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Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth

Income inequality seen in satellite images from Google Earth | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Nice visual on differences in income, with associated paper.  No stats needed here; a simple exploratory/observational curiosity is all you need.  A great starter for classroom discussions/lab activities. Start with this primer where you can see the distinct difference.


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Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:28 PM

Well first of all I'd have to think on the bright side of life on the poor side. And on the other side, the rich side, I'd have to not take things for granted. On the poor side you'd have to use everything to it's limit and not waste a bit. While on the rich side it doesn't really matter that much.

Vivica Juarez's comment, January 13, 2014 8:16 PM
@Sherryn Kottoor made some excellent points about the pictures. In the diagram, it shows the poor vs. the rich. It clearly proves how there is a big difference between the two. The rich have more access to things, that the poor don't. The poor are also not as fortunate when it comes to living and education.
Marcelle Searles's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:47 AM

useful for Year 8 and Year 11 Geography units.

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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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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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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. 

Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 29, 12:02 PM

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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U.S. Education Department bars states from offering alternative tests to most students with disabilities

U.S. Education Department bars states from offering alternative tests to most students with disabilities | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new rule is published from the Obama administration.
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The Long Walk: A tragedy unobserved 150 years later

The Long Walk: A tragedy unobserved 150 years later | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A seminal tragedy in U.S. history will go virtually unnoticed this year: the 150th anniversary of the Long Walk, the forced exile of thousands of Navajos from their homelands in what is now Arizona and New Mexico to a forlorn encampment at Bosque Redondo in the Pecos River Valley.
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Cities with the widest gap between rich, poor

Cities with the widest gap between rich, poor | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Based on the Gini coefficient, a measure that captures the level of income distribution in a given area, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 20 metropolitan areas with the most uneven income distribution, or the highest Gini coefficients. A Gini coefficient of 1 means all income belongs to a single individual, while a coefficient of 0 reflects a perfectly even distribution. The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut, metro area leads the nation with the worst income distribution.With only a few exceptions, the metro areas with the widest gaps between rich and poor residents tend to have lower median household incomes. The majority of the 20 metro areas with the highest Gini coefficients have median household incomes more than $10,000 below the national median of $52,250.Average incomes, however, tell a different story. Because of the uneven income distribution, the average income is much higher in most of these metro areas.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 13, 8:48 AM

The Gini index which measures the degree of economic inequality (the Gini coefficient was added to the APHG course content for the Industrialization and Economic Development unit in 2013).  This article explains the value of the Gini coefficient without delving much into the statistics.  


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Chelsea Martines's curator insight, August 29, 2:21 PM

The article discusses the gaps between high income families and low income families in cities. This is mesured by what is called Gini coefficient and look so at a city's amount of poverty and wealthy people. The average income of a city is different and does not tell the imbalance between the high and low income families. It makes a city with a big divider in the two extremes not noticeable because ito makes the city look all around wealthy because of the weight of the higher income people. The Gini coefficient is different and shows that either there is a large majority of families that are wealthy in a city or of low income. Statistics for this have risen over the past decade dramatically since 2007. 

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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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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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"Making the Digital and Physical Worlds Accessible for People with Disabilities," Eve Andersson - YouTube

Over one billion people--15% of the world's population--have a form of disability. This makes it imperative that we make our Web and mobile applications acce...
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How to qualify your Donors Choose project for Wonder Workshop’s matching program

How to qualify your Donors Choose project for Wonder Workshop’s matching program | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Computer science education is becoming increasingly critical in providing children with opportunities relevant to the world they are growing up in. At Wonder Workshop, we believe in giving every child the opportunity to learn to code. To help teachers cross...
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Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong

Poor kids who do everything right don’t do better than rich kids who do everything wrong | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Hard to rise, and harder to fall: Poor college grads stay poor about as much as rich high school dropouts stay rich.
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Why Do Public Schools Have a Teacher Shortage?

Why Do Public Schools Have a Teacher Shortage? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
  Answer by Judy Levy Pordes, retired teacher, school leader for 40 years:   Teaching is not a particularly well-respected position. Many people do not want to be a part of a profession that is often looked down upon. Too many of today's politicians and corporate leaders talk about the poor...

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The press had been battering teachers for all of last year. The testing proponents blamed teachers for the ills of society. People resented the pensions and some teachers were scandalized trying to meet the testing goals by cheating. Surprised? No one should be. There has bee an attack on the teaching profession.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, August 27, 3:31 AM

"So why is there a teacher shortage? No money, no respect, inappropriate evaluations and expectations, and the availability of many more options now for women."


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