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. I mined their 2017 report for some details to guide our thinking on the digital divide with regard to education. Income vs. Access: The Digital Divide in the US.

Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

A BYOD policy is a bridge for low SES students. Ex: travel If you are a crappy teacher with bad classroom management who sits at their computer checking email all day, don''t do BYOD. BYOD BYOT sxswedu Notes from SXSWedu presentation by Dr. Michael Mills [link] Bit.ly/BYODResources BYODResources Bit.ly/byoddocs byoddocs Bit.ly/rubrics rubrics Follow #BYODchat on Twitter Nothing is the magic tool for getting our kids where they need to be.

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What about the digital divide in education?

Tomorrow's Learners

But are we creating a digital divide in education? The Digital Divide, or the digital split, is a social issue referring to the differing amount of information between those who have access to the Internet (specially broadband access) and those who do not have access. We can’t assume that Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is affordable for everyone. But it’s all well and good to say this if we were a BYOD school. Blog digital divide edtech

"Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School

The 21st Century Principal

Recently, I found myself entangled with several people in a Twitter debate about whether BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies actually perpetuate or aggravate the digital divide our students currently experience. Having a BYOD policy would seem to perpetuate the divide between the tech-haves and tech-have-nots. As educators we must be concerned with our "students wanting or needing access to a minimal level of digital technology and not being able to get it."

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

Neo LMS

BYOD at school is more than the latest buzz phrase you hear at every corner of the teacher’s rooms or along school hallways. More and more schools adopt BYOD policies and allow students to bring their own mobile phones, tablets, eBooks, and other devices in the classroom, and use them as tools to enhance learning. But failure BYOD stories exist as well, and they rarely hit the headlines as often. But this shouldn’t stop schools from giving BYOD at least a chance.

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The Device Conundrum - 1:1 vs BYOD

A Principal's Reflections

As we continue to advance in the digital age schools and districts are beginning to re-think pedagogy and learning environments by instituting either 1:1 device programs or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives. It is tough to argue the potential impact of either program that is implemented diligently and with a focus on learning that will not result in the enhancement of essential skills sets that our students need to succeed in today''s digital world.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 2]

Neo LMS

In the last week’s post I promised to address exactly 10 BYOD concerns that keep schools reluctant to allowing students to use their mobile devices in the classroom. However, here’s a refresher of the previous post and the five BYOD concerns that are already put on the table: BYOD deepens the digital divide; BYOD will distract students; BYOD encourages students to cheat; Students might forget to bring/charge their devices; Parents may need to pay more for BYOD.

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The role of parents to a successful BYOD program

Neo LMS

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs are a natural corollary to technology-based educational initiatives. Challenges for BYOD are, however, also obvious: strain on school internet networks, content management, cheating and distraction. There is also a concern that BYOD creates digital divides in the classroom between well-resourced students and those from families that simply cannot afford to give their children devices.

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BYOD Equity Panel at #SXSWedu 2014

EdTechSandyK

On March 5, 2014, I was privileged to moderate and participate on a panel on Bridging the Digital Divide with BYOD Equity at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. My fellow panelists were: Jessica Herring , 7th Grade English teacher and practitioner of BYOD in the classroom at Benton Middle School outside of Little Rock, Arkansas Dr. Tim Clark , Coordinator of Instructional Technology for Forsyth County Schools in Georgia.

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Helping Close the Digital Divide with Google for Education

District Administration

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 Innovative programs can help all students access the latest technology. District Administration Custom Publishing Group.

Bring your own

Learning with 'e's

There has been a lot of discussion recently about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in schools. There are also teachers who fear that allowing children to bring their own devices will amplify the socio-economic digital divide - a kind of Bring Your Own Divide. Supporters of BYOD argue that allowing students to use their own devices, with which they are familiar, will give them a head-start where they don't need to learn to use a tool before learning through it.

50 Shades of Mobile

The Mobile Native

mLearning: Beyond the Digital Divide 41. Learnlets BYOD/BYOT 44. BYOD in the 21st Century 45. BYOD Toolbox 47. BYOD "Food For Thought" Videos 48. Blogs BYOD iPads Smart Phones Videos Smart phones (MLDs) 1. SMCS Mobile Learning Technology 2. The Mobile Learning Portal 3. Learning in Hand 4. Cybrary Man''s Mobile Learning Page 5. 100 Mobile Tools for Teachers 6. Breaking the Cell Phone Ban 7. Go Mobile 4 Learning 8. Tool for Learning or Distraction?

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

EdTechSandyK

Digital media literacy continues to rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession. We used to hear about the digital divide. One participant in the session noted it''s easier to catch kids cheating digitally because the evidence is on the device. 1:1 BYOD BYOT tcea TCEA2012

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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.

Why cellphones belong in our classrooms

eSchool News

Hudson HSLT is a digitally-focused and device-agnostic one-to-one computing school; we look at technology as a support for teaching and learning. Next page: Managing the digital divide. Bring Your Own Device Featured on eSchool News Top News Viewpoint ban byod cellphone NYC As NYC lifts its infamous cellphone ban, one local principal sees nothing but possibilities.

Got Charge? Giving Kids the Power!

The Daring Librarian

I've discovered that the mix of the digital divide, possible turbulent home lives, and general teenage forgetfulness results in a loss of power. A few years ago, I was inspired by what I saw during a visit to the Hillwood High School Library in Nashville with the ISTE Board of Directors to support our BYOD pilot program and our kiddos by giving them a place to recharge their devices in school. Our ever changing & evolving BYOD Policy. 3 Times the Charm?

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media. Another question raised at both conferences was around how institutions in all sectors are managing the sudden influx of bring your own technology/device (BYOT or BYOD).

Fabulous learning spaces

Learning with 'e's

He argued that the most equitable way to manage this to avoid any digital divides is to provide Open Source Software to all students. The free, open, flexible spaces and the policy of BYOD ensure that the school is both an attractive and sustainable place to learn. Albany Senior High School YouTube Auckland open spaces Open Source learning BYODI have been keenly interested in the design of learning spaces for some time.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

We also know that other school districts across the country are in the midst of trying to incorporate technology to enhance learning, and to close the so-called digital divide — to ensure all students have access to an Internet-enabled device. I next contacted Richard Freed, a clinical psychologist and the author of “Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age,” who works with a wide range of children and families in the San Francisco Bay area.