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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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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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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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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.

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The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology | Edudemic

The Benefits of Adaptive Learning Technology | Edudemic | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Adaptive learning has long been a part of education. The basic concept is simple: Coursework should be adapted to meet the individual needs of each student.

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Here’s How to Download and Delete What Google Knows About You

Here’s How to Download and Delete What Google Knows About You | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered how much Google really knows about you? Well, now you can check, as Google has added a new feature that lets you view and download your entire search history.

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Curiosity: The Heart of Lifelong Learning | LEARNing To LEARN

Curiosity: The Heart of Lifelong Learning | LEARNing To LEARN | digital divide information | Scoop.it

If you suspect that curious kids fare better in careers and life, you're right—for a variety of reasons. Research suggests that intellectual curiosity has as big of an effect on performance as hard work. (link is external) When put together, curiosity and hard work account for success just as much as intelligence.

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Another study found that people who were curious about a topic retained what they learned for longer periods of time (link is external). And even more impressive, research has linked curiosity to a wide range of important adaptive behaviors, (link is external) including tolerance of anxiety and uncertainty, positive emotions, humor, playfulness, out-of-box thinking, and a noncritical attitude—all attributes associated with healthy social outcomes.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=curiosity

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/?s=PracTICE

 

https://twitter.com/search?src=typd&q=%23JimmyTheBumbleBee

 


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Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 17, 10:23 AM

Nurture = setup! 

Evergreen Summer's curator insight, April 17, 4:37 PM

Yes! Engaging children in questions and supporting them in their natural curiosity about the world around them is out top priority!

Miguel Damiani's curator insight, April 20, 6:28 PM

Aprender a aprender

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The Big Cheat: Why Teachers Are Going to Prison While Charter School Operators Get Accolades

The Big Cheat: Why Teachers Are Going to Prison While Charter School Operators Get Accolades | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Atlanta's school teachers aren't alone in their attempts to cheat the system.
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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."

 

Tags: language, culture, infographic.


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Stan Smith's curator insight, Today, 1:24 AM

My wife and daughters each speak three of these ... German, English and French. 

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, Today, 2:06 AM

This is a most interesting post aboutthe most spoken languages of the world. Also encouraging to know that we in India are part of the success story in that English is widely spoken in India, and Hindi and Urdu too. So, the success story strarts with Mandarin being first, followed by English, and then Hindi/Urdu.

Claire Law's curator insight, Today, 8:28 PM

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

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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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Eight things teachers want you to know about them

Eight things teachers want you to know about them | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Everybody thinks they know about the lives of teachers. Most don't know the half of it.
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Are the Common Core tests turning out to be a big success or a resounding failure? - The Hechinger Report

Are the Common Core tests turning out to be a big success or a resounding failure? - The Hechinger Report | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This spring, students across the country are sitting down to new tests tied to the Common Core, or at least that was the plan. Last week, technical issues brought testing to a halt in three states, while in yet more states, thousands of parents refused to let their students sit for exams that are expected …
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The history of schools and reform is being changed by reactions through social media. It is being changed by those who seek to cure the digital, social, technological and access divide. Many solutions all of which work best when customized to the location and population.

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Teachers’ Unions Fight Standardized Testing, and Find Diverse Allies

Teachers’ Unions Fight Standardized Testing, and Find Diverse Allies | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Often painted as obstacles to improving schools, the unions now find common ground with parents who object to testing and conservatives who oppose the Common Core.
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The use of social media allows groups to cross think big problems.

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Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day

Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Patrick Cook Deegan, a mindfulness mentor and consultant, teaches students about Earth Day by bringing them outside and engaging their senses. He shares six easy steps to help your class appreciate their natural surroundings.

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What the future of science education should look like - Washington Post (blog)

What the future of science education should look like - Washington Post (blog) | digital divide information | Scoop.it
We are not now on a pathway to success in teaching science, but we could be, a scientist says.
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