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Living Junction - create social magazines and presentations

Living Junction - create social magazines and presentations | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Living Junction is a fun and easy way to create social magazines around your hobbies and interests.

You can drag-and-drop your favorite rich media content to the pages of your magazine to bring the stories around your favorite topics alive. Each magazine comes with a set of social features which help to create micro communities around your favorite topics.

The magazines you create can be private to you and your closest friends, or public and shared with a community of like-minded people.


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I am trying this tomorrow.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 26, 2013 6:53 AM

Get creative with what you care about.

technologytoteach's curator insight, August 28, 2013 11:31 AM

Will try this out tomorrow, looks good for teaching

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 12:43 AM

 Living Junction (beta) looks like an interesting option for sharing information/content with students. I like that it can be private or public. I intend to look into LJ further. Looks pretty easy to use.

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Cutting the High Cost of Digital Living

Cutting the High Cost of Digital Living | digital divide information | Scoop.it
An audit of subscriptions can help a consumer find services that are duplicated or unneeded, or that have even been forgotten.
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Back To Schools White People Cannot See

Back To Schools White People Cannot See | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Public education, in particular, is now one of those “majority-minority” arenas. As numerous recent reports have recently conveyed, this new school year will be the first in which white students ar...
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E-books for your school library | Services to Schools

E-books for your school library | Services to Schools | digital divide information | Scoop.it
E-books bring opportunities and issues for your school, its library, and your students. Making sound decisions on e-books will require you to keep up to date with developments around copyright, devices, delivery, availability and sources.

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Beyond Ferguson: The troubled state of America’s children, by the numbers

Beyond Ferguson: The troubled state of America’s children, by the numbers | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Fact: Guns kill or injure a child or teen every half-hour.
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Supportive Schools, Departmen t of Justice Initiative

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Information given out at the Stop Bullying Conference for creating better climates in schools.

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Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it

Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Support has gone down among the general public too.
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Demographics, tech, and the digital divide - Marketplace.org

Demographics, tech, and the digital divide - Marketplace.org | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Demographics, tech, and the digital divide
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The “digital divide” — the gaps between technology haves and have nots — which inspired the name of her firm, is a real and pressing issue.

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Editorial: Marin libraries are helping to close digital divide - Marin Independent Journal

Editorial: Marin libraries are helping to close digital divide - Marin Independent Journal | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Editorial: Marin libraries are helping to close digital divide Marin Independent Journal Marin public libraries are filling a growing role — helping close the digital divide between those who can afford to be seemingly permanently connected and...

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Bridging San Diego's Digital Divide - KPBS

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Do you have the newest tablet? Can it double as a laptop? Do you have a smartwatch? Are you thinking about getting Google Glass?

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MzTeachuh: Google, Google, Google--Omnipresent And Now In The Classroom

MzTeachuh: Google, Google, Google--Omnipresent And Now In The Classroom | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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They are trying to help us change he world.

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Timeline Photos - Make Education a Priority | Facebook

Timeline Photos - Make Education a Priority | Facebook | digital divide information | Scoop.it
"Make Education a Priority - Say something positive about school to your children every day" ("Make Education a Priority - Say something positive about school to your children every day" http://t.co/6ZKG0Pno6E)...

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What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Questions and answers on the scale of the outbreak and the science of the Ebola virus.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 18, 3:38 PM

Alerta. Brote de Ebola

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I believe that the reason the Ebola outbreak was so bad in West Africa was because of the overpopulation and lack of medical resources. Attempts of containing the virus are being made by asking for the travel history of anyone that comes into the US with a fever. If they had been to West Africa, then they are screened and tested. Alarms have been raised in New York City at 3 hospitals, but no Ebola cases have turned up.

 

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The Ebola virus is a very frightening virus. The fact that there is a chance it could spread to the United States is also scary. Hopefully there will be a cure found for this virus. The side effects of Ebola could be fatal, until there is a cure we should prevent to many trips to areas near West Africa.

