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Free Technology for Teachers: Handy New Ways to Organize Files in Google Drive

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Richard Byrne shares some tips for organzing your files in Google Drive (fka Docs).

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'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print

'Screen fatigue' sees UK ebook sales plunge 17% as readers return to print | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Consumer sales down to £204m last year and are at lowest level since 2011 – when Amazon Kindle sales first took off in UK
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Teaching Kids How To Manage Screen Time

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Learn positive methods for teaching kids how to manage screen time, from 5 experts who spoke at our Digital Citizenship Conference in Los Angeles.
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Two New Online Research Tools With Data About the Oceans

LITTERBASE:  Online Portal for Marine Litter

Ecological Marine Unit Explorer (via USGS)

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It Takes a Suburb: A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress

It Takes a Suburb: A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Lexington, Mass., is fighting the joy-killing, suicide-inducing performance anxiety so prevalent in turbocharged high schools. It has not been easy.
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Google's Big Search Changes: What You Need to Know

Google's Big Search Changes: What You Need to Know | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Google update, code-named "Project Owl," gives consumers two new ways to report what they perceive as problems in the search results.
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Print is dead. Long live print.

Print is dead. Long live print. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"Two decades have passed since newspapers launched websites, and yet here we are. Big city papers have gone under, thousands of journalists have lost their jobs, and the idea that digital news will eventually become a decent business feels like a rumor. The reality is this: No app, no streamlined website, no “vertical integration,” no social network, no algorithm, no Apple, no Apple Newsstand, no paywall, no soft paywall, no targeted ad, no mobile-first strategy has come close to matching the success of print in revenue or readership. And the most crucial assumption publishers have made about readers, particularly millennials—that they prefer the immediacy of digital—now seems questionable, too."

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NASA Releases a Massive Online Archive: 140,000 Photos, Videos & Audio Files Free to Search and Download

NASA Releases a Massive Online Archive: 140,000 Photos, Videos & Audio Files Free to Search and Download | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Last summer, astronomer Michael Summer wrote that, despite a relatively low profile, NASA and its international partners have been “living Carl Sagan’s dream for space exploration.” Summers’ catalogue of discoveries and groundbreaking experiments—such as Scott Kelly’s yearlong stay aboard the International Space Station—speaks for itself.
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10 of Our Favorite Poems About Teaching - WeAreTeachers

10 of Our Favorite Poems About Teaching - WeAreTeachers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
These poems about teaching really nail what it's like to work in a classroom. What are your favorite poems about teaching? Please share!
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 15

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 15 | 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 
Fermat's Library 
VADS 
The Hastings Center 
China Biographical Database Project 
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering 
YouTube: Infinite Series 
Documenting Hate 
TeachMeAnatomy 

     General Interest 
Kew: State of World Plants 
David and Gladys Wright House 
Historic Threads: Three Centuries of Clothing 
The Treatment 
Books As Medicine 
The Set Up 
The Wall of Birds 
Musee des Beaux-Arts: Collections 

     Network Tools 
Bear 
Loom 

     In The News 
Marcel Duchamp's 'Fountain' Turns 100

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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Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality.

Forget Grit. Focus on Inequality. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Educators should stop looking for cure-alls and start pursuing structural change, writes a University of San Francisco professor.
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Eight Steps to Rewrite the Special Education Script

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act entitles students to a better education than they often receive, writes Brent Betit.
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'Where's My Story?' Reflecting All Students in Children's Literature

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The current body of children's literature still lacks representation of urban youth. Students should be able to read books that are relevant to their lives, writes Kathleen Melville.
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How I Learned to Take the SAT Like a Rich Kid

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To get into elite colleges, one must train for standardized tests with the intensity of an athlete.
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A College Application Guide for Gap Year Students

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How, when and where to ask for a year off from college.
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15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 | Edudemic

