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Portland: A Tale of Two Cities

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"Portland is a city that some residents praise as a kind of eden: full of bike paths, independently-owned small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffeeshops. And then there’s a whole other city. It’s the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks, and you can see folks in wheelchairs rolling themselves down the street right next to traffic. It’s the city where some longtime African-American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:11 PM

Portland, Oregon is often discussed as a magnet for a young demographic that wants to be part of a sustainable city that supports local businesses and agriculture.  This podcast looks behind that image (which has a measure of truth to it) to see another story.  Relining, gentrification, poverty, governance and urban planning are all prominent topics in this 50 minute podcast that provides as fascinating glimpse into the poorer neighborhoods of this intriguing West Coast city.  When in cities, we often use the term sustainability to refer to the urban ecology, but here we see a strong concern for the social sustainability of their historic neighborhoods as well. 


Tags: neighborhood, gentrificationurban, place, culture, economic, racepovertyplace, socioeconomic.

Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:21 PM

Recently I came across a craigslist post from a gentleman who was trying to rally individuals to Portland with him for a journey on the "Michigan Trail" to Detroit. He made promise that the intention was to perform rejuvinating work in  Detroit alongside it's current residents and that there would be "no gentrification." 

Not that I found these statements or intentions to be profound or useful in anyway, but this podcast really put a nail in the coffin for me. The effects of gentrification are well known for both their positive and negative aspects. But the bottom line is this, regardless of intention the poor and diverse populations will be displaced unless it is from them that this renaissance takes place. Not Portlandia hipsters looking for some sort of "promise land."  

Portland apparentely has it's own issues with gentrification and a class of social and cultural norms that make it difficult to make the case for cities on the rise to take the same path.  

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:12 PM

I don't think that Earth offers everything for everyone.  Given the situation of predetermination about birthplace and essentially upbringing, social class, and outcomes, in an infinite universe (infinite until proven otherwise), a single small planet cannot possibly offer us everything we are destined to need in the universe, let alone the towns that we are limited to.  I do not believe in choice, I believe in destiny... I do not blame people for racism or crimes, as HORRIBLE as they may be. I think that people are made into what they are by the world around them, in existential and defining ways.  Yeah, there is plenty of room for improvement and change in Oregon, but realistically, there is also more room for improvement in other areas too.  I don't really see humans as the sort of people that will ever get better without some sort of divine intervention.  I am taking the perspective of separation of paradise and purgatory that was mentioned in this article, and applying it to a different scale, but I do believe that mankind is to be condemned by the universe, due to its faults and inability to play well with others.  The world freaks out when kidnapping victims are found after a decade of abuse and captivity, but this same world breeds animals for slaughter and consumption... Earthlings clearly have been taught to not care about those that are different, whether in looks or species... I think the kidnapping situation is vile and appalling, but I also think that breeding species for slaughter (which affects more living beings) is democratically more of an issue.

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GamePress

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Use GamePress to introduce students to programming and game development!


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Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:26 AM

Aprender a crear juegos

Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:30 PM

Programming for kids. Suitable for primary

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:24 PM

Good game to introduce students to coding.

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A Not So Brief History of Marketing (Infographic)

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From the invention of moveable type in 1450, all the way to mobile ads and online videos, advertising has come a long way.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, October 6, 2013 12:06 PM

Expanded exponentially in the last decade. Marketing is still not done very well across the board. The smaller companies seem to do a better job at marketing overall, and the big companies should take some strong lessons from them. 

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Portland: A Tale of Two Cities

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"Portland is a city that some residents praise as a kind of eden: full of bike paths, independently-owned small businesses, great public transportation and abundant microbreweries and coffeeshops. And then there’s a whole other city. It’s the city where whole stretches of busy road are missing sidewalks, and you can see folks in wheelchairs rolling themselves down the street right next to traffic. It’s the city where some longtime African-American residents feel as if decades of institutional racism still have not been fully addressed."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:11 PM

Portland, Oregon is often discussed as a magnet for a young demographic that wants to be part of a sustainable city that supports local businesses and agriculture.  This podcast looks behind that image (which has a measure of truth to it) to see another story.  Relining, gentrification, poverty, governance and urban planning are all prominent topics in this 50 minute podcast that provides as fascinating glimpse into the poorer neighborhoods of this intriguing West Coast city.  When in cities, we often use the term sustainability to refer to the urban ecology, but here we see a strong concern for the social sustainability of their historic neighborhoods as well. 


Tags: neighborhood, gentrificationurban, place, culture, economic, racepovertyplace, socioeconomic.

Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:21 PM

Recently I came across a craigslist post from a gentleman who was trying to rally individuals to Portland with him for a journey on the "Michigan Trail" to Detroit. He made promise that the intention was to perform rejuvinating work in  Detroit alongside it's current residents and that there would be "no gentrification." 

Not that I found these statements or intentions to be profound or useful in anyway, but this podcast really put a nail in the coffin for me. The effects of gentrification are well known for both their positive and negative aspects. But the bottom line is this, regardless of intention the poor and diverse populations will be displaced unless it is from them that this renaissance takes place. Not Portlandia hipsters looking for some sort of "promise land."  

