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Research: Sorting Students By Ability Increases Achievement | Education News

Research: Sorting Students By Ability Increases Achievement | Education News | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Sorting students by ability substantially helps their achievement in mathematics and reading, according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts

In Teaching Algebra, the Not-So-Secret Way to Students’ Hearts | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Education researchers are beginning to validate what many teachers have long known: connecting learning to student interests helps the information stick. Here's an example of how one algebra teacher made it work in her class.
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How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile?

How Can We Make Homework Worthwhile? | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The quantity of students’ homework is a lot less important than its quality. Enriching children’s classroom learning requires making homework not shorter or longer, but smarter.
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Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools - The Digital Shift

Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools - The Digital Shift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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A Minecraft Library Scores Big: Mattituck, NY, Branch Is a Hit with Kids - The Digital Shift

A Minecraft Library Scores Big: Mattituck, NY, Branch Is a Hit with Kids - The Digital Shift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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NGLC Shifts Focus To Funding Experimental Schools

NGLC Shifts Focus To Funding Experimental Schools | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The Next Generation Learning Challenge (NGLC) is moving towards funding schools that want to shift from traditional teaching to more experimental models.
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New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home

New Visual Tool Teaches Kids How to Code at Home | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Though computer programming is becoming more important, many K-12 schools don't offer classes. Now commercial products are starting to offer at-home learning, offering sleek new platforms focused on teaching how to think like a computer programmer.
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How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple

How to Create Your Own Textbook — With or Without Apple | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Aggregation, curation, creation: A step-by-step guide to creating your own textbook -- and involving your students along the way.
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14 Free and Simple Digital Media Tools

14 Free and Simple Digital Media Tools | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Easy ways to create videos, edit photos and design audio slide shows -- without your own personal I.T. guy.
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XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet'

XKeyscore: NSA tool collects 'nearly everything a user does on the internet' | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
• XKeyscore gives 'widest-reaching' collection of online data • NSA analysts require no prior authorization for searches • Sweeps up emails, social media activity and browsing history
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Big Brother is certainly watching!

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4 Tips From Google To Make Your Website More Compelling

4 Tips From Google To Make Your Website More Compelling | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
When organizing your website, think less like Melvil Dewey and more like Larry and Sergey.
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Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge In Math?

Can Playing Video Games Give Girls an Edge In Math? | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Playing an action video game “can virtually eliminate” the gender difference in a basic capacity researchers call spatial attention, while at the same time reducing the gender difference in the ability to mentally rotate objects, a higher-level...
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New 6 (semi) ‘hidden’ Google tools – Stephen's Lighthouse

New 6 (semi) ‘hidden’ Google tools – Stephen's Lighthouse | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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10 Arduino Projects That Blow Our Mind

10 Arduino Projects That Blow Our Mind | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Learning to focus on one task while tuning out the many distractions vying for attention is a crucial life skill that some students are missing.
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Flavorwire's Ultimate Literary Calendar: A Bookish Event for Every Day of the Year

Flavorwire's Ultimate Literary Calendar: A Bookish Event for Every Day of the Year | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Ever have a hard time keeping track of those hard-to-remember literary dates? Need a theme for your party, but don't know what to celebrate? Want to know which famous author died on your birthday? ...
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Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools - The Digital Shift

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MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science

MIT Unleashes New Online Game for Math and Science | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
A group of researchers in MIT’s Education Arcade are trying to harness the power of MMO games to teach high school students to think like scientists and mathematicians.
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School Librarians Belong in NYC Schools

School Librarians Belong in NYC Schools | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Certified school librarians are highly trained professionals who impact the entirety of the school community. They have been proven time and again to positively impact student performance. Every child has a right to a school librarian.
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Libraries' Leading Roles: On Stage, On Screen And In Song : NPR

Libraries' Leading Roles: On Stage, On Screen And In Song : NPR | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
In the latest installment of our library series, NPR's Bob Mondello visits some notable libraries in popular culture: Jorge Luis Borges' Library of Babel; Lucien's Library in Neil Gaiman's The Sandman; and the stacks in Buffy, Hogwarts, Doctor Who...
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Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know

Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Getty The Internet has made researching subjects deceptively effortless for students -- or so it may seem to them at first. Truth is, students who ha
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment.
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Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity

Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Though spatial skills -- the ability to find meaning in the shape, size, orientation, or trajectory, of objects -- are valuable, the tactics we use to measure student outcomes don't always include these important skills.
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What Reader Species Are You? | Laura E. Kelly

What Reader Species Are You? | Laura E. Kelly | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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Despite Benefits, Recess for Many Students Is Restricted

Despite Benefits, Recess for Many Students Is Restricted | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Aside from keeping obesity at bay and providing a way to blow off steam, daily physical exercise has benefits that go beyond getting out the wiggles.
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What Reader Species Are You? | Laura E. Kelly

What Reader Species Are You? | Laura E. Kelly | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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