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Much was discussed during the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week in Paris. The image presented here was ironic, appearing as it did on the door to the main venue of the conference, but as several pointed out, the device in the image is a reference to a bygone age when mobile phones were primitive. 1) A digital divide still exists across society, even for those who own smart phones. Many more people now own mobile phones, but a large proportion of these are non-smart (i.e.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

It is free to use (standard text messaging rates apply though) and anyone with a mobile phone or access to the web can use it. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App. Anybody with a mobile phone can join a cell in seconds and instantly share secure group messages, polls, reminders, notes, and topic alerts.

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12 Websites for Digital Books Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

At the beginning of the 21st century, the definition of digital equity revolved around the provision of a digital device to every student. Books can be read online or on most mobile devices. You can read them online, on a mobile device, or download them.

Cleveland Metropolitan School District Deploys the Stay Connected K-12 Solution from Spectrum Enterprise to Enhance the Learning Experience for Students Needing Robust Home Internet

eSchool News

Users can enjoy: Download speeds up to 50 Mbps to support video collaboration and large file transfers. Over an advanced communications network, the company offers a full range of state-of-the-art residential and business services including Spectrum Internet ® , TV, Mobile and Voice.

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. There will be people on your list, those who live life on the opposite side of the digital divide, who miss these messages just because of how they’re delivered. 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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Case Study: Chicago Connected

Education Superhighway

With the possibility of remote learning returning this fall, the City of Chicago, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the philanthropic community, and leading Internet Service Providers (ISPs) recognized a historic opportunity to eliminate broadband accessibility as a barrier to digital learning.

Homework in a McDonald’s parking lot: Inside one mother’s fight to help her kids get an education during coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

The digital divide. Some days, the device’s download speed seemed to function at a crawl. North Mississippi Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley said the digital divide has hampered the ability of families to navigate the crisis.

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

The Hechinger Report

The message, from Zach Leverenz, founder of the nonprofit EveryoneOn, attacked the Educational Broadband Service (EBS), which long ago granted school districts and education nonprofits thousands of free licenses to use a slice of spectrum — the range of frequencies that carry everything from radio to GPS navigation to mobile internet. This issue [the ‘homework gap’] constitutes a new civil right: the right to digital equity.”.

14 Tips For Helping Students With Limited Internet Have Distance Learning

MindShift

While there are plenty of best practice guides available for online learning, strategies for bridging the digital divide are scarce. . Many providers are also waiving late fees for existing customers and increasing data caps for mobile hotspots. Hotspots can be particularly effective for downloading large files that students can work on at home, but may not be reliable or feasible for long periods. .

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But a few pioneering districts have shown that it’s possible, and Albemarle County has joined a nascent trend of districts trying to build their own bridges across the digital divide. Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally. We don’t decide which students get textbooks based on their address, so we shouldn’t do that with digital access.”. By that measure, EBS has fallen well short of its promise, according to some digital-access advocates.

What New Research on Young Kids’ Media Use Means for Teachers

Graphite Blog

Mobile Access Is Nearly Universal Perhaps it’s no surprise to learn that mobile device use has become nearly universal, with 98 percent of kids age 8 and under living in a home with some type of mobile device. In addition, the amount of time young kids spend on mobile devices has tripled since 2013 -- from 15 minutes a day to 48 minutes a day, a close second to the 58 minutes a day kids spend watching TV. Introduce digital citizenship skills early.

A Tiny Microbe Upends Decades of Learning

The Hechinger Report

There is no one-size-fits-all remedy and no must-have suite of digital learning tools. School buses provide Wi-Fi access for downloading homework assignments, as well as lunches, at various locations in South Carolina.

Feeling Alone as the Opportunity Gap Widens for Kids

MindShift

According to Putnam’s research, the digital divide has morphed: Rich kids and poor kids now have equal access to the Internet, but use it in different ways. Surrounded by adults to guide them, richer kids use the Internet in what he calls a “mobility-enhancing way,” such as comparing colleges and doing research for a term paper. Gebbe/Flickr. After raising her daughters, stay-at-home mother Susan Norwood knew that she wanted to be a teacher.

Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama!

The Daring Librarian

During testing season we have a challenge to support student research with limited access to our computer labs and mobile labs. But please, being mindful of our digital divide - always provide classroom time for those students who might have no access to the Interwebs at home) Students will be choosing their god or goddess through a random drawing (they will have 30 seconds to switch & trade) then they will research their divine being!

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

EdTechSandyK

Digital media literacy continues to rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession. Mobile devices are predicted by 2011 Horizon report to be in mainstream in one year or less. Research shows 60% of low-income students carry a mobile device of some sort. Look for awesome infographic in the Prezi (linked at the top of this post) about how people use their mobile devices based on age range. have a mobile phone. 80+% have mobile phones.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,