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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught? | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren’t the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?
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Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | TIME.com

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read? | TIME.com | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Digital books are lighter and more convenient to tote around than paper books, but there may be advantages to old technology.
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Building Numerical Literacy in the Very Young

Building Numerical Literacy in the Very Young | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Skills from counting to physics puzzles can be fostered through a range of apps.
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New Pew: The most-desired skills of 2020 will be… – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Pew: The most-desired skills of 2020 will be… – Stephen's Lighthouse | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
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Children in U.S. Are Eating Fewer Calories, Study Finds

Children in U.S. Are Eating Fewer Calories, Study Finds | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Health experts said the findings offered an encouraging sign that the obesity epidemic might be easing, but cautioned that the magnitude of the decline was small.
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Mozilla Builds an Operating System for a Firefox Smartphone

Mozilla Builds an Operating System for a Firefox Smartphone | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Mozilla, which created the Firefox browser, is coming out with a smartphone that costs less than one-fifth the price of an iPhone that is aimed at the developing world.
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New York City Schools Struggle to Separate the Gifted From the Just Well-Prepared

New York City Schools Struggle to Separate the Gifted From the Just Well-Prepared | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Admissions testing for gifted programs is a fraught process, where administrators seeking authentic measures of intelligence can barely keep ahead of test-prep companies.
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Dr. Seuss Himself Was a Cat in the Hat

Dr. Seuss Himself Was a Cat in the Hat | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
A tour featuring hats from the collection of Theodor Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss, will begin Monday at the New York Public Library’s Fifth Avenue building.
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Tip of the Week: Use Word on the Web

Tip of the Week: Use Word on the Web | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Free programs on the Web can let you edit Microsoft Word files, even if you do not have the program installed on your computer.
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A Doll's Magic, Free to Renew

A Doll's Magic, Free to Renew | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Kirsten, an American Girl doll with a $110 price tag, is one of the most well-loved and sought-after items at a library branch in the East Village.
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How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it

How a $20 tablet from India could blindside PC makers, educate billions and transform computing as we know it | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it

“The revolution will come from the developing world to the US,” says Vivek Wadhwa, an entrepreneur and academic. “These tablets will kill the markets for high-end players—for Microsoft in particular.”

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How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away

How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
It’s a good idea to be a little paranoid about password theft, and there are several ways to strengthen your defenses.
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Young People Frequent Libraries, Study Finds

Young People Frequent Libraries, Study Finds | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Sixty percent of 16- through 29-year-olds surveyed by the Pew Research Center said they still visited the library.They use libraries to conduct research, borrow print, audio and electronic books and, in some cases, read magazines and newspapers.
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Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor With Educators

Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor With Educators | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Placing students in clusters according to ability, a tactic once rejected over concerns that it fostered inequality, has re-emerged in classrooms all over the country.
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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.
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Texas Considers Reversing Tough Testing and Graduation Requirements

Texas Considers Reversing Tough Testing and Graduation Requirements | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Lawmakers in the state that spawned test-based accountability in public schools say changes would allow teachers to be more creative and give students more flexibility.
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Revolution in Resale of Digital Books and Music

Revolution in Resale of Digital Books and Music | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
The prospect of online stores that sell used e-books and digital music has heartened consumer advocates, but publishers and artists are worried.
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The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food

The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Inside the hyperengineered, savagely marketed, addiction-creating battle for American “stomach share.”
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N.Y. State Cannot Bar Aid to City Schools, Judge Says

N.Y. State Cannot Bar Aid to City Schools, Judge Says | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Justice Manuel J. Mendez ruled that a penalty, for New York City’s failure to agree on a teacher evaluation plan, could hurt the neediest children.
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Gym Class Isn’t Just Fun and Games Anymore

Gym Class Isn’t Just Fun and Games Anymore | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
It is no longer enough in some schools for students to run around during gym. Now they are often taught math or English or health at the same time.
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New York Public Library usage spikes

New York Public Library usage spikes | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Even funding cuts can't keep the library down.

The New York Public Library has seen a spike of 40 percent in program attendance and a nearly 60 percent increase in circulation over the last decade
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For Rent: The New Microsoft Office

For Rent: The New Microsoft Office | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
On Tuesday, Microsoft began what it calls a reinvention of its Office product for consumers, one that they subscribe to for a $100 annual fee, rather than buying outright as they have for years.
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Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year Advocates for the Need for School Librarians — Make Some Noise!

Kentucky’s Teacher of the Year Advocates for the Need for School Librarians — Make Some Noise! | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
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Cartoon Tools for Tapping Your Inner Disney

Cartoon Tools for Tapping Your Inner Disney | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
Making an animated movie used to be labor intensive. Now you can create one easily using your smartphone.
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Web Profiles Haunt Students

Web Profiles Haunt Students | 21st Century Education News | Scoop.it
A growing number of top-ranked U.S. colleges say they are finding objectionable material online that hurts the chances of prospective freshmen.
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