digital divide in...
Follow
Find
9.8K views | +30 today
 
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Justin's Geographical Thingy
onto digital divide information
Scoop.it!

Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt

Esri Story Map Treasure Hunt | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Although these were designed specifically for GIS day during Geography Awareness Week, these 2 excellent map-based treasure hunts from ESRI are great any time of year.  The answer to the question will only pop up in you are zoomed in the the right region (SHIFT + Make a box = Zoom to area).  These links will take you to the World Cities quiz and also to the Mountains quiz.


Via Seth Dixon, Justin Cardoso
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

This is great! Thanks.

more...
David Lizotte's curator insight, January 22, 6:40 PM

So this is how you scoop? Neat.

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 6:46 PM

Very Nice.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 10, 6:58 PM

These quizzes/maps are entertaining and fun, with the benefit of a geography education all wrapped up in a neat easy to use interactive tool. I learn information from this site because it is so fun and easy to navigate. I encourage everyone to take a peek, test your knowledge against these quizzes and see how you fare. You can't lose; if you don't know the answer, you will find it in the quiz.

 

From around the web

digital divide information
the difference between groups in the use of technology , digital literacy, technology literacy, information literacy, information gathering
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Can a School's Tech Program Take a Rural Town out of Poverty?

Can a School's Tech Program Take a Rural Town out of Poverty? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Across the country, 70 percent of schools lack a high-speed Internet connection.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning

Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"Is your school still in the dark ages of #edtech? Does your school teach students with edtech only through an ICT subject, or does your school have a dedicated edtech agenda, with a strong focus on integration into the curriculum in general? As an English teacher, I can only dream of the latter, because in all of the schools around the world that I have worked in (Australia, Spain, UK), edtech takes a back seat every time. To say this is rather frustrating is an understatement, especially when most of those schools have cited the need to create independent learners as a means to achieve desirable results."


Via EDTC@UTB
more...
Harin Desai's curator insight, March 21, 5:09 AM

In light of the many advantages that integrating edtech into the general curriculum offers, to continue to deny students these opportunities seems like a hard pill to swallow. Edtech is no longer in the early adopters zone; no longer in the testing zone. It is well and truly here, and senior leadership not only has to accept such a fate, but take the bull by the horns and truly embrace it for what it is worth. 

For the sake of all its students, edtech must become an integral part of a school’s pedagogy.

Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies
Scoop.it!

Tynker Enhances STEM Magnet Program | Tynker Blog

Tynker Enhances STEM Magnet Program | Tynker Blog | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Via Paul Herring
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

STEM Programs at the Department of Education: Supporting Teachers and Students | Office of Innovation and Improvement

STEM Programs at the Department of Education: Supporting Teachers and Students | Office of Innovation and Improvement | digital divide information | Scoop.it
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

A Lack of Resources for Many Classrooms

A Lack of Resources for Many Classrooms | digital divide information | Scoop.it
At my previous school I had to pay out-of-pocket for items like tissues, hand sanitizer and dry-erase markers.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

Be aware that all schools are not created equally.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks
Scoop.it!

Feeling Alone as the Opportunity Gap Widens for Kids | Holly Korbey | Mind/Shift | KQED.org

Feeling Alone as the Opportunity Gap Widens for Kids | Holly Korbey | Mind/Shift | KQED.org | digital divide information | Scoop.it

After raising her daughters, stay-at-home mother Susan Norwood knew that she wanted to be a teacher. She had spent plenty of time at school while her daughters were students in Brentwood, an affluent Nashville suburb with famously great schools, as a room mother and fundraiser, she even volunteered to work in the library. But after getting her certification and being assigned to one of Nashville’s poorest high schools as an English teacher, she quickly realized there were stark differences between her daughters’ school and her new teaching home.

Many of the school’s classes operated without textbooks for students. Most students simply didn’t to do their homework — and even if they did, Norwood would have been unable to give proper attention to each assignment of her 185 students. And many of her sophomore English students were dealing with a host of problems outside school, from unstable home lives to jailed parents, even undiagnosed health issues.

