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Please Stop Using the Phrase 'Achievement Gap'

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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016

5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Need a good laugh? Here are five of the best parody videos we saw this year.
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Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success

Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A librarian-teacher team figure out how to get a group of reluctant learners excited about a required project on Homer's epic poem: Snapchat.
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Struggling schools benefit from adding arts to learning

Struggling schools benefit from adding arts to learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At ReNEW Cultural Arts Academy, students put their multiplication tables to song, while eighth graders use the musical “Hamilton” to study debate. The public charter school’s curriculum is a product of a federal effort to use arts education to boost achievement in the nation’s lowest performing schools. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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Philadelphia School District librarians: a species nearly extinct?

How many full-time, certified librarians would you guess one of the nation's largest school systems - a district with 220 schools and 134,000 students - employs? - Kristen A. Graham, Philadelphia Inquirer
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Strategies for Students Too Rich for Financial Aid, Too Poor for College

Strategies for Students Too Rich for Financial Aid, Too Poor for College | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
There are many schools that offer merit aid or tuition discounting, experts say.
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11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way

11 Weirdly Spelled Words—And How They Got That Way | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Why is English spelling so messed up? We get the same sounds spelled different ways (two, to, too), the same spellings pronounced different ways (chrome, machine, attach), and extra letters all over the place that don't even do anything (knee, gnu, pneumatic). There aren't always good reasons for these inconsistencies, but there are reasons. Here's a brief look at the history of English spelling told through 11 words.1.
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Yoga for Book Lovers! | Quirk Books : Publishers & Seekers of All Things Awesome

Yoga for Book Lovers! | Quirk Books : Publishers & Seekers of All Things Awesome | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The new year is here, and you've probably made two resolutions: to get in shape and to read more books. So why not combine the two?
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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.
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Learning the Rules: Updated Thoughts on the New Google Sites

I’ve taken a deep dive into the new Google Sites lately after sharing my initial thoughts a few weeks back (First Impressions of the New Google Sites). I appreciated its simplicity and potential but shared some frustrations about the limitations.
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I Can't Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems

I Can't Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teachers are also trying to survive as they are tasked with teaching kids how to take these tests, which they do by digging through past tests, posted online. Forget joy of language and the fun of discovery in poetry, this is line-by-line dissection, painful and delivered without anesthetic.
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What Are You Reading?: Reading Conferences with High School Students

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For many years teacher-student conferences have been an important component of writing instruction at the high school level.  Many teacher
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For too many high school programs, teaching has taken a backseat to winning

For too many high school programs, teaching has taken a backseat to winning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
There’s a real debate under way regarding coaches who want to gauge their success by how many sports scholarships their players receive and coaches who were trained to be education-based teachers.
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Northwestern Study Finds Music Education Changes The Teen Brain

A new study of Chicago high school students found two or more years of music instruction alters teen brains in a way that helps learning.
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The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

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Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
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The White House Announces Several New Tools to Access Archived Social Media From the Obama Administration

The White House Announces Several New Tools to Access Archived Social Media From the Obama Administration | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This is how we're starting to preserve the archive of the first Social Media presidency.
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He Fixes the Cracked Spines of Books, Without an Understudy

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Donald Vass has been mending books in the Seattle area for 26 years, but his craft is a fading one.
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Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities?

Supreme Court to decide: What level of education do public schools legally owe to students with disabilities? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Advocates say it is the most important special-education case in decades.
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7 Reflections to Quiet the Ghosts of Grading’s Past

In the portfolio process at the end of each quarter, I invite these ghosts into our individual grade conferences to see if we can illuminate the narratives they are whispering in our ears in the hopes that I can make space for some new, healthier perceptions of learning and self.
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Student Stress Is Education's Overlooked Crisis

Proven strategies for managing stress help both students and adults within a school community, writes former superintendent Terry Grier.
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The education push everyone knows Maine needs

The education push everyone knows Maine needs | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If Maine wants to prosper and grow, it needs to reduce that gap between rich and poor. And it’s not doing it. The difference in fourth-grade reading scores has not improved since 2007; it’s worsened in math. And the gap between students from lower-income families and higher-income families who go on to college actually grew between 2008 and 2014. What’s more, low-income students who make it to college are more likely to drop out.

State policymakers should focus on this.
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The Periodic Table of Elements Scaled to Show The Elements’ Actual Abundance on Earth

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When you learned about The Periodic Table of Elements in high school, it probably didn't look like this. Above, we have a different way of visualizing the elements. 

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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 1

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 1 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here: 

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/0106


to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites.


     Research and Education 

dy/dan 

CIESE: K-12 Curricula 

Children in Progressive-Era America 

Association for Library Service to Children: Recommended Books National Society of Genetic Counselors: Master Genetic Counselor Series 

UMass Dartmouth: Open Educational Resources 

Historic Jamestowne: For Educators 


      General Interest 

Boris Ignatovich, 1899-1976 

World Science Festival: Video 

Houghton Library: Tumblr 

Shots: NPR Health News 

Witness 

Smithsonian Institution: Sidedoor 

The Making of the British Landscape: From the Ice Age to the Present Victorian Collections 


     Network Tools 

Meta-Calculator 

Nimbus Screenshot 


     In the News 

A New Study Hatches New Insights about Dinosaurs and their Extinction


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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10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog

10 Ways to Spot a Fake News Article - EasyBib Blog | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Fake news is popping up everywhere! Use these 10 tips to spot them a mile away.
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