Beyond the Stacks
Follow
Find
5.9K views | +7 today
 
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
onto Beyond the Stacks
Scoop.it!

Please Stop Using the Phrase 'Achievement Gap'

Please Stop Using the Phrase 'Achievement Gap' | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

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

more...
No comment yet.
Beyond the Stacks
Resources & News for High School Educators from your teacher-librarian
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt

A Quiet Revolution in Helping Lift the Burden of Student Debt | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Some little-noticed legislative changes have created conditions for a far-reaching overhaul of how a college education is bought and paid for.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Librarians may be a teacher's best resource when it comes to implementing inquiry-based teaching strategies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

The Scout Report -- Volume 21, Number 2

The Scout Report -- Volume 21, Number 2 | 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/2015/0116

 

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

 

Research and Education

  Musopen
  Zooniverse
  MAKE Magazine
  Serendip Studio: Hands-on Activities for Teaching Biology
  Mapping the Republic of Letters
  Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve
  The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America

 

General Interest

  Live On: Mr.’s Japanese Neo-Pop
  The Edwin O. Reischauer Center
  Careers in Logistics
  Animal Facts: National Geographic
  U.S. Energy
  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
  CIA’s Clandestine Services Histories of Civil Air Transport
  The Untold History of Women in Science and Technology

 

Network Tools

  Yahoo! News Digest
  Hopscotch

 

In the News

  Obama Proposes Free Community College for All

Heather Perkinson's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

Essay on the 10 commandments of a professor for his students @insidehighered

Essay on the 10 commandments of a professor for his students @insidehighered | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Thou shalt not have no other object of attention in the classroom" and nine more that are just as appropriate for high school students as for the college students for whom these commandments were originally written.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

NIH Resets Study Plans for Down Syndrome

NIH Resets Study Plans for Down Syndrome | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The new agenda calls for more research on how students with Down syndrome can experience improved learning and memory and participate more in schooling.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It's an age old question, but with new evidence.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

Talking About Paris: Citizenship in the Face of Division, Fear, and Hatred

Talking About Paris: Citizenship in the Face of Division, Fear, and Hatred | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A few points to remember about discussing the recent events in France.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing

13 Stunning Places to Publish Student Art and Writing | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"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."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

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
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards Are Announced

Finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards Are Announced | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Among the writers whose books were nominated: Thomas Piketty, Phil Klay, Chang-rae Lee, Marlon James, and Marilynne Robinson.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

Doug Johnson Website Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments

Doug Johnson Website Plagiarism-Proofing Assignments | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom

A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Kids who constantly use phones and computers tend to be more nervous in face-to-face conversations. What can teachers do to help?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Heather Perkinson
Scoop.it!

Missing Probe Beagle 2 Finally Found: Space News - Telegraph

Missing Probe Beagle 2 Finally Found: Space News - Telegraph | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The Telegraph site has a collection of videos, including the announcement aired this morning, about the discovery of the lost Beagle 2.

more...
No comment yet.