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The First Emoticon May Have Appeared in ... 1648 - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic

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MsStevens

theatlantic.com - A dedicated poetry reader appears to have discovered a smiley face in a poem from 1648, a find that would extend the pre-history of the emoticon back by about 200 years.  Editor Levi Stahl, publici...

Origins of WW1 & WW2 - Compared/Contrasted - ActiveHistory

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activehistory.co.uk - Historiographical Overview: This information sheet outlines the essential historiographical debate - namely, the Fischer Thesis, which suggested that both World Wars were essentially caused by the ...

BBC Radio 4 - How Do Children Learn History?

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Amy Cotterill

bbc.co.uk - Last year, the Government's original proposals for a new history curriculum provoked much intense debate. With schools preparing to introduce the revised version of the new curriculum this Septembe...

Bedside Guardian and Alistair Cooke: teaching resource from the GNM Archive April 2014 | GNM education centre

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GNM Archive

theguardian.com - During the 62 year period of the Bedside anthologies the Guardian has undergone enormous change. The Manchester Guardian changed its name to the Guardian in 1959. The move from Manchester to London...

jivespin | Words to use when handling evidence poster

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Francesca Nobis

jivespin.wordpress.com - Just made this classroom poster using the Moldiv app. The poster highlights some of the key words students should use when handling evidence. Hope it is useful.

Historians Politely Remind Nation To Check What's Happened In Past Before Making Any Big Decisions

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Ben Sichel

theonion.com - WASHINGTON—With the United States facing a daunting array of problems at home and abroad, leading historians courteously reminded the nation Thursday that when making tough choices, it never hurts ...

Down With Textbooks - David Cutler - The Atlantic

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Russell Darnley

theatlantic.com - When it comes to teaching history, nothing destroys student interest faster and more completely than a heavy reliance on textbooks. During my first three years of teaching high-school history I wou...

Feedback Form - ActiveHistory

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ActiveHistory.co.uk

activehistory.co.uk - Transform your history classroom. ActiveHistory provides entertaining, educational award-winning interactive simulations, decision-making games, self-marking quizzes, high-quality worksheets and de...

How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Jordan Weissmann is excited that you are losing your job

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David M. Perry

thismess.net - Jordan Weissmann is excited that you are losing your job Jordan Weissmann, Slate columnist on business and education, is really happy that your small private college might be closing. Here's why: T...

Why a Public Service Announcement May Not Be the Best PBL Product

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Dayna Laur

daynalaur.com - Often, when I work with teachers, I find them resorting to requiring a Public Service Announcement as a final product for the project. Immediately, a red flag goes up on my radar. While a PSA may b...

Common Core Lesson Plan Organizers for Math and ELA

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History Explorer

scholastic.com - The week before school began, elementary teachers in my district were presented with brand new reading and writing curriculums along with our first new math series in 21 years. These new programs h...

Forward Freedom 2014 - The Andrew Goodman Foundation

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History Explorer

andrewgoodman.org - This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer.  June 1964 is where our point on the timeline toward equality and social justice begins, when Andy Goodman volunteered to register African-Am...

Kansas Board of Regents Fails Again?

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Jonathan Dresner

philnel.com - Based on Lawrence Journal-World reporter Scott Rothschild’s tweets (see below), the Kansas Board of Regents are rejecting the social media work group’s thoughtful revisions to the Board of Regents’...

Regents leaders remain committed to disciplinary aspects of social media policy / LJWorld.com

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Jonathan Dresner

ljworld.com - Topeka — Kansas Board of Regents leaders on Wednesday said they would not back down from the disciplinary aspects of the board's social media policy for universities. "I don't agree this restricts ...

Smithsonian's History Explorer: Themes: Civil Rights Movement

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History Explorer

historyexplorer.si.edu - Learn more about the rights of Americans through short videos, mini-activities, and practice questions in this segment of Preparing for the Oath: U.S. History and Civics for Citizenship. The nine q...

John Thompson: Gallup Poll Finds Majority of Teachers "Not Engaged" - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

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Meredith Stewart

blogs.edweek.org -  John Thompson was an award winning historian, with a doctorate from Rutgers, and a legislative lobbyist when crack and gangs hit his neighborhood, and he became an inner city teacher. He blogs for...

