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Doug Johnson Website Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments

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Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments
Phi Delta Kappan , March 2004

Excellent overview of how to create assessments that are, because of their authenticity and essential structures, harder for students to plagiarize. Don't miss the Research Question Rubric at the bottom. Thanks to Dan Wolotsky, Falmouth High School Librarian for this great resource.

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More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA

Notable examples of the types of records now available from the GPO include the Federal Budget, laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Federal regulations, and Congressional hearings, reports, and documents. GPO continuously adds records to the CGP which will also be available through DPLA, increasing the discoverability of and access to Federal Government information for the American public.

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British Library gives teachers tools to inspire

British Library gives teachers tools to inspire | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Anna Baddeley: The Discovering Literature website is an important cultural resource that can be enjoyed by all ages
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NLW 14: SAGE Offers Free Full Text Access to 7 Information Science and 83 Education Journals Until the End of This Month | LJ INFOdocket

In honor of National Library Week 2014, SAGE databases are offering free access to their library science and education journals. Many more journal trials are available from SAGE. Some provide access into 2015. You do have to create a personal account and register. Visit the link to InfoDocket to see the full list of titles.

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The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – Part Two | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – Part Two | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

As regular readers know, I teach an International Baccalaureate “Theory of Knowledge” class. Our school structures our IB program a bit differently from many others by having a whole lot of students take individual IB classes and we have relatively few who are taking all IB classes in order to get the IB diploma. I really like this set-up, and it opens up my TOK class to a lot more students.

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Reference: A New Interactive Mapping Tool: Census Explorer | LJ INFOdocket

The U.S. Census Bureau released Census Explorer, a new interactive mapping tool that gives users easier access to neighborhood level statistics. The mapping tool uses updated statistics from the 2008-2012 American Community Survey (ACS), which were also released today.

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Reference: UNESCO Publications Now Freely Available via New Open Access Repository | LJ INFOdocket

UNESCO has launched its Open Access Repository (OAR) making more than 300 on-line books, reports, and articles freely available. The OAR will operate under a new open licensing system developed by the Creative Commons organization specifically for intergovernmental agencies.

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Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

Edutopia: 6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 8, 2013 1:04 PM

AWESOME + a tip from Linda:

" Definite share with teachers for finding primary source documents.  Also, don't forget the Google LIFE magazine images. 

 

"Search tip

Add "source:life" to any Google image search and search only the LIFE photo archive. For example: computer source:life "

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, September 9, 2013 7:30 AM

If you frequently refer to primary sources in your coursework - this may be really useful to you.

Lorena Swetnam's curator insight, September 14, 2013 3:31 PM

Primary Resources

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9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar

9 Tips Every Teacher should Know about Google Scholar | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

As a rule of thumb that applies to all Google products, the effective use of any service from Google can only be achieved through mastering its deep and hidden features.Go beyond the simple search.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:13 PM

This post takes you through each step on how to use the advanced features.

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Many JSTOR Journal Archives Now Free to Public

Very few high school libraries have full access subscriptions to JSTOR--you can't access ever journal they index unless you do, but now, thanks to their Register and Read program, you can read 3 articles for free every two weeks that you might not otherwise have access to.  FMI:

http://about.jstor.org/rr

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http://www.infodocket.com/2013/01/09/jstor-expands-register-and-read-program-general-public-can-now-access-articles-from-more-than-1200-journals-now-available/

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Wikipedia and JSTOR partner

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Joyce Valenza reports on a new partnership between JStor and Wikipedia.  JStor has also recently introduced ebooks to their collection of resources.

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Congress.gov: The New Home for Legislative Information | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Congress.gov: The New Home for Legislative Information | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As of today teachers and students--and everyone else--have a new and incomparable place to learn about legislation and the nation's legislative body: Congress.gov.
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Google Scholar pioneer on search engine’s future

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As the search engine approaches its 10th birthday, Nature speaks to the co-creator of Google Scholar.
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Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Yale Photogrammar revitalizes and adds new context to the FSA-OWI images — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Photogrammar is a digital humanities project from Yale that allows you to search US FSA and OWI photographs taken from 1935 to 1945.

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Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic

Places To Get Free Full-Text Scientific Studies - Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

It's a short list, of course, but here are a few sites where you can get science related journal articles for free. The other place you can find such articles? Your library...

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Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press

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The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between 1982-2004. The general public currently has access to 770 books through this initiative.
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Reference: World Health Organization (WHO) Launches MiNDbank, A New Open Web Database for Mental Health Info | LJ INFOdocket

MiNDbank, a new WHO database goes online today, presenting a wealth of information about mental health, substance abuse, disability, human rights and the different policies, strategies, laws and service standards being implemented in different countries. It also contains key international documents and information.

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Four Publishing Organizations Release “Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing” | LJ INFOdocket

The blog post notes that the principles/best practices doc is a “work in progress” and feedback is welcome.

Direct to Full Text: Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing
Contains 16 Principles of Transparency
Released on December 19, 2013.

See Also:  OASPA’s second statement following the article in Science entitled “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?” (November 11, 2013)

See Also:  OASPA’s response to the recent article in Science entitled “Who’s Afraid of Peer Review?” (October 4, 2013)

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Internet Archive Offers Access to Blacked Out Government Websites

Internet Archive Offers Access to Blacked Out Government Websites | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Although the U.S. federal shutdown means many important government websites—such as those for the Library of Congress and NASA—have gone completely dark this week, the nonprofit Internet Archive is making those sites available to the public through  archived captures, the organization has announced on its blog."

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10 Excellent iPad Apps for Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent iPad Apps for Student Researchers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

These are definitely worth adding to a collection of reference apps for students.

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Teaching with the Library of Congress: Top Posts of 2012 | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Teaching with the Library of Congress: Top Posts of 2012 | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teaching with the Library of Congress: Top Posts of 2012. A blog post at "Teaching with the Library of Congress" on 2013-01-17.
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The Uncommon Corps: Primary Source Nexus

The Uncommon Corps reviews a site that provides access to primary source images from the Library of Congress.  In addition to the images, the site includes information about strategies for teaching with primary source images and correlates them with Common Core standards.

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Scientific fraud is rife: it's time to stand up for good science

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Pete Etchells and Suzi Gage: The way we fund and publish science encourages fraud.

Just how reliable are those peer-reviewed journal articles? Some scientists say the process is not as good as it should be and that evidence shows patterns of abuse and misconduct.

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Reference Resources: Census Bureau Releases 2011 American Community Survey Estimates | LJ INFOdocket

"The U.S. Census Bureau today released findings from the 2011 American Community Survey. The survey provides a wide range of important statistics about our nation’s people, housing and economy for all communities in the country. The results are used by everyone from retailers, homebuilders and police departments, to town and city planners. The survey is the only source of local estimates for most of the 40 topics it covers, such as educational attainment, occupation, language spoken at home, nativity, ancestry and selected monthly homeowner costs down to the smallest communities."

To access the American Community Survey tables directly:  http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/searchresults.xhtml?refresh=t

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