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Ohio High School Buys 1,200 Nooks to Replace Textbooks

"The shift to digital is still very much in the experimentation phase but is rapidly gaining momentum. Device manufacturers and textbook companies are in an “all-out war” to capture the emerging education market,"

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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

The Hardest Part of Teaching | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

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

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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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Vermont School Librarians Win—And Are Recognized in State Standards Once Again

Vermont School Librarians Win—And Are Recognized in State Standards Once Again | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In August 2013, the Vermont School Library Association discovered the requirement for their jobs was being removed from the language of the state's Education Quality Standards. In response, school, university, public, and state librarians campaigned to become a requirement in state standards once again—and won.
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Educational Leadership:Professional Learning: Reimagined

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Just in time for summer, which so many of use for professional development, ASCD's Educational Leadership focuses on Professional Learning. Print edition available at your library.

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A solemn dedication:Memorial to Fallen Educators dedicated Thursday

A solemn dedication:Memorial to Fallen Educators dedicated Thursday | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Bag pipes played solemnly in the distance as family, friends, colleagues and community members approached the Memorial to Fallen Educators on Thursday afternoon. The memorial, located on the Emporia State University campus was dedicated in a special ceremony to honor the 113 educators who have died doing the work they loved — educating America's young people.
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Public Schools Are Hurting More in the Recovery Than in the Recession

Public Schools Are Hurting More in the Recovery Than in the Recession | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The slow economic recovery is taking a toll on the nation's public schools, reversing a multi-decade trend of increased funding and pushing student-teacher ratios to their highest levels since 2000...
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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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College Prep Is Career Prep

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Preparing students for economic independence, whether via college or career, is imperative, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Heath Morrison says
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Free, Cheap Ways High School Teachers Can Learn This Summer - US News

Free, Cheap Ways High School Teachers Can Learn This Summer - US News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Free or low-cost professional development for teachers is available locally, nationally and online.
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How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution

After he bought into proposal to reform education nationwide, his money brought most states running.
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Reactions to the Vergara Teacher-Tenure Decision Pour In

Reactions to the Vergara Teacher-Tenure Decision Pour In | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Some of the reaction on the ruling in Vergara lawsuit from plaintiffs, as well as critics.
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