Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

Neo LMS

Welcome to NEO Blog 2018! Today we launch right in with a topic that is on the minds and hearts of many teachers – the “digital divide”; that silent, pernicious socioeconomic gap between students that have and students that do not have access to technology. Digital divide: facts and figures. I mined their 2017 report for some details to guide our thinking on the digital divide with regard to education. Digital Divide 2.0.

10 steps for bringing connectivity home

eSchool News

For our pilot, we delivered remote wireless connectivity and computing devices to families at the Nayeli House Tanner Road Mobile Home Park in our Houston metro district. While it was a mobile home park in our case, it could also be an apartment building, a mixed-income housing project, or any type of high-density neighborhood demonstrating need. For example, we needed approvals to erect an appropriate utility pole at the mobile home park to house our on-site equipment.

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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. We hope to share some of these examples at the SXSW and SXSW EDU conferences in March 2018 – but first, we need your help. This year, Digital Promise has proposed a record 15 (!) Bridging the Digital Divide with Anytime/Anywhere.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Not long ago, mobile devices were considered perfect for any past-time activity, and had no place in the classroom. What is left to do is to teach students to be responsible digital citizens, and make it easy for them to flag, block and report any inappropriate online materials or behaviour. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship. Myths No 3: BYOD will deepen the digital divide.

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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. Mobile Beacon.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Many educators are looking beneath the surface inequities of devices and connectivity to consider how digital tools can revolutionize learning and address even deeper inequities. DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J.

Are educational videos leaving low-income students behind?

The Hechinger Report

Neuman at New York University, conducted an in-depth study published in April 2018 of 100 of the most popular videos that claim to be “educational” and stream over Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now and Google Play. One 2017 survey found that children under age 8 are spending 48 minutes on mobile devices a day in addition to two hours of television. Related: Technology overuse may be the new digital divide.

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How One District Is Transforming Digital Learning

Leadership Lounge

While pedagogies, learning tools and technology have evolved over the 20 years I’ve worked in the industry and 14 years as a leader in educational technology, the belief in digital equity has remained a constant for me. In 2016, I took this belief a step further with the introduction of the Digital Dreamers program, a $30 million technology overhaul for the DeKalb County School District (DCSD), the third-largest school district in Georgia. Building the Digital Dream.

How to Address Digital Equity

techlearning

The Contorium for School Networking (CoSN) has developed some best practice strategies for schools looking to directly address the issues of digital equity. The Contorium for School Networking (CoSN) has developed some best practice strategies for schools looking to directly address the issues of digital equity. Below is an executive summary of the most recent update to its Digital Equity Initiative Toolkit. Deploy Mobile Hotspot Programs 4.

Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

Gaggle Speaks

We were talking about how Gaggle and Common Sense Education could work together to draw attention to the need to teach Digital Citizenship and further protect students when they use school- or district-provided technology. Digital Citizenship is driver’s education, while products like Gaggle Safety Management are the safety equipment found in cars. Levine and Julián Castro who articulate their views on the digital divide within families, mobile media and digital equity.

OPINION: The biggest danger to U.S. higher education? Losing 20 years’ worth of gains in access for first-generation and minority students

The Hechinger Report

If you look at data from the National Center for Education Statistics, you can see steady gains made between 2000 and 2018. Higher education is America’s most effective engine of economic and social mobility, and it plays a historically important role in creating a thriving democracy.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

By providing these examples of state leadership to support technology in education, though, states can work towards bridging the digital divide. This edWebinar was hosted by SETDA and sponsored by Education Networks of America (ENA) , Kajeet , Mobile Beacon , and Parana River Group. In 2018, ENA joined forces with a company who share ENA’s same vision and passion for delivering excellence—CatchOn.

Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. It’s about helping students with limited tech skills be prepared for a global economy that is becoming increasingly digitized. But many students live in threadbare mobile homes and modest, low-slung dwellings on the edge of town. By all accounts, developing technological skills will continue to be crucial in an increasingly digital world.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Humphrey testified that he hired Hubbard on a $7,500-per-month consulting contract to connect him to legislative leaders in other states, as Edgenuity tried to sell digital courses.” ” From the story: “Online education company Udacity plans to branch out of its core technology market to meet growing demand for digitally-skilled workers in areas such as banking and the car industry, its co-founder told Reuters as the company launched in Germany.”

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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.”