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21 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Do This Year

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This is a pretty ambitious list. Maybe just choose a few? 3 to meet, 5 to master, 21 to really really really exceed.

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Schools around the US are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working

Schools around the US are finally pushing back their start times — and it's working | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, schools have started listening to research that says teens shouldn't begin the school day before 8:30 a.m.
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Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love

Beyond Sex Ed: How To Talk To Teens About Love | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Love — or infatuation, at least — is part of school, whether we want it to be or not. It’s often school that gives us our first crush, our first dance-induced cold sweat, and that first bitter taste of heartbreak.

And so, on this Valentine’s Day we ask: Should educators and parents be talking about love more with the teens and pre-teens in their lives? Could they do more to help students navigate some of the more bewildering emotions of adolescence?
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 6

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 6 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week's Scout Report reviews the online resources listed below. Visit the Scout Report here:
to read the detailed annotations of each resources and get direct links to the sites. 

     Research and Education 
HERB: Resources for Teachers 
Human Nature Lab 
Akron Art Museum: Scrumptious Sculptures Lesson Plan (PDF) Oxford Dictionaries 
PLOS Collections: Meta-Research 
National Association for Music Education 
Holocaust Encyclopedia: Voyage of the St. Louis 
From Milligrams to Kilograms: Synthetic Chemistry Following Nature's Lead 

     General Interest  
Google Arts & Culture: The Journey of 'The Playboy' 
My Mother Before Me 
Western Digs 
Marketplace: Make Me Smart 
MIT Technology Review: Computing 
Arab American National Museum 
The Garden Planting Calendar 
Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series 

     Network Tools
Freesound 
Way of Life 

     In the News 
Relocating The Battle of Atlanta, a Cyclorama with a Complex History

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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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Use Google Keep to Track Steps Toward Goals

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week – Use Google Keep to Track Steps Toward Goals | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Google Keep is a fantastic tool for taking notes, creating bookmarks, making task lists, and creating reminder alerts for yourself. Within Google Keep there is an option to set daily reminders for yourself. I have three of them in my personal account. At 7am, 9am, and 11am every day those reminders pop-up on my desktop and on my phone. They’re also present in my Google Calendar. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create reminders on Google Keep.
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Why these librarians are protesting Trump's executive orders

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On Feb. 17, librarians, museums and other institutions have planned a “Day of Facts” to combat misinformation in its communities. The website for the campaign reminds visitors that facts are not “an overt political stand.”
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Popular App Guide Parents Teachers - Safe Smart Social

In this guide we walk you through the "green zone" (apps that are less dangerous), the "gray zone" (the place where some students want to hang out, but could cause trouble) and the "red zone" (very bad apps that allow strangers to communicate with your students). This resource is updated each month to include the latest videos.
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Roots of the problem: the controversial history of Alex Haley's book

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Haley’s influential family saga about 18th century slavery is back on TV, but its literary reputation is still tarnished by questions of authenticity
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49 Ways to Create a Tidal Wave of Kindness in Schools - WeAreTeachers

49 Ways to Create a Tidal Wave of Kindness in Schools - WeAreTeachers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” —Scott Adams October is National Bullying Prevention Month. But what if, instead of focusing on anti-bullying, we focused on kindness? We …
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“Nevertheless, She Persisted” A Take 5 List, plus 1 — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

“Nevertheless, She Persisted” A Take 5 List, plus 1 — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Last night, Senator Elizabeth Warren was warned, then given an explanation, but nevertheless, she persisted in reading the words of another woman who was warned, given an explanation, and persisted: Coretta Scott King. In honor and in recognition of these and other women who, despite warning and explanation, persist in their efforts, we offer you this list of persistent young women.
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Don't Call It 'Guidance' Anymore: A Talk With The Nation's Top School Counselor

Don't Call It 'Guidance' Anymore: A Talk With The Nation's Top School Counselor | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Counselors play a big role in helping students succeed: They help with scheduling, college applications and with issues like mental health.

Since 2015, first lady Michelle Obama has honored a school counselor of the year in a ceremony at the White House. Friday, the honor goes to Terri Tchorzynski of the Calhoun Area Career Center in Battle Creek, Mich., where she works with 11th- and 12th-graders drawn from 20 public high schools in Calhoun County.

Tchorzynski started her career as a high school English teacher, before getting her master's degree in counseling — a role she says she "always knew she wanted." NPR Ed caught up with Tchorzynski about her work in Michigan and the important role she sees counselors playing in schools.

