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“Diversity is Hard”: Will Charter Schools In Your Locale Choose Equity?

“Diversity is Hard”: Will Charter Schools In Your Locale Choose Equity? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
I am not of the ilk that charters are all bad news (See all of Cloaking Inequity’s post on charter schools here). As I have mentioned previously, I am a charter school parent, currently serve on a ...
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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.
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These Schools Are Refusing to Throw Out Arts Education in Favor of Test Prep

These Schools Are Refusing to Throw Out Arts Education in Favor of Test Prep | digital divide information | Scoop.it
An inner-city charter-school network is using culture and creative expression to teach kids the Common Core standards. Will it work?
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Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army

Turning a Children’s Rating System Into an Advocacy Army | digital divide information | Scoop.it
James Steyer’s nonprofit organization, Common Sense Media, is known for offering parents guidance on games and videos, but he has a grander vision.
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Surviving the Holocaust: Yaakov Hollander's Story - Google Cultural Institute

Surviving the Holocaust: Yaakov Hollander's Story - Google Cultural Institute | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Ya'akov Hollander was a ten-year-old boy living in Krakow, Poland, when WWII broke out. Deported from his home and eventually crammed into the Krakow ghetto, Ya'akov passed through twelve different concentration camps during the Holocaust. A walking skele
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I have been lucky enough to write the stories of two of these survivors. This is a compelling video.

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How One School Supports BYOT With a Parent University -- THE Journal

How One School Supports BYOT With a Parent University -- THE Journal | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Canterbury School, a preK3-12 independent, college preparatory school in Fort Myers, FL, is offering classes designed to help parents feel comfortable with their kids' using mobile devices and other technology in school.

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Tricia Paparo's curator insight, April 26, 8:40 AM

This school is providing parent training classes on BYOD to help parents acclimate with the current uses of technology in education.  I love how they are including the whole family in the decision and training!

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Net vitality should be the cornerstone of US broadband policy

Net vitality should be the cornerstone of US broadband policy | digital divide information | Scoop.it
America's top-tier status in broadband was achieved with a light-touch regulatory approach.
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Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals - About Education Degrees

Education for All 2000-2015: Only a third of countries reached global education goals - About Education Degrees | digital divide information | Scoop.it
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Paris/New Delhi: Just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000. Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22 billion a year is needed on top of already …

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Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in some high-needs schools

Teacher: What I wish everyone knew about working in some high-needs schools | digital divide information | Scoop.it
'All I know is what I and others see at the front lines every day, and I just know that it’s not working—for students or their teachers. '
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The Ultimate Storytelling Guide - #Infographic

The Ultimate Storytelling Guide - #Infographic | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Storytelling is one of the most effective tactic in content marketing world. As attention spans decrease and the amount of content skyrockets, it’s become more important than ever to know how to tell a good story. That’s why the folks at Referral Candy have compiled and distilled the information from the best articles on storytelling to create The ULTIMATE Storytelling Guide! Check it out.

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Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica review – we need to call time on exam-factory education

Creative Schools by Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica review – we need to call time on exam-factory education | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The shadow secretary of state salutes Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica’s powerful manifesto which opposes standardised testing and calls for a more inspirational approach to teaching

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages."

 

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Claire Law's curator insight, April 25, 8:28 PM

A few visual guides to language diversity around the world from an American perspective.

Christopher L. Story's curator insight, April 26, 8:02 PM

Some APHuG foreshadowing

Kaitlyn Evans's comment, Today, 12:18 PM
If you were to look back 50 years ago, I'm sure that these statistics would be slightly different. It does not surprise me that English is still the most popular language and is spoken in more countries than any other language. I never realized how many people speak Chinese (1.39 billion speakers) in comparison to English (527 million). I think other languages will start to become more spoken than english in the years to come.
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Beyond Education Wars

Beyond Education Wars | digital divide information | Scoop.it
K-12 education is an exhausted, bloodsoaked battlefield. Let’s shift some of the reformist passions to early childhood.
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Everything to Know About Google’s New Wireless Service