60-Second Civics Podcast - 60-Second Civics: Episode 1761, State constitutions, Part 4: The judicial branch of early state governments

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Center for Civic Ed.

stitcher.com - 60-Second Civics is a daily podcast that provides a quick and convenient way for listeners to learn about our nation's government, the Constitution, and our history. The podcast explores themes rel...

Resolution CJ-1-42 | DocsTeach: Documents

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DocsTeach

docsteach.org - Signed by the chairman and vice-chairman [names needed, waiting to receive from Riverside] on January 12, 1942, the Navajo Tribal Council passed this resolution supporting the war effort and pledgi...

“House by the Railroad”: A Painting and a Poem for the Common Core

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EDSITEment

edsitement.neh.gov - The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm and does not concern itself alone with stimulating arrangements of color, form, and design.—Edward Hopper When we look at visual art, we c...

In Hindsight: Former Ph.D. Students Reflect on Why They Jumped Ship

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Meredith Stewart

chroniclevitae.com - Whether it’s the bleakness of the academic job market, the price of an advanced degree, or the difficulty in finding the right faculty advisor, students don’t have too much trouble finding a reason...

AP English Literature and Composition Resources

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EDSITEment

edsitement.neh.gov - Hither, as to their fountain, other stars Repairing, in their golden urns draw light Twenty-One Poems for AP Literature and Composition Fiction and Non-fiction for AP Literature and Composition EDS...

Academic citation practices need to be modernized — Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book — Medium

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Kevin Levin

medium.com - Researchers and academics spend a lot of time documenting the sources of the ideas, methods and evidence they have drawn on in their own writings. But I want to try and convince you that our existi...

BBC News - How 3D printing is changing the shape of lessons

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mikeherrity

bbc.co.uk - There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house. It's also making an impact on education, with...

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Amanda Ballard

educatorstechnology.com - April 17, 2014 Of all the things I have read about the 21st century skills required for students success in today's info rich society, the visual below from edutopia captures the essence of these s...

Wicked-Good Wednesday: 3 Ideas Worth Stealing

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Greg Kulowiec

techchef4u.com - I have found through countless speaking engagements and professional development workshops, what we may think is obvious or even “tired” … is sometimes exactly what someone has been looking for. On...

Lesson 2: Thirteen Ways of Reading a Modernist Poem

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EDSITEment

edsitement.neh.gov - Modernist poetry often is difficult for students to analyze and understand. A primary reason students feel a bit disoriented when reading a modernist poem is that the speaker himself is uncertain a...

NYU Converted Duplex For President Sexton's Son During Housing Scarcity: Gothamist

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Mx A. Matienzo

gothamist.com - At New York University, one of the most expensive colleges in the country, tuition covers all the basics: affordable housing, Chick-fil-A, access to world-renowned professors at an internationally ...

College Board unveils preview of sample SAT questions - CNN.com

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History Enthusiast

cnn.com - (CNN) -- The days of memorizing arcane, recondite vocabulary words might be ending for high school students who will take a redesigned SAT in two years. An emphasis on "relevant," commonly used wor...

W&L University President Responds to Student Concerns about Confederate Heritage

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Kevin Levin

cwmemory.com - Late this afternoon President Ken Ruscio of Washington & Lee University responded to a group of Law School students, who are concerned about their school’s connection to Confederate heritage. The p...

National Poetry Month: Exemplars from EDSITEment: Poetry for the Common Core

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EDSITEment

edsitement.neh.gov - A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom — Robert Frost This year for National Poetry Month, in response to the Common Core State Standards initiative, EDSITEment has strung a garland of multime...

Stanford-developed history lessons for grades 6-12 adopted worldwide

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SHEG

ed.stanford.edu - For social studies teacher Loi Laing, the first day of school in 2011-12 was a like a bad dream. Just three weeks earlier, the principal of her Miami, Fla., high school had informed her that she wo...

Code of Conduct

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Mx A. Matienzo

or2014.helsinki.fi - Open Repositories is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or relig...

“Stories of the South”: An Interview with Dr. K. Stephen Prince

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Kevin Levin

gettysburgcompiler.com - This summer’s Annual Civil War Institute Conference will focus on the war in 1864. Dr. K. Stephen Prince, an Assistant Professor at University of South Florida in Tampa, is conducting a concurrent ...

