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The State of Teacher Evaluation Reform

The State of Teacher Evaluation Reform | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Developing new teacher-evaluation systems has been identified by scholars and policymakers alike as a crucial part of improving teacher quality and raising student academic performance across the country.

This article was published by the Center for American Progress and recommended by our own Dawna Green.

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Nancie Atwell Gets It Exactly Right

Teaching in America has been systematically de-professionalized. It's no longer a job where experience and creativity are valued. The evidence around that--beginning with test score-based teacher evaluation, and ending with federal funding for Teach for America-- is incontrovertible. We keep saying we want teacher leaders at the table, informing policy. But when Nancie Atwell was given a seat at a big, shiny international table, we're stunned when she tells her truth?
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Award Winning Educator Decries Current Teaching Climate:

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/04/01/award-winning-educator-decries-current-teaching-climate.html?cmp=ENL-TU-NEWS3 

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When Colleges Hurt Kids

"Dear colleges -- you are doing this wrong.

A college education can — and should — be a pathway to the middle class. 
Colleges should have a moral responsibility to offer sane packages that don’t saddle students with unimaginable debt to start their adult lives."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week I updated my list of alternatives to YouTube. I removed some options that have disappeared and edited information about sites that have changed. The updated list and video search engine can be found here.
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In wake of Bapst revelations, schools can help teach teens safe Internet use

The importance and influence of technology grows each year, as students of all ages have broad access to the Internet, especially through mobile phones. That includes a vast, seemingly limitless array of knowledge but also hazards that can be easy to fall into.
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How Technology is Not Ruining My Classroom

How Technology is Not Ruining My Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"I have come to understand that technology is the sea in which today’s students swim. They grew up in this water. It is how they communicate and how they learn about the world. This new perspective makes it obvious to me that taking kids totally out of their ocean in order to learn, does not really make much sense."

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Despite cautionary tales of teens and social networks, students have a lot to gain from incorporating what they learn in their personal digital space to the classroom.
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Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
While it's clear that libraries and librarians have a significantly positive impact on students and schools, we still have to fight to keep these vital resources in our schools and municipalities.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 29, 11:56 AM

So well said! I wish I had the nerve to share this with my district supe! #NotThatDaring! LOL

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The Scout Report -- Volume 21, Number 12

The Scout Report -- Volume 21, Number 12 | 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/2015/0327

 

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

 

Research and Education

  Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  Common Core State Standards Initiative
  Eurasia Outlook - Carnegie Moscow Center
  The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space
  National Science Foundation YouTube Channel
  Cato Policy Report
  250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives

 

General Interest

 On Broadway
  Grand Teton National Park
  Landscape Architecture
  The Muse
  Alabama History Online
  PandoDaily
  Syriaca.org: The Syriac Gazetteer

 

Network Tools

  Tails
  Mailpile

 

In the News

  The Risks of Being Lonely

 

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.

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40 maps that explain the world

40 maps that explain the world | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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WeAreTeachers: Say This, Not That: A Guide to Navigating Uncomfortable Conversations About Teaching

What to say (and what not to say) to that person at the party who loves to grill you about teaching.
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Librarian hero of Michael Brown unrest wins Lemony Snicket award

Librarian hero of Michael Brown unrest wins Lemony Snicket award | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Scott Bonner, who kept his library open while the nearby Ferguson riots closed schools, honoured for his work as a ‘quiet hero’ sustaining services for young readers
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Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether

Finland’s school reforms won't scrap subjects altogether | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Curriculum reforms being introduced in Finland from 2016 will set aside time for 'phenomenon-based' learning across subjects.
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History Comes Alive in Graphic Novels!

History Comes Alive in Graphic Novels! | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A selection of graphic novels that feature historical subjects, themes and settings.

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Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year

Revolving Door Of Teachers Costs Schools Billions Every Year | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The constant churn affects schools' ability to provide all students with skilled teachers. But professor Richard Ingersoll says schools can fix this without spending a dime.
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The Best (and Worst) April Fools' Day Pranks in the Tech World

The Best (and Worst) April Fools' Day Pranks in the Tech World | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
April Fools’ Day might be dying a slow death in reality, but on the Web, it’s being taken to a whole new level every year.

While it should be about jokes and not just the publicity, it’s always fun to see huge companies like Samsung and Google testing the bounds of credibility.

We’ve put together a list of the best (and worst) pranks from around the weird and wonderful world of tech, from the past few years
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Education Department names most of the colleges facing heightened scrutiny from federal officials

Education Department names most of the colleges facing heightened scrutiny from federal officials | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday, for the first time, named most of the hundreds of colleges whose federal aid it has restricted because of concerns about their finances or compliance with federal requirements.

The department released a partial list of the nearly 560 institutions that, as of March 1, were subject to the financial restrictions known as heightened cash monitoring. Most of the colleges -- 487 institutions -- were on the lower level of scrutiny, and 69 were subject to the higher, more stringent restrictions.

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When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?
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Note-Taking: Key to Learning or Waste of Time?

Note-Taking: Key to Learning or Waste of Time? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
I do wonder sometimes about whether: (1) As educators, we unwittingly impose our own learning styles and beliefs on a different generation that learn differently and have different learning needs?; (2) We are clear on what the purpose of note-taking is in 2015? (3) There is a single answer to the question about whether students should take notes on paper or a computer?
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10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers:

10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use - Free Technology for Teachers: | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Richard Byrne shares ten techniques to help students become better searchers with Google. Some of his suggestions may be new to you and a number provide links to additional information.

You can download a copy of the pdf from Scribd (free of charge).


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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 6, 9:23 AM

Love this!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 8, 5:37 PM

Love a tip summary! Thank yo for shariing

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 13, 2:54 PM

Students do need to know how to search. It can save you so much time and produce much better results.

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FACT CHECK: Myths in the Political Roar Over Common Core

FACT CHECK: Myths in the Political Roar Over Common Core | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
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Great Games, Apps, and Sites for Geometry

Great Games, Apps, and Sites for Geometry | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Here's a collection of some great tools to use with your geometry students. Whether you're teaching explicit skills or encouraging exploration and play for conceptual development, these tools can help your students' geometric knowledge really take shape!
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Review of Math Programs Comes Under Fire

Review of Math Programs Comes Under Fire | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Publishers and others are hammering a Consumer Reports-style review of math instructional materials that faulted programs for failing to align to the common core.
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What if a high school diploma guaranteed a highly paid job? - The Hechinger Report

What if a high school diploma guaranteed a highly paid job? - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As a movement to reform high school gains momentum around the country, vocational education is being revived. New models are seeking to change the reputation of career and technical classes as dumping grounds for the students who can’t make it in the academic track.
These new programs emphasize both careers and college, and though they tend to promise an internship or interview with partner companies that can lead to opportunities, they don’t go so far as to guarantee a job.
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Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
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In Education, Motivation Doesn't Matter

In Education, Motivation Doesn't Matter | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At schools around the globe, girls outscore boys, and bored students are better test takers than their more motivated peers. These topsy-turvy observations are the latest findings in a report from the Washington-based Brookings Institution, research that is part of a long-running series that aims to put a finger on the pulse of academics in the United States and abroad.
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