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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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Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain

Google Search Will Be Your Next Brain - Backchannel - Medium
Inside Google’s massive effort in Deep Learning, which could make already-smart search into scary-smart search
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Can All Children Become Calculus Whizzes?

Can All Children Become Calculus Whizzes? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
To increase access to advanced math options in high school, a suburban Maryland district is increasing the rigor of classes for younger kids.
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States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid

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Arizona became the first state to require its high school students to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens.
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Alex Award Predictions

The Alex Awards are given to books originally published for adults that are "crossover" titles--books that also appeal to young adults and teens. The final list of ten books will be announced on February 2nd at the American Library Association's annual Midwinter conference, but here are a few likely contenders--perhaps you've read some of them yourself?

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Boy, Bill Gates' Latest Interview Was Very Depressing...

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Larry Ferlazzo has never been a fan of Bill Gates, and Gates' latest interview does nothing to improve his opinion of him.

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A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

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Some little-noticed legislative changes have created conditions for a far-reaching overhaul of how a college education is bought and paid for.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 21, Number 3

The Scout Report -- Volume 21, Number 3 | 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/2015/0123

 

to get the links and read the annotations for each resource.

 

Research and Education

  Science in the Classroom
  Tween Tribune
  Poetry Out Loud: Teaching Resources
  My Next Move
  Great Lakes Fuel Cell Education Partnership
  Let's Talk Science
  Women's History Matters
  Brooklyn Waterfront History

 

General Interest

  NSF Science Now: Video Laboratory
  Open Culture
  Grateful Dead Archive Online
  Boston Children's Museum Collections
  Know More
  National Climatic Data Center: Global Analysis - Annual 2014
  Death and the Civil War
  Veterans' Service Records

 

Network Tools

  Soundcloud
  Odrive

 

In the News

  Obama Delivers 2015 State of the Union Address


Copyright © 2015 Internet Scout Research Group -https://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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How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

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Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.
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What’s Apple Planning for the Future of Books?

What’s Apple Planning for the Future of Books? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Apple's iBooks app and platform is becoming a growing area of focus as the company looks to define its place in the future of books.
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10 Tips for Setting Successful Goals With Students

One way to help students succeed is by having them set their own goals for the year. Nancy Barile explains how to make these goals as strong as possible.
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

These are great resources if you want to give GClassroom a try, but really, the most important thing teachers need to know about this Google App is what I learned from some colleagues at an unconference this past weekend (nErDcampNNE): it is still very very young and definitely a work in progress. Having said that, if you use Drive a LOT with your students for distributing and collecting assignments, Classroom is worth a try. Just keep using that help/? icon that appears in the lower right corner of the app to send the folks at Google your feedback!

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A New Majority Research Bulletin: Low Income Students Now a Majority in the Nation's Public Schools - Southern Education Foundation

A New Majority Research Bulletin: Low Income Students Now a Majority in the Nation's Public Schools - Southern Education Foundation | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

See also: NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/17/us/school-poverty-study-southern-education-foundation.html?ref=education

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Cobweb: Can the Internet be archived?

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The Web is continually erasing its past. The Wayback Machine aims to preserve its tracks. Jill Lepore reports.
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5 YouTube Videos that will Break the Ice in Advisory | CTQ

5 YouTube Videos that will Break the Ice in Advisory | CTQ | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A high school teacher uses YouTube videos to connect with her advisees.

 

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Are digital textbooks worth it? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Are digital textbooks worth it? | eSchool News | eSchool News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It has been nearly three years since the FCC and Education Secretary Arne Duncan rolled out the Digital Textbook Playbook and challenged schools to go digital within five years. It’s safe to say schools are not there yet. While going digital looks certain, arrival in two years looks doubtful.
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The library, illuminated anew, in bold Mass MoCA show - The Boston Globe

The library, illuminated anew, in bold Mass MoCA show - The Boston Globe | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
“Bibliotecaphilia,” on view at Mass MoCA, explores ideas of the library as a space that’s physical and philosophical, public and private, a storehouse for books, knowledge, and personal experiences.
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Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work

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One of the leading proponents of differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson, writes a spirited defense of the teaching practice.
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13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing

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"These publications are the real deal — online and print periodicals that showcase work by student artists and writers, some as young as age five. Many are run by a staff that is partly or completely made up of students. Each one is beautifully designed and features high-quality work. Some even pay. If you know a student who aspires to become a serious writer or artist, encourage them to take the next step and start working toward publication."

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7 Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom

7 Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Explore a curated list of Super Bowl lesson plans and resources from around the web.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2014

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2014 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

I'm a little late with this one, but after a week of midterms, I figured everybody could use a few chuckles. Enjoy...

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The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing

The Past, Present And Future Of High-Stakes Testing | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Steve Inskeep talks with NPR Ed's Anya Kamenetz about her book, The Test: Why Our Schools Are Obsessed with Standardized Testing — But You Don't Have to Be.
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After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge

After Initially Holding Out, Google Signs Student-Data-Privacy Pledge | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Google, a company that has been criticized for its privacy policies, has signed a pledge to protect students' online information endorsed by President Obama.
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3 Holistic College Admissions Trends to Watch - US News

3 Holistic College Admissions Trends to Watch - US News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At some schools, getting into college is about more than just high school GPA and test scores.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Charts Comparing Popular Ed Tech Tools | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

From Richard Byrne: "Over the last six weeks of 2014 I published a series of charts comparing popular ed tech tools. Judging by the number of visits to those posts, the charts were popular. Someone asked me this week if I had put them all together in one place. I hadn't until now. In this Google Drive folder you will find ten charts comparing popular ed tech tools."

The charts in the folder cover the following categories of tools:

Alternatives to Google Image SearchBackchannel and informal assessment toolsBuilding classroom websitesBuilding classroom blogsCreating multimedia textbooksCreating multimedia quizzesAudio editing toolsMultimedia timeline toolsMind-mapping toolsMobile video creation apps
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