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. 6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide.

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. School districts across the country are upgrading networks and integrating more classroom technology, and smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous across socioeconomic lines. 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.

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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. I highly suggest you follow each of them on Twitter to learn more about best practices in educational technology.

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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. This year has seen a huge increase in attention to "Digital Equity" or the "Digital Divide".

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

To get a sense of what the widespread closure of libraries could mean, and hear some creative ways libraries are reaching out digitally, we talked with Jessamyn West, an educational technologist who runs the librarian.net blog and is author of "Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide."

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now

Edsurge

This quick move to emergency remote teaching has left educators scrambling to figure out how to use digital tools, online resources, and apps to continue their teaching at a distance. Other programs provide a standalone workshop or course about education technology.

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of education, I have become more and more aware of inequity and the digital divide. In my reflection, I have attempted to present ideas for all schools across the digital divide. In this way students can use technology, or not.

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COVID-19, academia, and the big push online: an update

Bryan Alexander

We already have access to a lot of the tech, and maintain some of it in house: campus hosted or leased LMS, document hosting (Google Apps, Office 365), email, some video solution (Elluminate, Connect, Shindig, Zoom, etc). The digital world offers plentiful riches.

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The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. economics education and technology futures

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

The district is in the middle of a digital equity revolution, being led by a particularly sharp Director of Education Technology and Library Programs, Dewayne McClary. When McClary joined the district as the manager of educational technology in 2014, progress was less than stellar.

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

Neo LMS

Also, schools should make sure that this BYOD policy is easily available for anyone, and that some simple issues can be solved through also easily available documentation. Remember the social status symbol mentioned in the digital divide section?

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3 Digital Tools To Keep Parents Up to Date

Ask a Tech Teacher

You can attach photos, documents, videos, PDFs, or lots of other types of files, and using the mobile app, you can send pre-recorded audio messages. It straddles the digital divide between those with the tech-infused family and those who feel pretty plugged in just having a phone.

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How SAMR and Tech Can Help Teachers Truly Transform Assessment

Edsurge

I read an interesting article in EdSurge last week about how current educational technologies do little to move learners beyond rote recall of knowledge and it caught me off guard. It was not the belief that technology has yet to be harnessed to its highest potential that surprised me. It is true that many fields are only starting to see the benefits technology brings to their work. Education Technology Assessments Technology in School

Picking on great education and technology myths

Bryan Alexander

Actually, profs use them primarily to share documents. Myth 1: technology isolates people. The digital divide. We should question assumptions, both our own and others’ We still need to improve our ability to transition into the digital world. education and technology Uncategorized edumyths Today I gave a webinar on a new theme, “Great.edu myths of our time” TurnItIn.com hosted the event, and Jason Chu over there inspired the topic.

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ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

The Philadephia Inquirer reported a response to the rally from district spokesperson Megan Lello: the district provides classroom libraries and other media and technology to support the literacy aim that has been a hallmark of Superintendent William R.

What Parents Need To Know About the Common Core (technology tips included)

Saving Socrates

For any of you who have had the distinct pleasure of taking online adaptive testing, you know how different it is and how much of a digital curve there is in learning how to take this kind of test. Make sure to to expose your children, even at a very young age, to museums, documents, different sources of information, people of a variety of skills and traits, and careers. Are you not a digital native?

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This issue [the ‘homework gap’] constitutes a new civil right: the right to digital equity.”. In their defense, Mobile Beacon and Mobile Citizen point out that they do more than most to support digital inclusion. K-12 News achievement gap Investigations Rural schools Technology access

Making Sense of the Common Sense Census

Gaggle Speaks

We were talking about how Gaggle and Common Sense Education could work together to draw attention to the need to teach Digital Citizenship and further protect students when they use school- or district-provided technology.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

Funding Edtech with the E-Rate Program and Grants

edWeb.net

As schools and districts strive to meet their existing technology needs and prepare for the future, access to federal and state funding, along with other grants, is making a major difference in whether students engage in 21 st century learning or are left behind.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact.

Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology. For those of you who have been integrating technology for a while, some of these may seem obvious.

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Deep learning

Learning with 'e's

She argued that the future is found in the present, and that many of the top science fiction films feature technology that already is in existence. Technology of the future is already here - we just haven''t seen it released on the general public yet.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, in his classroom with students at William J.

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Less Confident in Ed-Tech Skills, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog. For example: These teachers are far more likely than their less-confident counterparts to report daily use of digital curricula, learning management systems, and parent communication tools. .

Dissertation Journal: Defended, Edited, Submitted, Accepted

Mistakengoal.com

Two weeks ago, I defended my dissertation NON-RESPONSE BIAS ON WEB-BASED SURVEYS AS INFLUENCED BY THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND PARTICIPATION GAP. They’ve accepted the document and forwarded it on to ProQuest for permanent archival so I think I’m just waiting for a few random bits of paperwork to work their way through the systems before everything is completely, totally, and finally done. It’s been about a year-and-a-half since my last post about my dissertation.

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Middle School Youth Research, Create, and Take Action to Affect Change

Educator Innovator

Turning inquiry into action, the student has designed a research project to explore the nation’s digital divide, and advocated for a space for he and other interested students to both learn and implement new skills by working toward building an app and website for the school. Many educators also worry about not having the time to make additions to existing curriculums, comply with standardization measures, or access to the technologies needed to support student inquiry projects.

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. 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

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

EdTechSandyK

Notes from TCEA 2012 Presentation by Eanes ISD Tech Group and Carl Hooker, Director of Instructional Technology, Eanes ISD Presentation posted at: edtech.eanesisd.net/tcea Research Behind BYOT 2011 Horizon Report K12 Edition - Published every year. Publicizes key trends and challenges and predictions for adoption educational technology. Support of the technologies we use are becoming more cloud based than server based. We used to hear about the digital divide.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

These categories include: Resume and portfolio of work, credentials and degrees (including licensing), performance standards, group documentation, group processes, group outcomes, information processing, interdepartmental collaboration, specialization, institutional or organizational memory, organizational learning or training, and knowledge management. British Journal of Educational Technology, 30(3), 201-215. British Journal of Educational Technology, 28, 199-217.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The Hechinger Report : “Documenting Maine ’s failure to implement proficiency-based education.” “ The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected ,” writes Nellie Bowles in The New York Times. SNHU and LRNG are merging “to Create ‘ WeWork for Education ’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Via The New York Times : “ Facebook Used People’s Data to Favor Certain Partners and Punish Rivals, Documents Show.” ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.” In the past, this all feeds the reviews I have written each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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