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Earth Day & Frozen Planet

Earth Day is today, April 22. To celebrate, why not watch the Discovery Channel’s multi-part documentary, Frozen Planet? They are running the first 7 episodes today, beginning at 1 pm. The final episode premieres tonight at 7 pm CST. Watch … Continue reading

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StWEA Scholastic Book Sale, March 12-16, 2012!

Student Wisconsin Education Association (StWEA) will again be hosting a Scholastic Book Sale within the Andersen Library. Book sale will be held daily from 11am – 5pm from Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16. ¬†Books make great gifts for … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – September 13

The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers by Ron Clark LB1025.3 .C533 2011 Browsing Books, 2nd floor Ron Clark is a teacher, the founder of a school, the Ron Clark Academy, … Continue reading

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Does Facebook help you learn?

All that time you spend on Facebook may not be wasted after all! There have, of course, been studies about the effects of the Internet, Facebook, and other online applications. Some have found that we are suffering negative effects (see, … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – April 12

What I Didn’t Learn in Business School: How Strategy Works in the Real World by Jay Barney & Trish Gorman Clifford HD30.28 .B36835 2010 New Book Island, 2nd floor The purpose of going to school and getting an education is … Continue reading

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Primary Search & Middle Search Plus

So, you’ve used EbscoHost before and are familiar with the bounty of all its 53 databases? Well, then, skip over this entry. If perhaps you haven’t ventured much beyond Academic Search Complete or ERIC, we’ve got some great resources for … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – October 12

In Brown’s Wake: Legacies of America’s Educational Landmark by Martha Minow KF4155 .M56 2010 New Book Island, 2nd floor Whenever I log onto Campus Research to look for court cases, I notice the quick links on the left to seminal … Continue reading

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“Monkey” trial anniversary

Heard of the Scopes “Monkey” trial (aka The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes)? On July 21, 1925 schoolteacher John T. Scopes was found guilty of violating Tennessee’s Anti-Evolution Act, which outlawed teaching evolution in public schools. The verdict was set … Continue reading

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Texas re-writing American History?

Texas publishes many of the school textbooks for schools around the U.S. This week, the fifteen-member Texas school board has decided to re-write some of American history as we have known it. The board is taking a more right-wing conservative … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – March 16

The Battle of Ole Miss Civil Rights v. States’ Rights by Frank Lambert LD3413 .L36 2009 New Book Island, 2nd floor As we all know, the middle years of the twentieth century were a very tumultuous time for the civil … Continue reading

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