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Why so many parents are freaking out about Common Core math

Why so many parents are freaking out about Common Core math | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Does the new approach make sense?
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I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong.

I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong. | digital divide information | Scoop.it
I knew the day would come, but I didn’t know how it would happen, where I would be, or how I would respond. It is the moment that every black parent fears: the day their child is called a nigger.

My wife and I, both African Americans, constitute one of those Type A couples with Ivy League undergraduate and graduate degrees who, for many years, believed that if we worked hard and maintained great jobs, we could insulate our children from the blatant manifestations of bigotry that we experienced as children in the 1960s and ’70s.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 7, 2014 10:52 AM

Not a fun read, but an insightful one on the intersections of race and class in the United States cultural context. 

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20 tips for parents to get children excited to read - Daily Genius

20 tips for parents to get children excited to read - Daily Genius | digital divide information | Scoop.it
There are a lot of great ways to help a child learning to read. But once they actually learn how to read, it’s up to the parents, teachers and everyone else to keep them excited to pick up a book and use their imagination.

So if you’re a parent who is looking for ways to help a student or child of any age continue their reading then here’s a great set of visual guides just for you.

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The price of passage

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Almost 35,000 people have reached the shores of Italy and Malta in 2013 and two-thirds have filed for asylum.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 6, 2014 1:00 PM

This interactive map/infographic is a wealth of information about migration to Europe. 


TagsEurope, migration, economic, labor, infographic

Jennifer Lopez's curator insight, November 7, 2014 10:51 AM

This passage was about the immigration that are coming into Europe. It helped me learn how they get to there destination and the struggles they go through. This scoop also showed me thew amount of money a immigrant would have to spend in or for them to get to their destination. By it showing us statistics i can get a better understanding. Also, the statistics about the amount of immigrants that don't get to even make it to their destination and what they can and cannot bring with them.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 5, 2014 1:41 PM

Due to the vast distances and irregular manner of transportation to Europe, prices are very high with transport between northern Africa and southern Europe often costing more than 1000 dollars. Even traveling from Greece to Italy can cost up to 6000 dollars. Despite the high price to "guarantee access", the journey is still dangerous with 500 deaths over a two month period in 2013. This interactive shows that even though 35,000 seems like a lot of people to arrive in Europe in 2013, it is a very long, difficult, and expensive journey to get there.

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War on Poverty College Programs Still Serving 'Lucky Few'

War on Poverty College Programs Still Serving 'Lucky Few' | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The college-bridge programs created 50 years ago through the War on Poverty were never designed—or funded—to serve all the students who need them.

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Microsoft's new Windows Phone-compatible headset helps blind people navigate - Neowin

Microsoft's new Windows Phone-compatible headset helps blind people navigate - Neowin | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A new headset designed by Microsoft works with Windows Phone to help blind people navigate cities via GPS and beacons, which could transform a way of life for millions around the world.

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Is Fund-raising Good or Bad for Public Schools?

Is Fund-raising Good or Bad for Public Schools? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Fund-raising is useful for public schools, but does is it give better-off families an advantage?
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Autodesk Debuts 2014 Creation Suite. By Jennifer Wolfe

Posted by Jennifer Wolfe on March 26, 2013 • 

 

SAN FRANCISCO -- "Autodesk has announced the new features of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014. The versatile workflow includes award-winning 3D animation, visual effects and creative tools, Autodesk Maya 2014, Autodesk 3ds Max 2014, Autodesk MotionBuilder 2014, Autodesk Mudbox 2014, Autodesk Softimage 2014 and Autodesk Sketchbook Designer 2014, all which have been updated to offer new workflow enhancements that help artists collaborate, manage complexity and move data through their pipeline more efficiently.

 

"Modern production teams must manage multiple complex, visually demanding projects at any given time, and Autodesk works closely with world renowned entertainment studios to develop the most powerful solutions," said Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president, Media & Entertainment at Autodesk. "The Entertainment Creation Suites provide a unified and flexible workflow, offering teams of all sizes the ability to better manage across a globally distributed creative workforce. Each product in the toolset saves valuable production time, while giving artists more creative freedom to work with the best tool for the job at hand."

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Read more on AWN.com

 

• You may watch all new features here:

YouTube.com/user/Autodesk

 


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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S.

Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S. | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"If you think the United States is every immigrant's dream, reconsider. Sure, in absolute numbers, the U.S. is home to the most foreign-born people — 45.7 million in 2013. But relatively, it's upper-mid-pack as an immigrant nation. It ranks 65th worldwide in terms of percentage of population that is foreign-born, according to the U.N. report 'Trends in International Migrant Stock.'  Whether tax havens and worker-hungry Gulf states, refugee sanctuaries or diverse, thriving economies, a host of nations are more immigrant-dense than the famed American melting pot.  Immigrants make up more than a fourth (27.7 percent) of the land Down Under; two other settler nations, New Zealand and Canada, weigh in with 25.1 and 20.7 percent foreign-born, respectively. That's compared to 14.3 percent in the United States." 

