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What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news

What Wikipedia can tell us about the future of news | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A researcher who specializes in analysing the way that information flows through Wikipedia during a breaking news event compared the way seven mass shootings — including the recent incident at an elementary school in Connecticut — were reported on the crowdsourced encyclopedia and found some interesting patterns.

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YALSA's Teens' Top Ten: Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

The Young Adult Library Services Association announces their annual list of the Teens' Top Ten--books chosen as favorites by teenage readers.

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Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment Numbers

Steep Drops Seen in Teacher-Prep Enrollment Numbers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Massive changes to the profession, coupled with budget woes, appear to be shaking the image of teaching as a stable, engaging career, with data showing that enrollments in university teacher-preparation programs have been declining.
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We Are Teachers

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Downloadable poster illustrates the benefits of learning a 2nd language.

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Appeals Court Overturns Important Fair Use Win Concerning University 'E-Reserves' -- But Potentially For Good Reasons

Appeals Court Overturns Important Fair Use Win Concerning University 'E-Reserves' -- But Potentially For Good Reasons | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

An important decision which concerns the Fair Use aspect of copyright law--the one which most often pertains to educational re-use of copyrighted content. 

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The future of the book

The future of the book | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This lengthy essay, entitled "The Future of the Book: From Papyrus to Pixels, was published in The Economist's October 11th issue. Online, you can choose your mode of consumption: audio, digital, or print facsimile.

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Teacher shares 3 key insights after 'eye-opening' day shadowing students

Teacher shares 3 key insights after 'eye-opening' day shadowing students | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A teacher has shared 'eye-opening' insights about daily school life, after she spent time shadowing two high school students and wrote about her experience in a blog post that has now gone viral.
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Read the original post written by the teacher here: http://grantwiggins.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/a-veteran-teacher-turned-coach-shadows-2-students-for-2-days-a-sobering-lesson-learned/

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Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College

Poverty The Strongest Factor In Whether High School Graduates Go To College | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Students from high-poverty public schools are less likely to attend college than those from wealthier ones, regardless of whether they're from urban, suburban or rural areas.

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Kelly Fitzgerald ~ EdTech Nut: My Favorite Chrome Extensions for the Week - October 13th

Kelly Fitzgerald ~ EdTech Nut: My Favorite Chrome Extensions for the Week - October 13th | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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How a national moratorium on standardized testing could work

How a national moratorium on standardized testing could work | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A fact sheet on why it's time to stop giving high-stakes standardized tests to kids.
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Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As search engines get better, we become lazier. We're hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions
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Why adults are buzzing about YA literature | PBS NewsHour

Why adults are buzzing about YA literature | PBS NewsHour | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Young adult literature has become a booming business and one of the fastest growing book categories for publishers in recent years, with more than 715 million books sold in 2013 -- mostly to adults. NewsHour Weekend's Tracy Wholf reports. Continue reading →
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Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks

Studying With Quizzes Helps Make Sure the Material Sticks | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have known for a long time that regular quizzing on information helps make it stick, but students and teachers don't always know how to apply that research to classroom practice or study habits.
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Response: Engaging With Class & Race In The Classroom

Response: Engaging With Class & Race In The Classroom | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Today, three educators -- Ashanti Foster, Melissa Bollow Tempel, and P. L. Thomas -- and a number of readers share their thoughts on how to engage with race and class in the classroom.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 20, Number 40 Internet Scout

The Scout Report -- Volume 20, Number 40 Internet Scout | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

This week's Scout Report reviews the following online resources. Visit theScout Report at: 

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2014/1017

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

Research and Education

  Measurement Science for Complex Information Systems
  Human Development Reports
  bioRxiv.org
  Children’s Books
  eLIFE
  Online Statistics Education
  Bringing Star Power to Earth
  The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry

General Interest

  explore
  American Institute of Physics
  Green Revolution: Curse or Blessing?
  American Historical Association
  The Arts at MIT
  Climate Science, Awareness and Solutions
  Fun English Games for Kids - Free Teaching Resources Online

Network Tools

  Mailbox
  BigOven

In the News

  500 Pound Kangaroos Didn’t Hop, Skip, or Jump

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What is Vine? A Parent Guide (Video) - Safe Smart & Social

What is Vine? A Parent Guide (Video) - Safe Smart & Social | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
We created this parents video to help you better understand what is Vine, the popular app that kids are using.
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This site is a great resource for information about any apps that students are using. Although it's aimed at parents, there is useful (crucial?) information here for educators.

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Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep

Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. “Sleep Study Skills” can help our teenagers game the system — and get enough sleep.
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On Wisconsin Magazine

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I'm sharing this article about card catalogs and the script that all librarians learned and used to write the cards because we have been discussing handwriting and cursive at our school after administering the PSAT, which requires that students handwrite, in cursive, a statement on their answer sheet. See the cursive script known as Library Hand here: http://www.yuoiea.com/uoiea/index.php?id=255

 

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Learning From Live Theater: Students realize gains from theater trips - Research

Learning From Live Theater: Students realize gains from theater trips - Research | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students realize gains in knowledge, tolerance, and more
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The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education “reform” phonies

The great charter school rip-off: Finally, the truth catches up to education “reform” phonies | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Fraud, financial mismanagement, lousy results: Reports highlight awful charter schools and people are catching on

Via Jon Samuelson, gwynethjones
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I've always been leery of Charter Schools - esp. after touring several w/ the ISTE Board of Directors  - Mostly biased because they RARELY if EVER have School Libraries! Grrrrr!

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How Tuition Tracker helps kids compare colleges – and other tips for overwhelmed parents - The Hechinger Report

How Tuition Tracker helps kids compare colleges – and other tips for overwhelmed parents  - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

The Hechinger Report's Liz Willen's list of dos and don't for parents in the college app process.

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Is It Ever Okay to Make Teachers Read Scripted Lessons?

Is It Ever Okay to Make Teachers Read Scripted Lessons? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
American entrepreneurs have created a popular alternative to Kenya's dismal public schools. The key: handing out e-readers and making sure teachers recite every page.
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