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Is there an open source equivalent of ESRI story maps?

Is there an open source equivalent of ESRI story maps? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
I am a french user, sorry for my spelling mistakes.

I am currently interested by storytelling with Maps. ESRI offers a tool : this is a great example of what I am looking for.

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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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The UnDigital Nation: NTIA Finds Persistent Gaps in Home Internet Use | Benton Foundation

The UnDigital Nation: NTIA Finds Persistent Gaps in Home Internet Use | Benton Foundation | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The UnDigital Nation: NTIA Finds Persistent Gaps in Home Internet Use On October 16, the US Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a report, Exploring the Digital Nation: Embracing the Mobile Internet, which finds that over the last five years, the total number of Americans 16 and older tha
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4 TED Talks on the importance of educating girls

4 TED Talks on the importance of educating girls | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In far too many countries around the world, an education is not a given for girls. These moving talks are from those facing great risk to change that.
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Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning?

Did Microsoft Buy Minecraft for eLearning? | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"t’s officially a done deal: Microsoft has acquired Swedish company Mojang, developers of the wildly popular sleeper hit, Minecraft for $2.5 billion dollars. And while it’s unlikely that the acquisition will change Minecraft gameplay, there’s a strong case to be made for Minecraft application in an eLearning setting. In fact, Microsoft might be making a play for gamification as an education tool, both inside and outside the classroom. By getting their hands on Minecraft, Microsoft uncovers some of the ways the game can be used for eLearning."


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:54 PM

Thanks to Web Teachers.

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Apple - OS X Yosemite - Overview

Apple - OS X Yosemite - Overview | digital divide information | Scoop.it
OS X Yosemite features a redesigned interface, powerful built-in apps, and some amazing connections between your Mac and iOS devices.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:56 PM

Upgrading right now! ;)

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The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base

The KYVL for Kids Research Portal - How to do research Home Base | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying | Edudemic

The 21 Best Resources for 2014 to Prevent Cyberbullying | Edudemic | digital divide information | Scoop.it

According to the Cyberbullying Research Center, more than half of teens and adolescents have reported that they’ve been bullied online, and between 10 and 20 percent say it occurs regularly. As a slew of recent news stories have demonstrated, the consequences can be devastating. A recent study conducted by the Center found that 20% of respondents 


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Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement?

Should Coding be the "New Foreign Language" Requirement? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Digital learning specialists Anna Adam Helen Mowers explain how the ability to code is becoming the most in-demand global resource for the 21st century, and why coding should become the new foreign language requirement in our schools.
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A Map Of The World That'll Make You Do *At Least* A Quadruple Take

A Map Of The World That'll Make You Do *At Least* A Quadruple Take | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Projections that you have probably never seen. Economic.

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U.S.-Russian Collaboration

U.S.-Russian Collaboration | digital divide information | Scoop.it
By Vic Sutton At a time when relations between the United States and Russia are cooling – if not cold – an innovative programme of the Eurasia Foundation continues to promote exchanges of professio...
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The Eurasian Foundation funded me  to a fellowship to Russia which I am still writing about and sharing. Vic who is the Digital Equity Chair of ISTE also came along. These are his perspectives, I have some other things to add. We cannot ignore global citizenship and in spite of political conditions we must strive to share best practices. Some of the best practices in Russia were cultural collaborations with institutions and NGO work. Opening Doors Project is an continuation of that work.  

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The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place

The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place | digital divide information | Scoop.it
   How alarmist, racist coverage of Ebola makes things worse. A dressing down of the latest #NewsweekFail.

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The Newsweek story could generate additional prejudice against African migrants, a population that already suffers from greater prejudice than other immigrant groups. In the psychology study referenced above, researchers found that simply manipulating the geographical origin of a hypothetical immigrant group – from Eastern Africa to Eastern Asia to Eastern Europe — yielded significant differences in attitudes in a study population toward the immigrant group.

 

Fear-mongering narratives about Ebola circulating in the popular media can also have a serious effect on knowledge and attitudes about Ebola. Though there are no cases of person-to-person infection in the United States, a recent poll conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health reports 39 percent of Americans think there will be a large Ebola outbreak in the United States and more than a quarter of Americans are concerned that they or someone in their immediate family may get sick with Ebola in the next year. A similar poll conducted for Reason-Rupe had four in 10 Americans saying an Ebola outbreak in the United States was likely, and conservative Americans were more likely to say an outbreak was likely. These two national surveys show Americans are grossly overestimating their risk of infection.

 

The long history of associating immigrants and disease in America and the problematic impact that has on attitudes toward immigrants should make us sensitive to the impact of “othering” African immigrants to the United States in the midst of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Scare-mongering about infinitesimally small risks in one context serves no purpose to the greater good of trying to curb disease transmission and relieve people’s suffering in another context.

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unit 3 and 4

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The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place

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Robotics enters K-12 classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News

Robotics enters K-12 classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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"As robotics gains steam in K-12 classrooms with the popularity of computer programming, this article suggests six resources to help teachers introduce such concepts in the classroom. Among them are Lego Robotics from Texas Tech University, which allows teachers to create their own Lego Robotics programs." 