 

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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:23 AM

Although the United States is home to the most foreign-born people, the percentage is not as high as you would think. In terms of the percentage of people that are foreign-born, the United States ranks only 65th worldwide. So, although there are many immigrants, there are even more non-immigrants. Immigrants make up 25.1% of new Zealand and 20.7% of Canada, compared to 14.3% in the United States. For Australia, the UK remains its largest immigrant source and its Asian population has also grown at a steady pace over the last several decades. As it stands, both Sweden and Ireland's populations comprise more foreign-born people than the United States too. There has also been a surge of Muslims into Ireland, now constituting 1.1% of the population. Nations are attracting immigrants by offering cash for citizenship and by offering lower taxes. The United States' largest attraction is that it is the land of the free where anybody can rise to power. This freedom makes it the best country in the world and that will continue to attract immigrants from all over the world no matter where they come from.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:41 PM

While the US is often thought of as a major immigrant destination, it is interesting to see the places that experience higher immigration rates. Places like Canada and New Zealand have surprising higher rates than the US, and it is still surprising to see that recent Australian policy was so openly racist.  

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, April 28, 5:46 PM

Would have never guessed it that there are this many more countries taking in more immigtrants than America.  When you turn on the news, immigration never really seems to sound like a problem for other countries around the world like it is in the U.S.  I know that America has a lot more people so it knocks the percentage down a bit, but 27.7% of Australia being foreign born is a large number.  The question is, does it bother them there like immigration bothers people here?

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The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology

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The 4Ss of Note Taking With Technology

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Computational Neuroscientist Develops Computer Game to Aid Visually Impaired

Computational Neuroscientist Develops Computer Game to Aid Visually Impaired | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Researchers will begin testing a new computer game that they hope could hold the key to helping visually impaired children lead independent lives. Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers, the Eyelander game features exploding volcanoes, a travelling avatar and animated landscapes.
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Map shows how race is a social construct

Map shows how race is a social construct | digital divide information | Scoop.it

"Americans' understanding of who counts as 'white' has changed dramatically throughout the country's history and even over the last century alone. This map — which covers a decade of immigration to the US, from 1892 to 1903 — is a dramatic illustration of what it looked like when 'white' wasn't the same thing as European.  Mouse over any part of the map to magnify it."

 

Tags: race, historical, USA, map.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, November 9, 2014 3:23 PM

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Caterin Victor's curator insight, November 10, 2014 8:43 AM

 Up to me, race and colour don`t matter. Most important is the personality. America have now a black President. Is it better??

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Why you probably won’t understand the web of the future

Why you probably won’t understand the web of the future | digital divide information | Scoop.it
80% of the web remains dominated by just 10 languages.
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McDonald's International

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:45 PM

We talk about McDonalds as a way of Americanizing the rest of the world. These foods show that it may still be the case but local culture is still infused and desired where McDonalds expands to.

Payton Sidney Dinwiddie 's curator insight, January 21, 9:40 PM

This shows that mmcdonals is a global industy . there are many mcdonalds everywhere they put a spin oncertain diishes to match their heritage like in japan instead of hamburger meat like we americans use the use crabs.It just really shows how far mcdonalds was changed from just starting in america to being featured all over the globe

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 22, 7:06 PM

I've lived and traveled to a few places especially Asia.  I've had the Ramen at McD's in Hawaii along with the Portugeuse sausage that comes with the big breakfast.  I've also experienced Japanese McD's.  It was nice to be able to find some of the regular food like a burger and fry at any McD's in the world, but I never ordered anything else. 

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Cultural Politics

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A state-by-state look at our cultural politics.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 5, 2014 7:23 PM

While this doesn't say everything about the state of cultural politics in the United States, it does lay out some of the more ideologically charged debates in the new political landscape after the midterm electionsWhat does this Venn diagram say about the state of cultural politics in your state?   The Courts have aided the push for same sex marriages; will that also occur for marijuana legalization?


Tags: narcotics, sexuality, USA, electoral, political.

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City Council approves Emanuel's early childhood expansion

City Council approves Emanuel's early childhood expansion | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The Chicago Teachers Union and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Illinois and its City Council allies have likened the arrangement to the much-vilified parking meter deal.
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iUrban Teen Newsletter

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iUrban Teen is a nationally recognized program focused on bringing STEM+Arts education to male youth of color ages 13 to 18. Through interactive summits, STEM industry tours and on-going specialized training’s, iUrban youth receive hands-on exposure to a variety of STEM+Arts careers to step outside their current boundaries.
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Common Core Betrays the Civil Rights Movement

Common Core Betrays the Civil Rights Movement | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Common Core's promise does not correspond to its reality.
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Walking in Two Worlds: Engaging the Community and Future Native American Scientists in Environmental Science and Managing Natural Resources on Tribal Lands

Walking in Two Worlds: Engaging the Community and Future Native American Scientists in Environmental Science and Managing Natural Resources on Tribal Lands | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Native Americans exert sovereignty over vast amounts of United States land and water resources, yet are underrepresented in the disciplines that train our nation's future land and water resource managers. Native American resource managers must walk in two worlds, accommodating both traditional and modern methods that may come into conflict. Building on an existing, NSF-funded Manoomin Science Camp, t...
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Teachers: A day in the life - YouTube

Dawn is breaking. Teachers around the world begin their day being parents, partners, energetically charged, ignoring how the coming day will be. Each region ...
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Fifteen Innovative Literacy Ideas for Busy Teachers giveaway - Free eBook is all yours

Fifteen Innovative Literacy Ideas for Busy Teachers giveaway - Free eBook is all yours | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some fresh ideas to revitalise the way you teach
English in your classroom?  Well look no further…

Belinda and Kev have put together an ebook with over fifteen innovative
 ideas for teachers to teach literacy.  This book usually retails on Amazon
but to Edgalaxy readers it is all yours and completely free.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a new beginner I guarantee you will
find at least ten fresh ideas to use with your students immediately.  All
are open ended an

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