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Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live

Where Poor and Uninsured Americans Live | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The 26 Republican-dominated states not participating in an expansion of Medicaid are home to a disproportionate share of the nation’s poorest uninsured residents. Eight million will be stranded without insurance.
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Technology can help us understand who is covered!

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As we progress toward a deeply digital world of connectivity the issue of broadband deployment and projects is very important
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A watershed moment for technology in education

The FCC has an important vote on the E-Rate this week that will affect millions of students.
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6 virtual field trips to give lesson plans a boost

6 virtual field trips to give lesson plans a boost | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Don't have the budget to travel the world? That doesn't mean students have to miss out! 

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There is a lot more out there. A lot more.

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Special education law in need of an overhaul

Special education law in need of an overhaul | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Federal dollars for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act vary widely by state.
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11 Websites to Create Free Android Apps With No Coding

11 Websites to Create Free Android Apps With No Coding | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
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Flu-Infected Isolated Amazon Tribe Can be Wiped Out - International Business Times UK

Flu-Infected Isolated Amazon Tribe Can be Wiped Out - International Business Times UK | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
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Flu-Infected Isolated Amazon Tribe Can be Wiped Out
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"Breaking News" Is An Engaging Tool For Reading...News

"Breaking News" Is An Engaging Tool For Reading...News | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Breaking News is a current events news-reader designed in an intriguing way. You can type in whatever topic you want to read about -- soccer, major news, refugees -- and you're provided with a list...

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Learn ArcGIS

Learn ArcGIS | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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Educators discuss black male crisis, how to motivate students to success - High Point Enterprise

Educators discuss black male crisis, how to motivate students to success - High Point Enterprise | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
High Point Enterprise Educators discuss black male crisis, how to motivate students to success High Point Enterprise Mychal Wynn, an educator and author based in Atlanta, talks to an auditorium of Guilford County teachers attending the...

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11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World

11 Overlay Maps That Will Change The Way You See The World | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"All maps face the challenge of making the globe appear to scale in two dimensions. Most, like the traditional Mercator projection, keep either size or shape consistent — not both — which skews our perception of continents and countries one way or the other. 

But when you compare square mileage, a whole new world appears. Inspired by this map of Africa's true size from German graphic designer Kai Krause, we created 11 map overlays to open your eyes to some real geography."


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Siri Anderson's curator insight, January 22, 8:28 AM

Thanks to Seth Dixon for curating awesome Geography tools for all.

 

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Future of Mobile Technology and Learning

Future of Mobile Technology and Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it


The advances in technology really beg the question as to whether “mobile learning” and “elearning” can be separate entities.


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How To Use Social Media As A Learning Tool For Homeschoolers

How To Use Social Media As A Learning Tool For Homeschoolers | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

Matching, out-of-date sweatsuits. The ability to recite lines from the Iliad in response to your peers’ discussion of a television show. Parroting your parents’ values.


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Teenage Girl Creates Engineering Curriculum Now Being Used In Her High School

Teenage Girl Creates Engineering Curriculum Now Being Used In Her High School | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
A Utah teen created an engineering curriculum that is now being used in her high school and is being distributed to schools throughout the country.

Amber Barron, who recently graduated high school and will be attending the University of Utah in t...

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How Artists Are Using 3D printing | Inside3DP.com

How Artists Are Using 3D printing | Inside3DP.com | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
3D printing is helping artists construct replicas and restore the old in order to create new and beautiful items and objects.
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A virtual analysis

A virtual analysis | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning placed a premium on person-to-person interaction, and found redundancies between in-class and online instruction.

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, Today, 1:07 PM

"Pilot study put blended-format courses to the test"

 

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10 Emaciated Terms That Keep Education In A Box

10 Emaciated Terms That Keep Education In A Box | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
10 Emaciated Terms That Keep Education In A Box

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, July 28, 10:32 AM

A great idea to use dropbox from Skip!

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A Parent's Guide to Minecraft

A Parent's Guide to Minecraft | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Or why the heck are my kids playing with Lego blocks on the screen?
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This is instructive and will help ..parents .

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2014 Ebola Outbreak (Infographic)

2014 Ebola Outbreak (Infographic) | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
As of June 18, an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed at least 337 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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The use of big data and WHO professionals help us to track and study the effects of disease.

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The periodic table of iPad Apps - Mark Anderson's Blog

The periodic table of iPad Apps - Mark Anderson's Blog | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

"I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins’ (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too – being able to map Apps to activities – I thought it a really helpful too. With that in mind, I wanted to be able to use it as a poster myself but whilst I thought it was great I didn’t however quite agree with some of the App choices. I wanted different categories too that related more to the use I thought would be useful in UK schools, hence I created my own version from scratch in Photoshop which I share below."

