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Today in History: Common Core Is Launched 

Since its arrival nine years ago, Common Core has greatly impacted the health of our nation's schools. The standards govern how teachers teach and what students study to master English Language Arts and mathematics. The guidelines are meant to shape pedagogy, but in many cases have damaged its essence -- the spirit and structure of teaching and …

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Grassroots Algorithms: A New Book Display on Social Media 


Reposted from Learning at the Library. Written by Jennifer Govan.

Looking into the crystal ball, we see a plethora of possibilities that may foretell the future -- good or bad -- of social media. Creativity on the up, privacy on the line, video more integrated, advertising run wild... We also can harvest data, crunching numbers to make sense of current trends and future directions of websites …

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Grassroots Algorithms: A New Book Display on Social Media 

Looking into the crystal ball, we see a plethora of possibilities that may foretell the future -- good or bad -- of social media. Creativity on the up, privacy on the line, video more integrated, advertising run wild... We also can harvest data, crunching numbers to make sense of current trends and future directions of websites …

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Math and Science: or How to Inspire Girls to Pursue Their Interests or How to Keep Teachers Calm About It 

On Tuesday, March 1st, Slate published an article entitled "Psych Out Sexism: The Innocent, Unconscious Bias that Discourages Girls from Math and Science." According to the author, Shankar Vedantam: "Less than one in five professors of science and math at top research universities in the United States is a woman. The gender distribution of …

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Blocks and beyond : strengthening early math and science skills through spatial learning 

Title: Blocks and beyond : strengthening early math and science skills through spatial learning Author: Mary Jo Pollman Publisher: Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., c2010. Check it out: QA11.2 .P596 2010 From the Publisher: Spatial development should be part of every young child's education—it's linked with higher achievement not just in math and …

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