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Increasing Complexity through Vocabulary Instruction > Eye On Education

Increasing Complexity through Vocabulary Instruction > Eye On Education | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"In Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word, 2nd Edition, Barbara Blackburn provides practical ideas for increasing text complexity, providing scaffolding  during reading instruction, creating open-ended projects, and much more. In this tip, she explains how to increase rigor by increasing the complexity of a vocabulary assignment."

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Sherman Alexie: Why the Best Kids Books are Written in Blood

In honor of Banned Books Week, the NCTE has shared this article by Sherman Alexie.

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Start School Later

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Grassroots organization committed to sane school start times
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It's Banned Books Week. Here are 5 classic books to celebrate

It's Banned Books Week. Here are 5 classic books to celebrate | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
From Waugh to Walker, the banned-books list has plenty of literary highlights
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Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Scaffolding Levels of Text Complexity (With Discipline-based Texts)

Literacy in Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Scaffolding Levels of Text Complexity (With Discipline-based Texts) | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Access to this resource has been provided by the National Council of Teachers of English, an NCLE Stakeholder Organization.
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Even if you don't access the one hour webinar on this subject, check out the powerpoint which is attached to the bottom of this web page.

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Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age

Measuring Students’ Self-Control: A ‘Marshmallow Test’ for the Digital Age | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Researchers hope that being able to accurately measure how well students resist digital temptations will help them learn about how "academic diligence" features in later life success.
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Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition

Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
An ambitious plan to create a better-informed marketplace for education doesn’t take into account how public universities are funded.
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Laura H. Chapman: When Economic Language Corrupts Educational Practice

How the Federal Government's definitions of "growth" and "effectiveness" contribute to the acceptance of Value Added Measures for evaluating teachers.

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Science Fiction Writers Take a Rosier View

Science Fiction Writers Take a Rosier View | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A group of science fiction visionaries have banded together to offer stories that are more utopian, which they hope will inspire engineers to build a more positive future.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this collection of videos about the intersection of science and sports.
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The Feeling of Learning « Annie Murphy Paul

The Feeling of Learning « Annie Murphy Paul | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Technology that tries to replicate and encourage the positive feelings associated with learning.

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More than 148,000 items from the U.S. Government Printing Office now discoverable in DPLA

Notable examples of the types of records now available from the GPO include the Federal Budget, laws such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Federal regulations, and Congressional hearings, reports, and documents. GPO continuously adds records to the CGP which will also be available through DPLA, increasing the discoverability of and access to Federal Government information for the American public.

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How Effective Is Technology With At-Risk Students?

A recent report released by the Alliance for Excellent Education and Stanford University focuses on how effective technology is when it comes to at-risk students.
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Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations

Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds.
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Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?

Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading?
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Story Maps Illustrate Metro Area and County Population Change

Story Maps Illustrate Metro Area and County Population Change | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau shows story maps illustrating metro area and county population change. http://go.usa.gov/8MZJ
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Share Materials By Using Files and Folders on Google Sites

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Share Materials By Using Files and Folders on Google Sites | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

How to create a File Cabinet page on your Google Site.

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Science Teacher + Literacy Coach = Student Success

Science Teacher + Literacy Coach = Student Success | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The following blog was first posted within the NCLE Center for Literacy Education group,Downers Grove HS District 99 Literacy Coaches.  It tells the story of a collaborative journey between a science teacher and a literacy coach. We were struck by how beautifully this reflected a shared transition from questions of content area literacy to questions of disciplinary literacy. This shift didn't occur because one was viewed as better than the other, but because these partners remained grounded in the needs of the students

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Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy

Don't overlook your school librarian, they're the unsung heroes of literacy | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
School librarians are depressingly underused, argues Sally Dring. Many teachers would be amazed at how much support they can give them and their students

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Lourense Das's curator insight, September 19, 1:07 PM

Important call to decision makers: school librarians are key persons in education

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5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad

5 Tips for Using Google Apps on an iPad | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Certain Google apps play better with Apple than others, here are a few tips for working around their differences.

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Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress

Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At least 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading with a book or e-book helps.
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Wondering if SSR belongs in high schools? This article asserts that we all need SSR time, now, in the digital age, more than ever.

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PBS Releases "The Roosevelts" Lesson Plans With 19 Video Clips

PBS Releases "The Roosevelts" Lesson Plans With 19 Video Clips | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The new Ken Burns series on PBS has begun airing and PBS is providing materials for teachers to use on their site.

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When 3rd Place is Good. Empowering Students in the Library.

When 3rd Place is Good.  Empowering Students in the Library. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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Class of 2014 - MacArthur Foundation

Class of 2014 - MacArthur Foundation | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This year's MacArthur fellows include cartoonist and graphic memoirist Alison Bechdel, a civil rights lawyer who focuses on equal rights for GLBTs, and a social psychologist whose work looks at the "ingrained ways that individuals racially code and categorize people." Scientists, writers, historians, mathematicians, a computer scientist, lawyers and a labor organizer were also given awards. Follow the link to read about the entire Class of 2014.

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Classroom | Teacher Tech

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Trying out Google Classroom this year? You'll want to check out Alice Keeler's blog, which is full of Google Classroom tips.

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Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II

Publishers Gave Away 122,951,031 Books During World War II | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
And, in the process, they created a nation of readers.
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