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1. Home broadband adoption: Modest decline from 2013 to 2015

1. Home broadband adoption: Modest decline from 2013 to 2015 | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Broadband adoption in the United States has experienced a modest decline in recent years, falling from 70% in 2013 to 67% in 2015. Those figures compare a
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8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding

8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it

"Here are some initial steps you can take to meaningfully advocate for getting girls into computer science in your own community."


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Empowering steps to helping girls learn to code
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Empowering steps to helping girls learn to code
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40 Sites for Free and Quality Science Learning Games

40 Sites for Free and Quality Science Learning Games | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Digital educational games, interactives, virtual labs are excellent resources to assist learning and raising interests for inquiry or investigation. To visualize concepts or to do experiments on computers are cost-effective and efficient. Some games even use role-playing techniques or story lines. Some games create a virtual journey which is impossible to have in real world. We just featured Zombie Plague recently and thought we should give a review on all those quality sources of science learning games. Most sites are from education institutions, non-profit organizations or sponsored by grants, they are free to play. (Simulations are not included in this post, we’ll try to make another post for them)

Games for kids of all ages are listed. A great resource to help students explore science.


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This site provides digital educational games that provides visual concepts along with experiment activities.

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Kicked out of school: Disparities are a looming crisis for all districts - MinnPost.com

Kicked out of school: Disparities are a looming crisis for all districts - MinnPost.com | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
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Kicked out of school: Disparities are a looming crisis for all districts
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Both Minneapolis' and St. Paul's school systems have been cited by the U.S.

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This is not just a problem in St. Paul. We must work harder to make education inclusive.

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African Nations Aim to Address Scarcity of Scientists - Scientific American (blog)

African Nations Aim to Address Scarcity of Scientists - Scientific American (blog) | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
African Nations Aim to Address Scarcity of Scientists
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Building Africa's Scientific Infrastructure. By Roni Jacobson | May 23, 2014 |.

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Asset Based Community Development Resources | Community ...

Asset Based Community Development Resources | Community ... | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
The Asset Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University, Illinois, original home of the ABCD approach, has added new resources to its website, including an ABCD Resource Kit and a Video Training ...
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What is asset-based community-driven development (ABCD ...

What is asset-based community-driven development (ABCD ... | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Asset-based community-driven development (ABCD), or just asset-based community development, is a bottom-up way of working with communities that focuses on community strengths and assets. In another post I spoke ...
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The Case for Reparations - The Atlantic

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The Case for Reparations
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Clyde Ross did not, and thus lost the chance to better his education. ...
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Cormac Russell explains Asset Based Community Development

Cormac Russell, Managing director of Nurture Development, explains the philosophy that lies behind Asset Based Community Development (ABCD.)
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STEAM is not a class, a thing, or a trend…. it’s THE WORLD. @KrissyVenosdale

STEAM is not a class, a thing, or a trend…. it’s THE WORLD. @KrissyVenosdale | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
STEAM is the world.   It’s not a class, a club, or an event.  It’s the connection of learning with the world.   We debate the letters and what they mean, we reduce STEAM to a time in school, and we even argue it’s relevance.

All the while, STEAM is the world.  Good design?  It uses every aspect of STEAM, without formality and without even thinking about it.

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STEAM is the world. It’s not a class, a club, or an event. It’s the connection of learning with the world. 

STEAM es tal y como es el mundo. No es una clase, un club o un evento. Es la necesaria conexión  entre el aprendizaje y el mundo
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These images perfectly capture what it's like to be a woman of color in the tech industry.

These images perfectly capture what it's like to be a woman of color in the tech industry. | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Their latest project is a big win for positive representation.
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If you are having a hard time finding photos of women of color in tech, look no further. 
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If you are having a hard time finding photos of women of color in tech, look no further. 
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Sculpture of an African Fire-Maker Isn't as 'Real' as You Might Think - The Root

Sculpture of an African Fire-Maker Isn't as 'Real' as You Might Think - The Root | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Sculpture of an African Fire-Maker Isn't as 'Real' as You Might Think
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This image is part of a weekly series that The Root is presenting in conjunction with the Image of the Black in Western Art Archive at Harvard University's W.E.B.

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Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America's Future - TIME

Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America's Future - TIME | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America's Future TIME I was in Silicon Valley in the late 1970s, and I started to get more interested in the Homebrew Computer Club and similar user groups where people could get together and talk about...

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How One CEO Is Bringing More Women And Minorities To Silicon Valley - The Frisky

How One CEO Is Bringing More Women And Minorities To Silicon Valley - The Frisky | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
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How One CEO Is Bringing More Women And Minorities To Silicon Valley
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She's a 32-year-old CEO who moved to the tech promise land in 2011. She's also an African-American women.

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Good Job, Good Job

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Social Capital in Action | David Lee King

Social Capital in Action | David Lee King | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Awhile back, Joyce Valenza, an assistant professor at Rutgers University (she blogs here and tweets here), asked me and a bunch of others to contribute content on the importance for a librarian to develop “social capital.
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Africa-India Partnership Day being held in Rwanda | Latest News ...

Africa-India Partnership Day being held in Rwanda | Latest News ... | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
New Delhi, May 22: In an effort to further boost India-Africa business collaborations, an “Africa-India Partnership Day” is being organised Thursday on the sidelines of the African Development Bank's annual general meeting in ...
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'Stunning' Data Proves, Yet Again, Housing The Homeless Would Actually Save Taxpayers Big Time

'Stunning' Data Proves, Yet Again, Housing The Homeless Would Actually Save Taxpayers Big Time | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Letting homeless people sleep on the streets has never made sense morally. Now, more evidence has surfaced showing it doesn't make much sense financially either.

"The numbers are stunning," Andrae Bailey, the CEO of the Central Florida C...
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self employment ideas

http://www.lifetimebd.com/self-employment-ideas/ Self Employment Ideas What kind of self employment ideas make money? How can you spot the right self employment trends? What history trends...
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