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New Interfaces Inspire Inventive Computer Games

New Interfaces Inspire Inventive Computer Games | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Novel modes of interaction are inspiring independent games companies to come up with completely new types of games.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 9, 2013 8:59 AM

This is an interesting look at the cutting edge of computer interface design for games. Worth thinking about how these could impact on education.

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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The tech giant’s Be Internet Awesome campaign now includes a free course for teachers.
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Civil and Voting Rights Groups Request Extension For Early Voting Hours In Miami-Dade County Elections In The Wake Of Hurricane Irma

Civil and Voting Rights Groups Request Extension For Early Voting Hours In Miami-Dade County Elections In The Wake Of Hurricane Irma | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Civil rights and voting rights groups filed a joint letter urging Florida's Secretary of State and the Miami-Dade County Division of Elections to extend early voting hours for Miami-Dade County elections in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
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‘Renter Week’ Brings Protests to Corporate Landlord and HUD Offices

‘Renter Week’ Brings Protests to Corporate Landlord and HUD Offices | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Renters in dozens of U.S. cities are organizing demonstrations this week under the banner of “National Renter Week of Action and Assemblies.” The purpose is to push back against the Trump Administration’s threat to cut billions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and make the case that renters rights are human rights.

President Trump’s 2018 budget proposes cutting $6 billion from the agency’s $46 billion budget, a move HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports. “We will use whatever resources we have very efficiently,” Carson assured The Hill newspaper in June.

The mass demonstrations taking place in more than forty-five cities this week will denounce this budget-slashing, and promote other policies to increase renters rights.

“Our communities are under constant attack,” says Darnell L. Johnson, an organizer with the group Right to the City in Boston. “From policies of mass deportation and incarceration to gentrification and mass evictions, we are facing displacement in many forms. Renters have had enough.”

During the National Renter Week of Action and Assemblies, which runs from September 16 to 24, demonstrators will protest outside the personal residences of corporate landlords, drop banners from buildings and protest outside of HUD offices.

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Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can?

Education Can't Solve Poverty—So Why Do We Keep Insisting That It Can? | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Unions are weak. Wage growth is non-existent. Plutocrats have all the power. And yet the myth that education is all we need to finally "fix" poverty persists. AlterNet education editor Jennifer Berkshire talks with historian Harvey Kantor about how the US gave up on the idea of responding to poverty directly, instead making public schools the answer to poverty. Hint: it all starts in the 1960s with the advent of the Great Society programs. Fast-forward to the present and our belief that education can reduce poverty and narrow the nation’s yawning inequality chasm is stronger than ever. And yet our education arms race, argues Kantor, is actually making income inequality worse.


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The 3D Printed Gun - All You Need to Know Right Now

The 3D Printed Gun - All You Need to Know Right Now | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Do you fear 3D printed guns? Read our primer on the 3D printed gun to learn about the actual threats and sort facts from fears.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 21, 12:24 AM

Amazing how often this still comes up. ;)

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Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech

Poor Students Face Digital Divide in How Teachers Learn to Use Tech | digital divide information | Scoop.it

What distinguishes the most innovative schools is what students and teachers do with the technology they have. Parents want their children prepared to shape the future, not get steamrolled by it.


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Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, September 8, 12:00 AM

If this is true in US, then how much more so on a global scale?

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 20, 8:33 AM

I talked to a brand new teacher recently who wondered why she'd bothered to go to college since her education program prepared her for very little of what actually happens in her school, a Title 1 school. She has little to no familiarity with technology or even where to go to find resources to figure out what's best to use when. When she does try to research something, she is overwhelmed by the options. She is not alone. A tech coach can help provided the tech coach isn't split between numerous buildings and provided the tech coach has time and opportunity to research other options and knows how to ask teachers questions about what they need and want, especially since most teachers don't know what they don't know. It's a conundrum not easily solved by working with an edtech consultant, though that is a solution. You can find me on Twitter @elainej or check out my web site: http://www.p20partners.com. I can help.

