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The New Places Where America's Tech Future Is Taking Shape

The New Places Where America's Tech Future Is Taking Shape | Social media and education | Scoop.it

"Technology is reshaping our economic geography, but there’s disagreement as to how. Much of the media and pundits like Richard Florida assert that the tech revolution is bound to be centralized in the dense, often 'hip' places where 'smart' people cluster.

 

From 2001 to 2012, STEM employment actually was essentially flat in the San Francisco and Boston regions and  declined 12.6% in San Jose. The country’s three largest mega regions — Chicago, New York and Los Angeles — all lost tech jobs over the past decade. In contrast, double-digit rate expansions of tech employment have occurred in lower-density metro areas such as Austin, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Houston and Salt Lake City. Indeed, among the larger established tech regions, the only real winners have been Seattle, with its diversified and heavily suburbanized economy, and greater Washington, D.C., the parasitical beneficiary of an ever-expanding federal power, where the number of STEM jobs grew 21% from 2001 to 2012, better than any other of the 51 largest U.S. metropolitan statistical areas over that period."  Read more.


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Nancy Watson's curator insight, June 14, 2013 8:10 AM

Goes to the 2013 FRQ #1

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 4:07 PM

" Facebook LinkedIn and Twitter only have 6500 empolyees" crazy to think that these million dollar companys have such few employess. This article has shown me that in the economy nothing is a gurrantee. Companys like Groupon and Zynga had ingenius ideas that quickly became nationally known brands are treading water while still in the infancy of their corporation. This difinetly is partly due to their local areas being not very cost effective. So to make it in this world you need a good idea and to hub your company in a middle tier city where it is most cost effective.

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How Digital Filmmakers Produced a Gorgeous Sci-Fi Movie on a Kickstarter Budget

How Digital Filmmakers Produced a Gorgeous Sci-Fi Movie on a Kickstarter Budget | Social media and education | Scoop.it

Tim Maly:  "When Derek Van Gorder and Otto Stockmeier decided to make a science fiction short about a mutiny on an interplanetary warship, they didn't have the funds for CGI."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 1, 2013 3:00 AM

"Kit bashing is when you go to a model store and buy up boxed models kits like cars and naval vessels to repurpose the parts for your completely unrelated miniature."  Intrigued?  Then you should definitely read the rest of this article :)

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Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | MindShift

Amidst a Mobile Revolution in Schools, Will Old Teaching Tactics Work? | MindShift | Social media and education | Scoop.it
The first of a multi-part series exploring mobile learning, a look at what teaching practices are being used to integrate cell phones and other mobile devices into classrooms.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:25 AM

Agreed.  Technology is instrumental in creating 21 century change, only when the teachers are engaging with their students.  Left alone the iPad or laptop is a clinical tool that does not create relationship.  Teaching in the 21 st century is all about relationship!!

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How Technology Is Changing Education For Students With Disabilities

How Technology Is Changing Education For Students With Disabilities | Social media and education | Scoop.it
New technology is changing the world of education for students with disabilities. From autism to hard of hearing and other challenges, technology is starting to make a big difference.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 24, 2013 8:17 PM

Some practical tips and ideas for using technology in the way of apps to make things happen that could not happen before for special needs students.