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Developing Arguments via Social Media

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Developing Arguments via Social Media

To build students’ mindfulness in social media spaces, we first need to help them see their participation in those networks as real reading and writing. The following activity, helps students to think about social media as a reading and writing space.
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Introducing Open Access at The Met

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Chief Digital Officer Loic Tallon discusses the Museum's move to Open Access, an important and exciting milestone in The Met's digital evolution.
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School chief blames Trump for attack, drawing the ire of GOP

School chief blames Trump for attack, drawing the ire of GOP | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Republican party is accusing a school superintendent of pushing a political agenda after he suggested an attack on several black students was the result of President Donald Trump's stance on immigrants and minorities.
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Pen and paper 'beats computers for retaining knowledge'

Pen and paper 'beats computers for retaining knowledge' | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Survey of students across 10 countries suggests handwriting and printed books have advantages over digital materials
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Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college - The Hechinger Report

Professor hopes his quickie calculator will show low-income students they can afford a selective college - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It’s the creation of Phillip Levine, a Wellesley economics professor who was frustrated by trying to forecast the cost of sending his own children to a university.

This story also appeared in NBC News
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From Legal Lows to Court-Side Foes: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

From Legal Lows to Court-Side Foes: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The best recent writing about school
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How your kids are secretly using and abusing smartphone apps

How your kids are secretly using and abusing smartphone apps | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent who feels totally overwhelmed by technology, listen to the experts—the teens themselves—about how the latest go-to smartphone apps are used and abused.
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5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
5 things about Google Slides that you did not know. New features in Google Slides make an amazing product even better! Try out these tips.
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Go Ahead and Return That Book Late—Libraries Are Doing Away With the Overdue Fine

Go Ahead and Return That Book Late—Libraries Are Doing Away With the Overdue Fine | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
“We’re disproportionately affecting the people we’re most interested in getting to the library,” said Meg DePriest, the author of a 2016 white paper recommending that Colorado libraries eliminate fines on children’s materials, “the people who can’t afford to buy books themselves.”
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Tuesdays with William Zinsser

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Mark Singer remembers the writer William Zinsser, who was his professor and whose book “On Writing Well” has sold more than a million and a half copies.
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A School Librarian Caught In The Middle of Student Privacy Extremes

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School librarians are uniquely positioned to navigate this middle ground and advocate for privacy, both within the school library itself and in larger school- or district-wide conversations about technology. Often, school librarians are the only staff members trained as educators, privacy specialists, and technologists, bringing not only the skills but a professional mandate to lead their communities in digital privacy and intellectual freedom. On top of that, librarians have trusted relationships across the student privacy stakeholder chain, from working directly with students to training teachers to negotiating with technology vendors.
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Surviving as a High School Dropout: Program Gives Students a Taste

Surviving as a High School Dropout: Program Gives Students a Taste | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
When students drop out of high school, they often don't realize how rough life could be without a diploma. A program that's making its way into schools in several states aims to give them a sobering glimpse of that life, in the hope of informing their decisions.

It's called REALL, or Reality Enrichment And Life Lessons. The program draws students into a four-hour simulation in which they take on a new identity as someone who left school without a diploma. Aided by trained facilitators, the students act out a series of life experiences, such as trouble finding work, difficulty making ends meet on a low-paying job, or getting evicted.
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Study: Teacher Evaluation Scores Linked to Job Satisfaction

Study: Teacher Evaluation Scores Linked to Job Satisfaction | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
High performance ratings lead to higher job satisfaction among Tennessee teachers, according to a new study by researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Missouri.

While these findings may sound intuitive, they are also the first to show that high effective ratings actually cause teachers' perception of their work to improve, just as low performance ratings cause decreased job satisfaction, according to Matthew G. Springer, an assistant professor of public policy and education at Vanderbilt University.
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We Just Added More Than 1,000 New Words to the Dictionary

We Just Added More Than 1,000 New Words to the Dictionary | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Just as the English language constantly grows, so does the dictionary. More than one thousand new words have been added, including terms from recent advances in science, borrowings from foreign languages, and words from tech, medicine, pop culture, sports, and everything in between. This is a significant addition to our online dictionary, reflecting the breadth of English vocabulary and the speed with which we seek information. These new entries also highlight the old-fashioned skill of crafting useful and readable definitions that require the expertise and experience of our unique staff.
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No, we’re not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter. – Wikimedia Blog

No, we’re not in a post-fact world. On Wikipedia, facts matter. – Wikimedia Blog | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Wikipedia will never be perfect, or finished. But years of practice and collaboration have built an effective filter for hoaxes and inaccurate information. Article content is paired with references to show that it comes from a reliable source.
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