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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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How to Listen to the Radio: The BBC’s 1930 Manual for Using a New Technology

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A comparison between the invention of radio and that of the Internet need not be a strained or superfical exercise. Parallels abound.
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Education Is Not 'Moneyball': Why Teachers Can't Trust Value-Added Evaluations Yet

Education Is Not 'Moneyball': Why Teachers Can't Trust Value-Added Evaluations Yet | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
High school math teacher William Eger argues that there's too much randomness in classrooms for teachers to be evaluated statistically like baseball players.
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Laptop Note-Taking: External Brain-Booster or Memory Drain?

Laptop Note-Taking: External Brain-Booster or Memory Drain? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students write less but remember more concepts when they take notes by hand, a new study finds.
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Educational Leadership:Motivation Matters

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This month's issue of the ASCD's Educational Leadership focuses on motivating students. Click to get to the table of contents. Ask your librarian to help you access articles that are not available online.

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The Librarians Trailer TNT - YouTube

Life in the library can be exciting--and we're always looking for new recruits. Happy New Year everyone!

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Daily Genius

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Daily Genius | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. It’s designed to make it abundantly clear which skills you should have, who should consider themselves ‘digitally competent’ and more.

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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Shakespeare’s Restless World: A Portrait of the Bard’s Era in 20 Podcasts

Shakespeare’s Restless World: A Portrait of the Bard’s Era in 20 Podcasts | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The BBC's acclaimed podcast A History of the World in 100 Objects brought us just that: the story of human civilization as told through artifacts from the Egyptian Mummy of Hornedjitef to a Cretan statue of a Minoan Bull-leaper to a Korean roof tile to a Chinese solar-powered lamp.
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The Hardest Part of Teaching

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The thing you'll have to make peace with if you're going to survive the year is that "there is never enough." That, and the fact that you're a perfectionist. You're going to need to let a little perfection go.

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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.
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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

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An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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A Very Different, and Troubling, Digital Divide - The Weekly Wonk

A Very Different, and Troubling, Digital Divide - The Weekly Wonk | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Researchers are beginning to document a digital Matthew Effect, in which the already advantaged gain more from technology than do the less fortunate.
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Study: Post-Lesson Reflection Boosts Learning

Study: Post-Lesson Reflection Boosts Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
When researchers asked study participants to reflect on what they had just learned, their performance increased the next time they returned to the material.
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Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect -

Going Google On Your iPad: What To Expect - | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

How much Google do you really want on your iPad?

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What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students.
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"The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips"

"The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips" | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Several clicks to get to this one, but worth the trip to refresh your toolbox.

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Now Completely Online

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Now Completely Online | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Last fall, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of The Feynman Lectures on Physics. They started with Volume 1. And now they've followed up with Volume 2 and Volume 3, making the collection complete.
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Back to School 2014: Ten Soul-Saving Tips for New Teachers | NEA Today

Back to School 2014: Ten Soul-Saving Tips for New Teachers | NEA Today | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Some oldies, but some new ideas, too. I don't agree with all of them, but even that reminds me of what's important. Cognitive dissonance is always a good thing!

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Koch-funded think tank offers schools course in libertarianism

Koch-funded think tank offers schools course in libertarianism | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Koch-backed think tank wants to educate young minds on the benefits of the free-market system.
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Open schools later so teens can lie in, say US doctors - health - 25 August 2014 - New Scientist

Open schools later so teens can lie in, say US doctors - health - 25 August 2014 - New Scientist | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics wants all US schools with children aged 10 to 18 to delay their opening times to 8. 30 am or later
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+Plus magazine...living mathematics

+Plus magazine...living mathematics | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to connect mathematical concepts to life? How about some texts for your students to read that deal with mathematical concepts? Check out the +Plus online magazine.

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Is a more prestigious college worth the money?

Is a more prestigious college worth the money? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The research says it depends in part on who you are.
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This Is Your Brain on Writing

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For the first time, researchers have used fMRI scanners to track the brain activity of writers as they created fiction. The results have drawn strong reactions from other scientists.
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7 surprises about libraries in our surveys

7 surprises about libraries in our surveys | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As librarians around the country gather in Las Vegas for the American Library Association’s annual conference, here are findings that stand out from our research
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To CNN, Murders Like My Son's Don't Count: An Open Letter From A Parent

To CNN, Murders Like My Son's Don't Count: An Open Letter From A Parent | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Recently, a map showing the locations of the 74 school shootings since Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT has been circulating the web. CNN disputed that number. This is a response from the parent of one of the victims.

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