15 Top Educators to Follow on Twitter in 2017 | Edudemic | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Teachers and educators can follow these 15 inspirational educators on Twitter to learn about the best and latest teaching trends directly from a source.
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Dems to GAO: Inspect School Tax Credit Voucher Programs

A group of Senate Democrats is asking the Government Accountability Office – the nonpartisan congressional watchdog – to assess whether state tax credit voucher programs used to help pay tuition at private schools result in a mismanagement of public funds. “With the strong possibility of federal legislative activity on tax-credit vouchers at the federal level in the near-future, we are interested in how states have designed these programs, whether they have strong internal controls, and whether they pose a risk of waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct or mismanagement,” thee Democrats senators wrote to the GAO on Thursday.
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District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough - The Hechinger Report

District says 24 credits and a D-minus average aren’t good enough - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. — When Kylie Jones brings home her report card, it doesn’t have any A’s, B’s or C’s. The Windsor Locks High School freshman belongs to the first cohort of students going through middle and high school under a new system. Traditional grades no longer exist, children get extra help based on their individual learning needs and classrooms run very differently.
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Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At this big traditional high school teachers are taking the lead in the push for interdisciplinary, future-focused teaching practices.
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Sports-School Scams and Capitol Hill Plans: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

Sports-School Scams and Capitol Hill Plans: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The best recent writing about school:


The Collapse of America’s First Sports-Only College Peter Keating ESPN the Magazine


Illinois’s Historic Budgetary Failures Skew National Education-Funding Data Rick Seltzer Inside Higher Ed


How D.C. Became the Darling of Education Reform 

Rachel M. Cohen The American Prospect


The ‘90s Edutainment Renaissance 

 Marc Snetiker Entertainment Weekly


Language-Learning Apps Are Failing to Help Struggling Students Jenny Abamu EdSurge


How School Choice Turns Education into a Commodity 

 Jason Blakely The Atlantic


Navigating College With an Invisible Disability 

 Rilyn Eischens Minnesota Daily

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High school should be more like preschool - The Hechinger Report

High school should be more like preschool - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The idea of making high school more like preschool is not a new one. Deborah Meier, the godmother of the progressive education movement, borrowed from early education ideas when she designed Central Park East High School in 1985. The small “hands-on” and “child-centered” high school on New York City’s Upper East Side sparked many copies and fueled a small schools movement that dominated education reform for a decade.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 16

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 16 | 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 
Memories/Motifs 
Tropical Ecology in Panama 
A Girton Girl 
Hunger on Campus (PDF) 
Philosophy for Beginners 
University of Michigan Library: Mathematics Teacher Resources USGS: Mission Areas: Natural Hazards 
Convict Records of Australia 

     General Interest 
Ultimate History Project 
Science Vs 
Picture This! Vintage Postcards of Southeast Europe 
Cybersecurity Knowledge Quiz 
Mapping Gothic France 
Spiders & Other Arachnids 
Geography of the Post Virginia Memory: Digital Collections 

     Network Tools 
Origin 
Storm It! 

     In the News 
New Study Shines Light on how the Enigmatic Naked Mole-Rat Survives With Limited Oxygen

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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Teachers Go Public With Their Resignation Letters

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A new study calls teachers' online grievances against the profession a form of social action.
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Survey: Habits of Talented Math Students

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High school juniors and seniors who participated in a prestigious national math competition said they tend to study alone and to learn best when they grasp underlying concepts.
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Read and vote for this year's Facing History Student Essay Contest! 

Read and vote for this year's Facing History Student Essay Contest!  | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Facing History and Ourselves teaches us to think about the world in a new way, igniting an ongoing conversation about how we can build a society free of racism, anti semitism, bullying, and hatred of all kinds.
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How School Start Times Affect High-School Athletics

How School Start Times Affect High-School Athletics | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Catching more sleep could help student-athletes catch more touchdowns, but some still argue sports schedules are a reason against moving back the first bell.
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