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Hangout With Explorers of Land, Sea, and Sky on Earth Day

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This Earth Day, National Geographic is teaming up with NASA and Catlin Seaview Survey to explore the land, sea, and sky
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If you've been meaning to try Google+/Google Hangout or Twitter, today might be the day to do it--especially if you want a last minute way to include some observance of Earth Day (this year's theme: Climate Change) in your classes.

Other resources for Earth Day:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/earth-day-lesson-plans-matt-davis

http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/04/10-educational-resources-for-earth-day.html

http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/2013/04/21/even-more-earth-day-resources/

 

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The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists

The best books of 2017, if you combine 21 “best books of 2017” lists | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Jesmyn Ward‘s novel, "Sing, Unburied, Sing" was mentioned the most times.
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A critical analysis of the role of wait time in classroom interactions and the effects on student and teacher interactional behaviours

(2016). A critical analysis of the role of wait time in classroom interactions and the effects on student and teacher interactional behaviours. Cambridge Journal of Education: Vol. 46, No. 1, pp. 37-53.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 49

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 49 | 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 
UCSB: English Broadside Ballad 
Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12: Free Resources 
The Walters Art Museum: Lesson Plans 
National Center on Disability and Journalism 
History Hub 
TeachEngineering: Next-Generation Surgical Tools in the Body University of Pennsylvania: Online Books Page 
Medicines and Me 

     General Interest 
Jane Addams Digital Edition 
The Reading Lists 
Naked Scientists Podcast 
Film Noir Foundation 
European Literature Network 
The Pudding: Seeing Earth from Outer Space 
The Atlantic: You Are Here 
Data-Dada 

     Network Tools 
Web Scraper 
QOwnNotes 

     In the News 
Scientists Identify the Halszkaraptor escuilliei, the Dinosaur that Resembled a Duck

Copyright © 2017 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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12 Tips From a Rare Books Expert to Keep Your Books Looking Great

12 Tips From a Rare Books Expert to Keep Your Books Looking Great | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If you’re like me, you see books the way others see their closest friends and family. You return home and feel welcomed by the shelves, surrounded by the people who understand you. And, just like people, these companions need a little care and attention if you want them to remain with you. Luckily, books are easier than humans—only a few basic rules will keep them happy. Here are a few principles I’ve learned in my work as a rare book dealer at Honey & Wax Booksellers.
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Is Teacher Recertification Broken?

Advocates and state officials should think about how the neglected policies could be used as a lever to improve teacher quality, experts say.
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Educational Leadership:Mental Health in Schools

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Check out the latest issue of ASCD's Educational Leadership. This issue focuses on mental health in schools. Unlocked articles can be read online, to access locked articles, ask your school librarian for help (this librarian has the print issue in the library)!
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NPR's Book Concierge

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NPR's Book Concierge is your guide to 2017's best reads. Use our tags to filter books and find the perfect read for yourself or someone you love.
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Schools add another ‘S’ to STEM—for sports

Schools add another ‘S’ to STEM—for sports | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Administrators from the Houston area discovered a more effective way of teaching terminal velocity and gravity—by keeping students afloat on 150-mph winds inside a vertical tunnel.
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U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test - The Hechinger Report

U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The United States may be known for its rugged individualism. But it turns out American teens are, surprisingly, much better at group collaboration than at individual academic work. That’s according to a new, unusual version of the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, which tested collaborative problem-solving skills among 15-year-olds in more than 50 countries and regions around the world in 2015. Those results were released last week.
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What parents need to know about Adderall on college campuses

What parents need to know about Adderall on college campuses | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
On a college campus, your student is highly likely to encounter stimulant drugs used for both studying and partying.
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Morris Award: 2018 Finalists

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The William C. Morris YA Debut Award, first given in 2009, honors a book published by a first-time author writing for teens and celebrating impressive new voices in young adult literature. The winner is announced annually at the ALA Youth Media Awards, with a shortlist of up to five titles named the first week of December.

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5 Fallacies That Are NOT Differentiated InstructionASCD Inservice

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Differentiated instruction (DI) begins with an accurate understanding of what DI is—and is not. 

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5 Ways to Help Students in Trauma

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Teachers can create a calm classroom atmosphere that helps troubled students be more receptive to learning.
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John Kuhn Takes 2 Minutes to Identify the Real Culprit Behind Inequity in Funding Schools: MUST WATCH!

John Kuhn Takes 2 Minutes to Identify the Real Culprit Behind Inequity in Funding Schools: MUST WATCH! | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Please watch this two-minute video of John Kuhn, Texas Superintendent, who tells the story of two adjacent school districts, one rich, one poor. He explains with eloquence and passion why schools should be equitably funded and how unjust it is to fund schools differently and expect to get the same results. 

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Why Haven't New Federal Rules Unleashed More Innovation in Schools?

Why Haven't New Federal Rules Unleashed More Innovation in Schools? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Boosters of personalized learning hoped for transformations under the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
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In Celebration of Lost Words | JSTOR Daily

In Celebration of Lost Words | JSTOR Daily | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
At some point in their lexical histories, lost words' original meanings died and have been revived into a mere semblance of their former selves.
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The Preventable Problem That Schools Ignore

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Educators are ill-equipped to help victims of dating violence.
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These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don't help them go to college - The Hechinger Report

These students are finishing high school, but their degrees don't help them go to college - The Hechinger Report | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The alternative diploma, attained through the LEAP Alternate Assessment, Level 1 (LAA1) graduation pathway, allows students with severe disabilities to forgo typical academic expectations and requirements, and it doesn’t end with the high school diploma.
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White Maine students are least likely in nation to see kids of another race at school

White Maine students are least likely in nation to see kids of another race at school | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Roughly one in five white students in Maine attend schools where 10 percent or more of students are not white. That's a higher level of concentration of white students than Vermont, West Virginia and New Hampshire.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
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Opinion | Why Applying to College Is So Confusing

Opinion | Why Applying to College Is So Confusing | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Universities disagree on what qualifications make an ideal student.
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Finding a Book When You've Forgotten Its Title

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It can be tough to remember the title of a book you read a long time ago—even if it was really important to you. Librarians have a few tricks to help you find what you're looking for.
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How the Index Card Cataloged the World

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Carl Linnaeus, the father of biological taxonomy, also had a hand in inventing this tool for categorizing anything. An Object Lesson.
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The Ten Best Science Books of 2017

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These books not only inspired awe and wonder—they helped us better understand the machinations of our world
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U.S. Graduation Rate Hits New All-Time High, With Gains in All Student Groups

U.S. Graduation Rate Hits New All-Time High, With Gains in All Student Groups | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The high school graduation rate has reached yet another all-time high, with notable gains in all groups of students.
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How 11 Writers Organize Their Personal Libraries

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YOU CAN'T PUT PYNCHON NEXT TO PLATO (UNLESS THEY'RE BOTH PINK)
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