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Learn to Code, Code to Learn

Learn to Code, Code to Learn | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
In this demo-filled talk MIT's Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching kids to

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After School Programs Extend Development Beyond the Classroom | Parent Toolkit Blog

After School Programs Extend Development Beyond the Classroom  | Parent Toolkit Blog | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
By this time of year, children have settled into their school routines. Yet, many parents still face the challenge of figuring out the best way for their children to spend their afterschool hours. So, how do you select an afterschool program for your child? Here are a few things to consider.

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Analysis | Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really.

Analysis | Republicans in N.C. Senate cut education funding — but only in Democratic districts. Really. | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The Republicans got mad at the Democrats in a late-night session and then did this.
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This Week in Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Biased artificial intelligence; black riders wait longer using Uber and Lyft; CBC outraged with Facebook, and more, in this week's roundup.
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Great Early Start in Kansas City: Operation Breakthrough

Great Early Start in Kansas City: Operation Breakthrough | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Operation Breakthrough is an early learning program that helps learners ages 6 weeks to 14 years become successful in school and life.
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20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan -

20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan - | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
RT @TeachThought: 20 Guiding Questions To Develop A Digital Literacy Plan - https://t.co/8A8idHa4vO
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Facebook’s “Free” Internet Will Harm Low-Income Consumers

Facebook’s “Free” Internet Will Harm Low-Income Consumers | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Opinion: Letting corporations dictate our internet access choices online won't build the digital future we're fighting for.
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5 Myths about Teaching Kids to Code

5 Myths about Teaching Kids to Code | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Since it has become clear that the digital revolution of our age is unstoppable, teaching the next generation to code has turned into a lucrative industry
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Students of Color Are Disproportionately Affected by School Surveillance

Students of Color Are Disproportionately Affected by School Surveillance | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
A new study shows that campuses with larger populations of students of color are more likely to use harsh surveillance techniques.
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Should Schools Abolish Grade Levels?

Should Schools Abolish Grade Levels? | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Sorting kids by age or ability creates problems, according to our panel of education experts.
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Learning Matters More Than Education

Learning Matters More Than Education | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Students in the U.S. are being taught to focus only on becoming educated.
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The U.S. Just Made a Bold Move to Improve Diversity in Tech

The U.S. Just Made a Bold Move to Improve Diversity in Tech | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The Department of Education's EQUIP program will let four coding bootcamps accept federal aid for the first time.
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How to Think Big and Do More with Samsung Notes and the Galaxy Note7

How to Think Big and Do More with Samsung Notes and the Galaxy Note7
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Computers Are For Girls, Too

Computers Are For Girls, Too | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Only 18 percent of computer science graduates are women. Melinda Gates highlights four students who are defying the odds.

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HBCU Student Among the 8 Black Truman Scholars

HBCU Student Among the 8 Black Truman Scholars | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The 2017 Truman Scholars cohort includes at least eight black students. All 62 selected scholars were nominated by their institutions of higher learning.
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Writing Digital Argument: A New Student Skill Set

Writing Digital Argument: A New Student Skill Set | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Kevin Hodgson invites authors Hicks & Hawley Turner to share their thinking about the need to teach argument in the context of students' authentic digital lives
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Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News

Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Given social media’s popularity as a news source, writes With social media a prime news source it’s critical to equip students with the analytical skills to
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What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support

What do kids really need to know about computer science? New roadmap wins widespread support | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
K-12 educators in the U.S. are struggling. Like everyone else, they know that computer technology is a well-paying, in-demand field that’s desperate for a
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Connecting Unemployed Youth with Organizations That Need Talent

Companies like Gap are using new strategies to fill entry-level roles.
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The Burden of Being a Black Teacher

The Burden of Being a Black Teacher | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Many African American educators say they don’t feel respected or empowered at their schools.
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Five-Minute Guides: The Digital Divide

Welcome to the latest in our Five Minute Guide series. In this episode we take a look at the digital divide You’ve probably heard the term 'digital divide'
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Beyoncé, Rudy Giuliani, and What Happens When Politicians Misunderstand Music

Beyoncé, Rudy Giuliani, and What Happens When Politicians Misunderstand Music | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to powerful musical statements, politicians have a long history of not getting it.
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Who will win the live-streaming battle: Facebook Live or Periscope?

Who will win the live-streaming battle: Facebook Live or Periscope? | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
In the age of ephemeral content and channel proliferation, it’s no wonder some marketers feel like they are forever playing a game of catch-up.
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Amazon will donate Kindles to promote digital reading

Amazon will donate Kindles to promote digital reading | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Amazon aims to promote digital reading around the world and has established a new program called Kindle Reading Fund to achieve that goal. The Fund will be i
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Taking on the Taliban: teaching Afghan girls to code

Roya Mahboob defied death threats to help thousands of Afghan girls learn how to code
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Afterschool Game Jams!

Afterschool Game Jams! | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
Game jams are like a game about making a game. Participants meet in out-of-school spaces to create a game in either one day or over a weekend

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Can Meaningful Accountability Exist Without Equity? | Tech Learning

Can Meaningful Accountability Exist Without Equity? | Tech Learning | Urban Science Education | Scoop.it
The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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