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.

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

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

BYOD — Bring Your Own Device — has gained some momentum in today’s education system. From temp teachers to entire school districts, more and more educational staff debate about or seriously consider the adoption of BYOD in their instruction. Myth No 2: BYOD is not safe.

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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.

"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."

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. But failure BYOD stories exist as well, and they rarely hit the headlines as often. Top 10 BYOD concerns: 1. BYOD deepens the digital divide.

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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. Michael keeps his hand in K-12 education by partnering with schools and teachers on BYOD integration projects.

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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. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

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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.

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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.

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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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.

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

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.

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. We had MANY, many, times where a kid forgot their self-selected 4 digit temporary code and had to use the over ride key.

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.

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. Digital Education K-12 News