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ISTELive 23: How Can Professional Development Narrow the Digital Divide?

EdTech Magazine

One of the most robust conversations that came out of ISTELive 23 in Philadelphia was how critical professional development (PD) is to reducing the digital use divide.

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How to work for equity of access in classrooms

eSchool News

Here are five key strategies to ensure equity of access: 1. Digital inclusion and accessibility: Embrace digital tools while ensuring they are accessible to all students, regardless of socioeconomic background or ability.

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Advancing educational equity with UDL and generative AI

eSchool News

Key points: Our education system produces inequitable outcomes–it’s time to change that See article: How to work for equity of access in classrooms See article: How schools can help students overcome the digital divide For more news on equity, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership page As we all struggle down the path toward true educational (..)

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Helping Close the Digital Divide with Google for Education

District Administration

Innovative programs can help all students access the latest technology. 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.

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Millions of Students Are Still Without WiFi and Tech—Why Haven’t Policymakers Stepped Up?

Edsurge

1560 , and proposed adding sections designed “to close the digital divide in California.” These new amendments require the State Superintendent to survey education institutions to understand students' access to computing devices and broadband connections. For instance, prior to COVID-19, Section 12100.8

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2024 National Education Technology Plan targets the digital divide

eSchool News

Key points: A federal outline for education technology intends to close access gaps How to work for equity of access in classrooms How schools can help students overcome the digital divide For more news on digital access, visit eSN’s Educational Leadership page The latest iteration of the U.S.

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Top 5 IT and technology trends for 2016

eSchool News

In it, OET discusses its vision of equity, active use, and collaborative leadership to make “everywhere, all-the-time learning possible.” In a nutshell, the plan calls on the American educational system to “ensure equity of access to transformational learning experiences enabled by technology.”

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