 

“Just yesterday, one of my girls (students) told me she wanted to make up work, because she currently had an F in my class — she just stopped working. She said, ‘I’m having some problems at home,’ ” said Norwood. “She told me she had moved out of the house, she hadn’t seen her mother in two weeks, and she was living with a friend. If you’re having those kinds of problems, doing your vocabulary may not seem important!”

To understand the breadth of the problem, Norwood said, just multiply this girl’s story times most of her students. The notion of being able to help them all becomes overwhelming.

This is life for the majority of American kids whose parents didn’t go to college, says social scientist and Harvard professor Robert Putnam in his new book, “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.” This bottom third of poorer students face a widening “opportunity gap” with today’s richer students — the ones whose parents did go to college. Putnam and his team of researchers analyzed decades of research on the habits of richer and poorer families, and found that who your parents are predicts where you will end up much more today than it did several decades ago.

 

Click headline to read more, view charts and access hot links--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Science fairs aren’t actually preparing your kids to do anything

Science fairs aren’t actually preparing your kids to do anything | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Your kid should start thinking like an engineer.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:
Well it depends. In some schools this is the only science they get. In a school I worked in and taught in , it was a way of sharing our work to all.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

School Sleuth’s Street Beat: What Are Teachers Afraid Of? | School Sleuth

School Sleuth’s Street Beat: What Are Teachers Afraid Of? | School Sleuth | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's insight:

I saw this at the Technology and Learning Conference

good story, and on target.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success!
Scoop.it!

​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News)

​Will Digital Accessible Books Improve Reading for Students with Dyslexia? (EdSurge News) | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In second grade, Jose Alvarez struggled to read. He had fallen behind early in school. His older brothers and mother are dyslexic, and the family feared that Jose might have a learning disability too.
Shortly after attending a third grade class taught by Ann Henkels, a dyslexia teacher in Frisc

Via Valerie Chernek
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Learning*Education*Technology
Scoop.it!

Choosing a Tablet Computer for the Elderly & Technophobic

Choosing a Tablet Computer for the Elderly & Technophobic | digital divide information | Scoop.it
From the "Drafts Pile" post, some folk commented and others emailed, but this was the most requested topic, which made it top of my list for writing the next blog post. INTRODUCTION It wasn't that ...

Via Skip Zalneraitis
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies
Scoop.it!

Coding Clubs and Getting Kids involved in Coding

Coding Clubs and Getting Kids involved in Coding | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Abi Woldhuis

Teaching and Learning Innovation

Roseville College

Google Certified Teacher

Adobe Campus Leader

Twitter: @abiwoldhuis

google.com/+AbiWoldhuis


Via Paul Herring
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher?

When the Internet Delivers Its Own Content, What’s Left for the Teacher? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

Viva Gentrification!

Viva Gentrification! | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"In Highland Park, as in other Latino barrios of Los Angeles, gentrification has produced an undeniable but little appreciated side effect: the end of decades of de facto racial segregation. It's possible to imagine a future in which 'the hood' passes into memory.  Racial integration is on the upswing.  For all the fortitude and pride you'll find in Latino barrios, no one wants to live in a racially segregated community or attend a racially segregated school."  

 

Tags: neighborhood, gentrification, urban, place, culture, economic, California, Los Angeles.

 


Via Seth Dixon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

New Data Tool Exposes Size of Funding Gaps for Students in Poverty -- THE Journal

New Data Tool Exposes Size of Funding Gaps for Students in Poverty -- THE Journal | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Two weeks after a report from the Center for American Progress explained how a calculation loophole in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) results in Title 1 schools receiving about $1,200 less per student than comparable schools, a new report confirmed the size of the gap from a different angle.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks
Scoop.it!

The Nordic Biophilia Educational Program | BiophiliaEducation.org

The Nordic Biophilia Educational Program | BiophiliaEducation.org | digital divide information | Scoop.it

The Biophilia Educational Project is a large-scale pilot project that builds on the participation of academics, scientists, artists, teachers and students at all academic levels. It is based around creativity as a teaching and research tool, where music, technology and the natural sciences are linked together in an innovative way.

