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Surveys Gauge Generational Divide in Teaching

Surveys Gauge Generational Divide in Teaching | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Newer teachers are more likely than their veteran counterparts to support such controversial education policy changes as using student growth in teacher evaluations, differentiating pay based on performance, and decreasing tenure protections,...
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Why Pop Culture's Representations of Educators Fall Short

Why Pop Culture's Representations of Educators Fall Short | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The new documentary Teacher of the Year pushes against Hollywood’s hack-or-hero portrayals of the profession.
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Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction?

Is It Time To Go Back To Basics With Writing Instruction? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A writing program that many high school teachers thought would be far too easy has proven crucial to develop students' critical thinking and written expression
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An Elegy for the Library

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"Wherever I’ve lived, I’ve used the library. When I was growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, I would sometimes go to a tiny community library run by a church organization. It was a stronghold of stalwarts; there were hardly ever any new faces. The dust was thick. Branches of a jacaranda tree pressed against the single large window. The place had a vaguely medicinal smell, as though along with tonic for the mind, it administered tinctures and liniments."

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Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work?

Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 8

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 8 | 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/2017/0224
to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites.

      Research and Education 
JSTOR Daily: Black History Month: Editor's Picks 
Gateway to Chinese 
Sierra Club: The John Muir Exhibit: Educational Resources 
Gods and Scholars 
The Gendlin Online Library 
Vectors: Motion and Forces in Two Dimensions 
Colorado Agriculture and Rural Life 
Mandoberlin: Lesson Hub 

     General Interest 
Famous Trees of Texas 
BrainConnection 
1917. Free History 
Wisconsin Public Radio: On Your Money 
Corning Museum of Glass 
Treasures of the McDonald Collection 
Shakespeare and the Players 

     Network Tools 
NYPL: Stereogranimator 
Countdown App 

     In the News Solar 
System Discovered with 7 Earth-Size Planets with the Potential for Life

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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How to Use Google Reverse Image Search to Fact Check Images

A quick demo of how Google's reverse image search tool can be used to fact check and research images. 

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Pen and paper 'beats computers for retaining knowledge'

Pen and paper 'beats computers for retaining knowledge' | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Survey of students across 10 countries suggests handwriting and printed books have advantages over digital materials
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Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college - The Hechinger Report

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It’s the creation of Phillip Levine, a Wellesley economics professor who was frustrated by trying to forecast the cost of sending his own children to a university.

This story also appeared in NBC News
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From Legal Lows to Court-Side Foes: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

From Legal Lows to Court-Side Foes: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The best recent writing about school
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How your kids are secretly using and abusing smartphone apps

How your kids are secretly using and abusing smartphone apps | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent who feels totally overwhelmed by technology, listen to the experts—the teens themselves—about how the latest go-to smartphone apps are used and abused.
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5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
5 things about Google Slides that you did not know. New features in Google Slides make an amazing product even better! Try out these tips.
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Go Ahead and Return That Book Late—Libraries Are Doing Away With the Overdue Fine

Go Ahead and Return That Book Late—Libraries Are Doing Away With the Overdue Fine | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
“We’re disproportionately affecting the people we’re most interested in getting to the library,” said Meg DePriest, the author of a 2016 white paper recommending that Colorado libraries eliminate fines on children’s materials, “the people who can’t afford to buy books themselves.”
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Tuesdays with William Zinsser

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Mark Singer remembers the writer William Zinsser, who was his professor and whose book “On Writing Well” has sold more than a million and a half copies.
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In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165 Years, Clues to ‘Leaves of Grass’

In a Walt Whitman Novel, Lost for 165 Years, Clues to ‘Leaves of Grass’ | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A digital sleuth has discovered an anonymously published 1852 serial novel by the poet, which survived in only a single copy of an obscure newspaper.
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Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up

Fake News: A Library Resource Round-Up | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As librarians everywhere will attest, fake news is not new; fabricated stories have been presented as truth for centuries. But take a divided electorate and add a social media landscape where misinformation is shared with a click, and interest in the topic has soared.
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A battle rages for the future of the Web

A battle rages for the future of the Web | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Should the WWW be locked down with DRM? Tim Berners-Lee needs to decide, and soon.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 7

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 7 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here: 
to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites.

      Research and Education 
The Chicago Design Archive 
LearnChemE 
YouTube: Math Mornings at Yale 
Immigration Syllabus 
Performance of U.S. 15-Year-Old Students in Science, Reading, and Mathematics Literacy in an International Context: First Look at PISA 2015 
Gilded Age Plains City: The Great Sheedy Murder Trial and the Booster Ethos of Lincoln, Nebraska 
Melville Society 
America's Public Bible 

    General Interest 
DPLA: Valentine's Day Cards 
Babel's Dawn: A Blog about the Origins of Speech 
Larry Ferlazzo's Website of the Day: the Best Hans Rosling Videos The Super-Enlightenment 
Pew Research Center: Americans and Cybersecurity 
American Birding Association Bird of the Year 
Walt Whitman Papers in the Charles E. Feinberg Collection 
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Connections 

     Network Tools 
Haiku 
Learning Shift 

     In the News 
A Long-Forgotten Essay from Winston Churchill Asks, "Are We Alone in the Universe?"

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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Schools around the US are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working

Schools around the US are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, schools have started listening to research that says teens shouldn't begin the school day before 8:30 a.m.
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Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It’s often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak.

And so, on this Valentine’s Day we ask: Should educators and parents be talking about love more with the teens and pre-teens in their lives? Could they do more to help students navigate some of the more bewildering emotions of adolescence?
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 6

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 6 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here:
to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites. 

     Research and Education 
HERB: Resources for Teachers 
Human Nature Lab 
Akron Art Museum: Scrumptious Sculptures Lesson Plan (PDF) Oxford Dictionaries 
PLOS Collections: Meta-Research 
National Association for Music Education 
Holocaust Encyclopedia: Voyage of the St. Louis 
From Milligrams to Kilograms: Synthetic Chemistry Following Nature's Lead 

     General Interest  
Google Arts & Culture: The Journey of 'The Playboy' 
My Mother Before Me 
Western Digs 
Marketplace: Make Me Smart 
MIT Technology Review: Computing 
Arab American National Museum 
The Garden Planting Calendar 
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series 

     Network Tools
Freesound 
Way of Life 

     In the News 
Relocating The Battle of Atlanta, a Cyclorama with a Complex History

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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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Use Google Keep to Track Steps Toward Goals

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Use Google Keep to Track Steps Toward Goals | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Google Keep is a fantastic tool for taking notes, creating bookmarks, making task lists, and creating reminder alerts for yourself. Within Google Keep there is an option to set daily reminders for yourself. I have three of them in my personal account. At 7am, 9am, and 11am every day those reminders pop-up on my desktop and on my phone. They’re also present in my Google Calendar. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create reminders on Google Keep.
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Why these librarians are protesting Trump's executive orders

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On Feb. 17, librarians, museums and other institutions have planned a “Day of Facts” to combat misinformation in its communities. The website for the campaign reminds visitors that facts are not “an overt political stand.”
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Popular App Guide Parents Teachers - Safe Smart Social

In this guide we walk you through the "green zone" (apps that are less dangerous), the "gray zone" (the place where some students want to hang out, but could cause trouble) and the "red zone" (very bad apps that allow strangers to communicate with your students). This resource is updated each month to include the latest videos.
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Roots of the problem: the controversial history of Alex Haley's book

Roots of the problem: the controversial history of Alex Haley's book | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Haley’s influential family saga about 18th century slavery is back on TV, but its literary reputation is still tarnished by questions of authenticity
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