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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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Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world

Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This free course, Digital literacy: succeeding in a digital world, will develop your confidence and skills for life online, whether study, work or everyday life. It explores a range o

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Howard University Announces Residency Program At Google

Howard University Announces Residency Program At Google | digital divide information | Scoop.it
"Howard West" kicks off this summer.
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Intelligente Straßenlampen für die smarte Stadt | #SmartCities #ICT

Intelligente Straßenlampen für die smarte Stadt | #SmartCities #ICT | digital divide information | Scoop.it
60 Millionen Straßenlaternen, davon 75 Prozent älter als 25 Jahre – das schreit danach, den anstehende Lampentausch als Wegbereiter der smarten Stadt zu nutzen. Eine offene Plattform und eine intelligente Straßenlampe sollen die Umsetzung erleichtern.

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things

 


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60 Millionen Straßenlaternen, davon 75 Prozent älter als 25 Jahre – das schreit danach, den anstehende Lampentausch als Wegbereiter der smarten Stadt zu nutzen. Eine offene Plattform und eine intelligente Straßenlampe sollen die Umsetzung erleichtern.

 

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

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things

 

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11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students

11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students | digital divide information | Scoop.it
How teaching tools and apps can make learning a lot more enjoyable for dyslexic students.
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Trump's FCC might reduce telecom privacy and consumer protection, experts say

Trump's FCC might reduce telecom privacy and consumer protection, experts say | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The Trump administration might be rolling back important regulations that experts argue ensure privacy and protect consumers from telecom and cable giants.
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A Glimpse Inside the Coffers: Endowment Spending at Wealthy Colleges and Universities - The Education Trust

A Glimpse Inside the Coffers: Endowment Spending at Wealthy Colleges and Universities - The Education Trust | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Amid intense national conversations on income inequality, A Glimpse Inside the Coffers finds that extreme wealth stratification is occurring not only among individuals, but also among institutions of higher education. This report reveals that in 2013, roughly 3.6 percent of colleges and universities — 138 in all — held 75 percent of all postsecondary endowment wealth. Yet despite their vast wealth, too few of these colleges invest enough in students from low-income families.

Dubbed by Ed Trust as the “$500 million club,” these 138 institutions each held at least half-a-billion dollars in endowment assets in 2013. And these colleges benefit tremendously from their endowments since there is no required spending threshold and these funds are tax-exempt.

But as Ed Trust research reveals, nearly half of institutions in the “$500 million club” are in the bottom 5 percent nationally for their enrollment of first-time, full-time Pell Grant recipients. Moreover, nearly 4 in 5 of these wealthy institutions have an annual net price for low-income students that exceeds 60 percent of their annual family income. These colleges can and should do more to enroll a greater number of low-income students and to make college more affordable.

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Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters

Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A diverse workforce should be taken as a central competency of a business because diversity in most cases is directly proportional to increased

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Infographic: how are we progressing on the Sustainable Development Goals?

Infographic: how are we progressing on the Sustainable Development Goals? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals explained in charts.
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Watch Trump's budget director explain proposed cuts for after-school programs that feed children

Watch Trump's budget director explain proposed cuts for after-school programs that feed children | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Director of the OMB, John Mulvaney, explains why President Trump's proposed budget would cut funding for programs like Meals on Wheels.
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Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic

Is Technology Holding Students Back? | Edudemic | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Today, a day without tech being used in the classroom would be an unusual day indeed. In fact, according to a survey by Front Row Education, 75% of teachers say they use technology daily with their students. Tablets and laptops are now common in many classrooms. These devices can be loaded with education programs and apps for students, and using this kind of technology makes it easy for teachers to track student progress.

On the cutting edge of ed-tech you’ll find tools like virtual reality and 3D printing. By using virtual reality technology, like Google Glass, students can visit other locations without ever leaving their desks. These tools use 3D imagery to make the wearer feel like they’re exploring a realm in person. 3D printing also gives students opportunities to explore cutting-edge concepts in the classroom. Students can design objects on a computer and then “print” them out on a 3D printer, which uses plastic or other materials to create the object. These kinds of technologies may currently be cost prohibitive for many schools, but you’re likely to see them being adopted by classrooms in the coming years.

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People who have ready access to technology are still not aware that there are many just getting online without the sophistication of integration of technology or special devices.
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Christine Weald's curator insight, March 22, 12:57 AM
Like almost everything else - a little bit of this mixed with that gives the all round environment.
John Rudkin's curator insight, March 22, 4:11 AM
Never doubt the opportunities modern digital technology can offer - and push the envelope
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Important conversation!

