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The National Digital Public Library Is Launched! by Robert Darnton | The New York Review of Books

The National Digital Public Library Is Launched! by Robert Darnton | The New York Review of Books | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Robert Darnton, founder of the Digital Public Library of America, writes about how he believes the DPLA's launch fits into the history of America and our access to knowledge. Suffice to say that he does not view it as some small event.  He also answers the inevitable question, what makes the DPLA better than Google?

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Are science fairs unfair?

Are science fairs unfair? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

"there’s a growing sense among some scientists and educators that many science fairs aren’t actually very good at teaching kids about, well, science. The field of science is ever changing and advancing, but the fair sticks to fairly rigid, traditional rules."

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Teachers Are Marching Ahead Of Their Unions, In Oklahoma And Arizona

Teachers Are Marching Ahead Of Their Unions, In Oklahoma And Arizona | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Oklahoma and Kentucky teachers are both walking out of school Monday, and teachers in other states are watching closely. In many states, teachers are organizing with and without unions.
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The Ninth Grade Shock

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The BARR model, for "Building Assets, Reducing Risks," has serious evidence backing it up as a solution for real improvements in student success. 


Via Mel Riddile, Dennis Swender
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ISTE | How to develop computational thinkers

ISTE | How to develop computational thinkers | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Help your students become computational thinkers by building their competency in decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction and algorithm design.
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Take Your Poet to School Week—National Poetry Month! -

Take Your Poet to School Week—National Poetry Month! - | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Welcome to Take Your Poet to School Week, in April—the perfectly fun way to kick off National Poetry Month, which we think should be one of the most creative months of the year
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Is 2018 the Year We Step Away From Social Media?

Is 2018 the Year We Step Away From Social Media? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Spending long periods of time reading people argue with one another on the internet can be wearying. So why do we do it?
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Educational Leadership:Learning to Write, Writing to Learn

Educational Leadership:Learning to Write, Writing to Learn | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Writing is one of the most difficult skills to teach—and yet it is essential for deepening learning, supporting creative expression, and boosting college- and career-readiness. The April 2018 issue of EL® delves into strategies for improving and enriching writing instruction in schools.
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The Danger of Polite Silence: Five Strategies for Getting Students to Talk to One Another

The Danger of Polite Silence: Five Strategies for Getting Students to Talk to One Another | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Social psychologist Adam Grant makes the case for letting kids—and people of all ages—openly disagree. “Instead of trying to prevent arguments,” Grant wrote in an editorial in the New York Times Sunday Review (Nov. 5, 2017), “we should be modeling courteous conflict and teaching kids how to have healthy disagreements.”
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As DeVos School Safety Panel Meets, Educators Blast Exclusion of School Voices - Politics K-12 - Education Week

As DeVos School Safety Panel Meets, Educators Blast Exclusion of School Voices - Politics K-12 - Education Week | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It's hard for a cabinet secretary, or anyone who isn't in a real school building day after day, to make practical recommendations about school safety, educators and advocates say.
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What Love, Simon Can Teach Us About Classroom Conversations

What Love, Simon Can Teach Us About Classroom Conversations | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
For the first time, a rom-com from a major studio is helping gay and bi teens feel seen—and celebrated. Teachers have an opportunity to do the same.
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Research Clutter: A New App Helps Create Order out of Disorder

Tropy is a free, open-source desktop application designed to help researchers organize and describe the photos they take in archives in intuitive and useful ways. It allows users to group photos of research materials, annotate images, add metadata, export to other applications, and easily search their collections.
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Apple releases a new iPad as it refocuses on education - Portland

Apple releases a new iPad as it refocuses on education - Portland | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The device will compete with Google's low-cost Chromebooks and comes with a pencil accessory.
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Spanish publisher subverts court gag by using Don Quixote to recreate banned book