Everything to Know About Google’s New Wireless Service | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Project Fi is cheaper and more flexible than most wireless plans
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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online "almost constantly."
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A Former Success Academy Teacher Steps Forward to Tell Her Story

A Former Success Academy Teacher Steps Forward to Tell Her Story | digital divide information | Scoop.it
After the appearance of the New York Times' article about the successes and harsh methods of Success Academy, there was quite a lot of discussion about whether the article was accurate and balanced...
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How New York is bringing Internet-deprived homes out of the digital dark

How New York is bringing Internet-deprived homes out of the digital dark | digital divide information | Scoop.it
There are more than 730,000 homes in New York City without broadband access. And because the Internet today is the gateway to everything from education to the economy, the city is trying to bring those families out of the digital dark. But Internet access requires more than a connection for cash-strapped families. It has to be affordable, too. Hari Sreenivasan reports.
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Google offers virtual tour of prison where Nelson Mandela was held

Google offers virtual tour of prison where Nelson Mandela was held | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The island prison where Nelson Mandela was held for nearly two decades during South African apartheid is now open for online tourists.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Authentic.. I have been there What is heart stopping is being able to see the cities from Robbin Islands. Interesting panoramas.

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Entire Spanish Village of 318 People are Turned into 3D Printed Statues

Entire Spanish Village of 318 People are Turned into 3D Printed Statues | digital divide information | Scoop.it
When I was in high school, we had a bi-yearly tradition which involved the taking of the famous panoramic photo. A special camera crew would come out to our

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Can Self-Directed Learning Work for Underprivileged Children?

Can Self-Directed Learning Work for Underprivileged Children? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Student-centered learning has largely been the domain of middle class families. David Gribble found that less privileged children can thrive in these environments as well.
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This is an interesting question. What will be available to them. What will empower them? What will excite them?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 25, 11:21 PM

Self-directed learning does not mean an absence of teachers. It suggests teachers play a new role. It implies servant-leadership i.e. first amongst equals.

 

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Critique of Finland's education system raises eyebrows (another perspective...)

Critique of Finland's education system raises eyebrows (another perspective...) | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A column in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter on Wednesday brought attention to a recently-published book that "challenges conventional wisdom" about the reasons behind Finland’s remarkable education success story. The author's opinions have raised the eyebrows of Finnish educators.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 25, 4:59 PM

This is interesting. Thanks to Tom D'Amico.

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Google Makes TeleStory & Toontastic Free for Everyone

Google Makes TeleStory & Toontastic Free for Everyone | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In surprising news today, Launchpad Toys announced that they had been acquired by Google. Ordinarily, this may not be of much interest to educators, but as of today, Toontastic and TeleStory are co...

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Help Your Child Fill the Techcrunch of Job Shortages

Help Your Child Fill the Techcrunch of Job Shortages | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The government now wants the nation's kids to not only consume technology but to build it.
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Miami-Dade, fourth largest U.S. school district, dumps 290 standardized tests

Miami-Dade, fourth largest U.S. school district, dumps 290 standardized tests | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A move to reduce the importance of standardized testing in response to a growing parent- and educator-led protest movement.
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Internet Searches May Make You Think You’re Smarter Than You Are

Internet Searches May Make You Think You’re Smarter Than You Are | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Googling that fact can make insufferable know-it-alls even more sure of their superior abilities, a study finds. The mere act of searching seems to boost faith in one's knowledge.
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Why does Africa have so many languages?

Why does Africa have so many languages? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Studies show the African continent contains the highest genetic diversity of any place in the world, but whether or not that correlates to the highest variation in language isn't as clear.
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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This HTML 5 interactive infographic explains why infographics have been so successful.

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, April 21, 6:36 PM

The increase in the use of infographics has been overwhelming, for all the reasons above PLUS companies are getting smarter about their usage.