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Machines are getting schooled on fairness

Machines are getting schooled on fairness | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Machine-learning programs are introducing biases that may harm job seekers, loan applicants and more.
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Empire of Deceit says charters squandering taxes and violating immigration laws

Empire of Deceit says charters squandering taxes and violating immigration laws | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The new book Empire of Deceit alleges "misconduct/misuse of taxpayer funds visa and program" at Gülen-affiliated charter schools. The book is calling for immediate federal and state investigations. The Gülen charters are the nation's second largest network of charter schools (See also the Atlantic's piece 120 American Charter Schools and One Secretive Turkish Cleric). The…
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Perspective | How good is your broadband? The FCC needs to know.

Perspective | How good is your broadband? The FCC needs to know. | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In today’s hyperpoliticized technology policy environment, even an annual report can cause controversy.
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The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children [Infographic]

The Complete Visual Guide To Technology For Children [Infographic] | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This handy visual guide explores technology use by young children. How much and what do they use, and is it appropriate?

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Paul's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:16 AM

Great infographic - we always me to consider the human element when we integrate technology into the classroom.

AnnC's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:37 PM

Lots of great information addressing access to and use of technology by children!

ThePlanetaryArchives/San Francisco CA's curator insight, September 12, 10:18 AM

Less is more.....

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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople | digital divide information | Scoop.it
As California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education, there are an estimated 30 million jobs in the U.S. that pay at least $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 11, 7:41 AM

Something to think about! 

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Sanctuary State: California Protects Immigrants 2017-09-05

(SAN FRANCISCO) - Hundreds of people gathered at the Federal Bldg. in San Francisco to express solidarity with immigrants and refugees, and to rejec

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Increasing equity through educational technology

Increasing equity through educational technology | digital divide information | Scoop.it
MIT Assistant Professor Justin Reich looks to transform educational settings by equipping teachers with the technology tools they need to best serve all students.

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Civil rights icon John Lewis: 'I feel like taking a bullwhip' to civil rights activists

Civil rights icon John Lewis: 'I feel like taking a bullwhip' to civil rights activists | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Lewis said people 'just need to be radical,' 'need to be extreme,' and 'get in the way' if that is what it takes to ensure the publi
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PISA now has school based testing for International comparison (but not for Canada yet)

PISA-Based Test for Schools is a project which allows schools to compare their individual performance in PISA with education systems worldwide.

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Fairfax’s new schools chief focuses on diversifying workforce, closing gaps

Fairfax’s new schools chief focuses on diversifying workforce, closing gaps | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Scott Brabrand returns to the district after leading Lynchburg schools for five years.
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How the New Preschool Is Crushing Kids

How the New Preschool Is Crushing Kids | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Today’s young children are working more, but they’re learning less.

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | digital divide information | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 20, 3:34 AM

More good stuff! Thanks again to Yashy Tohsaku. 

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The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Learner Needs and Why

The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Learner Needs and Why | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Preparing a child for the world that doesn’t yet exist is not an easy task for any teacher. Step back and look at that picture from a broad perspective. What are the critical 21st-century skills…

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 17, 12:50 AM

A good list.

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 17, 12:09 PM

"So, according to the folks we’ve asked, the consensus is that learners need transparency-level skills in these areas:



  • Problem solving

  • Creativity

  • Analytic thinking

  • Collaboration

  • Communication

  • Ethics, action, and accountability"

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Future focussed skills -a challenge for all
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The Dawn of Data as Dusk of Degrees

The Dawn of Data as Dusk of Degrees | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Today we are all creating data and do it all the time, with every swipe of a credit card, click of a mouse button or finger tip on a touch screen. With the rise of mobile devices a whole new data set, Geolocation, got into this immense pool of information, yet we, the creators of information are not really profiting from it. Sure, we get a free coffee or burger if we check in to our favorite coffee shop or burger restaurant but that should not be the end of the line.

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Scrutinizing equal pay for equal work among teachers

Scrutinizing equal pay for equal work among teachers | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The notion of equal pay for equal work resonates strongly in the teaching profession. Fixed salary schedules determine how the vast majority of public school teachers are paid. Yet, an inherent, of…
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