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Students want to boycott state test

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A group of Chicago high school students plans to boycott part of next week’s state exam, because they’re upset with how their results are being used.
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High School Diplomas and Career and College Readiness: Time to Get Serious

High School Diplomas and Career and College Readiness: Time to Get Serious | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Marc Tucker explains how states can make high school graduation a meaningful indication that the graduate is truly ready for college and career and in so doing create new, more effective systems of accountability for our schools.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 5

The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 5 | 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/2016/0205

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

 

     Research and Education

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Ludwig Wittgenstein
Community College Daily
EU Lesson Plans and Teaching Material
Wired: Science Blogs
Transformative Teachers
On Teaching and Learning Mathematics
Stanford University Libraries: African Collections
NYPL Digital Collections: Navigating the Green Book

 

     General Interest

The National Archives: Archives Media Player
Mapping Occupation
Trove
National Park Foundation: Trail Talk Blog
NAMI: Infographics & Fact Sheets
Biodiversity in Focus
BBC Future: Neurohacks
The Cleveland Memory Project

 

     Network Tools

Popplet
Diigo

     

     In the News

Remembering the Challenger Tragedy, 30 Years Later
 

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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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What Is The Value Of An Education In The Humanities?

What Is The Value Of An Education In The Humanities? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Old barriers between the humanities and technology are falling. Skills needed in jobs today require knowledge that crosses the road from technology to humanities and back, says professor Adam Frank.
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Here’s what students at Harvard and MIT are required to read

Here’s what students at Harvard and MIT are required to read | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Open Syllabus Project looked at what colleges assign as required reading. Here’s the top books from five Massachusetts universities.
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Here's what will change with the new SAT

Here's what will change with the new SAT | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
SAT prep is a multi-billion dollar industry today. Will the redesigned SAT restore its original goal of providing greater access to higher education for a diverse population?
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EdTech Nut - Kelly Fitzgerald: 15 Great Chrome Extensions for Reading and Writing

EdTech Nut - Kelly Fitzgerald: 15 Great Chrome Extensions for Reading and Writing | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring

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A Pew Research Center survey of parents of 13- to 17-year-olds finds that today’s parents1 take a wide range of actions to monitor their teen’s online lives and to encourage their child to use technology in an appropriate and responsible manner.

Moreover, digital technology has become so central to teens’ lives that a significant share of parents now employ a new tool to enforce family rules: “digitally grounding” misbehaving kids. Some 65% of parents have taken their teen’s cellphone or internet privileges away as a punishment.
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All students should learn to code. Right? Not so fast.

All students should learn to code. Right? Not so fast. | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
An education historian looks back to predict the future.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 4

The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 4 | 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/2016/0129

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

 

     Research and Education

American Profile
TeenDrive365: Educators
Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics
The Scholarly Kitchen
Histography: Timeline of History
Biotechnology Teachers Resources Online
Library of Congress: Themed Resources

 

     General Interest

JazzWax
Reuters: Business News Headlines
The Art Story
Residential Architect
Psychology Today: Mindfulness
Indian Memory Project
Colorado Virtual Library
A Tale of Two Plantations

 

     Network Tools

Jing
LiveBinders

 

     In the News

New Math Study Reveals the Probable Life Span of Conspiracy Theories
 

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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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Listen: Why America's Public Library System Will Survive

Listen: Why America's Public Library System Will Survive | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Author Jorge Luis Borges once wrote, 'I have always imagined
that Paradise will be a kind of library.' Librarian historian
Wayne Wiegand's new book, 'Part of Our Lives: A People's
History of the American Public Library,' explores the library's
importance as a civil and social space. We'll discuss his book
and why libraries are still flourishing in the Internet age.
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This is my Anti-Lexile, Anti-Reading Level Post. | Unleashing Readers

This is my Anti-Lexile, Anti-Reading Level Post. | Unleashing Readers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This is my anti-lexile, anti-reading level post. I get it. Well-intentioned parents want to challenge their children. Well-meaning, (perhaps new) teachers want to be sure that students are advancing in their reading levels. Maybe this is okay in first or second grade. Beyond this, let’s stop this madness. We can do better. We cannot calculate the complexity of a text using a mathematical equation.
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Candid Perspectives on Teacher Change: Two New Papers on Deeper Learning

