|January 20 , 2011 http://www.lib.virginia.edu/education/news/archive.shtml||Vol. 4, No. 1|
See also the article at the top of the right column about impact factors. You may also want to use the database, Journal Citation Reports which provides impact factors for journals indexed by the Web of Science.
TEE SHIRT WINNER
Your on the Grounds and in-the-Cloud librarians,
The town of Manifest is based on Frontenac, Kansas, the home of debut author Clare Vanderpool’s maternal grandparents. Vanderpool was inspired to write about what the idea of “home” might look like to a girl who had grown up riding the rails. She lives in Wichita with her husband and four children.
“Vanderpool illustrates the importance of stories as a way for children to understand the past, inform the present and provide hope for the future,” said Newbery Medal Committee Chair Cynthia K. Richey. Click here for a list of previous Newbery Award winners.
CALDECOTT AWARD The Caldecott was presented to the book, A Sick Day for Amos McGee. According to the American Library Association, "In this tender tale of reciprocity and friendship, zookeeper Amos McGee gets the sniffles and receives a surprise visit from his caring animal friends. Erin Stead’s delicate woodblock prints and fine pencil work complement Philip Stead’s understated, spare and humorous text to create a well-paced, gentle and satisfying book, perfect for sharing with friends. Click here for a list of previous Caldecott award winners.
BOYS CAN BE BOYS AND LEARN
Ali Carr-Chellman pinpoints three reasons boys are tuning out of school in droves, and lays out her bold plan to re-engage them: bringing their culture into the classroom, with new rules that let boys be boys, and video games that teach as well as entertain. Watch this TED Conference presentation.
Ali Carr-Chellman is an instructional designer and author who studies the most effective ways to teach kids and to make changes at school. She is in the School of Education at Penn State University.
See also the article at the top of the left column about impact factors. You may also want to use the database, Journal Citation Reports which provides impact factors for journals indexed by the Web of Science.
• The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99 (ECLS-K),
• The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth Cohort of 2001 (ECLS-B), and
• The National Household Education Surveys Program (NHES).
The seminar will present overviews of the study designs and technical issues associated with using and analyzing the data, highlights about the data collected from 1991 through 2007 pertaining to children from birth through 8th grade, information on how the surveys complement each other, and computer demonstrations of software that assists users in preparing data for analyses.
The seminar is for graduate students, faculty, and researchers who have a solid understanding of statistics and limited familiarity with the ECLS and NHES data.
NATION'S REPORT CARD
A live webinar, featuring a Q&A session with the panelists, will stream the announcement of the results beginning at 11 a.m. ET. To view the event and submit a question, visit http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard
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