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No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning

No Courses, No Classrooms, No Grades — Just Learning | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
A Boston area innovation studio for middle and high school students is bucking the traditional school model for what students love best: hands-on learning.

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Acharya Narmaada K.R.Das's curator insight, May 3, 12:24 AM
In India too This sort of Create Learning has begun .Know Books know Tension ,Know Born/Orthopedic problems.Each Country /State In World should agree .Education is only to teach Basic's But Innovatory Learning sure help over all / Malty functional ,Is for sure. Love & Blessings.
Ra's curator insight, May 3, 1:54 AM

Divorce your school from bells and national standards drive n data production in favour of connections. developing problem based learning requires questioning the structure that our schools operate within. Counter. Culture. 

AleksBlumentals's curator insight, May 5, 11:50 PM

Learning by doing has always been a pattern to master a craft. This is particularly true for the  new-normal which cannot simply be taught as it is not there yet. 

What i mean is that the higher skill of entrepreneurship must be mastered in the same way: by doing, but with an OS that enables better results 

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. [...]

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Vilma Galstaun's curator insight, June 12, 4:34 PM

Some important issues to consider when preparing for becoming ICT literate and competent.

Enrique Robles's curator insight, June 13, 7:36 AM

very very good

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 13, 7:57 AM

The teacher has to be digitally savvy to engage next generation students.

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy (Big Thinkers Series) - YouTube

The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills th...
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Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era

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Focusing On Creativity In A Digital Era (RT @OaklandSchools: In our digital era “CREATIVITY now is as important in education as literacy" http://t.co/zCCk7aAoDI via @TeachThought …)...
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Summer Programs Aim to Hack Tech's Diversity Problem - NBCNews.com

Summer Programs Aim to Hack Tech's Diversity Problem - NBCNews.com | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Summer Programs Aim to Hack Tech's Diversity Problem
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... to solve the diversity problem in America's tech industry.
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'Yes We Code' Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming - Black Press USA

'Yes We Code' Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming - Black Press USA | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
'Yes We Code' Trains Black Youth on Computer Programming
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“A hack-a-thon gathering [is] where you get people together to solve problems using technology.
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Technology access lacking, uneven in Miss. schools

Technology access lacking, uneven in Miss. schools | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Mississippi earned an (Digital divide in MS. MT @jackiemader: Tech access lacking, uneven in Mississippi schools. http://t.co/gJWf0x3egJ #msedu)
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The CRAP Test: Teaching Students to Critically Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Authority, reliability, accuracy, credibility and bias are just a few of the elements students need to be able to discern when viewing online content. In this segment our guests discuss how to best teach these skills.
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

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Share this infographic on your site! Source: Top10OnlineColleges.org The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 The 6 Drivers of Change ○ All of the 10 skil(...) (The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

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No one does literacy quite like LeVar Burton

No one does literacy quite like LeVar Burton | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The "Reading Rainbow" host stopped by ISTE 2014 to discuss the intersection of reading and technology with educators. (LaVar Burton creates Reading Rainbow App so kids can enjoy hundreds of digital books.
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Diversity data shows need to focus on women of color – African ...

Diversity data shows need to focus on women of color – African ... | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The floodgates holding back the tech industry's dismal diversity data are now wide open. First Google, then LinkedIn and Yahoo, and now Facebook have soaked Silicon Valley watchers with what many of us already assumed: the tech ...
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Episode #12 – Closing the Digital Divide and Connecting for Good ...

Episode #12 – Closing the Digital Divide and Connecting for Good ... | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
In Episode 12 of the OKCast I discuss the work of the Connecting for Good with Michael Liimatta, their Executive Director. You can reach Michael on Twitter @mliimatta. Connecting for Good is premised on the belief that ...
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At Sea in a Deluge of Data

At Sea in a Deluge of Data | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Skill in finding useful information and a sense of what to trust will prove essential in the 21st-century workplace. Librarians can play a crucial role in training students accordingly.
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Continuing education and self paced learning, use your library and your librarian to improve research skills.

