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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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Why “Doing Nothing” Improves Productivity and Well Being

Why “Doing Nothing” Improves Productivity and Well Being | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
There’s compelling evidence that slowing down and actually "doing nothing" can actually improve productivity and increase happiness.
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3 Ways to Use Google Analytics to Evaluate Your Audience : Social Media Examiner

3 Ways to Use Google Analytics to Evaluate Your Audience : Social Media Examiner | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Wondering where you can make improvements on your social platforms? Discover how to use Google Analytics to evaluate your social media marketing efforts.
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World Map Reveals What Different Countries Are Best At

World Map Reveals What Different Countries Are Best At | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Did you know that Rwanda has the most women in parliament in the world? Or that no country has as many pizza eaters as Norway? David McCandless from
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North Pole temperatures climb near melting point this Christmas week

North Pole temperatures climb near melting point this Christmas week | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Another dramatic milestone in the rapid warming of the planet
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How This Incubator Turns Former Prison Inmates Into Business Owners

How This Incubator Turns Former Prison Inmates Into Business Owners | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Refoundry is on a mission to teach formerly incarcerated people the skills they need to build their own companies.
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Unscrambling Africa

Lulu Kitololo is raising funds for Unscrambling Africa on Kickstarter!

A road trip project to explore and visually document different cities across Africa, their people, sub-cultures and built environment.
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More than 250,000 are homeless in England - Shelter - BBC News

More than 250,000 are homeless in England - Shelter - BBC News | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
More than a quarter of a million people in England are homeless, says housing charity Shelter.
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Online Activities for Teaching With Primary Sources

Online Activities for Teaching With Primary Sources | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
As a history teacher I have a natural attraction to old maps, dusty documents, and all manner of primary source media. While it is
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End of the supermarket queue? Amazon opens futuristic shop with no tills or cashiers

End of the supermarket queue? Amazon opens futuristic shop with no tills or cashiers | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Long queues at the supermarket could soon become a distant memory after Amazon unveiled a grocery store without tills or barcode scanners.
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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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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, March 31, 2016 2:47 AM
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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Exchanging More Value with Contributors to Your Content and Community Efforts - Whiteboard Friday

Exchanging More Value with Contributors to Your Content and Community Efforts - Whiteboard Friday | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
What value does your community provide and what value do you provide them? Rand explores 10 fresh, actionable strategies to encourage and promote an exchange of value that will feed your content and community efforts.
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How your startup should be using Google AdWords

How your startup should be using Google AdWords | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
If you're just getting started with your business, figuring out who should manage your AdWords campaigns and what to do first can be a challenge. Columnist Brett Middleton offers tips to get you on the right path.
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4 Steps to Turbocharge Business Growth

4 Steps to Turbocharge Business Growth | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
RT @Event_U 4 Steps to Turbocharge Business Growth https://t.co/3GGDARCisx
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My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Challenges Facing Math Teachers

My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On Challenges Facing Math Teachers | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
My latest eight-minute BAM! Radio Show is on the challenges facing math teachers and how to overcome them. Makeda Brome and Pia Hansen join me in the conversation, and they both have also contribut…
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8 LinkedIn Marketing Tips From the Experts : Social Media Examiner

8 LinkedIn Marketing Tips From the Experts : Social Media Examiner | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Want to improve your LinkedIn marketing? Are you interested in the latest tips and tools? Here are the latest LinkedIn marketing tips from the experts.
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Startups need to 'stop disrupting and start innovating'

Startups like Uber and Airbnb want to disrupt something, and it’s impacting progress
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Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit

Want to Be Mentally Tough? Science Recommends 1 Surprising Daily Habit | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
Harvard research has revealed a counterintuitive way to develop mental toughness--see how to use it daily.
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The science behind how GPS connectivity works

The science behind how GPS connectivity works | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
In this video we reveal how GPS actually works, explaining how satellites broadcast regular signal pulses that our phones and sat-navs pick up to determine our point of reference and how the information is then received as co-ordinates.
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Global Youth Debates

Global Youth Debates | Building Community Capacity | Scoop.it
 Global Youth Debates  is a Flat Connections global project that provides a unique global collaborative experience for joining diverse cultures in authentic debate to foster globa

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Here's a wonderful opportunity to engage your students in an authentic global conversation- check it out!
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This is great! Enables truly global dialogue - of the highest order RE: debating....can chose a topis of ones choosing (and you can plug in and listen to existing recorded debates) - appropriately it is also asynchronous - to 'cut through' any real time issues.....!

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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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