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Who Pays the Price? The Human Cost of Electronics

This short documentary reveals the hazards of the electronics industry in China profiling workers poisoned by chemicals and their struggle for compensation. 

Thousands of young people in China enter export factories to make the West's favorite electronic gadgets, only to find they have contracted occupational diseases or worse, leukemia, by the age of 25.


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Jamis Brooks's curator insight, March 14, 2014 7:40 AM

I look differently now at what technology I purchase and I will do better homework to ensure that employee safety is paramount. I won't be buying a Samsung phone again!

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Social Media Tips for Travel

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How is the new digital landscape changing the way we travel? To find out, T+L dispatched social-m... (How is the digital landscape changing the way we travel?
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Samr model

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding | MindShift | KQED.org

How to Grab and Keep Girls’ Interest in Computer Coding | MindShift | KQED.org | Technology in K-12 Education | Scoop.it

There’s growing and well-founded concern about the gender gap in science, technology, engineering and math fields, particularly when it comes to women of color. Women’s participation in computer science careers has actually decreased since the 1980s. Right now, about 20 percent of all programmers are women and while women make up 57 percent of undergraduates they represent only 18 percent of the computer science majors.

 

Meanwhile, a STEM Connector report from 2012-2013 predicts that 8.65 million jobs in 2018 will be in STEM fields. That growth makes the gender disparity numbers especially troubling.

 

Why is there a gender gap in computer science?

 

There are a lot of reasons, but EJ Jung, associate professor of computer science at the University of San Francisco says two of the biggest are social pressure and a misconceptions about what computer science jobs are like. “Girls are not very cool if they want to program — if they are interested in computer games — and that social pressure definitely affects their major choices,” Jung said on KQED’s Forum program.

 

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