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Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You

Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In the near future of search, you won't be looking for Internet content anymore - it will be looking for you.
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Brain Rules: The problem with learning styles

Brain Rules: The problem with learning styles | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Learning styles are a well-intended step in the wrong direction. A “one-size fits all” approach to teaching isn’t ideal. Rather, more individualized approaches need to be taken.
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Why the Proficiency-Versus-Growth Debate Matters for Assessing School Performance - Education Next

Why the Proficiency-Versus-Growth Debate Matters for Assessing School Performance - Education Next | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos and Minnesota Senator Al Franken sparred at Tuesday’s confirmation hearing over whether student performance is best measured by proficiency or growth. How this question is resolved over the next year will have enormous consequences for which schools are identified as low performers in need of intervention.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 2

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 2 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/0113


Research and Education 

Math Snacks 

HistoryLink 

World Oral Literature Project 

Neurology, Neuroscience, and Neurosurgery Websites 

Paideia: Active Learning National Study of Youth and Religion 

Digital Library for Decorative Arts and Material Culture 

The Fulweiler Laboratory at Boston University 


General Interest 

Virtual Tour: 103 Orchard Science 

Friday: How Much Math Should Everyone Know? (Show Your Work) Lateral Magazine 

The Classicizing Chicago Project 

Fiction Unbound 

Under the Influence of the Heavens: Astrology in Medicine in the 15th and 16th Centuries 

built: LA: Age of Los Angeles 

Historical Book Images 


Network Tools 

HandBrake 

Dashpop 


In the News 

Winter Storm Destroys Historic 'Tunnel' Sequoia in California


Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group - http://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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CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online - BBC News

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online - BBC News | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.
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America’s Great Working-Class Colleges

America’s Great Working-Class Colleges | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Dozens of colleges are vaulting thousands of low-income students into the middle class and beyond, and yet are being starved of funding.
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'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book

'I fell out of bed laughing': writers on their favourite funny book | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Nina Stibbe, David Nicholls, Bridget Christie and others reveal the books that made them laugh the most
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Red meets blue: How students can find common ground in Trump’s America

Red meets blue: How students can find common ground in Trump’s America | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Student leaders in Memphis offer ideas for fostering understanding and respect in schools in a polarized national climate.
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How Britain--with Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming and Noel Coward--tried to influence the US election in 1940

How Britain--with Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming and Noel Coward--tried to influence the US election in 1940 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
They used dirty tricks, planted fake and misleading stories, set up a fake polling organization and funded the opponents of politicians they disliked. The goal was to change US public opinion and manipulate its political leadership toward helping Britain defeat Nazi Germany.
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How Useful Are College Placement Tests in High School?

How Useful Are College Placement Tests in High School? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
South Dakota tried to cut down on college remediation by offering the Accuplacer test to high school students, but few districts used the system.
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Getting literal about media literacy in K12

Getting literal about media literacy in K12 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The issue of fake news drew national attention during the 2016 presidential campaign, when fabricated stories were widely accepted as genuine. According to recent research, the problem extends to K12 classrooms, where students have trouble judging the credibility of online information.
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Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books

Obama’s Secret to Surviving the White House Years: Books | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In an interview seven days before leaving office, Mr. Obama talked about the role books have played during his presidency and throughout his life.
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5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016

5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Need a good laugh? Here are five of the best parody videos we saw this year.
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Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success

Snapchatting “The Odyssey”: An Epic Success | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A librarian-teacher team figure out how to get a group of reluctant learners excited about a required project on Homer's epic poem: Snapchat.
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College Readiness: Are Different Definitions Driving Inequality?

College Readiness: Are Different Definitions Driving Inequality? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
When "college readiness" is defined differently for different students, our education system may perpetuate the very inequalities it aims to address, writes Marc Tucker.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 3

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https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/0120


Research and Education 

Project Vox 

PeerJ 

Open Course Library 

Hollywood Goes to War 

Virginia Department of Health: Data Portal 

Learnhigher: Free teaching & learning resources for staff in UK higher education 

Biology Corner: Ecology Lesson Plans 

Disability History Museum 


General Interest 

Radio Garden 

Scout Poetry 

Starts With a Bang! 

Design is Fine. History is Mine. 

From Farms to Freeways: Women's Memories of Western Sydney Earth: A Global Map of Wind, Weather, and Ocean Conditions Audubon's Aviary: The Final Flight 

The Sporkful 


Network Tools 

Word Counter 

Tally 


In the News 

Scientists Build the Tightest Molecular Knot Ever Made


Copyright © 2017 Internet Scout Research Group - http://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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“Conversations Aren’t Enough” | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice

“Conversations Aren’t Enough” | Teaching Tolerance - Diversity, Equity and Justice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Nikole Hannah-Jones is an award-winning investigative reporter and staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She is also a major voice covering racial segregation in U.S. schools and the lived experiences of students of color. Hannah-Jones spoke with Teaching Tolerance about the barriers to equitable, integrated schools and classrooms and why we must find ways to overcome them.


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http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/01/16/509325266/how-the-systemic-segregation-of-schools-is-maintained-by-individual-choices

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Education Department Withdraws Controversial ESSA Spending Proposal

Education Department Withdraws Controversial ESSA Spending Proposal | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The draft rule on state and district spending of Title I funds was all but certain to be tossed by a Republican-backed Congress and the Trump administration.
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All I Know Is What’s on the Internet — Real Life

All I Know Is What’s on the Internet — Real Life | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Information literacy is not the antidote to fake news, because the institutions for teaching it can’t be trusted either
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To save books, librarians create fake 'reader' to check out titles

To save books, librarians create fake 'reader' to check out titles | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Lake County officials say the creation of a fake library ID has prompted their request for a system-wide audit.
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Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others

Gates Foundation open-access policy goes into effect, joining others | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes the most recent grant-making organization to require recipients to make findings publicly available, a further shift toward transparency in research funding.
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Maybe teaching special education doesn't have to be so hard?

Maybe teaching special education doesn't have to be so hard? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
We've been to school. We know how education works. Right? In fact, many aspects of learning — in homes, at schools, at work and elsewhere — are evolving rapidly, along with our understanding of learning. Join us as we explore how learning happens.
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What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities

What Betsy DeVos Did (and Didn't) Reveal About Her Education Priorities | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Michigan billionaire’s confirmation hearing was heavy on partisanship and light on substance.
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Get Inspired With The Best Education Podcasts Of 2016ASCD Inservice

Get Inspired With The Best Education Podcasts Of 2016ASCD Inservice | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Each episode is an engaging 10-minute conversation between ASCD authors and Emerging Leaders on some of the most important and timely school and classroom
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The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2017

The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2017 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Here are the books we can’t wait to read in 2017! (Ranked in no particular order.)..
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The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news

The challenge facing libraries in an era of fake news | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
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