Spanish publisher subverts court gag by using Don Quixote to recreate banned book | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Finding Fariña website allows access to exposé of drug trafficking in Galicia while author, Nacho Carretero, and publisher face legal action
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For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset - Inside School Research - Education Week

For Teenagers, Praising 'Effort' May Not Promote a Growth Mindset - Inside School Research - Education Week | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In fact, new research suggests adolescents can take take the opposite message from adults praising effort: that students just aren't "talented."
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PRIORITY NOTICE: Maine Department of Education’s proposal for the high school diploma –

PRIORITY NOTICE: Maine Department of Education’s proposal for the high school diploma – | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

In light of recent articles and editorials about the proficiency-based diploma and the fate of proficiency-based education, the Commissioner is providing insight regarding the forthcoming Department proposal for the diploma. 

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The Scout Report -- Volume 24, Number 13 | Internet Scout

The Scout Report -- Volume 24, Number 13 | Internet Scout | 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 
Catalogue of Life 
International Literacy Association: Free Resources from ILA Journals 
Petrarchive: An Edition of Petrarch's Songbook 
Rerum vulgarium fragmenta Religion in Public
#ADPHD: Africa Diaspora, Ph.D. 
New York State: Environmental Education Lesson Plans 
Refractory: A Journal of Entertainment Media 

     General Interest 
A Whaling Season in Alaska 
Internet Archive: Handheld History 
Hell's Printing Press 
NYPL Digital Collections: Pictures of Science: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration 
Smithsonian Channel: Full Episodes 
Lingthusiasm 
Duke University Libraries: Preservation Underground 

     Network Tools 
Pomocado 
Silk: Interactive Generative Art 

     Revisited 
bioGraphic 

     In the News 
As Antibiotic Use Surges, Scientists and Health Professionals Seek to Fend Off Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs

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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Some officials want to ban school suspensions — here’s how that could backfire - Salon.com

Some officials want to ban school suspensions — here’s how that could backfire - Salon.com | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
In schools that have curtailed the use of suspensions, teachers frequently complain about time-consuming paperwork, limited training and inadequate resources to properly administer alternative discipline practices. This leads to a poor work environment for teachers and a weak academic climate for students.
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Get Your Own 'E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News' Poster Download

Get Your Own 'E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News' Poster Download | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Our "E.S.C.A.P.E. Junk News" poster helps you be a better, more informed media consumer. It gives you crucial questions to help evaluate information.
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No Wonder Teachers Are Saying Enough Is Enough

No Wonder Teachers Are Saying Enough Is Enough | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Public-school teachers around the country have been asked to do more with less.
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Foundation for Blended and Online Learning Report Examines Tech Solutions to Rural Ed Challenges

Rural schools face a raft of challenges schools in more densely populated areas do not, including declining enrollments, high socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, high transportation costs, lack of computer and internet access in student homes, low teacher pay, high teacher turnover, fewer teachers and fewer courses available to students.
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Understanding Financial Aid Award Letters

College financial aid award letters is can be confusing for many parents and students. Here’s what you need to know to navigate the language of these letters.
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Rooting Out Gender Inequality with Middle School Boys 

Sometimes the path to leadership involves a bit of following after. For years, female students at Bowdoin have run a weekly mentoring group for girls at Bath Middle School called FFLY, short for “Fostering Female Leadership in Youth.” This fall, Bowdoin male students launched an equivalent group for middle school boys called CCLIMB, which stands for “Creating Compassionate Leadership in Maine Boys.”
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Maine public will get a say on dropping proficiency-based graduation standards - Portland

Maine public will get a say on dropping proficiency-based graduation standards - Portland | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Lawmakers decide that public testimony is needed on a proposal that would repeal one of Gov. Paul LePage's signature education initiatives.
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Blind Users Celebrate as Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Bill Drops

Blind Users Celebrate as Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Bill Drops | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Today the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Bill was introduced into Congress by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Bob Corker (R-TN), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT). The bill implements the Marrakesh Treat
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