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Is the digital divide entirely different from what we think it is?

eSchool News

For a while now, there’s been a great deal of concern over the digital divide—the gap between students who have easy access to technology and those who don’t. The subtler, but no less harmful, digital divide is between the students who are empowered to be creators and problem solvers with technology, and those who aren’t. The Most Important Tool is a Skill, Not a Tablet. But now schools need to extend these lessons into the digital space.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. They help students develop a sense of agency, the ability to harness technology, and support learning lifelong and lifewide. This is leading to an emerging “second level digital divide” in US schools, fueled by differences in how technology is utilized to advance teaching and learning.

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Massachusetts is taking action to improve the digital divide in classrooms across the state

Education Superhighway

One year ago we launched the Massachusetts Digital Connections Initiative in partnership with Governor Baker’s Office, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), and MassIT. Since the initiative launched, EducationSuperHighway and our state partners have focused our efforts on ensuring that every student in Massachusetts gets the bandwidth necessary to support digital learning in the classroom.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

EdTechTeam

Cross-posted from Digital Promise Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching JULY 26, 2017 | BY KAREN CATOR In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. These learning scenarios support the development of skills such as critical thinking, inquiry and research, creativity, problem solving, designing and collaboration. You can learn more about the Dynamic Learning Project here.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

On July 13, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that the state had connected Glen Rose School District, the final Arkansas district awaiting high-speed Internet connectivity. In a July 2017 statement , FCC Chairman Ajit Pai designated August as Rural Broadband Month at the agency. Throughout this month, the FCC will encourage particular focus on issues surrounding digital access in America’s rural communities. Use our free Compare & Connect K-12 transparency tool.

Rural Broadband Month: Encouraging Equal Access to Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

On July 13, 2017, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that the state had connected Glen Rose School District, the final Arkansas district awaiting high-speed Internet connectivity. In a July 2017 statement , FCC Chairman Ajit Pai designated August as Rural Broadband Month at the agency. Throughout this month, the FCC will encourage particular focus on issues surrounding digital access in America’s rural communities. Use our free Compare & Connect K-12 transparency tool.

Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week this week!

eSchool News

Internet safety, online communication, digital footprint, strategic searching, copyright and fair use–these days, “tech skills” encompass so much more than simply learning to type and download files. Across all content areas and grade levels, teachers are now addressing the digital citizenship skills kids need to be safe and responsible online. For Digital Citizenship Week this year (Oct. Tips for teaching students with Autism about digital citizenship.

Stunning: Research shows intense spike in children’s media use

eSchool News

Next page: Has the digital divide between high- and low-income families closed?). Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News News Research TechnologiesNew research has unearthed a dramatic increase in the number of young children who have their own tablet device–42 percent compared to 1 percent in 2011.

Vote for Digital Promise’s SXSW and SXSW EDU 2018 Session Ideas

Digital Promise

Every day at Digital Promise, we work with leading educators, researchers, and developers across the country to help close the Digital Learning Gap and improve learning for all. This year, Digital Promise has proposed a record 15 (!) Take a look below at our proposed sessions, and click each link to vote now through August 25, 2017. Applying Research to Truly Personalize Learning. Bridging the Digital Divide with Anytime/Anywhere.

What Are the Implications of Distance Learning?

Education Superhighway

Distance learning is often discussed in the context of higher ed and adult education, but its relevancy in K-12 education is growing. Department of Education’s most recent study of the topic, the percentage of public school districts whose high school students took distance learning courses rose from 30 percent in 2002 to 53 percent in 2010. One concern about distance learning is that it could diminish the very real value students get from in-person guidance from teachers.

New Report Highlights How Close Are We To Closing the Connectivity Gap

Education Superhighway

Since EducationSuperHighway began, creating digital learning opportunities for all children has motivated us to ensure that digital equity is a nationwide reality in our education system. According to 2017 data from the Federal Communications Commission: 2 million students and 2.6 million teachers have reached or exceeded the minimum recommended connectivity level for digital learning. Why Digital Equity Matters.

How Much Longer Will Schools Have to Scrape Together Technology Funding?

Edsurge

Since the shift to remote learning in spring 2020, schools in the U.S. Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, gave $10 million to a single school district in California, aimed at closing digital disparities. More than Devices The “digital divide” was not quite a household term two years ago.

?New Report Spells Out How to Connect 6.5M Students in Schools Without Internet

Edsurge

The digital divide is showing real signs of narrowing—but there are still 6.5 The overall outlook in the 2017 State of the States report appears rosy: 94 percent of school districts meet the Federal Communications Commission’s minimum connectivity standards, and 88 percent of schools self-report that they have sufficient Wi-Fi in their classrooms. Overall, more than 39 million students enjoy bandwidth speeds to support digital learning.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance. Butash is right in pointing out the risks involved in this quick shift to using digital technologies.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap. Only 3% of teachers in high-poverty level schools said that their students had the digital tools necessary to complete homework assignments, compared to 52% of teachers in more affluent schools. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The Digital Equity Initiative.

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

His schools have been scrambling to set up online learning, connect students with virtual counseling and get laptops into the hands of families — steps McKneely says will be invaluable if another hurricane disrupts education. “We But more work needs to be done to shrink the digital divide.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Regardless of your districts approach, now is a time to facilitate the student centered learning that Project Based Learning makes possible. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

She believes that every classroom can be a place for these educational adventures — or student-centered, passion-based learning experiences — despite the many challenges facing schools today. As the Executive Director of ICWE , Rebecca Stromeyer has been a champion of e-learning for decades, organizing some of the world’s most popular education events: OEB Global and eLearning Africa. He knows pedagogy isn’t something to be forgotten in any digital endeavor. E-learning

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Challenges to accreditation and certification and the steady drumbeat of “everyone should learn to code” are connected to politics as well as to the business of ed-tech. And now, the final weeks of 2016 revolve around what will happen after January 20, 2017. At the end of 2016, the most pressing question is not, as a recent Edsurge headline asked , “Who Thinks Tech Makes Learning More Fun?” This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

You can read the series here: 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017 , 2018 , 2019. The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The key word in that headline isn’t “digital”; it’s “force.”