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Niemann-Pick Type C: A Fight to Save Children with a Drug - WSJ

Niemann-Pick Type C: A Fight to Save Children with a Drug - WSJ | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Children with Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), their parents and scientists seeking a treatment for this fatal genetic disease. WSJ follows this 6-year fight.
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the difference between groups in the use of technology , digital literacy, technology literacy, information literacy, information gathering
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Wi-Fi-enabled school buses leave no child offline

Wi-Fi-enabled school buses leave no child offline | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage. So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school district in the nation, he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. Special correspondent David Nazar of PBS SoCal reports with PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.

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Now this is a great idea! 

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As the $20 bill gets a new face, Andrew Jackson's sins are recalled

As the $20 bill gets a new face, Andrew Jackson's sins are recalled | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Harriet Tubman is in, Alexander Hamilton is saved and Andrew Jackson is banished to the back of the $20 bill. That is the news from the United States Treasury.
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The Important Statistics That Are Missing From Most Diversity Reports

The Important Statistics That Are Missing From Most Diversity Reports | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Many companies are leaving out some of the most important statistics when disclosing their diversity numbers.

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The Skin I’m In: I've been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I'm black

The Skin I’m In: I've been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I'm black | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Desmond Cole on what it's like to live under constant suspicion

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 1, 2015 1:56 AM

This is a long read, but VERY much worth it.  Don't think for a minute that the justice system is color-blind...wishing that it were so doesn't change what is.    

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The Failure of Multiculturalism

Multicultural policies accept that societies are diverse, yet they implicitly assume that such diversity ends at the edges of minority communities. By forcing people into ethnic and cultural boxes, they help create the very divisions they were meant to manage.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 1, 4:48 PM

This is an interesting op-ed on European multiculturalism and political/cultural problems. 

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How Americans pretend to love ‘ethnic food’

How Americans pretend to love ‘ethnic food’ | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The lie Americans like to tell themselves about "ethnic food."

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Reality revisited: Getting started with virtual reality in your classroom 

Reality revisited: Getting started with virtual reality in your classroom  | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The world of virtual reality (VR) was once dominated by interactive games. The special effects enhanced the experience by providing realistic action and lifelike creatures that were, literally “in your face.” Creative producers, supported by funding from established organizations, are now creating experiences that can invigorate classroom activities and enhance learning.

Last fall, I wrote about the educational possibilities of Google Cardboard, the affordable viewer that allows you to use your smartphone to view three dimensional worlds. Since then, the number of VR experiences available has increased dramatically. I’d like to share some VR apps that you can use for different subject areas, grade levels and learning goals.

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National Teacher of the Year: I was a teenage mom, and teachers changed my life

National Teacher of the Year: I was a teenage mom, and teachers changed my life | digital divide information | Scoop.it
2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes said she wants to help remind Americans that teachers have the potential to be powerful, positive forces in their students' lives.
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Who's Going to Teach America's Kids to Code—and How?

Who's Going to Teach America's Kids to Code—and How? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new petition advocating computer science for all raises some tough questions.
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Your Phone's Next Superpower is Putting Awesome VR In Your Pocket

Your Phone's Next Superpower is Putting Awesome VR In Your Pocket | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Big players are committing to mobile VR. Intel’s RealSense technology features many of the same ideas as Project Tango, and Intel has released a developer kit phone with both. (It has, um, a lot of cameras.) Nvidia’s designing graphics chips with VR in mind. Lenovo, LG, and Samsung have headsets that are cheap and even free add-ons when you buy a new phone. These things are pushing VR into the mainstream. That, in turn, amps up the pressure for manufacturers to build phones that can do even more.

Your next phone may not be an incredibly realistic window into virtual reality. But the one after it almost certainly will be. And when it arrives, it will democratize VR in a way no headset tethered to a PC ever could.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, April 27, 8:16 AM

Excellent report on the status of VR and phone technology; quite current and authoritative. Published on April 25.

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A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing

A Helping Hand: Assistive Technology Tools for Writing | digital divide information | Scoop.it
I don’t write enough about special needs so when Rose contacted me with an article idea, I was thrilled. Rose Scott is a literary teacher who is interested in making education comfortable for…
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | digital divide information | Scoop.it
PDF to Word converters are a dime a dozen. We have compiled the 5 best ones you can get for free, for both on- and more secure offline use.

