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Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough

Why “Googling It” Is Not Enough | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Thinkstock Has the Internet changed the way students conduct research?

Yet another response to last week's Pew Research Center report "How Teens Do Research in the Digital World."  Some suggestions here for research assignments that could encourage students to go beyond superficial search engine results.

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Analysis | Why we still need to study the humanities in a STEM world

Analysis | Why we still need to study the humanities in a STEM world | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It's more than just about getting a job.
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Why We Write: Scholastic Journalism Educators on the Importance of Modeling

Why We Write: Scholastic Journalism Educators on the Importance of Modeling | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In a world that has more methods of communication than ever before it is important that we develop the necessary skills to effectively teach and model multiple forms of writing. By dedicating time to practice writing, we get better in the process.
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Principal: ‘Money matters. Race matters. Grit talk makes me angry.’

Principal: ‘Money matters. Race matters. Grit talk makes me angry.’ | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The author a new book, “When Grit Isn't Enough,” writes: “We can't 'no excuse' our way out of the way we have ravaged our education budgets or our cities and the way education has become synonymous with test scores.”
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Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.
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The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world

The enduring power of print for learning in a digital world | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.
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The Boston Public Library Will Digitize & Put Online 200,000+ Vintage Records

The Boston Public Library Will Digitize & Put Online 200,000+ Vintage Records | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it


It may be a great irony that our age of cultural destruction and—many would argue—decline also happens to be a golden age of preservation, thanks to the very new media and big data forces credited with dumbing things down.
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Perkins Loan Program expires despite attempts to save it

Perkins Loan Program expires despite attempts to save it | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
About 4,000 students in Maine now receive financial aid through the federal program.
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Are Educators Less Racist Than the Rest of Us?

Are Educators Less Racist Than the Rest of Us? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teachers are less likely than noneducators to believe the achievement gap between black and white students is caused by black students' "lack of motivation," but they may still think of Asian students as "model minorities."
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Should Teachers Make as Much as Lawmakers? Calif. Voters Could Decide

Should Teachers Make as Much as Lawmakers? Calif. Voters Could Decide | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Teacher Fair Pay Act would require that teachers are paid no less than lawmakers who typically earn $104,118 per year.
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Mississippi school district pulls "To Kill A Mockingbird" for making people "uncomfortable"

Mississippi school district pulls "To Kill A Mockingbird" for making people "uncomfortable" | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
"There is some language in the book that makes people uncomfortable," the school board's vice president says
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Social media: What’s not to like?

Social media: What’s not to like? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Social media can help teens connect with friends and family. Sometimes, however, it may leave them feeling depressed or isolated.
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Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means protecting them or pushing them to face their fears.
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This Room Service For Books Will Make You Want To Visit Paris ASAP

Have you planned your next vacation yet? If you have the time and the money, you might consider spending the summer in France, because a room service for books is available in this Paris hotel.

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Developing Students’ Ability to Give and Take Effective Feedback

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Schools are using a modified version of the Six Thinking Hats technique to teach students how to give effective feedback to one another.
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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.
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The next generation of science education means more doing - The Hechinger Report

The next generation of science education means more doing - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
New standards push class activities that get kids thinking and acting like scientists
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Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition: What’s New - EasyBib Blog

Chicago Manual of Style 17th Edition: What’s New - EasyBib Blog | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Chicago Manual of Style was recently updated to the 17th edition. Read on and see what's new between the 16th and 17th editions.
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Your Words Matter, But Your Silence Matters More

Your Words Matter, But Your Silence Matters More | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In these turbulent times, teachers should speak up and use inclusive language to make their classrooms safe environments for all students, writes Daniella Suárez.
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JStor Celebrates the 2017 Nobel Laureates

JSTOR congratulates this year’s Nobel Prize winners for their contributions to the fields of Chemistry, Economics, Literature, and Physiology/Medicine, as well as their endeavors towards peace. Given JSTOR’s breadth of disciplinary coverage, you can find papers from this year's Nobel Prize winners in every category—from interviews with Kazuo Ishiguro to an article by Beatrice Fihn of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. To mark the 2017 Nobel Prizes, JSTOR is pleased to make a selection of articles below freely available through November 15, 2017.
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Man Booker prize goes to second American author in a row

Man Booker prize goes to second American author in a row | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo described as ‘unique’ and ‘extraordinary’ by head of 2017 judging panel
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Google asks the dumbest questions

Google asks the dumbest questions | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The new Pixel 2 ad asks whether the Earth is flat — a question the search engine flubbed not too long ago.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 41

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 41 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here: 
to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites.
     Research and Education 
Science Friday Educator Collaborative 
The Real Face of White Australia 
Studying Religion in Culture 
Early Music Sources 
Cult of Pedagogy 
DPLA: Primary Source Sets 
PLOS Collections: Biomaterials 
Women's Travel Diaries 

     General Interest 
National Trust Collection: Treasure Hunt 
Biodiversity Heritage Library Exhibition: Latino Natural History 
The End of Night 
Building Heights in England 
Astronomy Cast 
Historical Perspectives on Canadian Publishing 
Comic Book Sound Effect Database 
Cooper Hewitt Museum 

     Network Tools 
Milkr 
Sortd for Gmail 

     In the News 
2017 MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners Announced, Honoring 24 Individuals

Copyright © 2017 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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Sentinel High School students learn how to learn in new, advanced course

Sentinel High School students learn how to learn in new, advanced course | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The first question of the day in Sentinel High School’s Advanced Placement Seminar class summed up what makes the new Capstone program unique.
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Quiz: Only An Avid Reader Can Name All 22 Of These Books By Just 3 Clues

Quiz: Only An Avid Reader Can Name All 22 Of These Books By Just 3 Clues | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This quiz tests your knowledge on books, by giving 3 clues to see if you can identify the books they are describing.
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