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Philadelphia Teachers Hit by Latest Cuts

Philadelphia Teachers Hit by Latest Cuts | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The state-appointed board that oversees the district canceled the contract of teachers and required them to contribute to health care premiums.
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Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity

Isaac Asimov's Newly Published 1959 Paper for DARPA on Creativity | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Isaac Asimov was one of the great sci-fi writers of the 20th century. So naturally, at the dawn of the space age, the military wanted to tap his brain. In 1959 he was approached by ARPA (now known as DARPA) to "think outside of the box" about how ideas are formed. His brief work for the organization has never been published, until today.

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games | digital divide information | Scoop.it

 

 

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Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology

Sesame Workshop Tackles Literacy With Technology | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The first products from a partnership between the nonprofit producer of “Sesame Street” and the children’s speech recognition company ToyTalk could be available early next year.
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Cool Beans!!!

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The future of the book

The future of the book | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The Economist offers authoritative insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science, technology and the connections between them.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 16, 10:59 PM

Thanks to Dr. Richard Lynch.

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GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering

GoldieBlox, The Toymaker Trying To Get Girls Hooked On Engineering | digital divide information | Scoop.it
GoldieBlox, the San Francisco Bay Area startup focused on building toys for girls aimed at getting them hooked on engineering, has this morning taken its..

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 19, 11:17 AM

Check this out! Thanks to R. Conrath. 

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A New Start for Newark Schools

A New Start for Newark Schools | digital divide information | Scoop.it
State control of public education has failed. Put our citizens back in charge.
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Leadership mess in L.A. schools could be a movie — but you wouldn’t believe the plot

Leadership mess in L.A. schools could be a movie — but you wouldn’t believe the plot | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Clap. That's a wrap in Los Angeles.
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How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding

How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding | digital divide information | Scoop.it
There's growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Here are some ideas on what to do about it.

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Study: Teachers Have Lower Expectations of Children From Underrepresented Groups

Study: Teachers Have Lower Expectations of Children From Underrepresented Groups | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new study shows that Black and Latino students may be underperforming in school because their teachers do not believe in them.
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This study has one thing missing, often when people do outreach to the students in technology, they assume a tool level of use as in a contest, when in fact most of the students don't have these skills or the high level tools. Assumptions prevent even their teachers from helping them be a part of the technology learning landscape. Those who have the tools have forgotten what it was like to have to scramble to catch up and learn, if possible..

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Computational Thinking as a National Capability

Computational Thinking as a National Capability | digital divide information | Scoop.it

 With the increasing digitisation of our environment and reliance on the Internet, coding and computational thinking will be the new, important skills in the 21st century. Computational thinking is an approach to solving problems, building systems and understanding human behaviour that draws on the power and limits of computing. As coding is the language of computational thinking, learning to read and write this language may become as important as literacy in the more traditional language forms. Coding and computational thinking should be taught to all Singaporeans and made a national capability. This will enable our workforce, regardless of field or profession, to have the necessary skills to benefit from opportunities in the future.


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Paul Herring's curator insight, October 2, 4:11 AM

Singapore getting serious

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Education Department investigating three school civil rights complaints

Education Department investigating three school civil rights complaints | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The complaints allege racial discrimination in school closings in New Orleans, Newark and Chicago.   
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Let’s Talk About Geography and Ebola

Let’s Talk About Geography and Ebola | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Why knowing where countries are in Africa matters for how the rest of the world thinks about Ebola.

 

Cultural and media norms that often refer to Africa as one entity rather than an 11.7 million-square-mile land mass comprised of 54 countries and over 1.1 billion people who speak over 2,000 different languages.  This cultural confusion means that, when a dangerous virus like Ebola breaks out, Americans who are used to referring to “Africa” as one entity may make mistakes in understanding just how big of a threat Ebola actually is, who might have been exposed to it, and what the likelihood of an individual contracting it might be.  This Ebola outbreak is wreaking havoc on African economies beyond the three most heavily affected by Ebola, and that damage is completely avoidable. The East and Southern African safari industry provides a good example. Bookings for safaris there — including for the famed Great Migration in Kenya and Tanzania — have plummeted due to the Ebola outbreak. These actions are based in fear, not reality.

 

Tags: Ebola, medical, diffusion, Africa, regions, perspective.


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Kortney Renee Honstein's curator insight, October 15, 12:08 AM

Ebola. Now this is a topic that everyone has been talking about for about a month now. And honestly everything that is being said is mostly things that don't need to be mentioned. This may be a control over our population but if someone like a doctor catches this disease and doesn't spread it fast enough then obviously it won't be a control. But this is a huge talk and the conpericies obviously need to be settled.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 15, 10:37 AM

Great current classroom discussion aide!

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, October 16, 11:36 AM

With this week new Ebola outbreak on US soil, one might think that the entire African Continent is infected with the disease. In actuality, in order to understand the Ebola outbreak in some countries in West Africa, one must first understand the map of Africa and the diversity and square miles that make up the continent. While we are concerned about the virus entering our homeland, those in South Africa and bordering countries are equally concerned about the spread of this deadly disease in their land. Just because we are miles away from the heart of the outbreak, those living on the continent are equally afraid for their life as we are here.