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We must despise our kids: Our ugly war on teachers must end now - Salon.com

We must despise our kids: Our ugly war on teachers must end now - Salon.com | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Republicans and Democrats can agree on one thing: Demonizing teachers. It's the "reformers" doing the most harm
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Teachers have been harassed and devalued. Then they want to know why interest in the profession is lagging.

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If Your Wi-Fi Is Terrible, Check Your Router - The New York Times

If Your Wi-Fi Is Terrible, Check Your Router - The New York Times | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Many frustrating speed bottlenecks at home can be traced to that dusty old box in your basement.
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Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools

Literacy in the Digital Age: Five Writing Tools | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The Common Core English Language Arts Standards for Writing focus on building college and career readiness by having students demonstrate the ability to write in a variety of formats. As educators, we need to facilitate authentic experiences for students to practice and take risks during the writing process.

With that in mind, we’re going to discuss several valuable digital tools to help teachers create a more engaging and dynamic writing classroom for students to meet the rigorous demands of the Common Core.

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Library 2.0 - Free global conference Oct. 20 - Libraries in the Digital Age

Library 2.0 - Free global conference Oct. 20 - Libraries in the Digital Age | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This network is for librarians and others interested in Library 2.0.

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Screen time guidelines for kids may finally get a reality check - The Washington Post

Screen time guidelines for kids may finally get a reality check - The Washington Post | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics is considering a change to its "turn the screens off" guidelines. Parents, despite our many questions, thoughts and hand-wringing about the topic, get why.
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Choice: Precocious Student Priorities vs. Education Reformers | Cloaking Inequity

Choice: Precocious Student Priorities vs. Education Reformers | Cloaking Inequity | digital divide information | Scoop.it
"Julian you are precocious" were the words that I heard that morning from Mrs. Wutke, one of my instructors in high school. That comment sent me scurrying for the dictionary. Nowadays, you turn to dictionary.com— which tells me that I was "flowering or fruiting earlier than usual." Sadly, Mrs. Wutke was killed in a tragic…
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Foundation gives $50 million for career development at black colleges - The Washington Post

Foundation gives $50 million for career development at black colleges - The Washington Post | digital divide information | Scoop.it
The Lilly Endowment's donation is equal to the second-largest in the history of the United Negro College Fund.
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In an Era of Conflict, Healing the World One Classroom at a Time | MindShift | KQED News

Thom Markham offers a set of principles to help educators see beyond immediate reforms to the education system.
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Global perspectives and initiative make the world a smaller place.

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Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids | MindShift | KQED News

Understanding Dyslexia and the Reading Brain in Kids | MindShift | KQED News | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Reading is a skill humans aren't born with, but schools are designed to reward those whose brains are well-wired to read, which can complicate the learning
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The tenure of Education Secretary Arne Duncan — in his own sometimes startling words - The Washington Post

The tenure of Education Secretary Arne Duncan — in his own sometimes startling words - The Washington Post | digital divide information | Scoop.it
What he actually said throughout the years of his powerful tenure as education secretary.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Zing! - Thousands of Free eBooks for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Zing! - Thousands of Free eBooks for Students | digital divide information | Scoop.it

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Colleges Should Be Ready For Diverse Learners | Johnathan Chase | LinkedIn

Ed reformers should rethink their misguided “tail wagging the dog” approach and consider the possibility that the "problem" with our nations educatio
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The back-to-school-night speech we’d love to hear* - The Washington Post

The back-to-school-night speech we’d love to hear* - The Washington Post | digital divide information | Scoop.it
'We don't want to write a detailed curriculum or devise a bunch of rules in advance and then spend the year demanding that kids conform to them.'
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If We Want to Achieve Our Global Development Goals, We Have to Improve Education | John Fallon | LinkedIn

If We Want to Achieve Our Global Development Goals, We Have to Improve Education | John Fallon | LinkedIn | digital divide information | Scoop.it
This post is part of the LinkedIn Take Action series in which Influencers and members discuss how to drive change that matters. Read all the posts he
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When Neighborhoods Gentrify, Why Aren't Their Public Schools Improving? - The Atlantic