 


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Tim OBrien's curator insight, July 23, 10:31 AM

Another nifty way to find that perfect App...

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Trip Hawkins releases second chapter of his 'If' iPad game for teaching kids emotional life skills

Trip Hawkins releases second chapter of his 'If' iPad game for teaching kids emotional life skills | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Dean Takahashi

 

"Hawkins — the charismatic founder of game publishers 3DO, Electronic Arts, and Digital Chocolate — has a new passion to teach children the social and emotional skills (SEL) that they don’t learn in school. He has a story-based app that gets lessons across that help kids deal with emotions and problems like bullies. But rather than launch it as a free-to-play game, Hawkins has gone a different route, releasing it instead as a subscription game....


"While the first chapter is free, subsequent chapters require a monthly subscription fee of $5 per month. Hawkins believes that parents will like this better than the somewhat risky free-to-play model, where children sometimes get into trouble by spending too much real money on virtual goods.

 

"Hawkins also said that each chapter will contain a few hours of gameplay as parents don’t want games to consume an inordinate amount of a child’s time. The dashboard app is a tool for parents to help monitor their children’s accomplishments and keep them motivated to do more.

 

"Hawkins said that the game is aimed at helping kids manage difficult emotions, persevere through challenges, make healthy decisions, and show empathy and compassion. As important as all of this is, most schools don’t teach it."



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Patrice McDonough's curator insight, July 28, 11:20 AM

Looks like a good tool for introducing Social Emotional Skills to children & students.

 

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Upward Bound Still Opens College Pathway - The Ledger

Upward Bound Still Opens College Pathway - The Ledger | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Upward Bound Still Opens College Pathway
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Pierre, of American and Haitian descent, lives with her single mom and will be a junior this fall at Information Technology High School in Queens.

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TravelByDrone: Drones

TravelByDrone: Drones | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Video footage taken from drones, flown by members of the public for the enjoyment of everyone
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Here is a way to see places by drone.. around the world. Unique vistas. 

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A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration

A Fascinating Visualization of World Migration | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

Every year, millions of people leave their birth countries to try their fortunes in foreign lands. Where are the most popular destinations for these people? What countries are sending out streams of residents who may never come back?


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Craig Day's curator insight, May 22, 11:39 PM

Population Movements: Spatial and Temporal

Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 27, 11:08 AM

interactive version:

http://www.global-migration.info/

 

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The History 2.0 Classroom: iPad Hieroglyphics

The History 2.0 Classroom: iPad Hieroglyphics | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

Over the past few years I have facilitated a number of iPad workshops with teachers from across the country.  One observation that I have made is that when anyone (not just teachers) are new to iPads (or any device), they have a difficult time deciphering the meaning of the icons that appear consistently throughout apps. 


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Jim Harmon's curator insight, July 26, 10:13 PM

Brilliant resource! Wish I'd thought of it, but grateful to have it!

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Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts ~ Slate

Ed Tech Promoters Need to Realize We’re Not All Autodidacts ~ Slate | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Annie Murphy Paul

 

"This is a very particular take on learning: the autodidact’s take. We shouldn’t mistake it for most people’s reality. Productive learning without guidance and support from others is rare. A pair of eminent researchers has gone so far as to call the very notion of self-directed learning “an urban legend in education.”

 

"In a paper published in Educational Psychologist last year, Paul A. Kirschner of the Open University of the Netherlands and Jeroen J.G. van Merriënboer of Maastricht University challenge the popular assumption “that it is the learner who knows best and that she or he should be the controlling force in her or his learning.”


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 26, 7:18 PM

Very few people are true autodidacts. Even Bill Gates had mentors i.e. Warren Buffet. We should encourage self-directed learning, but realize it requires teaching and pedagogy.

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Doctors 3D Print Human Hearts | Inside3DP

Doctors 3D Print Human Hearts | Inside3DP | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
DOctors 3D printed a functioning replica of a sick patient’s heart using the patient’s own fat cells.
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New Google Drive: Saving a Document in Multiple Folders ~ Teacher Tech

New Google Drive: Saving a Document in Multiple Folders ~ Teacher Tech | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

by Alice Keeler

 

"In the old Google Drive you were able to hold down the Shift key and click on multiple folders that you wanted to organize your files into. In the new Google Drive this does not work.

"Move to a Folder

"Click once on a file to select the file in Google Drive. The more icon looks like 3 dots along the top of the files. It is located next to the trash can icon. Selecting the more icon gives you the option to move the file into a folder."


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