Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

Neo LMS

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.

Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

Is there a digital divide in our schools? Before we get into the importance of the digital divide in schools, what is the digital divide? A digital divide is a gap between different demographics and regions in the world that have access to technology and those who doesn’t. According to the Pew Research Center, 75% of American homes have internet and broadband access. The post Digital Divide appeared first on EdTechTeam.

Targeting the digital divide

eSchool News

This week, the digital divide is back in focus yet again. But there are some Google Fiber programs that might be well-positioned to tackle the digital divide. Read on for more: 3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide.

Ray Allen Foundation Gifts Computer Lab to Miami-Dade Middle School to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

Ray Allen Foundation Gifts Computer Lab to Miami-Dade Middle School to Help Bridge the Digital Divide. Allen isn’t a technologist by trade or hobby, but he believes students must have access to modern tools for learning because education is essential to keeping American kids competitive. I want to say thank you for your accomplishments and your efforts to close the digital divide,” Bulnes told Allen. Google+.

3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide

eSchool News

Google’s affordable broadband service is already impacting some communities and schools. percent of American households with school-age children currently have broadband access at home. Google Fiber offers a wonderful data package to its home subscribers.

Helping Close the Digital Divide with Google for Education

District Administration

Innovative programs can help all students access the latest technology. A common challenge with district technology initiatives, particularly BYOD or 1-to-1 programs, is equity of access—ensuring that all students can utilize the same technology, regardless of their socioeconomic status District Administration Custom Publishing Group.

Great resources on Digital Equity from CoSN (free)

Educational Technology Guy

As schools go more and more digital with systems, curriculum, assignments and more, they face the need to provide equity in digital access for their students. Student devices are part of it, but so is internet access at home. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

How Google Docs Improves Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Docs is a free word processing program that does 99% of everything a student will ever need to do when writing. What isn’t included as part of the Google Docs program tool can be augmented with mostly free third-party add-ons, extensions, and apps. Embed Google Docs.

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The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

I believe that if we are to fully apprehend the many issues and nuances of our relationship with future technologies, we first need to begin to appreciate the complexity of human intelligence(s) and the problems associated with trying to model these digitally.

Education in a World of Social and Technological Change #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Trying to understand their perspectives and sensibilities they bring to digital media. The Digital Tipping Point - moment in a young person''s life when they migrate to the digital world. The Digital Edge - Watkins is trying to understand role of digital media in lives of kids on the margins of digital access - second language homes, low socioeco environments, etc? Was inspired by the concept of digital divide - technology rich vs. technology poor.

5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator. Wanna be a Google Certified Innovator?! What is the Google Certified Innovator Program? Research Other Google Certified Innovators.

Partnering Literacy and Technology to Improve One School

Digital Promise

We have made great strides to level the technology playing field in education, but unfortunately the digital divide still exists between those who have the tools to research, learn and collaborate online at home, and those who don’t. Accessed 2 Oct. Accessed 29 Sep.

A Science Fair Revolution: Putting the Trifold on Trial

The Daring Librarian

The products of this conversation (Google doc, Wallwisher, wiki, & Slideshare) will generate layers of sharing, producing, and value. Diane Cordell digital divide digital shift educon science fair projects tim holt

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School districts are going into debt to keep up with technology

The Hechinger Report

Nationwide, one out of four teenagers from low-income households lacks access to a home computer and, overall, Latino students have less access than their black and white peers, according to a 2018 survey by the Pew Research Center. “We’re K-12 News Funding Technology access

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

Some internet-access advocates say EBS is underutilized at best, and wasted at worst, because loose regulatory oversight by the FCC has allowed most of the spectrum to fall into the hands of commercial internet companies. Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally.

Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

BYOD deepens the digital divide. Even when schools provide for these students — like making them beneficiaries of a BYOD funding program, or letting them check out a device from the school’s library — the digital divide doesn’t disappear completely.

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OPINION: Online homework is a problem for 5 million families without internet at home

The Hechinger Report

You’re dealing with all the regular teen worries, but the real bear is this: a significant percentage of your homework demands 24/7 internet connectivity and your family doesn’t have home access. Related: New documentary explores ‘the digital divide’.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

There are pockets of inspiration and excellence where students and teachers are leveraging technology to solve complex problems, work with big data sets, connect across borders, access experts, collaborate with peers, and engage in compelling projects. 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.

Advancing Equity in Education Through Wifi

MIND Research Institute

What does equal access to high quality education look like? Students need online access to conduct research projects, use educational apps and access homework, while parents need to receive important communication from their school and teachers through the web.

Experts Weigh in on Key Considerations for K–12 1:1 Programs

EdTech Magazine

And are your access points able to do that?”. In New York, the Beekmantown Central School District did just that , investing in Cisco Power over Ethernet switches and 802.11ac access points in order to prepare for their one-to-one program.

Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program

EdTech Magazine

Each student has a brand-new laptop and has easily mastered Google Classroom and the other educational apps you carefully chose for them. Like other K–12 school districts around the country, you’re closing the digital divide — making sure your students have access to technology that paves the way for their future successes. There will be questions about accessibility and equity. Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

Should individual teachers have to assess the pros and cons for themselves of systems like Edsby , Google Classroom, Edmodo, Schoology or Moodle? Google Classroom for assignment submission, Twitter for homework notification. A digital divide between teachers hurts students.

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13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. This site provides thousands of digitized books, audio recordings, DVDs/CDs from the public domain (or out-of-copyright).

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. Karen Cator is President & CEO of Digital Promise.

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. Building the Digital Dream. The Impact of Digital Dreamers.

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

Edsurge

As textbook giants shift to all-digital products that integrate homework, students are essentially forced to buy digital materials from publishers to turn in their assignments. Students Seek Workarounds Some students have sought ways around buying digital homework systems.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. Accessible scholarship. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. Accessible scholarship. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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Misinterpreting Grit

eSpark

In Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance , Angela Duckworth explores the accessibility of achievement, arguing that anyone can be a high performer with the right motivation, hard work, and support.

Subscribe to Blogs: Let the Information Come to You

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

She described The New Digital Divide in great detail, but the one idea that encouraged me to start this blog can be found in her description of the difference between "Those who know who to get info to travel to them vs. those who don’t." You will be walked through the steps of adding the blog to a familiar personalized page you may or may not have already created, or you can take my suggestion and choose to add the blog to a Google Reader page.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. The partnership aims to bridge the digital divide in Pittsburg by offering parents refurbished computers free of charge. " says Google Family Link manager Saurabh Sharma.

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Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

As the site increased in popularity it caught the eye of Bill Gates and Google with an end result being over 4 million in funding. While attending the NSBA Annual Conference this past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Sal Kahn’s keynote on Sunday. Khan is the creator of Khan Academy.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device.

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How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

This is evident in the way that Google Forms transform exit tickets by quickly and efficiently identifying areas of confusion, highlighting opportunities to dive in to the next day’s lesson. But digitally documenting a student’s inquiries through substitution tools makes learning visible and provides formative feedback. In art class, painting in watercolors becomes a three-dimensional rendering using tools like Google’s Tilt Brush.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

While it may seem quaint or old fashioned to some (when accessing WiFi and on-demand videos seem de rigueur), it has been part of my travel routine for too many years to casually cast it aside. Tagged on: March 26, 2017 Arizona lags behind in schools' internet access, but change is coming | Tucson.com → “Urban Arizona keeps progressing and keeps getting access to better technology,” he said. "In these cases, boards need to provide access to a school device.

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