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Moby-Dick Marathon Reading

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On Thursday, November 17, the PMA kicks off a four-day, marathon-style reading of Herman Melville's masterpiece in the Bernard Osher Foundation Auditorium. The book will be read (and perhaps on some cases, performed!) aloud by curators, artists, fishermen and women, writers, students, business leaders, special guests, and more.Everything from "Call me Ishmael" to the epilogue will happen on the stage at the PMA. Drop in and out any time you like, or stay for the whole thing. 
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Ed Week Special Report: The Changing Face of Literacy

The advent of computers, smartphone apps, e-books, and other electronic media devices has transformed the way Americans read. Is it changing the way our children learn to read and write as well?
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Post-Election Processing and Rape-Culture Reckoning: This Week in Education Reporting

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Seven days of stories about school
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The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 44

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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 
Project Noah 
The Krueger-Scott Oral History Collection 
Beyond Citation 
Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 
Christina Georgina Rossetti Collection 
Open Data Impact Map 
Moveable Type 
Hurricanes: Science and Society 

     General Interest 
Library of Congress: America Reads 
n+1 
Science Sessions Podcast 
The Gilded Age 
The Pirate Tree 
From station to the renovated Musee d'Orsay 
bioGraphic 
LibCrowds: Crowdsourcing from the British Library 
 
     Network Tools 
Workfrom 
Piwik 

     In the News 
On Monday, Experience the Moon As It Has Not Been Seen Since 1948

Copyright © 2016 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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Every Student Succeeds Act Under Trump: Five Things to Watch

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The election of Donald Trump to the White House could be a major curve ball for implementation of the nearly year-old Every Student Succeeds Act.
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The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Thanks to the wonders of neuroplasticity, adolescents are primed to improve their performance in school—and beyond. Here’s how to help.
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Talking with Young People After the Election

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Tips and advice for educators, parents and family members to help them support young people in processing their feelings, understanding what happened and thinking together about what to do next after the presidential election. http://www.adl.org/education-outreach/anti-bias-education/c/talking-with-young-people-after-the-election.html
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Educational Leadership:Disrupting Inequity:Let's Talk about Racism in Schools

Educational Leadership:Disrupting Inequity:Let's Talk about Racism in Schools | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Rather than give in to the helplessness we feel to stop racism and our collective, civic hemorrhage, every institution must examine its own role in perpetuating (inadvertently and advertently) racist thinking and policies. We can't truly create equal opportunities for all until our institutions take specific actions to end that thinking and those policies. And ground zero for an equitable, nonracist society is the K–12 classroom.
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This Teacher Tried To Teach His Class About Internet Safety And They Learned Another Lesson As Well

This Teacher Tried To Teach His Class About Internet Safety And They Learned Another Lesson As Well | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"In the era of social media, it’s important to be careful about what you post online. People have lost jobs, suffered worldwide humiliation, and become victims of crime all over a Facebook or Twitter post. So a teacher decided to show his students just how quickly an image can spread online by posting a photo to social media with a placard asking strangers to share it along with their location. "

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5 Videos to Help Students Understand the Electoral College

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A new President of the United States will be chosen tomorrow, kind of. The popular vote which in most states determines how the electors in the Electoral College will vote in December. If that sentence baffles your students, they could benefit from one of the following short video explanations of the Electoral College.
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Five Questions To Ask When Conflict Arises With a Student

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Teaching adolescents requires constantly evolving our skill sets for responding to conflict. This is a long term, often deeply personal process, since conflicts can often involve us directly. What can we do to move forward in the moment when our agenda and a student's agenda seem to clash?
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The Scout Report -- Volume 22, Number 43

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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 
Ambitious Science Teaching 
The British Library: Discovering Literature: 20th Century 
Mapping Inequality 
Texas A&M University Commerce: Teaching & Learning 
ATLAS: Numeracy Resource Library Site Map 
The Association of Religion Data Archives 
Early Modern Texts 
John Hopkins School of Public Health: Urban Health in Developing Countries 

General Interest 
U.S. National Archives: Giphy Page 
New York City Street Trees by Species 
The New York Times: Living in China's Expanding Deserts 
Cavafy's World 
Minnesota by Design 
Paleo Porch 
Sift Podcast 

