How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Tackling the Digital Divide with Device Deployment in Kansas City. When schools closed in mid-March, Kansas City was confronted by the region’s deep digital divide. The post How Community Coalitions Are Bridging the Digital Divide appeared first on Digital Promise.

Verizon Innovative Learning Schools Recognized for Addressing Digital Divide During Pandemic

Digital Promise

Closing the digital divide became even more important last year as students without reliable internet access at home struggled to connect to their classes.

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A parent-led effort to close the digital divide

The Hechinger Report

Two students who received laptops because of a parent-led effort to close the digital divide for Spanish-speaking families in Clark County, Nevada. The post A parent-led effort to close the digital divide appeared first on The Hechinger Report.

Why I’m optimistic about bridging the digital divide

eSchool News

Related content: When the digital divide is made worse by a pandemic. Despite many efforts to close the digital divide, not all students have equal access to the proper devices and connectivity needed to continue their education.

How Datacasting Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

Census Bureau’s December 2020 Household Pulse Survey, 658,719 households with children in public or private school lack internet access — a detrimental situation when kids across the nation are still engaged in remote learning.

The U.S. needs billions to close the digital divide

eSchool News

As Americans close out one year of pandemic-related school disruption and head into a second, the digital divide remains a daunting challenge for K-12 public school systems in most states.

Digital divide: Gap is narrowing, but how will schools maintain progress?

The Hechinger Report

My goal for this year is to see how I’ll make [digital tools] effective in the classroom.”. But, he adds, ”We really found early on that home broadband is our priority and has to be the priority for closing the digital divide.”. Our world is digital literacy now.

A Final Frontier of the Digital Divide: Getting Wi-Fi to the Most Remote Areas

EdTech Magazine

When leaders of Ector County Independent School District learned in March that 39 percent of their students lacked reliable broadband access at home, they went to work on finding a solution. It was crucial that students be able to connect to remote instruction.

Why School Bus WiFi is Growing in K-12

Kajeet

Digital Divide Bus WiFi WiFi for Students SmartBus distance learning

WANRack commits to closing the digital divide

Education Superhighway

Over the past eight years, WANRack has worked with schools and communities to close the digital divide and ensure students have access to digital learning in every classroom, every day. With that in mind, WANRack announced their continued commitment to unlocking digital learning opportunities across the country. A focus on the technology needs of modern schools and a commitment to collaboration will close help us continue to close the digital divide.

Fall Semester is Here. Now What?

Kajeet

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How Public Libraries Can Support Students Amid Distance Learning

Kajeet

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Connecticut Gives Every Student a Computer and Home Internet to Close the Digital Divide

Edsurge

The impetus was really to close that achievement gap and that digital divide.” But even that wasn’t enough to completely close the divide, says Doug Casey, the executive director at the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, who heads the home broadband part of the program.

New Federal Bills to Help Close the Digital Divide and Homework Gap

CUE

The post New Federal Bills to Help Close the Digital Divide and Homework Gap appeared first on CUE, Inc.

Here’s How Colleges Should Help Close the Digital Divide in the COVID-Era

Edsurge

One key problem prevalent in many low-socioeconomic communities around the nation—like San Antonio, which now has the highest poverty rate of the country's 25 largest metro areas —is the digital divide. Together we can close the gap on the digital divide.

The Digital Divide Has Narrowed, But 12 Million Students Are Still Disconnected

Edsurge

As of December 2020, the number of students impacted by the digital divide has narrowed to 12 million. What’s more, they write, is that the solutions devised in 2020 are “largely nonpermanent.” “The When schools closed last March, roughly 16 million U.S.

IT Challenges Schools Face

Kajeet

Digital Learning Technology Insight Digital Divide WiFi for Students distance learning ITIT will continue to play an increasingly important role in how teachers teach and how students learn.

Moving a Summer Program to the Virtual World — While Closing the Digital Divide

Edsurge

Along the way, we focused on five areas that we felt were necessary to serve our community of young people: Mitigate the Digital and Connectivity Divide Access to computers and a dependable internet connection is critical to delivering any form of online learning.

New documentary explores ‘the digital divide’

The Hechinger Report

Rory Kennedy examines the gaps computer and internet access between wealthy and impoverished schools in her latest documentary, “Without a Net: The Digital Divide in America.”. The United States is likely to reach the goal of making sure every single public school has access to the internet by 2020, according to EducationSuperHighway , a nonprofit focused on this milestone. But that won’t close what has come to be known as “the digital divide.”.

