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From Grave-Robbers to Gutenberg: A Global History of Paper

From Grave-Robbers to Gutenberg: A Global History of Paper | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The books you read have an illustrious past. Take a trip through China, Japan and beyond for a global history of paper from lanterns to watermarks.
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Portland schools tried to change how they teach climate change — and ignited a firestorm

Portland schools tried to change how they teach climate change — and ignited a firestorm | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
How the fight to change the way Portland Public Schools teach climate change became portrayed as a book ban.
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More Than Scores: Assessing Teacher Evaluations - Education Writers Association

More Than Scores: Assessing Teacher Evaluations - Education Writers Association | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
evaluations have changed rapidly — affecting pay and benefits for 3.1 million teachers and reshaping the way states and school districts distribute some half a trillion dollars of taxpayer money annually. Since 2009, 46 states have adopted more stringent evaluations systems
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ALA Statement of Policy: Libraries stand firm in support of GLBT books

In a year when Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) communities are facing divisive “religious freedom” and “bathroom privacy” legislation, libraries are working against legislating discrimination by fostering acceptance through the power of books.  
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Policies to help students pay for college continue to shift toward favoring the rich - The Hechinger Report

Policies to help students pay for college continue to shift toward favoring the rich - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The proportion of the highest-earning families who get financial aid in the form of so-called merit grants from universities is up from 23 percent a decade ago to 28 percent today, the government’s National Center for Education Statistics found, while the proportion of the lowest-earning families getting aid has dropped from 23 percent to 20 percent.
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Students have frank talks about race and identity at civil rights conference in Augusta - Central Maine

Students have frank talks about race and identity at civil rights conference in Augusta - Central Maine | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Office of the Maine Attorney General hosted Monday's conference with support from the Maine Humanities Council.
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Report: Proportion of schools segregated by race, class increases

Report: Proportion of schools segregated by race, class increases | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Sixty-two years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the US Supreme Court, many public schools remain segregated along income and racial lines, according to data from the Government Accountability Office. Data show the number of schools serving more than 90% of low-income students and students of color more than doubled between 2001 and 2014.
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How High School Students See the Transgender Bathroom Issue

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High school students share their thoughts on President Obama’s directive to public schools on accommodating transgender students.
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President Obama Will Visit Hiroshima This Week – Here Are Related Resources

President Obama Will Visit Hiroshima This Week – Here Are Related Resources | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
President Obama will be visiting Hiroshima this week, and will be the first sitting president to do so (interestingly, apparently the Japanese Prime Minister may be visiting Pearl Harbor later this…
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5 Strategies for Teaching Project Based Learning · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyPatrick Cole

5 Strategies for Teaching Project Based Learning · TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting NetworkbyPatrick Cole | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
By teaching through Project Based Learning, you are creating far more motivation for the students to care about the project. | TeacherCast.net
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One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with M.T. Anderson - The Hub

One Thing Leads to Another: An Interview with M.T. Anderson - The Hub | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Hub blogger Julie Bartel interviews National Book Award winner and multiple Printz Honor Book recipient M.T. Anderson.


There are, unfortunately, some adults who scorn the literature that is written specifically for teenagers. If you are one of those people, if you hold even the tiniest, most secret sliver of doubt that Young Adult literature as a genre should be valued, treasured and even taught, you need to meet M. T. Anderson and his work.

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» Getting Past the “Gobbledy Gook” in Responses to Open-Ended QuestionsASCD Inservice

» Getting Past the “Gobbledy Gook” in Responses to Open-Ended QuestionsASCD Inservice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This month’s Education Update feature, “The Open-Ended Question,” shares tips for helping students construct sound written responses to open-ended questions.
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Science of Learning: Three Brain-Informed Reasons to Focus on Adolescent Education

Science of Learning: Three Brain-Informed Reasons to Focus on Adolescent Education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
While children in the early years of education increasingly experience curricula and learning tools based in the science of learning (SOL), children in middle and high school—particularly those from historically underserved populations—endure traditional “common sense” approaches that go against what researchers know about the developing brain. The growing research on adolescence in the SOL reveals that investment in secondary schools is essential to ensure students graduate prepared for college and a career.
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Secret to a Thriving University Life: IBDP Extended Essay

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According to a research project conducted by the University of Virginia in the United States, the Warwick University in the United Kingdom, and the McGill University in Canada, IB graduate students who had taken part in the EE are more confident and more prepared in tackling their university studies than their non-IB counterparts.

