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Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both

Is the World Empty? Or Overcrowded? It's Both | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"For city dwellers, it may seem like the world is packed full with people. But not everywhere is so densely populated; in fact, many places in the world are seemingly void of life.There are over 7 billion people on the planet, a massive number that paints an image of human life sprawling densely over the planet...humans are unevenly distributed across the planet, leaving some areas that are densely populated and others that are largely void of life."


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The most amazing conversation I had in Jamaica was with a musician who had traveled the world as I have. He worried about the crowding in Asia. We talked about the uneven distribution of space. I like peering down from a plane while traveling over the west ( in America) lots of white spaces on the map.

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As you review the resource map noting the locations of the emptiest and most crowded places on Earth, take note on where these places are located.  What do you see?  Why do you think they are crowded or uninhabitable?  What are your thoughts?  What amazed you?

Samantha Tovias's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:39 AM

What this article states is that in some places of the world it's crowded with a lot of people and there's not much space. People struggle to find places to live without being really close to ones neighbor. They also have to struggle over  job opportunities. Due to this they struggle with poverty and the places they are at aren't so clean. This is because people make a lot of trash and where there's many people there is a lot of trash. Therefore it's not so sanitary and they have to deal with lack of space and sanitation.

 

On the other hand, in some places of the world, there is much space to be inhabited by humans. But it's basically free land because no one lives there and there's no building occupying it. But this land could be used for many things such as building neighbor hoods, buildings, and business. Sometimes it's good to have that land free from everything because that way when there's really a reason to use it we can just go back to it with no worrys. Just as long as we don't use up too much land it should be fine. We also need to know how to control how much nature we use up. Because its also not healthy to have a lot of pollution with no trees to cleanse our oxygen. That's a hazardous precaution us humans should take.

Christian Madison's curator insight, January 13, 2014 7:18 PM

Well some places, such as deserts, are really hot, dry, barren and devoid of life; mostly because it's impossible to build anything on such soft ground. While places such as Texas has really dry and hard ground perfect for building foundations.  Then there's the amount of resources in that area, I.e. Water, food, tree, etc.,  and many other factors that contradict if it's inhabitable.

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Why charter schools get public education advocates so angry

Why charter schools get public education advocates so angry | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Why placing the adjective 'public' in front of 'charter' is an affront to those who deeply believe in the mission of public schools.
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Stealing Hope – krissy venosdale

Stealing Hope – krissy venosdale | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"Whenever I see stories in the media, of people coming down on public education, it’s crushing.  My heart is filled with stories of real kids with real lives that I taught many years ago. I think about poverty and what life outside of our school was like for my students. I was fresh out of college and ill-equipped to understand fully what the situation was. But, I learned fast.  I knew I had 3 packs of copy paper and curriculum materials that were “on their way” from central office for almost the entire school year.   I learned quickly to make do with what I had.  Not because I was innovative, but because I had absolutely no other choice... "


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The Election and the Educator

The Election and the Educator | digital divide information | Scoop.it
During a contentious election season, a teacher's best strategy may be encouraging healthy, informed debate among students while withholding his or her own views.
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Superintendent: ‘We have a moral obligation’ to talk to kids about race, violence and guns

Superintendent: ‘We have a moral obligation’ to talk to kids about race, violence and guns | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The head of the nation's largest school districts issues a letter to educators and families.
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The dangerous message some educators send to black students

The dangerous message some educators send to black students | digital divide information | Scoop.it
"So many of these educators feel as if they’re giving life-saving instructions by encouraging black students to look and act 'respectable.' But this type of survival rhetoric is dangerous."
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Engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with Internet & Instructional Technologies

Engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with Internet & Instructional Technologies | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Many educators struggle with how — or even if — to include social media in the classroom. However,  social media is almost unavoidable in everyday life, and it can be argued that students need to learn how to use it responsibly and how it can be used as a tool for their exploration of the world, and it’s invaluable to educators using a design thinking approach.

Social media allows classrooms to extend beyond its physical boundaries and connect with other classrooms, communities, and cultures. From class blogs to social media feeds where students can share what they are working on and get feedback and ideas from other classrooms.

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What Are the Effects of Teaching Black Students About Social Justice?

What Are the Effects of Teaching Black Students About Social Justice? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new study shows such courses prompted self-exploration and openness in marginalized kids.    
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OECD Report Examines Differences Between Boys, Girls

OECD Report Examines Differences Between Boys, Girls | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new report from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has examined gender differences in education, particularly discussing underperformance among boys, a lack of self confidence in girls, and influences that stem from family life, school, and society.