Lists! | The Renaissance Mathematicus

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Jonathan Dresner

thonyc.wordpress.com - People appear to love list. The Internet is full of lists. The 10 most popular dog breeds, the 10 biggest waves ever ridden by a surfer, the 10… you get the idea. The lists very often have ten entr...

Udacity Will No Longer Offer Free Certificates – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Jeff McClurken

chronicle.com - Udacity hopes the certificates it offers to people who complete its massive open online courses are worth something. Now the company plans to charge students accordingly. The company, one of the bi...

Cyber Mural combines art and science for interactive education

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Jamie Gravell

dailybruin.com - A 5-year-old boy ran, laughing, across the room toward his friends, causing portraits of his classmates’ faces to flash up on the wall. The excited voices of kindergartners quickly filled the room....

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Upping My Game: New Resources That Nonverbal Cues in the Digital Space

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Hadley Ferguson

kristenswanson.org - This past Saturday, I spent the day at Edcamp Sonoma. While connecting with other educators in the heart of Northern California, I realized that it's been a while since I took stock of new apps tha...

Changes - Techist: Teaching, Technology, History, & Innovation

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Jeff McClurken

techist.mcclurken.org - As of May, I will have been chair of the Department of History and American Studies for six years.  In that time, I’ve published a monograph, been promoted to full professor, published several arti...

How Well Does College Pay? It Depends on Who You Ask

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Rob Townsend

brookings.edu - We are at the beginning of a revolution in the quantity of information available to prospective college students and their families about their postsecondary options.  Until recently, little inform...

Free Technology for Teachers: FAQs About the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp

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Michael Zimmer

freetech4teachers.com - FAQs About the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp This summer for the second year in a row I will be hosting the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp at Sunday River Resort in beautiful Newry, Maine. The Pract...

Final Project Thoughts | Digital History @ Rice

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Caleb McDaniel

digitalhistory.blogs.rice.edu - Thanks to both groups for the informative presentations in class today. Now that we all know a little bit more about where each part of the project stands, we need to make some rapid decisions abou...

Our Library Ecosystem Is Under Threat 

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Shawn McCusker

huffingtonpost.com - The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the qui...

Zotero Blog » Blog Archive » Feeds and Institutional Repositories Coming to Zotero

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Lincoln Mullen

zotero.org - We’re delighted to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $440,000 to fund a two-year collaboration between Penn State and George Mason University to develop and assess new Zoter...

New Adjunct-Focused Venture Wins Approval to Offer Courses – Bottom Line - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Rob Townsend

chronicle.com - A new for-profit education organization, designed to give more academic and financial control to the adjunct instructors who teach its online courses, has just won approval from the state of Vermon...

20 Tips for New Social Studies Teachers

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Matt Moore

teachingbeyondthetextbook.wordpress.com - This post was inspired by an article that Lisa Dabs wrote on Edutopia back in the fall of 2011. I’ve stolen some of the tips from her, but also added others that I think are important. As another s...

Abbeyfield Humanities: GCSE and A-Level Geography exam revision

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John Golding

abbeyfieldhumanities.blogspot.com - Now is a good time for you to familiarise yourself with the comprehensive revision materials that have been prepared especially for Abbeyfield students following the WJEC B GCSE Geography course an...

How to Deny Scholars Access to Historical Archives in the Digital Age

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Rob Townsend

academeblog.org - Over the last six months, the Chinese government has been systematically reducing access to historical archives by scholars. There has been much speculation about the purpose of this effort. Some h...

Boston Maps Project After One Semester

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Lincoln Mullen

abbymullen.org - The major work on the Boston Maps Project for the semester is wrapping up this week. This semester, we ended up with 108 users (about 100 students) who contributed to 19 maps and over 400 annotatio...

Registration | EdTechTeacher Summit Learning Futures

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Shawn McCusker

ettsummit.org - Join us for 2014 EdTechTeacher Summit at the Navy Pier in Chicago July 28-30th! Pre-Conference Workshops on the 28th are separate from the Full Conference on the 29th-30th. Please make sure to foll...

Tucker selected as new Liberty superintendent - KansasCity.com

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Eric Langhorst

kansascity.com - Learning about the Liberty schools’ culture will be his mission when he assumes his new role on July 1. Tucker, the superintendent of the Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School District near Springfield, ...

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