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Google Says "Ungoogleable" Can't Be A Swedish Word

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"Ogooglebar. That's Swedish, and means "something you can't find with the use of a search engine." At least, that's what the Language Council of Sweden wanted Ogooglebar to mean--until Google stepped in, fearing that the word had negative connotations for the firm."


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I am used to the French trying to slow the flow of English words into French, but shocked that Google would join in the fray to slow linguistic change.  Words evolve based on cultural shifts and technological changes and the computer industry has especially created new words to describe emerging, new social interactions.  I'm certain that the company Google is thrilled that "to google" is the verb of choice to describe the action of searching for online for content.  I would have guessed that Google was savvy enough to understand that this "ungoogleable" term is not an indictment on the company, but a new way to define that elusive, mysterious, indefinable quality for a generation that sometimes acts as if everything can be found of Google. 


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In Wealthier School Districts, Students Are Farther Apart

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Black and Latino students in economically prosperous cities are grade levels behind their white peers.
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Turkish people are talking with whistles, and it’s challenging how we think the brain works

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The fascinating language translates each syllable in Turkish into a separate tone of whistle.
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Carmen Tafolla on Empowering Mexican-American Youth Through Writing

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Carmen Tafolla is the Poet Laureate of Texas and the author of numerous works of poetry, short stories, and children's books. She has devoted her year as Poet Laureate to teaching children in the poorest districts in Texas and empowering them t
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Todo es canción: Antología poética | Alma Flor Ada

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BOOK DESCRIPTION CANCIÓN Canta el agua en la roca, el pájaro en la rama y el poema en la página. Todo es canción (Everything is Song) gathers some of the
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How to Cultivate Student Agency in English Language Learners

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Developing an English language learner's sense of agency can feel like a challenge when so many variables are at stake. Teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull
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Afghan ‘Sesame Street’ Introduces Zari, a Muppet and Role Model for Girls

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The new character, a 6-year-old girl, will appear in the Afghan version of the children’s television show and address girls’ empowerment and health.
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Breaking News, World News & Multimedia

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The New York Times: Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, real estate, cars & more at nytimes.com.
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Book club helps immigrant mothers find joy in reading and support their kids' education

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Maria Onate had not read a book until her son started high school. Her illiterate parents ended her schooling when she was 15, informing her that she had to get ready for marriage and work to help support the family in their rancho in Puebla, Mexico. More than two decades later, she wa
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4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

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Make a daily habit of starting every ELA class with a poem -- they're short, intense, connect to other reading, and inspire student writing.
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The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

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Conquering Difficult ELA Standards: Author’s Structure | Scholastic.com

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Master difficult Common Core ELA State Standards (such as RI.3.8 - author’s structure) with teacher-created materials that break down challenging skills for young learners.
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Series Reading Program: Creating a Culture of Reading

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At Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, 100 percent of the fifth-grade students are meeting grade-level fluency standards in reading.
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An idea for EALS- is successful.

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Powerful Project Lets Men, Women And Children Become Frida Kahlo

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In "Todos Podem Ser Frida," photographer Camila Fontenele de Miranda explores what it means to channel the spirit of Frida Kahlo.
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Speaking in Whistles: The Whistled Language of Oaxaca, Mexico

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Whistled language is a rare form of communication that can be mostly found in locations with isolating features such as scattered settlements or mountainous terrain. This documentary above shows how Dr.

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As more Latino kids speak only English, parents worry about chatting with grandma

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Like many first-generation Mexican immigrants, Juan Rivera grew up in a home where the family communicated exclusively in Spanish.
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For Parents | Alma Flor Ada

Alma Flor Ada On Helping Our Children Grow Up Bilingually originally posted on Latin Baby Book Club, Sunday, April 25, 2010 Latino parents are frequently
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7 People Got Totally Tongue-Tied After Trying Spanish Tongue Twisters

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“Spanish tongue twisters are torture.”
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Why Talented Black and Hispanic Students Can Go Undiscovered

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Relying on teachers and parents to identify candidates for gifted programs appears to discriminate against minority and poor children.
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How teaching taught professor Lopez to appreciate teachers — and students

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I can't begin to recall how many classrooms I've visited in more than 40 years as a journalist. Dozens for sure. More than a hundred, perhaps. Everything from grade school to graduate school.
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Common Core Writing and ELLs

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Learn about what it means to apply three key elements of the CCSS writing standards -- argument, informative/explanatory, and narrative -- when teaching English-language learners.
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De Colores: The Raza Experience in Books for Children: ¡Olinguito, de la A a la Z! / Olinguito, from A to Z!

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The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

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Immigration In and Out of the Classroom: The Power of Poetry and the Immigration Experience

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

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Rather than intimidating young readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game.
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