Last month an important copyright lawsuit was settled in India that helps students and allows academia to continue to provide education for the majority of people. In 2012, a few large textbook publishers had brought a photocopying service and Delhi University to court over the practice of creating unlicensed coursepacks and allowing students to photocopy portions of textbooks used in their classes. The Delhi High Court dismissed the case and held that coursepacks and photocopies of chapters from textbooks are not infringing copyright, whether created by the university or a third-party contractor, and do not require a license or permission. Beyond the immense benefits to students and academics, the ruling had some interesting wording that gained attention online.
Whether you're looking to ease into creative writing, think about literature in greater depth, or simply discover what it is writers think about writing, these books offer the pleasure of writers thinking about and doing what they do best.
Recently it was reported that 71% of schools in New York City recorded zero incidents of bullying for a school year. I am sure similar statistics could be found in many other districts in our country. Recent national statistics on bullying, however, indicated that approximately 20% to 25 % of secondary-school students indicated that they were bullied 2 to 3 times per month. This means that a school hypothetically of 100 students should have approximately 400 incidents of bullying per year. How can such contradictorily sets of data be possible?
"Four million books are stored underneath New York City's Bryant Park. Twenty-seven feet below the grassy patch in mid-town Manhattan are miles and miles of bookshelves at the New York Public Library's (NYPL) newly expanded Milstein Research Stacks. So many, many books has made storage a challenge for the 105-year old institution."
It’s not uncommon to assign students the task of watching the presidential debates. But in this election, the sexualized and rough rhetoric is proving a new challenge for teachers. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Richard House of Gunston Middle School in Virginia and Christopher Cavanaugh of Plainfield High School in Indiana about how they’re dealing with the election.
We've been to school. We know how education works. Right? In fact, many aspects of learning — in homes, at schools, at work and elsewhere — are evolving rapidly, along with our understanding of learning. Join us as we explore how learning happens.
Children in Mississippi face some of the toughest obstacles in life and education from the time they are born: high child poverty rates, schools that lack funding and supplies, and a revolving door of teachers in the classrooms that need teachers the most. Yet none of these issues are exclusive to Mississippi. The Magnolia state is instead a microcosm of America’s toughest problems in education, and solutions that work in Mississippi can provide lessons for the rest of the country.
New research looks into how Wisconsin is investing into job training. Matthew Hora is an researcher for the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and led this project. He talk about what the skills gap is and how the state could be doing better.
"Every book I read re-stocked my mind with those great friends... They came into my life proud and compassionate, recognizing me by a secret sign, whispering..."
A Walker in the City is a beautiful read in its entirety. Complement this particular portion with Ursula K. Le Guin on how libraries unlock freedom and Rebecca Solnit on the solitary connectedness of reading, and the Polish Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska on how books liberate the human spirit.
Join us for the second annual Library of Congress online conference for educators, October 25-26 from 4-8 ET.
The keynote speaker will be Tonya Bolden, an award-winning author of more than 20 books for young people. Her most recent work, “How to Build a Museum: Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture” (Viking), chronicles the history behind the development and the building of the latest museum on the National Mall.
Over the course of two days, there will be 15 one-hour sessions facilitated by Library specialists, instructional experts from the Library’s Teaching with Primary Sources Consortium, and other recognized K-12 leaders. Highlights include: a wide range of topics from visual literacy and historical thinking to historic newspapers and the history of the Library of Congress; Focus on finding and using primary sources; Certificates for participating in sessions will be available. Additionally, each session will be recorded and, for a limited time, certificates will also be available to those who view the recordings.
"College students strongly believe digital learning technology and devices have a positive impact on their educational outcomes, a study by McGraw-Hill Education and Hanover Research found. The 2016 Digital Study Trends Survey, an annual survey of students on their attitudes toward technology in the classroom, also found a steady increase in the number of students who say smartphones and other mobile devices are "extremely important" to studying. The share of respondents giving that answer has this year risen to 22 percent, up from just 13 percent in 2014."
Find tricks and treats this Halloween with the following selection of poems featuring haunted houses, goblins, vampires, ghosts, and ghouls, along with a Halloween-inspired lesson plan and essays on poets’ graves, poets’ last words, and more (even costume ideas)!
'We are supposed to remain politically neutral. For valid reasons, we don’t want to offend our students, colleagues or community members. But there are times when a moral imperative outweighs traditional social norms.'
Students are doing more reading on digital devices than they ever have before. Not only are many teachers using tablets and computers for classroom instruction, but many state tests are now administered on computers, adding incentive for teachers to teach digital reading strategies. But casual digital reading on the internet has instilled bad habits in many students, making it difficult for them to engage deeply with digital text in the same way they do when reading materials printed on paper.Teachers are finding that when they explicitly teach deep reading strategies geared to digital media, students can access and comprehend complex texts.
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