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Deborah Baillesderr

PenPal Schools - 35 views

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    This is for middle and high school age students.
onepulledthread

Researching Children's Understandings of Poverty and Risk in Diverse Contexts Crivello... - 2 views

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    "Throughout the world, children experience and manage risk as a part of their everyday lives. But growing up poor may be a particular source of vulnerability and disadvantage for children, especially where they are confronted with gross inequalities. The global challenge is huge. By 2015, it is estimated that nearly one-third of the world's population will be under the age of 14. At the same time, children are disproportionately represented among the world's poor. More than 30 per cent of children in developing countries - about 600 million - live on less than US $1 a day (UNICEF, 2008). In this special issue of Children & Society, we present eight papers focusing on children's everyday experiences of poverty and risk in developing country contexts.
Thieme Hennis

Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention | National Dropout Prevention Center/Network - 0 views

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    several strategies for dropout prevention
Martin Burrett

TrueTube - 55 views

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    This site offers videos on a range of PSHE, citizenship, RE, the environment and other topics. It's a great set of resources for introducing difficult subjects to your class. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE%2C+RE%2C+Citizenship%2C+Geography+%26+Environmental
alvarezuned

International Journal of Cyber Society and Education IJCSE (ISSN: 1995-6649) - journals... - 37 views

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    International Journal of Cyber Society and Education
Bruce Gurnick

Internet Access is not a human right - 108 views

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    Op Ed piece for discussion
Roland Gesthuizen

Digital Divide and Social Media: Connectivity Doesn't End the Digital Divide, Skills Do... - 42 views

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    Whether we like it or not, we live in a very unequal and stratified world. We live in societies in which inequality is ignored in education, science, and in the social media. As Internet technologies are rapidly evolving and new digital divides on the Internet emerge, we must move beyond, at some point, a singular concern over Internet access and technological infrastructure issues. We must tackle socio-cultural differences, we must focus on Internet skills, literacies and social media usage.
Peter Beens

Learning with 'e's: Content as curriculum? - 79 views

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    I love the line "Education is not life and death. It's much more important than that." Great article.
Roland Gesthuizen

Study Finds the Internet Makes Youth More Engaged Citizens - 74 views

  • improved media literacy dramatically increased students' exposure to diverse perspectives and increased the likelihood of youth online engagement
  • among adults as well, Internet users were more civically-engaged
  • outh engagement in interest-driven online communities was associated with increased volunteer and charity work and in increased work with others on community issues. The Internet can serve as a gateway to online and offline civic and political engagement, including volunteerism, community problem-solving, and protest activity.
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    "Arguably, the upheaval, activism and revolutions in of the last two months may serve to counter what has been a longstanding stereotype: youth are largely apolitical. Moreover, those that do participate in politics and activism online do so in shallow ways, the so-called "slacktivism." But recent findings from a longitudinal study of high school-age students challenges these notions, suggesting that youth who pursue their interests online are more likely to be engaged in civic issues."
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    Interesting to read that time spent by many youth online can still promote engagement with the broader society.
tom campbell

The Social Side of the Internet | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - 30 views

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    Very interesting - "The Social Side of the Internet" from Pew Internet project
tom campbell

A Bunny Runs Around a Tree | Orion Magazine - 48 views

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    You can have lots of interesting comments about education with this article!
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