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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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We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses?

We Want Our Daughter to Love the Sciences. Should We Keep Her Away From Princesses? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
When my 4-year-old told me the other day that she was “ready for princesses,” part of me died. Not just because the day had finally arrived when that virulent meme had infected her, but also because of how utterly powerless I was to contain it. Let me be clear: These...
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The Godfather of Digital Maps

The Godfather of Digital Maps | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 years ago, Jack Dangermond started digital mapping pioneer Esri, and its work made Google Maps and Google Earth possible.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 11, 12:32 PM

Two resources on pioneers in GIS. 

  • This is a nice article on the beginnings of ESRI and Jack Dangermond's impact on digital mapping.  
  • Here is a video about Roger Tomlinson, 'father of GIS.'

 

Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial.

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6 Powerful Chromebook Apps for Creating Educational Animations and Annotated Videos via @Medkh9

6 Powerful Chromebook Apps for Creating Educational Animations and Annotated Videos via @Medkh9 | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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20+ resources for engaging game-based learning by Matt Miller

20+ resources for engaging game-based learning by Matt Miller | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Bringing aspects of games into the classroom can be highly motivational and engaging, making content stick. Here are some resources.

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In a game you can make a mistake and then redo it without a hassle.. you work on what you know and change what you do not.

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Engage them through gaming strategies and they won't even know they are learning in the process. This is why I use Kahoot! and iCivics in my classroom. They want to do it more!

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Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning

Why Some Colleges Are Ditching the Science Lecture For Hands-On Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The Learning Assistant Program at the University of Colorado Boulder trains undergraduates -- and by extension professors -- in better teaching techniques. It's
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5 Retro Gaming Projects with the Raspberry Pi Zero

5 Retro Gaming Projects with the Raspberry Pi Zero | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi Zero has taken the DIY and homebrew world by storm, making it possible to revise old projects and inspiring newcomers, especially in the fevered minds of retro gaming fans.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Google Tools for Social Studies Students

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Good Google Tools for Social Studies Students | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling — Visual Stories — Medium

10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling - Visual Stories - Medium
Learn How To Use Visual Storytelling For Your Brand or Content Marketing Strategy, by Following These 10 Simple Rules

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From self-portraits to street art: 1,000 museums at your fingertips

From self-portraits to street art: 1,000 museums at your fingertips | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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4 awesome iPhone tricks you may not know about

4 awesome iPhone tricks you may not know about | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Mashable Tech Correspondent Christina Warren goes through four tips to help you unlock secret shortcuts on your iPhone.
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Bring Google's '20% time' to your classroom with passion-based learning

Bring Google's '20% time' to your classroom with passion-based learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Teacher Adam Schoenbart gives his students an hour a week to pursue a topic that interests them – and it has transformed their engagement
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The Research Pirates of the Dark Web

The Research Pirates of the Dark Web | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
After getting shut down late last year, a website that allows free access to paywalled academic papers has sprung back up in a shadowy corner of the Internet.
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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ EdTech and MLearning

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs ~ EdTech and MLearning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Today we spent sometime going through our archive looking for special needs apps we have shared here in the past and ended up with the chart below. These are apps we would recommend for teachers and parents of kids with learning disabilities. We have arranged the apps into four main categories: apps for dyslexic learners, apps for autistic learners, apps for the visually impaired and apps for learners with writing difficulties.  For those of you using Android a similar list will soon be posted. Stay tuned.

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This article lists some great iPad apps to help students with special needs in their learning.

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The future of television, according to Google

The future of television, according to Google | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The Internet giant is getting interested in building next-gen cable boxes.
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7 of The Best iPad Augmented Reality Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 of The Best iPad Augmented Reality Apps for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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What is 5G Technology | What 5G going to offer & Features

Information on 5g Technology what 5g going to offer in near furture how it will be different from earlier 3g and 45 technologies. Also discusses the expected features that going to offer by 5g technology
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Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make:

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make: | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy.
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Reading, Writing and Minecraft? | Gaming | TechNewsWorld

Reading, Writing and Minecraft? | Gaming | TechNewsWorld | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Microsoft on Tuesday announced its acquisition of MinecraftEDU, one of the building blocks for its upcoming Minecraft: Education Edition. MinecraftEDU, developed by Teacher Gaming, launched in 2011 as a version of Minecraft enhanced for the classroom. Microsoft has used the lessons learned from MinecraftEDU to expand Minecraft: Education Edition's feature set, the company said.

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Two Interesting Google Drive Tools for Generating Word Clouds

Two Interesting Google Drive Tools for Generating Word Clouds | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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Free Technology for Teachers: Valentine's Day Science and Statistics

Free Technology for Teachers: Valentine's Day Science and Statistics | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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An Agvocate’s Guide to Social Media

An Agvocate’s Guide to Social Media | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

Free educational resources for school and health professionals. Information about health and physical activities in schools as well as the latest scientific research on dairy nutrition.

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Obama wants to propel K-12 schools into digital age

Obama wants to propel K-12 schools into digital age | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
The president’s budget proposal would invest in K-12 computer science and preschool, college for needy students.
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A stunning map shows how living on America’s coasts really is so different

A stunning map shows how living on America’s coasts really is so different | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
One crazy animation shows just how unequal the U.S. really is
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Getting Ready for the Outside World: Bookshare Supports School’s Vocational Program

Getting Ready for the Outside World: Bookshare Supports School’s Vocational Program | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Aha moments and big smiles are the cues Jean Goodwin looks for in her adult students, ages eighteen to twenty, who have complex language, learning, and cognitive challenges. Goodwin holds a Master’…

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Learn to use Google tools in your classroom - Feb. 27 10:00-3:30 EST

Learn to use Google tools in your classroom - Feb. 27 10:00-3:30 EST | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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