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Raul Castro mentions retirement, says Sunday speech will be 'interesting'

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HAVANA -- Cuban President Raul Castro has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right to retire. But he did not say when he might do so or if such a move was imminent.
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A rough, local geography of hate groups in the United States of America

A rough, local geography of hate groups in the United States of America | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it

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If you live in the United States of America this is a striking set of geographic statistics.  Each dot is likely connected to a wider network varying in scale and scope.  

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Media and Civil Society in Syria's Evolving Conflict - New America Foundation

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Media and Civil Society in Syria's Evolving Conflict
New America Foundation
In addition to focusing on developments in the independent media sector, Mr.
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How might curation technology help in covering the Children of War project? 

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and other resources on internet safety, cyberbullying, digital responsibility, and media and digital literacy. (Updated 10/2013)
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Here is a valuable resource for digital citizenship and civics. 


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Mexican Roots, American Schools: Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed - Robert Crosnoe

Mexican Roots, American Schools: Helping Mexican Immigrant Children Succeed - Robert Crosnoe | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
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John Slifko's curator insight, December 16, 2012 7:35 PM

The Daily Planet will cover on a regular basis issues of relevance to Mexican immigrant youth in the American SouthWest.  That anticipates  future coverage on children and youth across the United States and world. 

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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it

Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.


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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:19 PM

Liste des compétences:

http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

VISUAL LITERACY

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made

 

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I'd suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much of what is suggested here. One thing to emphasise is supporting students to use digital tools specifically for learning as they generally already know how to use these tools. In otherwords, while students may often be digitally competent, they are often less digitally literate in terms of learning processes. Also, what refer to PDAs - surely old tech?

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 8:14 PM

Sound advice for teachers to incorprate these core competencies in their teaching programmes.

 

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Why Do Teachers Quit?

Why Do Teachers Quit? | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
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Citizenship workshop coming to Salinas

Citizenship workshop coming to Salinas | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
A citizenship workshop — complete with a mock naturalization interview — is slated for June 20 at the Cesar Chavez branch of the Salinas Public Library.
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something from California 

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Civic Mission of Schools

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The Campaign’s goal is to increase and improve civic learning in grades K-12 by working for...
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A local and global set of issues, problems and opportunities. 

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The Return of Civil Society by Victor Perez-Diaz :: A Book Review by Scott London

The Return of Civil Society by Victor Perez-Diaz :: A Book Review by Scott London | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
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This site on civics, communication and civil society is both local to California and global in outlook, this includes research and praxis in Spain .This book engages the attempt by Spanish civil society(ies) to re-empower after the dictatorship of Franco. 

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Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | Edutopia

Ideas for Digital Citizenship PBL Projects | Edutopia | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller suggests using the PBL model to teach students the values of digital citizenship.
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A place to begin

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Home -- What So Proudly We Hail, a project for civic education

Home -- What So Proudly We Hail, a project for civic education | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Use short stories & other primary sources to enhance civic education in your social studies/language arts classroom. Free lesson plans, videos, & more.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, June 12, 2013 7:40 AM

A FREE online curriculum resource for teachers, includes discussion guides, suggested writing prompts, and video clips.  There are a LOT of primary sources in here, with ideas on how to teach them!

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Newsela | About Newsela

Newsela | About Newsela | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
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Improvement in reading skills is a local and global project in the 21st century.  

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Digital Civil Society: Asking The Right Questions On Data, Dollars And Democracy - Forbes

Digital Civil Society: Asking The Right Questions On Data, Dollars And Democracy - Forbes | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
Digital Civil Society: Asking The Right Questions On Data, Dollars And Democracy Forbes A series of white papers published in September by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society attempts to sift the hype from the useful directional...
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School Library Monthly - Curation

School librarians can use curation as a tool to position themselves as information and communication authorities and information professionals.
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the importance of curation for librarians 

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Curriculum: Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship – Google in Education

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Raul Castro mentions retirement, says Sunday speech will be 'interesting'

Raul Castro mentions retirement, says Sunday speech will be 'interesting' | Civics, Communication and Civil Society | Scoop.it
HAVANA -- Cuban President Raul Castro has unexpectedly raised the possibility of leaving his post, saying Friday that he is old and has a right to retire. But he did not say when he might do so or if such a move was imminent.
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This curator site will with no small frequency report on the place of civics and civil society in a changing Cuba. 

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