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - New Brochure to Help Families Select—and Use—Children’s Apps Together

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - New Brochure to Help Families Select—and Use—Children’s Apps Together | digital divide information | Scoop.it
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The rural digital divide: Better internet access and tools could boost the farm business in the Caribbean and beyond

The rural digital divide: Better internet access and tools could boost the farm business in the Caribbean and beyond | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A beverage startup wants to deal directly with rural Dominican farmers. Its co-founder explains the challenges
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Book Review – When Autism Comes to Roost by Alicia Hendley

Book Review – When Autism Comes to Roost by Alicia Hendley | digital divide information | Scoop.it
When Autism Comes to Roost: A Family’s Journey From Denial to Acceptance, is an honest, raw and poignant memoir told from a mother’s perspective about her journey with her young son through the autism diagnosis process.

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Read Jo's review of this book - she loved it.

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Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth - Digital Promise

Tight on Goals, Flexible on Means: Universal Design for Learning Empowers Opportunity Youth - Digital Promise | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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Adapting a DIY robot kit to fill test tubes | Stanford News

Adapting a DIY robot kit to fill test tubes | Stanford News | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Now students and teachers can create inexpensive automated systems to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers.
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Do Private School Vouchers Promote Segregation?

Do Private School Vouchers Promote Segregation? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new report from the Century Foundation evaluates the claim.
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The Persian New Year Is Here — This Is What You Need To Know

The Persian New Year Is Here — This Is What You Need To Know | digital divide information | Scoop.it
In Middle Eastern and Central Asian communities, the vernal equinox ushers in Nowruz, a celebration of nature's rebirth that lasts for two weeks. As is the case with most holidays founded around seasonal shifts, Nowruz (which you may see spelled as Noruz or Norooz) dates way, way back in history
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Trump’s ed budget: A ‘betrayal’ and a ‘meat cleaver’ to public education

Trump’s ed budget: A ‘betrayal’ and a ‘meat cleaver’ to public education | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Education groups are decrying the proposed federal education budget, which invests heavily in school choice.
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Arkansas Is Offering Free Community College—With a Catch or Two

Arkansas Is Offering Free Community College—With a Catch or Two | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in Inside Higher Ed. The free community college programs picking up steam across the country generally allow students
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Better together: Broadband deployment and broadband competition | Brookings Institution

Better together: Broadband deployment and broadband competition | Brookings Institution | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Who has access to broadband in America, and who reaps the benefits of broadband competition? Data from a recent FCC study provides insights into both important questions. First, the importance of a…
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Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go | digital divide information | Scoop.it
ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) — Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a grant from Google, she can now use that time more productively and get her homework done. The aspiring forensic anthropologist is one of nearly 2,000 students in South Carolina's rural Berkeley County who will ride to school on one of 28, Google-funded, Wi-Fi-equipped school buses unveiled Monday. The tech giant also has given the school district 1,700 Chromebooks, the stripped-down laptops on which many schoolchildren now do their class and homework. As more class assignments and homework migrate online, such long bus rides have generally counted as lost time in preparing for the next school day. But Google said it hopes to help expand the use of Wi-Fi on school buses in other rural areas elsewhere around the country. Google has at least a decade-long relationship with Berkeley County, where it's invested more than $1 billion in data center complexes since 2007, bringing more than 100 jobs. Google says it also has awarded nearly $2 billion in grants to local schools and nonprofits. Google hopes to see the Wi-Fi program extended into other rural areas of the U.S., including locations where it already has data centers that process search queries and other information, according to Lilyn Hester, a Google spokeswoman based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The first such effort was launched last year in Caldwell County, North Carolina, where a data center already exists. The expansions are also needs-based, Hester said, and Google is focusing on rural places where broadband internet access has been slow to spread. "Why don't we make that instructional time?" Hester said of officials who have mused about the time many students spend on school buses. Google is also looking for ways to make the high-tech buses useful outside of school hours, working with the school district and community on places the buses can go once the school day is done to bring connectivity elsewhere, such as a community center or fellowship hall. Lakaysha, the eight-grader who has her eye on Harvard, has internet access at home like most of her friends. But thanks to the WiFi buses, she can get ahead on her work. Teachers are happy, she said, because "more students are doing their homework." And she said even rambunctious preschoolers aboard the bus are quieter in the mornings while older students are doing homework. "Now that we have the Chromebooks and the WiFi, they're kind of quiet; so it's good for everybody." ___ Kinnard can be reached at http://twitter.com/MegKinnardAP . Read more of her work at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/meg-kinnard/
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Corps Experience

Corps Experience | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The National Health Service Corps hosts virtual job fairs (on-line meetings) that connect job-seeking NHSC participants and other clinicians with NHSC-approved sites in underserved areas.
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Call for piloting Guidelines on the Inclusion of Learners with Disabilities in Open and Distance Learning

Call for piloting Guidelines on the Inclusion of Learners with Disabilities in Open and Distance Learning | digital divide information | Scoop.it
UNESCO is looking for a higher educational institution delivering the Open and Distance Learning (ODL), in order to pilot and localize its document “Learning for All: Guidelines on the Inclusion of Learner with Disabilities in Open and Distance Learning”. The final deliverable should be a detailed Plan of Action for making higher education delivering ODL more inclusive for learners with disabilities.

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Analysis | The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class

Analysis | The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The latest from pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom.
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