Network Tools 
iMathematics 
Sizzle Analytics 

In the News 
Research Team Uses Climate Data to Uncover New Clues about Human Migration 

Copyright © 2016 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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4 Things I’ve Learned About Teaching from CrossFit

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CrossFit, a fitness movement that has shown explosive growth all over the world, can teach educators a few things about motivating students.
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Educational Leadership:Disrupting Inequity:Boosting Student Attendance: Beyond Stickers, Stars, and Candy Bars

Educational Leadership:Disrupting Inequity:Boosting Student Attendance: Beyond Stickers, Stars, and Candy Bars | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Why do students with economic challenges tend to miss school more frequently than other students? How can we address the obstacles that create this attendance gap? Many school districts ask these questions as they struggle with the basic challenge of getting all students to come to school. We know that students can't learn if they're not attending. What are successful districts doing—beyond the usual enticements of stickers, stars, and candy bars—to boost attendance for all students?
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School Climate: Why Avoiding Tough Conversations Limits Our Learning

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School climate is very popular these days in educational circles. The only issue with that is school leaders often avoid talking about the topics that will make their climates better.
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You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but a neural network can

You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but a neural network can | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A machine-vision algorithm can tell a book’s genre by looking at its cover. This paves the way for AI systems to design the covers themselves.
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6 Books to Help Understand Trump’s Win

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By THE NEW YORK TIMES
For those trying to understand the political, economic, regional and social shifts that drove one of the most stunning political upsets in the nation’s history on Tuesday, we have some suggested reading from our critics and reviewers.

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California Voters Repeal Ban on Bilingual Education

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The ballot measure essentially repeals Proposition 227, the 1998 law that made it tougher for districts to offer bilingual education.
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Over 200 Incidents of Hateful Harassment and Intimidation Since Election Day

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"Disturbingly, the most commonly reported location where incidents of harassment occurred were K-12 schools. Previously, the SPLC reported on the deteriorating climate in schools as a result of the campaign for president. It appears that the election results might have pushed some schools to a boiling point."
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Needham high students inspire new, more diverse reading list

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Inspired by Needham High students, the high school English Department has revamped its reading list and incorporated more diverse perspectives, narrators and backgrounds to its curriculum.

The project started when high school senior Zerinee Depina approached Patrick Gallagher, chairman of the English Department, and asked if the department could add more diversity to the reading list.
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Kids who use flavored e-cigs more likely to want to try cigarettes

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(Reuters Health) – U.S. kids who use flavored e-cigarettes more often intend to start smoking traditional cigarettes than kids who did not use flavored vapes, according to a 2014 national survey.

And among teens who already smoke cigarettes, those who also use flavored vapes have less intention to quit.
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Working Titles of Famous Novels

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How ‘Trimalchio in West Egg’ became ‘The Great Gatsby’ and other famous name changes. “Working Titles of Famous Novels” is published by Carrie Mullins in Electric Literature
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Why Students Can't Google Their Way to the Truth

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Students would be wise to learn the strategies fact-checkers use to evaluate online information, write Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew.
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How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

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Despite all the effort poured into enticing kids to read—the prizes, the posters, the contests—many U.S. students say they don’t enjoy it. A survey conducted by Scholastic last year found that reading for pleasure drops off drastically for kids after age eight. Only 51 percent of kids surveyed said reading is something they like or love to do, a nine percent drop from when the survey was first conducted in 2010. And by age 15, the U.S. doesn’t even make the top 20 countries in the world who enjoy reading most. Parents have several tools to enable kids to develop a love of reading books, including not being controlling over what kids read.

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The Great Thanksgiving Listen

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StoryCorps seeks to create a welcoming community for all users. The StoryCorps app and StoryCorps.me were created as a global platform for listening, connecting, and sharing stories of the human experience. This site is a home for the recordings and also provides interviewing and editing resources. In addition, all interviews uploaded to the platform during the first year of the program will be archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
The StoryCorps app is an app with a purpose—a way for individuals to connect in a meaningful way with those close to them, and to gain insight into the lives of others.
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