The project presents an example of dynamic collaboration between different areas in society, such as the education system, cultural institutions, science and research institutes. It creates a platform for dialogue and debate which encourages both personal and social development, thereby contributing to a sustainable society where new approaches are actively explored.
The project was originally developed by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, the City of Reykjavík and the University of Iceland, in connection with the release of Björk’s 2011 album Biophilia.

The Biophilia Educational Project aims to inspire children to explore their own creativity, while learning about music, nature and science through new technologies. The project has thus far mainly been aimed at children aged 10-12 years, and the programme is based on Björk’s Biophilia app suite of music and interactive, educational artefacts.

Students learn through hands-on participation, composition and collaboration. Participants acquire the skills to develop their musical imagination, to push their creative boundaries and make music in an impulsive and responsive way, inspired by the structures and phenomena of the natural world. The Biophilia Educational project has the potential to bring arts experience to children who might otherwise not have access to it.

To commemorate its 2014 presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Icelandic government sought collaboration with the other Nordic countries to further develop the project. Local collaboration networks are being set up in all Nordic countries.

Click headline to access the Biophila Education Project to read more about the Nordic collaboration and access hot links--


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Going Digital
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer

Free Technology for Teachers: 77 Web Resources for Teachers to Try This Summer | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Via Sarah McElrath
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That.

Black America Is Just 72 Percent Equal To White America. In Some Areas, The Inequality Is Worse Than That. | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A report released last week holds troubling findings about lasting inequality across the African-American community.

The 2015 "State of Black America" study, conducted by the National Urban League, finds that black Americans fare worse t...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians

Lying to Children About the California Missions and the Indians | digital divide information | Scoop.it
By Deborah A. Miranda All my life, I have heard only one story about California Indians: godless, dirty, stupid, primitive, ugly, passive, drunken, immoral, lazy, weak-willed people who might make good workers if properly trained and motivated. What kind of story is that to grow up with? The story of the missionization of California. In California schools, students come up against the “Mission Unit” in 4th grade, reinforcing the same lies those children have been breathing in most of their lives. Part of California’s history curriculum, the unit is entrenched in the educational system and impossible to avoid, a powerfully authoritative indoctrination in Mission Mythology to which 4th graders have little if any resistance.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success!
Scoop.it!

Advocate for Education Technology

Advocate for Education Technology | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Advocating for what works in education. www.valeriechernek.com
Passionate about teachers and kids...

Via Valerie Chernek
more...
Valerie Chernek's curator insight, January 10, 11:55 AM
Parents praise TX dyslexia teacher for children's reading success!
http://t.co/gFno7FrAvG
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Accessible eBooks + Technologies = Learning Success!
Scoop.it!

How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker

How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?

Via Valerie Chernek
more...
Valerie Chernek's curator insight, February 19, 8:13 AM

MUST READ! Educators, parents, specialists, disability advocates.

Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology
Scoop.it!

Why I Always Fail My MOOCs - ExitTicket Systems Level Student Response Solution

Why I Always Fail My MOOCs - ExitTicket Systems Level Student Response Solution | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Less than 7% of students enrolled in massive open online courses like Coursera complete the class. There's more to the reasoning than we're addressing.

Via Chris Carter
more...
Chris Carter's curator insight, Today, 5:03 AM

BOOM! Spot on. All effective teaching is, at heart, relational. If students do not have the opportunity to interact with fellow students and instructors is socially relevant ways, then expect completion rates of <10%. 

Scooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton
Scoop.it!

Science Bob: A Rockstar Among Third Graders

Science Bob: A Rockstar Among Third Graders | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Science Bob's colorful (and explosive) demonstrations come right out of a kid's mad science dreams, but they are designed to teach specific scientific concepts.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bonnie Bracey Sutton from Computational Thinking In Digital Technologies
Scoop.it!

Teaching Kids Modern Coding Strategies with Stickers | Robot Magazine

Teaching Kids Modern Coding Strategies with Stickers | Robot Magazine | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Researchers at the MIT Media Lab have developed a sticker set for teaching young children to code.

Via Paul Herring
more...
No comment yet.