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Two new papers offer a nuanced perspective on the challenges of breaking through the inertia of traditional teaching practice.
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A Question of Interpretation | History Today

A Question of Interpretation | History Today | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
'Truth Presenting a Mirror to the Vanities', Dutch, c.1625 I recently read an amateur review of a history book with which I am familiar, which stated: ‘It is just an interpretation.’ The phrase has stayed with me, my mind lingering on the injustice of the ‘just’. What could the writer possibly mean by this attempted insult? By ‘interpretation’ did he or she really mean ‘speculation’? For an interpretation is based on evidence. What do the public think history – as a discipline, as a subject – is? Is anyone under any illusions that what historians write is ever anything but an interpretation?
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4 Levels of Reading Every Student Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Levels of Reading Every Student Should Know About ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Via Cindy Rudy, Dean J. Fusto
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A proposal from the White House: $4 billion for computer science education for every K-12 student - The Hechinger Report

Too few students take computer science Advanced Placement courses, federal officials said in a conference call with reporters last Friday, and too few teachers are prepared to instruct these classes. And 22 states do not allow students to count computer science toward a diploma, according to officials in the U.S. Department of Education, even as nine out of 10 parents in a Gallup poll reported that they want their children to take these courses.
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These are the books students at the top US colleges are required to read

These are the books students at the top US colleges are required to read | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The leaders of tomorrow will be well versed in dead philosophers, according to a new database of college syllabi. The Open Syllabus Project, a collection of over 1 million curricula from English-language colleges and universities over the past 15 years, released its data on Friday (Jan. 22). Plato, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and Aristotle overwhelmingly dominate lists in the US,...
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The secret world of membership libraries

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Public libraries are a relatively new phenomenon. Before the 1880s, when Andrew Carnegie started funding the more than 1,600 library buildings that bear his name, most libraries in America were subscription-based, with members funding and shaping the collections. As free public libraries sprouted up across the United States, membership libraries mostly died off, but 19 non-profit membership libraries still exist, and are reinventing themselves as cultural centers and the coolest coworking spaces you could dream of.
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In the U.S., a Growing Recognition: College Isn't for Everyone

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The problem with the “not everyone should go to college” narrative – in addition to not being very good at it – is that the U.S. doesn’t provide many good alternatives.
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How Schools Build A Positive Culture Through Advisory

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Having a consistent advisory group for several years provides students with a "school family" with whom they can share goals, struggles and triumphs.
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Online Classes or Traditional? Why Not a Blend? - Literacy & NCTE

Online Classes or Traditional? Why Not a Blend? - Literacy & NCTE | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Online classes and traditional, seated classes each have benefits. Here we examine how to combine those benefits into hybrid courses.
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Teaching the Social Skills of Academic Interaction, Grades 4-12

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A Corwin Product:Teaching the Social Skills of Academic Interaction, Grades 4-12: Step-by-Step Lessons for Respect, Responsibility, and ResultsHarvey "Smokey" Daniels, Nancy Steineke.
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College Admission 2.0: Service Over Self

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the success of this recommendation will depend on whether high schools play their part. Success will mean more high schools enabling students to choose from a wide range of community-engagement and service opportunities based on their individual interests and passions. It will mean ensuring that students have time to reflect with each other and adults about what they have learned from these experiences. Perhaps most important, it will mean creating authentic diverse groups or guiding students toward diverse groups that are constructed and facilitated thoughtfully.
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Use Humor to Teach Your Students About Careful Communication

Use Humor to Teach Your Students About Careful Communication | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students analyze newspaper headline bloopers in this classroom activity and gain a greater understanding for clear communication.
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Despite Growth, AP Pool Is Not Diluted, Studies Say

Despite Growth, AP Pool Is Not Diluted, Studies Say | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The academic performance levels of students who take AP courses are still high, according to a pair of analyses from the American Enterprise Institute.
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Md. school announces snow day with Adele's 'Hello'

Md. school announces snow day with Adele's 'Hello' | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At some point after a historic snow storm, you run out of ways to say there's no school tomorrow.
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