Veterinary Practice News: AAVMC releases updated cost comparison tool for future veterinary students

Veterinary Practice News: AAVMC releases updated cost comparison tool for future veterinary students. “The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is now making it easier for prospective veterinary students to see how much it really costs to fund a veterinary education. To do that, the association has released an updated version of its Cost Comparison Tool (CCT).”

Phys .org: Student ‘geek squads’ maintain school devices, help teachers

Phys .org: Student ‘geek squads’ maintain school devices, help teachers. “Buffalo kindergarten teacher Maria Spurlock was still struggling after trying for more than a week to get a reading app working on all of her classroom iPads. When she learned her building had a new team of technical experts, she put in a request for help. In walked 11-year-old Arefa Zaman, a sixth-grader with silver sneakers and a yellow ‘tech squad’ T-shirt, who quickly went to work.”

CNET: Instagram’s #GramFam magazine wants to help you survive #examstress

CNET: Instagram’s #GramFam magazine wants to help you survive #examstress. “In response to a rise in the use of #examstress on Instagram as finals kick in, the Facebook-owned social media site is offering advice in the latest installment of #GramFam. The online ‘zine will feature school advice from celebrities and influencers like Jameela Jamil and Love Island’s Dr. Alex George, Bloomberg reported Thursday.”

EurekAlert: Finnish school students outperform US students on ‘fake news’ digital literacy tasks

EurekAlert: Finnish school students outperform US students on ‘fake news’ digital literacy tasks. “A recent study revealed students at an international school in Finland significantly outperformed U.S. students on tasks which measure digital literacy in social media and online news. The researchers suggest this may be due to the Finnish and International Baccalaureate curricula’s different way of facilitating students’ critical thinking skills compared to the US system and curriculum. The results of this study were published in the Journal of Research in International Education in April.”

KQED: How to Teach Students Historical Inquiry Through Media Literacy And Critical Thinking

KQED: How to Teach Students Historical Inquiry Through Media Literacy And Critical Thinking. “Many students are not good at evaluating the credibility of what they see and read online according to a now-famous Stanford study that was released just after the 2016 election. And while it’s true that 82 percent of middle schoolers couldn’t tell the difference between a native advertisement and a news article, neither could 59 percent of adults in a study conducted by the advertising industry. Sam Wineburg, the Stanford professor who led the middle school study, is worried that everyone is ‘profoundly confused’ right now and that schools aren’t doing enough to teach students the skills they need to be effective citizens and digital consumers.”

Minnesota Daily: New website simplifies scholarly articles

Minnesota Daily: New website simplifies scholarly articles. “Current and former University of Minnesota students are hoping to create a ‘SparkNotes’ for scholarly articles with a new website. Bibliate is a subscription-based online tool that rehashes and summarizes articles from the subjects of anthropology, biology, history, political science and psychology. Founded by 2018 University alumnus Andrew Swisher, the company launched on Jan. 14 with the help of fellow students.”

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Get Students to Fill Out the Fafsa? Enlist Instagram Influencers

Chronicle of Higher Education: How to Get Students to Fill Out the Fafsa? Enlist Instagram Influencers. “Instagram influencers, or people who have a bevy of followers and manicured photos on the social-media website, will try to sell you weight-loss tea, prepared-meal kits, or subscription boxes of dog treats. Now, a select few influencers are hawking the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form.”