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7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

How can we close this digital divide? According to the US Department of Education , there are seven ways to help close the digital divide. They consume social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. By connecting through social media your educators and students can see how the work they do matters. Using apps like Buncee , Adobe Spark , Aurasma, and Pic Collage make it so easy for students to use their digital skills in creative ways.

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.

Edsurge

First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time. Now the quality of digital participation is coming into question. Digital Citizenship Promotes Digital Equity This observation around screen time and media usage has profound implications for educators.

Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age in Oakland

Educator Innovator

Their effort, called Educating for Democracy in a Digital Age (EDDA), is focused on designing and researching new approaches that take up the expanded civic opportunity structures that digital media afford and doing so while still maintaining a focus that builds on the basics to support youth to develop strong academic skills. EDDA is an effort to respond to new research and developing understandings about how politics has changed in the digital age.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

Its purpose is to raise awareness of how overly restrictive Internet filtering can impede student learning by blocking access to legitimate educational websites and participatory learning tools (including social media). Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies. Conduct research to explore the educational uses of social media platforms and assess the impact of filtering in schools. Digital Citizenship by OSAPAC.