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Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School?

Checklist: Are You Ready for iPads In Your School? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The rush to purchase iPads often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s so crucial to their success as educational tools. Technology alone is never the answer.
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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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Seven STEM competitions for girls Brookings by Hillary Schaub & Darrell West

Seven STEM competitions for girls  Brookings  by Hillary Schaub & Darrell West | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In 2013, President Obama stated that “we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.” The Office of Science and Technology Policy, in collaboration with the White House Council on Women and Girls, touts a commitment to closing the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) industries. In addition to government reports and policies, there are several public and private organizations equally committed to this goal. Through female-only competitions and contests, these organizations provide hands-on extracurricular experiences to girls of all ages. The following are seven interactive tech competitions in STEM.

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Report: Chronic school absenteeism is contributing to academic gaps

Report: Chronic school absenteeism is contributing to academic gaps | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Children from poor or minority families are more likely to be frequently absent from class.
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Plan To Curb Boycott Of Standardized Tests Creates Backlash

Plan To Curb Boycott Of Standardized Tests Creates Backlash | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The state education commissioner’s plans to quell the testing opt out movement is getting some back lash from some Republicans in the legislature,
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Six amazing sights that look even better from the International Space Station

Six amazing sights that look even better from the International Space Station | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Astronauts living on the ISS get to experience the wonders of the universe's natural phenomena like no one else.
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Explore with the astronauts.

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A new casualty of high-stakes testing: student teachers

A new casualty of high-stakes testing: student teachers | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Why -- and some solutions.
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Tribal Colleges and Universities Program | NSF - National Science Foundation

Tribal Colleges and Universities Program | NSF - National Science Foundation | digital divide information | Scoop.it
NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5483&WT.mc_id=USNSF_39&WT.mc_ev=click

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Connecticut Common Core Tests Results Are Out: No Surprise, Most Students Failed

Connecticut Common Core Tests Results Are Out: No Surprise, Most Students Failed | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The state of Connecticut finally released the results of the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment. As expected, most students in Connecticut "failed." As I previously explained, the developers o...
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Maker Week: Coding with Your Kids

Coding isn't just for computer geniuses... coding is for everyone. Learn how to help your kids—as young as four—to move robots, draw pictures with code, mash ...
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48,000+ students refused the testocracy in Washington State by opting out. This isn't an "anomaly", it's an uprising

48,000+ students refused the testocracy in Washington State by opting out.  This isn't an "anomaly", it's an uprising | digital divide information | Scoop.it
How many students opted out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) in Washington State?  Short answer: More than you probably imagined. Now that the final numbers are out, let's dig i...
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Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack

Fill Your Child's Digital Backpack | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Set your kids up for success this year with our Back-to-School Tech advice.

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jilian stambolich's curator insight, August 29, 8:36 AM

Thanks @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  For sharing this!  #digital literacy and citizenship all covered too!  Very timely. 

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excellent parent resource

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Selma FullMovie

http://telo.moviebli.com/play.php?movie=1020072 ▻ Selma. as in Alabama. the place where segregation in the South was at its worst. leading to a march that ...
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Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc

Developing students' digital literacy | Jisc | digital divide information | Scoop.it
RT @Jisc: Tips to help develop your students' digital literacy in this @Jisc quick guide http://t.co/qznSeuEcJC #edtech http://t.co/k1DhkJ4…
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New analysis argues that better teachers are flocking to better schools

New analysis argues that better teachers are flocking to better schools | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Families for Excellent Schools analyzed data from New York City's public schools and found that the lowest-rated teachers work in the schools that have high minority populations and serve students from poor families.
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The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues

The decline of play in preschoolers — and the rise in sensory issues | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Here is a new post from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, author of a number of popular posts on this blog, including “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today,” as well as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “How schools ruined […]
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Resources for Youth Makerspaces

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Check out “Makerspaces: Highlights of Select Literature”

In the document below, we look at a selection of the latest thinking emerging from the growth of makerspaces and their developing roles in education and communities.

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Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work

Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work | digital divide information | Scoop.it
My dad retired as a Library Science professional soon after which the profession of Library management was transformed by digital forces. With the rise of digital content, we now needed different kind of librarians who could help us walk through this maze of information and find what we need, not
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As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The second testing group, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, is still setting benchmarks for each performance level and has not released any results. What began as an effort to increase transparency and allow parents and school leaders to assess performance nationwide has largely unraveled, chiefly because states are dropping out of the two testing groups and creating their own exams. "The whole idea of Common Core was to bring students and schools under a common definition of what success is," said Tom Loveless, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. At Los Angeles Unified School District, Cynthia Lim, executive director of the Office of Data and Accountability, said the preliminary results are "lower than what people are used to seeing." Despite requests by the Education Department to make the results comparable, the Smarter Balanced test has four achievement levels; the PARCC exam has five. Sarah Potter, communications coordinator for the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, said frequent changes in tests and what students will be tested on has frustrated teachers and parents. Most states have not been able to release test scores before the start of classes, a delay that was expected in the exam's first year, but nonetheless frustrating for some teachers and parents.
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How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling

How to Use Scratch for Digital Storytelling | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling involves combining digital media (images, voice narration, music, text, or motion) to tell a story.

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Engineering | Concord Consortium

Engineering | Concord Consortium | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Educational activities, models and interactives for teaching and learning engineering.
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The resources you need for introducing engineering from Concord Consortium

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Reading Rainbow Skybrary

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What to Do When Your Child Feels Invisible Around Other People

What to Do When Your Child Feels Invisible Around Other People | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The reality is that we're not going to get rid of all the hurt in our children's social world. What we can do, however, is focus on raising more emotionally resilient kids to help them get through the hurt -- with their dignity, safety, and well-being intact.
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Download infographics

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Too much testing?

Americans agree that there is too much testing in schools, but few parents report that their children are complaining about excessive testing.

Most Americans believe parents should have the right to opt out of standardized testing, but few said they would exercise that option themselves. However, a majority of blacks said
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#selfie: Our Society's Obsession With the Selfie

#selfieSociety‟s Obsession With The SelfImage: Flickr; Klaas/KJGuch.comBy Hannah Carver

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Public vs. Home School, Does the US Education System Dumb Kids Down or Help them Learn? Truth Talks

Friend us: Public vs. Home School, Does the US Public Education System Help Kids Learn or Dumb Them Down? I help mum and dad earn an income online so ...
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Technology - The robots are coming for your job! Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future

Technology - The robots are coming for your job! Why digital literacy is so important for the jobs of the future | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In a report released this week, the Foundation for Young Australians claims that up to 70% of young people are preparing for jobs that will no longer exist in the future.
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