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Hangout With Explorers of Land, Sea, and Sky on Earth Day

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This Earth Day, National Geographic is teaming up with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey to explore the land, sea, and sky
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If you've been meaning to try Google+/Google Hangout or Twitter, today might be the day to do it--especially if you want a last minute way to include some observance of Earth Day (this year's theme: Climate Change) in your classes.

Other resources for Earth Day:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/earth-day-lesson-plans-matt-davis

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/04/10-educational-resources-for-earth-day.html

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/04/21/even-more-earth-day-resources/

 

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Taking Sports Out of School - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Taking Sports Out of School - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Should high schools eliminate competitive athletic teams?
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Don’t believe everything you hear about the New Orleans charter revolution - The Hechinger Report

Don’t believe everything you hear about the New Orleans charter revolution - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
As public school students settle into the school year, they can’t seem to shake off a bit of inaccurate national attention: The belief that New Orleans has the country’s first all-charter school system.
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Does England Have the Solution to the Grade-Inflation Problem?

Does England Have the Solution to the Grade-Inflation Problem? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In America, more and more universities are imposing strict grading curves or abolishing grades altogether. The UK takes an entirely different approach, and it's working.
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Education Performance Standards Vary Widely Among States, In Some Cases by Several Grade Levels

Education Performance Standards Vary Widely Among States, In Some Cases by Several Grade Levels | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Proficiency standards used by states to measure student progress vary widely – with the gap between states with the highest and lowest standards amounting to as much as three to four grade levels, finds a new study by the American Institutes for Research (AIR).
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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

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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

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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

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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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Narrowing Education - Education Next

Not every student will benefit from music, theater, or sports, and very few of them will go on to careers in music, acting, or sports, but those of us who support a broad education recognize that all of these activities have important benefits for many students and should be part of schools.
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Activating STEM Lessons With Project-Based Learning (and Zombies)

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Some fun with zombies (and puns galore) to liven up your pre-Halloween teaching?

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Four Ways to Give Effective Feedback to Teachers

Shout-out to my Critical Friends Group with this one--masters of effective feedback, every one of them!

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Report Details 5 Keys to Using Technology To Help At-Risk Students -- THE Journal

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A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education and the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education offers five recommendations for helping at-risk students learn.
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This report addresses at-risk high school students specifically. The number one recommendation? Aim for 1 to 1 access.

For more info: https://edpolicy.stanford.edu/publications/pubs/1241

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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

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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

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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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