Portland apparentely has it's own issues with gentrification and a class of social and cultural norms that make it difficult to make the case for cities on the rise to take the same path.  

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:12 PM

I don't think that Earth offers everything for everyone.  Given the situation of predetermination about birthplace and essentially upbringing, social class, and outcomes, in an infinite universe (infinite until proven otherwise), a single small planet cannot possibly offer us everything we are destined to need in the universe, let alone the towns that we are limited to.  I do not believe in choice, I believe in destiny... I do not blame people for racism or crimes, as HORRIBLE as they may be. I think that people are made into what they are by the world around them, in existential and defining ways.  Yeah, there is plenty of room for improvement and change in Oregon, but realistically, there is also more room for improvement in other areas too.  I don't really see humans as the sort of people that will ever get better without some sort of divine intervention.  I am taking the perspective of separation of paradise and purgatory that was mentioned in this article, and applying it to a different scale, but I do believe that mankind is to be condemned by the universe, due to its faults and inability to play well with others.  The world freaks out when kidnapping victims are found after a decade of abuse and captivity, but this same world breeds animals for slaughter and consumption... Earthlings clearly have been taught to not care about those that are different, whether in looks or species... I think the kidnapping situation is vile and appalling, but I also think that breeding species for slaughter (which affects more living beings) is democratically more of an issue.

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Story Me App

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Story Me is the awesome new app that lets you design personalized comic strips from your own photos. Create beautiful framed collages with speech bubbles and captions — then apply a unique cartoon filter! Turn individual images into a story in seconds.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:27 AM

This looks like a fantastic app to get students creating digital narrative from their own photographs.

Raquel Navarro's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:32 AM

Puede ser una perfecta herramienta para crear comics

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:51 PM
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This looks like a fantastic app to get students creating digital narrative from their own photographs.

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Learning Ace

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Learning Ace is a 100% student-focused web destination that leverages our proprietary adaptive search and recommendation technologies and our instructor/publisher relationships to develop an insanely valuable resource to students at each learning point of their coursework. Discover, Browse and Learn.


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LingleOnline's comment, October 6, 2013 3:57 PM
Insane!
A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, October 6, 2013 5:32 PM

Surprisingly useful search engine for university level student  research

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:33 AM

Has anyone used this one?  Looks like it could be a useful tool for library tutorials.

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Translate text into phonetic script

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I always believe that the best sites and web tools are the simplest, and this is certainly the case with Phonetizer. It's a really easy to use tool that takes and text and adds the phonetic spelling below it.


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Ivan Barrachina Beltrán's curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:28 AM

Now I'm the king of the swingers
Oh, the jungle VIP
I've reached the top and had to stop
And that's what's botherin' me
I wanna be a man, mancub yeah
And stroll right into town
I wanna be just like the other men
I'm tired of monkeyin' around!

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ActiveTextbook | Interactive Textbook Software

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Active Textbook provides educators with the tools to extend and customize digital learning materials, making them truly engaging for effective learning outcomes. Students can interact with customized content and cooperate with their peers using built-in social learning tools available on a variety of computing devices.


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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, June 19, 2013 4:25 PM
Great share!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anne Fox's comment, June 20, 2013 3:26 AM
The price is good compared to other options such as Inkling
Christin Lopez's curator insight, October 23, 2014 7:15 AM

This site provides a way to have an online textbook that you can share with students. Even in the free edition, there are upgrade charges for features and more storage, you can create and join classes. 

 

It looks like this has the potential to be a great resource, but I found trouble right away while searching for a couple topics that I currently teach. There are not textbooks that have tags that help me find what I was looking for. This made me question if the information is on the site and not tagged, or is it too new that others have not uploaded information. I thought that the software creators would have obtained copyright privileges for a number of topics to start the site out. They would have been seed ideas to get the ball rolling. For you to upload PDFs, you need to have the copyright permissions. So while the potential is there for individualizing, it is not a quick jump right into it. 

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Picadilo - Photo editing at its best

Picadilo - Photo editing at its best | tools | Scoop.it

Picadilo is a 100% free online photo editor that's both easy to use and powerful. Transform your photos using eye catching effects, versatile editing tools and classy textures - plus the flexibility of multiple editing windows.


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Gayla Keesee's curator insight, August 7, 2013 9:53 AM

I'm familiar with Pixlr and Photoshop--looking to see how this tools is similar.

Al Wright's comment, August 13, 2013 9:16 PM
Amazing site!
☆ Emma *・✧'s curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:04 PM

Perfect for those who want to experiment or have a little fun with filters and effects without paying big bucks. :) 

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A Storytelling Guide for Those Who Stink at Storytelling

A Storytelling Guide for Those Who Stink at Storytelling | tools | Scoop.it
Not a natural storyteller? This simple structure can help everyone shape a compelling personal or business narrative.

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Efrain Teran Kaisler's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:38 PM

Mejorar es escuchar,...  una historia deberás escuchar, para mejorar tu vida o tu negocio. Las historias hoy en día son juntas la mejor manera de llegar a las personas y se unan a tu negocio, o quieran hacer lo mismo que hiciste en tu vida para que ellos logren lo mismo. Este link es una guia tremenda para aprender. SÍGUELO!!!!