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Parents – How to Help Your Child Love Reading Over the Summer by Pernille Ripp

Parents – How to Help Your Child Love Reading Over the Summer by Pernille Ripp | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"I know many of us educators (and those at home) have been working hard all year to try to cultivate or protect a love of reading in our learners. Now with warmer temperatures and summer beckoning for the Northern Hemisphere comes the real test; will kids keep reading over the summer? Is what we did enough? Did we lay enough of a foundation, get them excited, get them hooked so that the next few weeks or months will not put them in a reading drought? While time will truly be the judge of how the work might pay off, here are a few ideas that may help depending on the age of the learner."

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14 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Themselves About That Lesson Plan -

14 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask Themselves About That Lesson Plan - | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Typical plans focus too much on fragmented day-to-day lessons and activities on discrete topics instead of deriving coherent plans ‘backward’ from long-term performance. The result is the beast called “coverage.” More subtly, many plans focus far too much on what the teacher and students will be doing instead of mapping out a plan for causing specific results and changes in ability, attitude, and behavior. A surprising number of plans do not make student engagement a central design consideration. And most plans do not explicitly design in a plan B many plans have no Plan B when Plan A doesn’t work. And even larger number do not plan mindful of predictable misconceptions and rough spots.
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Auburn Schools, Pioneers in Use of iPads for Youngest Students Switch Back to Laptops

Auburn Schools, Pioneers in Use of iPads for Youngest Students Switch Back to Laptops | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Robinson says very quickly the school realized the switch may have been a mistake. Complaints poured in from students and teachers. The on-screen keyboard was frustrating, they said. Science teachers couldn’t use certain electronic probes and instruments. And worst of all, Robinson says, both students and teachers found iPads distracting.
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GOP reinstates usage of 'illegal alien' in Library of Congress' records

GOP reinstates usage of 'illegal alien' in Library of Congress' records | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Republicans on a powerful House panel Tuesday narrowly defended a tea party-fueled move to tell the Library of Congress how to label immigrants living in the country illegally.
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How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’

How A Strengths-Based Approach to Math Redefines Who Is ‘Smart’ | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Math teachers in San Francisco are using Complex Instruction to see the brilliance in all their students and help them to see it too.
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5 Strategies For Better Teacher Professional Development

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The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 20 | Internet Scout

The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 20 | Internet Scout | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the following online resources. Visit the Scout Report at:
https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2016/0520
to get the links to each resource and read the annotations.

          Research and Education
Khan Academy: Right triangles and trigonometry 
First Amendment Center 
The Concord Consortium: Bridges 
NEA: The 10 Best STEM Resources 
Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems 
Program APA: Education and Psychology 
Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment 

          General Interest 
PredictWise 
American Birding Association 
An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America 
Google Cultural Institute: Albertina 
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Podcasts 
The World Bank: Annual Report 2015 
Atlas of Emotions 
Awful Library Books 

         Network Tools 
Fotor Collage Maker 
Remember the Milk 

         In the News
 Looking Back on the History of Social Media as Twitter Adjusts its 140 Character Limit 

Copyright © 2016 Internet Scout Research Group - http://scout.wisc.edu The Internet Scout Research Group, located in the Computer Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides Internet publications and software to the research and education communities under grants from the National Science Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon foundation, and other philanthropic organizations. Users may make and distribute verbatim copies of any of Internet Scout's publications or web content, provided this paragraph, including the above copyright notice, is preserved on all copies.
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New Online Tool: The Wall Street Journal Offers Side-By-Side Look at the Facebook Political News Filter Bubble | LJ INFOdocket

From NiemanLab: To illustrate the disparity in political news on Facebook, The Wall Street Journal created “Blue Feed, Red Feed,” a tool that gives users a side-by-side look at how conservative and liberal news sources are talking about divisive topics such as guns, ISIS, Donald Trump, an
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Can You Pass This Test Originally Given to 8th Graders Living in Kentucky in 1912?

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What Do the Authors of Sci-Hub’s Most-Downloaded Articles Think About Sci-Hub?

What Do the Authors of Sci-Hub’s Most-Downloaded Articles Think About Sci-Hub? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
We spoke with a few of them, and for the most part, they had no problem with being popular on the piracy network.
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