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Suvi Salo's curator insight, July 8, 9:32 AM

"Knowledge in action"

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Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success - Black Star News

Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 Years of Success - Black Star News | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
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Mark E. Dean, a US National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee, has over 200 domestic and foreign patents in computer technology, mostly assigned to IBM.
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Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds - Education Week News (blog)

Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds - Education Week News (blog) | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Libraries Play Vital Role in Community Technology Access, Survey Finds Education Week News (blog) The Digital Inclusion Survey collected data from over 3,000 public libraries across the nation to find widespread technology improvements, including...
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African American homeschooling on the rise, over 200000 Black parents are ... - Milwaukee Community Journal

African American homeschooling on the rise, over 200000 Black parents are ... - Milwaukee Community Journal | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
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Oakland's Sudo Mesh Looks to Counter Censorship and Digital Divide With a Mesh Network

Oakland's Sudo Mesh Looks to Counter Censorship and Digital Divide With a Mesh Network | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
In Oakland, a city with deep roots in radical activism and a growing tech scene at odds with the hyper-capital-driven Silicon Valley, those at the Sudo Room hackerspace believe that the solution to a (#Oakland's Sudo Mesh Looks to Counter Censorship...
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Before the Digital Gap Splits Further, Now is the Time for Computer Literacy

Before the Digital Gap Splits Further, Now is the Time for Computer Literacy | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Computer literacy is fast becoming an essential skill for jobs in the future, making it imperative that public schools learn to teach all kids to code, or risk putting some at a disadvantage later in life.

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Black Teen Pregnancy Rate Reaches Historic Low

Black Teen Pregnancy Rate Reaches Historic Low | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Pregnancy rates among Black teenagers has hit an all time low since its peak in 1990, reports the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. (This is a REPOST!
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This story has not been on the front pages, or the opening story on nightly news. I wonder why not? This is good news is it not?

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3D Printing: Is Now the Time for Black Entrepreneurs to Adapt?

3D Printing: Is Now the Time for Black Entrepreneurs to Adapt? | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
When 3D printing technology first arrived on the scene it seemed more science fiction than fact and few believed it would ever go mainstream.
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Overcoming barriers to physical activity for African-American women

Overcoming barriers to physical activity for African-American women | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
A study conducted by the Center for African American Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Center for Women's Health Research finds that African American women whose hairstyle is affected by perspiration may avoid physical...
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Expanding broadband is critical for minorities

Expanding broadband is critical for minorities | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Regulating the Internet as a public utility would perhaps affect no group more than minorities.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 17, 8:04 AM
Sadly those who have access, tools and well trained teachers often forget those who do not. If we are going to be a majority minority nation we leave them out at our peril.... now is the time to be proactive in creating opportunities for all.
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Why Digital Literacy?

Why Digital Literacy? | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Making the case for expanding your horizons (RT @Themeefy: Jonathon Decker makes the case for expanding our horizons about Digital Literacy: http://t.co/IvlFu2Q0rn #DigitalLiteracy #Ed…)...
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Tech group bemoans 'diversity challenge' - The Hill

Tech group bemoans 'diversity challenge' - The Hill | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
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Tech group bemoans 'diversity challenge'
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At the top of the agenda, he wrote, is making sure more students of all types get interested in math, engineering, science and technology.
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Digital literacy in the developing world: a gender gap

Digital literacy in the developing world: a gender gap | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
In the pervasively connected world of the 21st century, creating and sharing knowledge has never been easier. But the fact remains that many people still lack the skills required to access this information and an inequity ...
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TWC Sponsors Diversity Conferences - Multichannel News

TWC Sponsors Diversity Conferences - Multichannel News | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
TWC Sponsors Diversity Conferences
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Time Warner Cable said that, as part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, it is sponsoring three upcoming conferences that support African-American and Hispanic communities.
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Time Warner Cable  is going to be more visible in the community.

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Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infograph...

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Ideas for using infographics as a teaching assignment in the online college classroom. Two higher ed case studies. (Teaching Visual Digital Literacy with Infographics - cyberpop!
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