Tackling the digital divide after the pandemic

Neo LMS

Digitization has changed how we communicate, access services, and the extent of technology present in our lives. Although the digital divide was not caused by the pandemic, it was definitely exacerbated by it. The need to raise digital awareness.

Closing the Digital Divide with an Emphasis on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Sponsored post Bridging the digital divide is a monumental task. Verizon is not only working to increase access to close the digital divide, but they are also providing critical support to improve learning.

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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.

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.

Pandemic Aid Helps Narrow Mississippi’s Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

During Black History Month, Aberdeen High School Principal Dana Bullard invited some former students to speak to her current students at the Mississippi school about their careers.

How Next Gen TV Can Help Close The Digital Divide

techlearning

A new prototype utilizes Next Gen TV and QR codes to allow two-way communication between teachers and students via broadcast

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.

The Universal Laptop Program Helping One State Narrow the Digital Divide

Edsurge

And one, Mississippi, has made important strides in closing the digital divide through a pandemic response plan that took each school district’s unique needs and challenges into account. It is worth remembering that the digital divide is not an all or nothing phenomenon.

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 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.

Oakland Undivided: How a California District Closed the Digital Divide

techlearning

When the pandemic began, Oakland USD leaders needed to act quickly to ensure equitable access for all 53,000 students

K–12 Leaders Can Work with Local Governments to Address the Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

The digital divide is an unrelenting problem in K–12 districts across the country. While there is no easy solution to digital inequity, there is help if K–12 leaders know where to look.

Bridging the Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

By Ryan Petersen Innovative schools are working to turn things around for underserved students. Classroom Curriculum Management Mobility

3 Priorities in Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Melissa is the League community manager at Digital Promise. You can reach her on Twitter at @melissaged. Kent School District in Kent, WA is a member of the League of Innovative Schools. The League team visited Kent in February, 2015. Here is what they learned

6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

Last week we discussed the digital divide , and today I thought we could explore some practical strategies that teachers, as individuals, can adopt in an effort to bridge the digital divide in their classrooms. We all read about glamorous examples of 1:1 programs where students enjoy an almost Utopian relationship with their school and teachers via a host of remarkable digital tools. 59% of teachers feel the digital tools they use frequently are effective.

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.

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 Mary Beth Hertz, who is an art/ technology teacher in Philadelphia, there is an entertainment vs empowerment divide.

Family tech nights can narrow the digital divide

eSchool News

When we talk about digital equity, the conversation often focuses on providing opportunities for all students to learn in an increasingly connected world. We talk about training all educators to integrate digital tools in their classrooms in meaningful ways. But when schools support students in transferring their skills to their parents, they are narrowing the digital divide. District Management Featured on eSchool News IT Management digital divide family

When the digital divide is made worse by a pandemic

eSchool News

The digital divide is proving one of the most pervasive and stubborn challenges in U.S. Related content: Family tech nights can narrow the digital divide. education, and its effects can follow students from kindergarten through college.

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.

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.

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. today, “the digital divide predated the coronavirus pandemic and will persist beyond it if stakeholders do not seize the moment,” they write.

Why School Bus WiFi is Growing in K-12

Kajeet

Digital Divide Bus WiFi WiFi for Students SmartBus distance learning

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.

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.

Fall Semester is Here. Now What?

Kajeet

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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.

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. The latest Digital Equity report from the Consortium of School Networking paints a rosy picture of an educational environment where students have generally good access to high-speed wi-fi while in school.

Closing the Digital Divide: 5 Digital Literacy Strategies to Help Adult Learners

Digital Promise

Digital literacy skills are critical for adult learners to fully participate in our digital society. Mockingbird Education’s infusion teaching strategy helps adult learners become confident digital citizens by following a three-step process: explicit teaching of the skill, immediate practice, then reflection on how the skill can be used in a learner’s own life.

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.”. But that won’t close what has come to be known as “the digital divide.”. Nearly one in four school districts still does not have sufficient bandwidth to meet the digital learning needs of students. How long has the “digital divide” been on your radar?

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.

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

The digital divide is a reality for three out of four American families, meaning approximately eight million individuals under the age of 18 are living without internet access. However, only 18 percent of teachers reported the majority of students have access to the digital tools they need at home, which left those students without access to broadband at a significant disadvantage. Affordable home access is a key component of achieving success in today’s digital world.

Conquering the digital divide at school–and at home

eSchool News

The digital divide is proving one of the most pervasive and stubborn challenges in U.S. Related content: Family tech nights can narrow the digital divide. Related Content: eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide. The eSchool News Digital & Mobile Learning Guide is here! It features strategies to help you effectively use digital and mobile learning resources, along with tips to support digital and mobile learning initiatives.

Here’s how family tech nights help close the digital divide

eSchool News

When we talk about digital equity, the conversation often focuses on providing opportunities for all students to learn in an increasingly connected world. We talk about training all educators to integrate digital tools in their classrooms in meaningful ways. But when schools support students in transferring their skills to their parents, they are narrowing the digital divide.