The report, “The ABC of Gender Equality in Education: Aptitude, Behaviour, Confidence,” attempts to uncover the reason why 15-year-old boys are typically more likely than girls to not become proficient in reading, math, and science, as well as why 15-year-old girls, who are high-achieving in other areas, are unable to do so in the areas of math, science, and problem-solving in comparison to underachieving boys.  PISA results from 2012 indicate 14% of boys and 9% of girls were unable to attain the PISA level of proficiency in any of the three core subjects.

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Comcast and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close Digital Divide

Comcast and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close Digital Divide | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Comcast and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close Digital Divide
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Infographic: The Digital Divide

Infographic: The Digital Divide | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This chart shows how many Americans lack access to quick broadband service.

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Brian Steffens's curator insight, June 29, 5:10 PM

Location, location, location. There's still a significant digital divide when it comes to broadband access in America.

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Five-Minute Guides: The Digital Divide

Welcome to the latest in our Five Minute Guide series. In this episode we take a look at the digital divide You’ve probably heard the term 'digital divide'
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The FCC is about to take a big step to superfast 5G networks

The FCC is about to take a big step to superfast 5G networks | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will move to open up high-frequency spectrum to not-yet-available 5G mobile services in an effort to bring the superfast wireless connections to U.S. consumers.
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Do they forget those who have very little access or is this going to change things. Hard to keep up with technology if you are always running to catch up and learn. Technology is a moving target.
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Why rich parents are terrified their kids will fall into the "middle class"

Why rich parents are terrified their kids will fall into the "middle class" | digital divide information | Scoop.it
As the income gap has widened at the top, the consequences of falling out of the upper middle class have worsened.
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Schools Can Play a Role in Improving Tolerance and Respect

Schools Can Play a Role in Improving Tolerance and Respect | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Perceived bias is killing people. In Dallas, Baton Rogue, Falcon Heights, Orlando, Cleveland, and so many other places.
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Language Shapes Infant Cognition, Even Before They Can Talk

Language Shapes Infant Cognition, Even Before They Can Talk | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Neuroscience News has recent neuroscience research articles, brain research news, neurology studies and neuroscience resources for neuroscientists, students, and science fans and is always free to join.
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[인포그래픽] 2016년 화제의 키워드 ‘VR(Virtual Reality)’ 총정리

[인포그래픽] 2016년 화제의 키워드 ‘VR(Virtual Reality)’ 총정리 | digital divide information | Scoop.it
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What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone?

What’s the Right Age for a Child to Get a Smartphone? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
As more children get phones at 10 and younger, parents face the question of when to allow unfettered access to the internet and all its benefits and perils.
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Nichole Pinkard, Using Cyberlearning to Create Equitable Learning Opportunities at City-Scale

This is "Nichole Pinkard, Using Cyberlearning to Create Equitable Learning Opportunities at City-Scale" by learningtimes on Vimeo, the home for high quality…
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William Doyle: Trump Jr. Got Education All Wrong

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Last night we were treated to a diatribe about how awful American public schools are by a young man who never attended a public school: Donald Trump, Jr. These days, those who know the least are likely to spout off the most. Mr. Trump Jr. went to a fancy private school with a tuition that…

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Comcast Joins Federal Effort To Bring Discounted Internet To Public Housing

Comcast Joins Federal Effort To Bring Discounted Internet To Public Housing | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Will the Internet ever be free for families relying on housing assistance? HUD Secretary Julian Castro and Comcast's David Cohen weigh in on challenges of connecting public housing to the Internet.
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Wired Safety's Cyberbullying Video part 1 and 2

What is Cyberbullying? Find out what cyberbullying is, from teens who know.
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Milestone meeting on new education agenda highlights equity and inclusion | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Milestone meeting on new education agenda highlights equity and inclusion | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | digital divide information | Scoop.it
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Closing the Digital Divide

Five million of 29 million households with school­-age children don't have the Internet at home. Lacking high­speed access takes its toll on children an
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Contextually Evaluating The Current State of Digital Divide and Digital Competence in India

As of 2016 over half the human population has never accessed the Internet. Most of these people live in developing or poor countries. This reflects a dee
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What Does It Take To Fix A Failing U.S. School?

Here's Why The U.S. School System Is Broken http://bit.ly/29HpuR0 Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml Tight budgets and a lack of programs affect schools i
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