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Please Stop Using the Phrase 'Achievement Gap'

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This educator writes that use of the phrase "achievement gap" can imply racial bias.

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A Map Shows What Every Country in the World Calls Itself in its Own Language: Explore the “Endonyms of the World” Map

"An endonym is the name for a place, site or location in the language of the people who live there. These names may be officially designated by the local government or they may simply be widely used." So says the front page of the Endonym Map, which labels every country (or disputed territory) in the world with its endonym, written in the language's own script.
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How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits

How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.
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Author Interview: 'Motivated - Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In'

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Ilana Horn, author of "Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want To Join In," agreed to answer a few questions about her book.
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Google Drive: Filter Is:Starred - Teacher Tech

Google Drive: Filter Is:Starred - Teacher Tech | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
My tip for creating teacher documents is to star your originals. This is particularly helpful if you are using Google Classroom since student work is titled the same as your original documents. You can star your Google Documents by clicking on the star icon to the right of the document name in the document. From …
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In Today's Political Climate, It's Harder to Teach Civics, Some Teachers Say

In Today's Political Climate, It's Harder to Teach Civics, Some Teachers Say | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Educators say teaching civics in an age of news overload and intense partisan division has become increasingly difficult. Teachers and education experts share some ideas on how to bring civic engagement into the classroom.
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America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
More than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, the fight for equity in America's schools rages on.
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Maine substitute teacher let go after telling a student Trump would kick him out of country

Maine substitute teacher let go after telling a student Trump would kick him out of country | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The conversation about President Trump's proposed border wall and the impact it would have immigrants was videotaped and shared on social media.
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Learning Myths vs. Learning Facts - The Effortful Educator

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*The following article originally posted on the American Psychological Association’s Psych Learning Curve website on July 17, 2017:  http://psychlearningcurve.org/learning-myths-vs-learning-facts/ Unless you’ve been under a rock, avoiding the most infamous jargon of education, you’ve heard the term ‘learning styles’. It has become quite the buzzword in the last decade or so and is almost said with… Read More →
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The Scout Report -- Volume 24, Number 2

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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 
Smithsonian Science Education Center: Game Center 
CUNY Dominican Studies Institute: First Blacks in the Americas Smarthistory: ARCHES 
The Cinderella Bibliography 
World Wealth & Income Database 
Learn.Genetics: Model Earth 
bloggERS: The Blog of the SAA's Electronic Records Section Language Through Art: Adult ESL Lesson Workshops 

     General Interest 
English Heritage: Story of England 
The Journey of a Semipalmated Sandpiper 
Jim Flora 
YouTube: SciCafe 
Overdue Podcast 
St. Olaf College: Archived Concerts and Recitals 
Contemporary Art in Acadia 
Trade Cards: An Illustrated History 

     Network Tools 
Tampermonkey 
Standard Notes 

     Revisited 
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries 

     In the News 
Amphibious Architecture Makes Buildings Flood Resilient

Copyright © 2018 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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Apple Investors Warn iPhones and Other Technology May Be Hurting Children

Apple Investors Warn iPhones and Other Technology May Be Hurting Children | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Two major shareholders argued that Apple should head off a potential reckoning by proactively helping parents limit how children use the company’s technology.
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7 Ways for Students to Use Google Drawings

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Google Drawings is an often overlooked, yet useful tool that students can access within their G Suite for Education accounts.

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11 Literary Holidays To Give You An Excuse To Celebrate Your Love Of Reading

11 Literary Holidays To Give You An Excuse To Celebrate Your Love Of Reading | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
While you're marking your 2018 calendar with important dates, anniversaries, and celebrations to come, make sure to mark down Burns Day and 11 other unique literary holidays you should celebrate this year.
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The Secret to Student Engagement

How can schools encourage deeper learning? Chip and Dan Heath, bestselling authors and the researchers behind "peak moments," explain.
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Lessons from Massachusetts | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute

Lessons from Massachusetts | The Thomas B. Fordham Institute | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The Massachusetts Miracle owes its success to great leadership, sound design, and good implementation.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 24, Number 3

The Scout Report -- Volume 24, Number 3 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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 
For All the World to See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights 
New Jersey Center for Teaching & Learning: Course Materials Exploratorium: Iron Science Teacher 
Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford University 
JAR: Journal for Artistic Research 
The Latin Works of John Wyclif; A searchable database of the primary texts 
NOAA/NASA: SciJinks 
Economic Policy Institute: Multimedia 

     General Interest 
Google Arts and Culture: Passage to India 
Hi-Phi Nation 
William Smith's Maps 
NOVA: Black Hole Apocalypse 
Academy of American Poets: Poem-a-Day 
FoundSF 
National Portrait Gallery Blog 
OMCA Collections: Dorothea Lange 

     Network Tools 
Feed43 
Library Extension 

     Revisited 
Cooking in the Archives 

     In the News 
Recently Excavated Eighteenth-Century Pottery to be Displayed at New York Ceramics and Glass Fair

Copyright © 2018 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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9 Things Teachers Can Learn from the Great Sport of Basketball

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Teaching and basketball can have a lot in common. Get some of the best tips for teachers by studying the great game of basketball.
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More Colleges Backing off SAT and ACT Admissions Rule -- THE Journal

More Colleges Backing off SAT and ACT Admissions Rule -- THE Journal | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A running tally shows that more than a thousand accredited, four-year colleges and universities now make their admissions decisions about all or many applicants without considering ACT or SAT test scores.
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Using controversy as a teaching tool: An interview with Diana Hess 

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Teaching students how to engage in civil discussions about important issues is even more essential in an environment as polarized and politicized as America is today. 

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Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its | Edutopia

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its | Edutopia | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
A simple, low-stress strategy that helps students engage with, understand, and remember what they read.
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10 Good Resources for Math Teachers and Students

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Here are ten good resources for math teachers and their students.
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How Comic Books Can Make Kids (and Adults) Smarter

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From a low-brow adolescent distraction to a sophisticated art form and educational tool, comic books are finally having their moment in the sun.
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These 11 YA Books Should Be on Every Adult's Reading List

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Who says Young Adult novels are just for kids? Here are some YA reads that can easily be appreciated by an older audience.
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Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed

Training Young People for Middle-Skill Jobs: New Guidelines Proposed | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Programs that prepare young people for middle-skill jobs must avoid tracking, and should balance industry-specific preparation with more generalizable skills to equip students for a changing workplace, according to a new set of guidelines proposed by a congressional committee.
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How Reading Increases Your Emotional Intelligence & Brain Function: The Findings of Recent Scientific Studies

To read is to experience more of the world than we can in person, to enter into the lives of others, to organize knowledge according to useful schemes and categories.
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American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened

American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The long read: In a world seduced by screens, the future of paper might seem uncertain. But many in the industry remain optimistic – after all, you can’t blow your nose on an email
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