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Library of Congress Will No Longer Archive All Public Tweets

Library of Congress Will No Longer Archive All Public Tweets | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The library has archived every public tweet since Twitter’s inception in 2006.
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Why You Must Shut Down This Winter Break

Why You Must Shut Down This Winter Break | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
If you're anything like the majority of educators, then you've been working really hard since July or August.
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5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017

5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Take a well-deserved break and enjoy our picks for the best recent parody videos for educators and their students.
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Best education journalism of 2017

Best education journalism of 2017 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
What a year it’s been, right? Even as the industry continues to go through enormous transition, the topics that education journalists are addressing keep growing. And, from outlets big and small, for-profit and otherwise, they often do it remarkably well – making it a pleasurable challenge to pick from among so many strong efforts.
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Education Update:Stay Calm and Teach On

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Conquer classroom management with these techniques to keep your cool.

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All AP? Not for Me! Why Gifted Students Shouldn't Take the Highest Level Classes

All AP? Not for Me! Why Gifted Students Shouldn't Take the Highest Level Classes | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It's a question of what benefits the whole child--mind, body and soul--that needs to be considered at times like this.
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Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating

Third indication U.S. educational system is deteriorating | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Is the U.S. educational system beginning to decay?

I don’t like to be alarmist, or give too much weight to any one test result, but last week’s release of 2016 reading test scores around the world is now the third major proof point that something is awry.
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Recess: Administrators share 4 fun ways to maintain engagement ahead of holidays

Recess: Administrators share 4 fun ways to maintain engagement ahead of holidays | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

In our third column taking a lighter look at education, we asked four administrators for their favorite pre-holiday methods to keep students engaged.

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The Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List

The Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
It’s the end of the year, and everybody has an opinion. And of course, where there’s an opinion, there’s a listicle. The river of Best of 2017 lists can be exhausting this time of year, so as a public service, and because my math skills are always in need of a little exercise, I’ve created a streamlined master list of the books that the most people loved this year. 
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Why Teens Find The End Of The World So Appealing

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Dystopian novels are all about consequences, choices and grey areas. And psychologists say that plays right into the sweet spot of the developing teenage brain.
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The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 50

The Scout Report -- Volume 23, Number 50 | 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 
Six Degrees of Francis Bacon 
TED-Ed: Periodic Videos 
PBS Learning Media: Math at the Core: Middle School 
BRANCH: Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History ACRL: dh + lib 
The Human Protein Atlas 
World Housing Encyclopedia 
University of Virginia Demographics Research Group 

     General Interest 
Transatlantic Encounters: Latin American Artists in Interwar Paris LSE: Video Podcasts About Inequality 
Jacket2 
New York Public Library Community Oral History Project 
Every Little Thing 
Memoir Monday 
Hogan Jazz Archive 
Archive of Recorded Church Music 

     Network Tools 
Kingfisher 
pfSense 

     In the News 
Honoring the Best of Nature and Wildlife Photography, from the Gorgeous to the Comedic

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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When news breaks, Google still can’t separate rumor from fact

When news breaks, Google still can’t separate rumor from fact | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
After a bombing in New York, Google surfaced unconfirmed claims by sources including an Infowars editor.
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Junk science publisher ordered to stop ‘deceptive practices’ | Toronto Star

Junk science publisher ordered to stop ‘deceptive practices’ | Toronto Star | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
U.S. court orders ‘predatory publisher’ to remove misinformation from website. Canadian scientists ask ‘who will protect us?’
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The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True

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When was the last time you went to the library and for what purpose?

For what purpose do libraries exist? For books, right? 

The purpose of libraries has always been a hub for information. Our need for information has not changed just the way we receive the information has.
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Dear Teachers, It's Time to Reset

Dear Teachers, It's Time to Reset | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Take good care of yourself over the holidays. Use it as a reset. Rest and refill your tank and start thinking about a sustainable way to do this into the new year.
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Top 10 reasons students plagiarize & what teachers can do about it (with apologies to David Letterman) 

Top 10 reasons students plagiarize & what teachers can do about it (with apologies to David Letterman)  | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Students may plagiarize for many reasons, but teachers can employ strategies to prevent problems while also teaching students good scholarly practices.
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What American-History Classes Aren't Teaching

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Despite efforts to require lessons on civil rights, outdated textbooks in the Mississippi school system indicate little has changed.
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The 5 Habits of Extreme Learners

As new technology shakes up the workforce, we must empower students to take control of their own learning, writes Milton Chen.
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How Much Do Teachers Spend On Classroom Supplies?

How Much Do Teachers Spend On Classroom Supplies? | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Republicans have agreed to preserve a $250 tax break for teachers when they buy classroom supplies. But teachers tell us that they typically spend a lot more.
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Educators Conflicted on LGBT Issues, Survey Shows

A scant majority of 51 percent say students should be able to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity in an Education Week national survey of local educators.
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Best EdTech of 2017

Best EdTech of 2017 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The editorial staff at Common Sense Education evaluated and rated approximately 180 tools for learning potential in 2017, and all we can say is that it was a great year for edtech. Some years it's hard to select the most engaging and supportive tools for students, teachers, and schools. But as we looked back at a year that was divisive in so many ways, we had no trouble narrowing down our top picks to the 25 best apps, games, and websites. What you'll find on this list are tools that get students to develop a true love of writing, engage in authentic scientific practices, collaborate across the globe, and make incredibly artistic and technical creations; you'll even find a couple of tools just for the teacher. As you look down the list and notice how many five-star tools we rated this year, you'll begin to see how thoughtful design that empowers students and uplifts teachers really makes a win-win for all.
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When yoga becomes a respected part of the school day

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Visit an elementary school in Kentucky’s Jefferson County Public Schools and you may find students doing partner yoga poses. The activity, part of a massive study of a “whole-child” education program called the Compassionate Schools Project, has several purposes. When students do these partner poses, they practice mindfulness — paying attention to their own bodies — and they learn how to cooperate and problem-solve with a peer. It’s a physical activity that asks students to practice balance and agility while also engaging them mentally and socially.
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7 Helpful Hacks for Google Tools

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On the 7th day of Tech-Mas my true love gave to me… 7 Helpful Hacks. Note : This post is part of my " 12 Days of Tech-Mas " series fo
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2017 Education Research Highlights

2017 Education Research Highlights | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Twelve studies that educators should know about, on everything from the benefits of mentors to the most effective studying strategies.
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Poets & Writers magazine's Thirteenth Annual Look at Debut Poets

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The ten poetry collections featured in our thirteenth annual roundup of debut poets offer a glimpse of the wide range of contemporary poetry. Each of the books, published in 2017, shows just how much poetry can do.
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