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4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Resources for Inspirational Teaching Quotes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it

by Med Kharbach

 

"Looking for some resources on inspirational quotes to use in class? Here are a few of my favourite Pinterest boards where you can have access to a wide collection of quotes and visuals that inspire a love of teaching and learning. Browse through the different materials provided there and you will definitely find some to use with your students in class. If you know about other resources to add to the list, please share with us in the comment form below. Enjoy"


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The Changing Demographics of America's Schools

The Changing Demographics of America's Schools | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This school year, America's schools are projected to reach a demographic milestone: For the first time, a majority of students in K-12 schools will be children of color. This special story package examines what that means for educators, students, and the school community.
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This Fall, Minorities Will Outnumber White Students in U.S. Schools

This Fall, Minorities Will Outnumber White Students in U.S. Schools | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new study shows the changing demographics in American education.
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The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps

The strategic campaign needed to save public education — in nine steps | digital divide information | Scoop.it
'What we must do and what we must stop doing.'
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Ferguson and America's Racial Fears - Wall Street Journal

Ferguson and America's Racial Fears - Wall Street Journal | digital divide information | Scoop.it
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Ferguson and America's Racial Fears
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Top Stories in Opinion. 1 of 12 [http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/images ..... Hopefully Mr.
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What’s the real purpose of educational benchmarking?

What’s the real purpose of educational benchmarking? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Benchmarking is everywhere in education now. We benchmark students in relation to standards, schools in relation to each other, or the educational performance of our own country against higher scoring competitors. Why?
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Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech

Next To Silicon Valley, Nonprofits Draw Youth Of Color Into Tech | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Programs like Hack the Hood try to help young people in Oakland, Calif., find a gateway into the high-tech industry — and out of "dead-end" jobs.

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Redefining the Digital Divide

Laurel West from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) presents a fresh take on the causes of the digital divide. How can we bring the 4.4 billion unconnecte...

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California's digital divide still gaping - eSchool News (registration)

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California's digital divide still gaping
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digital-divide Araceli Barron, the bilingual mother of three young children in Sunnyvale, has seen California's digital divide up close.

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Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers

Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers | digital divide information | Scoop.it
'Don’t tell us that you know more about good instruction than we do." And six other things.
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Microsoft's first Chromebook killer is a $200 HP laptop

Microsoft's first Chromebook killer is a $200 HP laptop | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced that it would be working with its partners to release ultra-low-cost Windows laptops just over a month ago, and now thanks to a leak from MobileGeeks, it looks like HP will...
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I have not seen the reviews.

 

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The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S. | Business | WIRED

The Internet Is Officially More Popular Than Cable in the U.S. | Business | WIRED | digital divide information | Scoop.it
You can’t call them “cable companies” anymore. For the first time, the number of broadband subscribers with the major U.S. cable companies exceeded the number of cable subscribers, the Leichtman Research Group reported today. Among other things, these figures suggest the industry is now misnamed. Evidently these are broadband companies that offer cable on the…
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Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School | NYTimes.com

Tech's Diversity Problem Is Apparent as Early as High School | NYTimes.com | digital divide information | Scoop.it

In three states, not a single girl took the Advanced Placement exam in computer science last year. In eight states, no Hispanic students took it. And in 11 states, no black students took the test.

 

The data — compiled by Barbara Ericson, director of computing outreach at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing — illustrates just how deeply the tech industry’s lack of diversity reaches. It also shows how rapidly the United States is falling behind in educating young people for computing jobs, which are growing more than twice as fast as the average for all occupations.

 

“It matters because we don’t have enough people studying computer science in the United States to fill the projected number of jobs in the field,” Ms. Ericson said in an interview.

 

A.P. courses are college-level courses offered during high school, and passing A.P. exams helps high school students get into college and can earn them college credit.

 

Computer science stands out from other math and science courses in its lack of diversity. Over all, just 18.5 percent of students who took the A.P. exam in computer science were girls, while nearly half of calculus test takers were girls and more than half of biology test takers were girls, Ms. Ericson said.

 

Even in California, where it would seem that more children would be exposed to adults working in computer science, just 22 percent of test takers were girls, 1.5 percent were black and 8 percent were Hispanic.

The A.P. data also shows how the situation in computer science has worsened over time. In Wyoming, for instance, no high school student of any race or gender took the test, while 35 students took the test there in 2001.

 

In conversations about the lack of diversity in tech, people in the industry often say that the problems start in childhood, long before engineers enter the job market, in which women, blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented, according to the Census Bureau.

 

Though in fact the field is winnowed at many steps along the way, the A.P. data shows that the diversity problems start in high school and earlier.

 

Ms. Ericson said the lack of diversity is an issue of access. Only 2,200 high schools in the United States offer A.P. computer science courses, and they are more likely to be offered in schools in wealthier communities.

 

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Space Station Sharper Images of Earth at Night Crowdsourced For Science

Space Station Sharper Images of Earth at Night Crowdsourced For Science | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Astronauts have made sharp images of Earth at night available to scientists. Now the public can help scientists put those images to better use.

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