When Neighborhoods Gentrify, Why Aren't Their Public Schools Improving? - The Atlantic | digital divide information | Scoop.it
“Gentrification, it turns out, usually stops at the schoolhouse door,” the reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones has argued.
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UK bookseller takes Kindles off shelves to make room for books

UK bookseller takes Kindles off shelves to make room for books | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A large book retailer in the UK has decided to pull Kindles from its shelves after "pitiful" sales to put physical books back in their places.
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Digital SLR Photography eLearning Kit For Dummies — Download

Download Here: http://tinyurl.com/nobzzn9 Understand and use digital SLR cameras with this complete photography course If you're making the switch from ...

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A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy

A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy | digital divide information | Scoop.it
A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy

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Teachers matter | Education

Why Teachers Matter Happy World Teachers’ Day! Several days ago, my colleagues and I were thinking of a way to honor and celebrate teachers.
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What should parents know about Instagram?

What should parents know about Instagram? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media helps you deal with tough Facebook, Instagram, and Social questions like: "How do I keep up with the latest social apps and sites teens are using?"

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Special education teacher: Why it’s ‘idiotic’ to force my students to take standardized tests - The Washington Post

Special education teacher: Why it’s ‘idiotic’ to force my students to take standardized tests - The Washington Post | digital divide information | Scoop.it
'The impact of tests, both on a local and state measure have come hammering down on me and many of my special ed colleagues this year. To say that I am enraged/upset/saddened/taken aback is an understatement.'
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"5 Trends that Bend: Tech trajectories that will change everything" - Jason Ohler

"5 Trends that Bend: Tech trajectories that will change everything" - Jason Ohler | digital divide information | Scoop.it

Jason Ohler comments on an article by Pamela DeLoatch in Edudemic :

 

"I just finished my next book, 4 Lectures for the Future. One "lecture" is "5 Trends that Bend- Tech trajectories that will change everything." I was going after foundational shifts, rather than specific technologies. The five I focus on (and there are more certainly, but time and space didn't allow me to address them) are: Big Data, Immersive Realty (and combining RL with the second home on the other end our smart devices), The Semantic Web (Webs 3 and 4, aka, the web of data and the web of things), xTreme BYOD (all the wearable, portable stuff that is emerging), and Transmedia Storytelling (a phenomenon that is infused in the commercial world, but not in education). I would be curious to know what others would put in their top 5. If I had time for a 6th and 7th, they would have been neuro-enhancing technology (there are "mat hats" that improve the math scores of those who wear them) and singularity, the blending of carbon (people) and silicon (a metaphor for digital technology) to the point where they become symbiotic and, ultimately, indistinguishable.

BTW- one of my favorite activities to do with students is called, "You're In Charge." I put them in charge of developing policy for existing and emerging tech. I pitch them the math hat, and ask, "Should we allow them in school? Under what conditions?" The conversations that ensue are fabulous."


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Nashville Elects First Female Mayor, Defeats Charter Proponent | Diane Ravitch's blog

Nashville Elects First Female Mayor, Defeats Charter Proponent | Diane Ravitch's blog | digital divide information | Scoop.it
Okay, I am late to the party on this one, but glad to discover and report that Megan Barry was elected Mayor of Nashville in mid-September. Her opponent, David Fox, was a former hedge funder who favored charter schools. Barry is not only Nashville's first female mayor, but also a Democrat and a progressive in…
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Is your school Future Ready?

Is your school Future Ready? | digital divide information | Scoop.it
  Led by the Cable Impacts Foundation This page provides an overview of the theme and invites your participation. Follow these links to learn more about: The theme challenge—How can we make schools “future ready?” Core programming being planned by Cable Impacts Foundation and its partners Future Ready is a challenge, a pledge, a framework, an aspiration and a movement.  It builds on the President’s ConnectED initiative, supported by the FCC’s enhancements to the e-Rate program, and encompasses

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