Building Social Connections Through Virtual Learning

Kajeet

Digital Learning Digital Divide Personalized Learning WiFi for Students distance learning SELDeveloping strong student-teacher relationships is an important part of effective teaching and learning and has been shown to lead to better student outcomes. Unfortunately, it is a somewhat overlooked skill.

Although States and Districts Have Acted Swiftly, More Is Needed to Close the Digital Divide, a New Analysis Finds

Education Superhighway

BOSTON, October 29, 2020 —Last spring, when authorities closed school buildings where 50 million US students attended classes, the “homework gap” threatened wholesale learning loss. Now a follow-up report by BCG, Common Sense, and EducationSuperHighway analyzes relevant case studies and highlights best practices for closing the K–12 digital divide during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although progress has been made, the K–12 digital divide persists across all 50 states.

CUE Legislative Update – June 2020

CUE

The post CUE Legislative Update – June 2020 appeared first on CUE, Inc.

Verizon launches free trainings and tools to help educators navigate digital instruction

eSchool News

Created in partnership with the education non-profit Digital Promise , Teacher Training Pathways will help teachers become more efficient and effective in delivering technology-integrated instruction. To learn more about Verizon’s Digital Inclusion efforts, visit CitizenVerizon.com.

Texas Education Agency and Verizon enable distance learning for 18.9M students in 16 states

eSchool News

For students across Texas and around the country, bridging the digital divide and providing reliable Internet connectivity that enables distance learning for students without Internet access are among the top priorities for state governments, school districts, teachers and parents alike.

OPINION: College in a pandemic is tough enough — without reliable broadband access, it’s nearly impossible

The Hechinger Report

The Class of 2020 is graduating from a distance. This longstanding digital divide for learners of all ages has morphed into a divide that is keeping these vulnerable students offline during a critical period.

PROOF POINTS: Survey reveals stark rich-poor divide in how U.S. children were taught remotely during the spring school closures

The Hechinger Report

AIR presented early results from its “ National Survey of Public Education’s Response to COVID-19 ” at a virtual session of the Education Writers Association’s national seminar on July 22, 2020. This digital divide had enormous consequences for what instruction meant.

MIND Blog Rewind: May 2020

MIND Research Institute

There are a lot of unanswered questions, but also some great reference points to help guide us as we develop answers together, like the importance of social emotional support, digital divides, the experience gap, and the COVID slide. Additional Highlights: MIND Blog Rewind: April 2020.

4 Lessons Educators Can Teach Companies Amid Remote-Learning Shift

Marketplace K-12

In this new instructional environment caused by the coronavirus outbreak, educators are worried about screen time, the digital divide and more. The post 4 Lessons Educators Can Teach Companies Amid Remote-Learning Shift appeared first on Market Brief.

5 Keys for Successful Remote Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Non-digital assignments have just as much value and can give kids a much-needed break from screens. Additionally, the digital divide is wider than many perceived.

How to Achieve Powerful Digital Learning

Digital Promise

2020 has been a particularly difficult year. Bridging the Digital Learning Gap. Most districts have figured out how to temporarily narrow the digital divide by creating a patchwork of coverage achieved by distributing classroom devices, purchasing some new ones, and buying hotspots.

Important Lessons Learned During the Pandemic and How They Can Drive Needed Change

A Principal's Reflections

At the same time, the digital divide has to be tackled where all learners have equitable access to a device, reliable WIFI, and quality resources. There is no shortage of challenges that have been leveled on schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Developing Asynchronous Remote Learning Tasks

A Principal's Reflections

The significant shifts in adapting to remote learning involve how time is used, providing flexible pathways, ensuring there is regular feedback and the purposeful use of digital tools when appropriate. Over the past couple of months, I have written extensively on the topic of remote learning.

Purchasing Devices Does Not Equate to Learning

A Principal's Reflections

One of the more glaring issues was the vast digital divide that still exists in many places, especially the United States. Every day I see new articles highlighting the millions of dollars; in some cases, spent to either begin to close or eradicate the digital divide.

The State of Educational Technology in a Post-Pandemic World

EdTech Magazine

Some may say 2020 is the year of educational technology. As the report notes: “Roadblocks like lack of technologies, students without access to at-home internet connectivity and teachers desperately needing more professional training are widening the digital divide.

MY World 360° Joins Virtual United Nations General Assembly

Digital Promise

From an augmented reality app designed to help us imagine a world where the SDGs have been achieved, to a 360º video highlighting the digital divide impacting students during COVID-19, the latest MY World 360° playlist shares powerful perspectives and visions for a better world.