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New data: Americans are abandoning wired home Internet

New data: Americans are abandoning wired home Internet | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Exclusive: 1 in 5 U.S. households rely solely on their mobile data plans for Internet.
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Cultivating a Love of Learning

Cultivating a Love of Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Listen and look for the moments where you can kindle the fire of a child's curiosity.

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Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares

Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Sixth graders in the richest school districts are four grade levels ahead of children in the poorest districts.
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FCC approves real-time text proposal to aid people with disabilities

FCC approves real-time text proposal to aid people with disabilities | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The FCC has approved a proposal to help people with disabilities use telephone services more easily through real-time text technology. Real-time text, or RTT, is a replacement for TT
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From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation | digital divide information | Scoop.it

In Baltimore in 1910, a black Yale law school graduate purchased a home in a previously all-white neighborhood. The Baltimore city government reacted by adopting a residential segregation ordinance, restricting African Americans to designated blocks. Explaining the policy, Baltimore’s mayor proclaimed, “Blacks should be quarantined in isolated slums in order to reduce the incidence of civil disturbance, to prevent the spread of communicable disease into the nearby White neighborhoods, and to protect property values among the White majority.”

Thus began a century of federal, state, and local policies to quarantine Baltimore’s black population in isolated slums—policies that continue to the present day, as federal housing subsidy policies still disproportionately direct low-income black families to segregated neighborhoods and away from middle class suburbs.

Whenever young black men riot in response to police brutality or murder, as they have done in Baltimore this week, we’re tempted to think we can address the problem by improving police quality—training officers not to use excessive force, implementing community policing, encouraging police to be more sensitive, prohibiting racial profiling, and so on. These are all good, necessary, and important things to do. But such proposals ignore the obvious reality that the protests are not really (or primarily) about policing.


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The world's first ghetto, 500 years later

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The word "ghetto" is derived from a community in Venice, Italy, where Jewish people were forced to live five centuries ago.  


In preparation for the 500th anniversary of Italy's Venetian Ghetto, Ziyah Gafic scoured the 7-acre-wide part of the Cannaregio district where, for centuries, Jews were forced to live.  But all he found was an overwhelming silence -- an element that became central to the photographs he made there.


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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, February 29, 8:44 PM

No additional insight to add. except  ... Wondering that if such a community had never been established perhaps the world "ghetto" would not be in our vocabulary.

Brandon Whitley's curator insight, March 10, 2:58 PM
my opinion on this cultural event is that people have there traditions and they do what they have to do to keep them alive and to keep there gods happy.  





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Free Technology for Teachers: PBS LearningMedia Introduces New Curriculum-based iBooks

Free Technology for Teachers: PBS LearningMedia Introduces New Curriculum-based iBooks | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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America’s great housing divide: Are you a winner or loser?

America’s great housing divide: Are you a winner or loser? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The U.S. housing market has recovered from the crisis that plunged the country into recession. But a new analysis by The Washington Post shows that the recovery has been deeply uneven.
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What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This

What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This | digital divide information | Scoop.it
What do you need to know about code to survive in a suspicious world?
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Inside Tampa Bay Times' Pulitzer Prize-Winning 'Failure Factories' - Education Writers Association

Inside Tampa Bay Times' Pulitzer Prize-Winning 'Failure Factories'  - Education Writers Association | digital divide information | Scoop.it
EWA Radio: Episode 70
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Four Tools to Help Students Uncover Hidden Histories

Four Tools to Help Students Uncover Hidden Histories | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Digital tools have made history easier to uncover. These four sites help educators learn some of those histories from major figures to ones students can explore
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Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready, Says 'Nation's Report Card'

Most High School Seniors Aren't College Or Career Ready, Says 'Nation's Report Card' | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The latest reading and math scores of 12th-graders nationwide are out today. Here's a closer look.
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I’m Concerned My Child Might Have Dyslexia. Now What?

I’m Concerned My Child Might Have Dyslexia. Now What? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Do you think your child might have dyslexia, but you don’t know how to find out for sure? Use this step-by-step guide to help find out if your child has dyslexia.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 27, 2:29 AM
Understood is my first resource for kids facing learning challenges.