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What Makes You Put Down a Book?

What Makes You Put Down a Book? | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
We tried to find out! Here is a list of some of the top books you put aside and a few reasons why.
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I agree with the "life is too short to waste on a book you are not enjoying." There are millions of other books to try ... just put it down and pick up another.  That's the key ... try another book.

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Who Needs Grownups to Make Video Games?

Who Needs Grownups to Make Video Games? | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Students create incredibly creative, thoughtful and unique projects when challenged and supported to do so.
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New Book It: Paintings Created on Old Book Pages – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Book It: Paintings Created on Old Book Pages – Stephen's Lighthouse | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
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Public Library’s ‘ABC of It’ Looks at Children’s Books

Public Library’s ‘ABC of It’ Looks at Children’s Books | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
“The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” a remarkably rich new exhibition at the New York Public Library, dissects a major part of growing up.
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Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores? | MindShift

Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores? | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
A new report released today reveals the results attempting to answer the question: do digital games and simulation help students studying science, technology, math, and engineering achieve better learning outcomes?
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How to Hold Onto a Kid’s Natural Genius | MindShift

How to Hold Onto a Kid’s Natural Genius | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
In many schools, students are asked to shut down what makes them special in order to conform. But standing out is critical in this world.
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Minnesota Limits Common Core Adoption to Reading Only

Minnesota Limits Common Core Adoption to Reading Only | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Minnesota will implement Common Core Standards for reading, but the state has decided to stay with its own set of more rigorous math standards.
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The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | MindShift

The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The deep reading of books and the information-driven reading we do on the web are very different, both in the experience they produce and in the capacities they develop.
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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching online research skills, such as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Comptenency Learning With Videos | MindShift

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Comptenency Learning With Videos | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model generated a lot of excitement initially, but more recently some educators -- even those who were initial advocates -- have express
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Julia Steiny: School Recess Is Good For Kids' Mental Health

Julia Steiny: School Recess Is Good For Kids' Mental Health | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
School recess is a critical part of kids' mental health, writes Julia Steiny -- and a failure to develop play harms out efforts at education.
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Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules : NPR

Apple Conspired To Set E-Book Prices, Judge Rules : NPR | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The high-tech giant was accused of colluding with publishers. On Wednesday, a judge agreed that Apple had acted improperly. The company argues that it engaged in hard-fought negotiations with the other companies and says it will appeal the ruling.
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Only 33% of Parents Read Bedtime Stories Every Night - GalleyCat

Only 33% of Parents Read Bedtime Stories Every Night - GalleyCat | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Only 33% of Parents Read Bedtime Stories Every Night
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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance.
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Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers

Study: Reading novels makes us better thinkers | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
New research says reading literary fiction helps people embrace ambiguous ideas and avoid snap judgments
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Ability Grouping, Once Spurned, is Gaining Popularity

Ability Grouping, Once Spurned, is Gaining Popularity | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
Grouping students by ability levels once fell out of favor, but data shows it's returning in classroom instruction.
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To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift

To Get the Most Out of Tablets, Use Smart Curation | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
How might efforts to curate benefit from the portability and ubiquity of mobile devices? Tools like Evernote and GoodReads allow for easy and valuable curation. But the harder questions are pedagogical and curricular.
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Eight Ways Of Looking At Intelligence | MindShift

Eight Ways Of Looking At Intelligence | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
The science of learning can offer some surprising and useful perspectives on how we guide and educate young people.
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Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle | MindShift

Why Computers Alone Won’t Move the Needle | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
By Leslie Harris O’Hanlon If a student is getting Bs in school, will giving him a home computer, if he doesn’t have one, bump his Bs up to As? Most li
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To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small | MindShift

To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
It can be amazing and illuminating, once this door is opened, to see and hear the myriad ways that students understand learning and engagement.
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Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift

Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
As with any behavior involving kids, mistakes will be made with online behavior -- and that’s a vital part of the learning process.
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What Teens Feel About Privacy and Social Media | MindShift

What Teens Feel About Privacy and Social Media | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
A new Pew Research study of 802 teenagers ages 12-17 and their parents reveals that teenagers are sharing more information on social networking sites than i
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Can a Toy Spark Interest in Engineering for Girls? | MindShift

Can a Toy Spark Interest in Engineering for Girls? | MindShift | Education and Library News | Scoop.it
It's a common refrain that there aren’t enough women in jobs that require math and science skills like engineering and computer science. Though more progr
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