

Yo soy Muslim

March 15, 2019
by Kelly L Roll

“and there will come a day when people in the world will not smile at you. On that day tell them this: Yo soy Muslim. I am from Allah, angels and a place almost as old as time. I speak Spanish, Arabic, and dreams.”Yo soy Muslim, Mark Gonzales.

NaNoWriMo at Stanford

NaNoWriMo at Stanford

November 2, 2018
by Bogdana A Marchis

Join the quest to penning your own novel this month with the Stanford Storytelling Project and Cecil H. Green Library!

National Novel Writing Month, otherwise known as NaNoWriMo, is an annual, Internet-based movement where participants from all over the world write a 50,000 word manuscript during the month of November. Writers, both new and published, hype you during the process so you’re never alone during your creative endeavor.

Solutions

Academic fake news: “Information Wars” Part 4 of 4

July 26, 2018
by Felicia Smith

Solutions

Congratulations you have made it to the conclusion of my academic fake news four-part series. So far, I have covered three aspects: predatory journals, fraudulent conferences and faulty textbooks. To wrap up the series I will offer potential solutions to help the noble soldiers fighting on the right side of the Information Wars.

Academic fake news: “Information Wars”

Academic fake news: “Information Wars”

July 23, 2018
by Felicia Smith

Part 1 of 4

Introduction

Fake news is a hot topic that is primarily focused on either fabricated or unfavorable media accounts, usually reported on digital outlets, newspapers, cable news or social media. I would be remiss if I failed to state that dismissing unfavorable or unflattering information is a human impulse. For example, it can be extremely cathartic to weigh yourself on a scale then yell, “fake news!” The problem lies with seeking confirmation bias about important events that impact the greater society writ large.

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