PhillyOST's curator insight, August 24, 2013 11:07 PM

Tells stories and do not read slides.

Pavlos Nomikos's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:57 AM

Check out the complete post where Crabb spins a short, simple story about a career transition from Goldman Sachs employee to professional illustrator.

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Inequality and the Gini Coefficient

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Think everyone should just pull themselves up by their bootstraps? Try this one on for size.

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Ms. Harrington's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:00 PM

Educating in poverty

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:47 AM

Do you find this information surprising?

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:20 AM

This video shows the place matters; a Washington D.C. educator shows how food deserts and other spatial problems of poverty impact his students on a daily basis.  We usually look at life expectancy data at the national scale and that obscures some of the real issues of poverty in developed countries.  Above is a map that shows the Gini index which measures the degree of economic inequality (the Gini coefficient was recently added to the APHG course content for the Industrialization and Economic Development unit).  Here are some maps and data from the World Bank that utilizes the Gini Index as well as an interactive Gapminder graph.  


Tags: industry, location, place, migration, APHG, poverty, socioeconomic.

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The golden networking tip most freelancers overlook

The golden networking tip most freelancers overlook | tools | Scoop.it
When we as freelance designers think about networking, we generally think about meeting potential clients.

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Mark Strozier's curator insight, October 8, 2013 5:08 PM

This is a brilliant article on networking with your peers--other designers, photographers, ilustrators, etc.


It gives good examples of how to break through the "my competition, my enemy" perspective.


Not sure how this would fly locally in my market, but I'm would definitely like to test it out.

Jennifer Colmenares's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:43 PM

Great advice for all!

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Create interactive digital documents with Lucidpress

Create interactive digital documents with Lucidpress | tools | Scoop.it

Quickly create digital documents for viewing on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. Free yourself from the bounds of the printed page with scrolling areas, and enchant your audience with videos, galleries, and interactivity.


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, October 6, 2013 9:50 AM

Make your documents come alive and social.

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:37 AM

Another document creating tool that might work for tutorials.

Cheri Chettle's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:44 PM

Goodbye Printer, hello beautiful images which are always in colour!

 

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Forget writing out your biz stories! The art of storytelling

Forget writing out your biz stories! The art of storytelling | tools | Scoop.it
When leaders first learn about business storytelling quite often their first instinct is to write their stories down, in full with all the flourish they hope to convey in the retelling.
This is a mistake.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 3, 2013 8:12 AM

What a great post from colleague Shawn Callahan about most people's tendency to want to write out their business stories and the advice to NOT do so.


What??!! Yes. Resist this temptation. Callahan explains why and what to do instead. Follow his advice. And if you absolutely must write down your stories -- do so and them set it aside. Scripted stories and sounding like a robot are not allowed! 


All really good storytellers know the limitations of writing down their stories. So keep building your improv storytelling skills for maximum results.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it

Marty Koenig's curator insight, October 5, 2013 5:47 PM

This is key. The hard part is learning how an entrepreneur becomes a great story teller. 

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The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual

The Anatomy Of An Infographic: 5 Steps To Create A Powerful Visual | tools | Scoop.it

Information is very powerful but for the most bit it is bland and unimaginative. Infographics channel information in a visually pleasing, instantly understandable manner, making it not only powerful, but extremely beautiful. Once used predominantly to make maps more approachable, scientific charts less daunting and as key learning tools for children, inforgraphics have now permeated all aspects of the modern world.


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Inky Fingers

Inky Fingers can entertain you and your child for hours on end with a great range of paints, drawing tools and canvases. Learn how to make a lion, an eagle, a tulip and more

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 27, 2012 4:32 PM

This looks like a great fun app for younger learners. All the fun of finger painting, but on the iPad with no mess.

Natassa Dourvetaki's comment, December 28, 2012 1:09 PM
Great tip!!! thanks!!!
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Hopscotch

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We builds tools for kids to code. We're working on a visual programming language for the iPad that uses modular drag-and-drop methods to let kids easily create their own computer programs and apps.

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Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 8:11 PM

Allows students to create their own apps

Nimah Nirvanova's curator insight, July 12, 2013 10:07 AM

code building blocks = kids learning to code...how cute is that?

Diego Gomez's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:54 AM

Una especie de scratch para Ipad!

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DebateGraph

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Debate map visualization of: 12,000+ maps and counting! Click on the bubbles to learn more – and log-in to create free public and private maps on any topic.

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Camelia Mojica Rodríguez's comment, August 11, 2013 9:44 AM
Buen día Gilberto, recibe un saludo desde Tabasco y te comento que cada día es un paso en firme que damos para lograr lo que gentilmente ustedes nos compartieron en México. Muchas gracias.
Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:31 AM

Dit ziet er goed uit. In verschillende views kan de mindmap worsten gebruikt om sterkte van ingebrachte ideeën weer te geven, of context te bieden.

http://youtu.be/32InMNjO4tQ om enkele mogelijkheden te bekijken

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:31 AM

What a great way to develop your own maps. Have a look at the video to get an idea of the possibilities!