Digital Divide


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.

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures


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.

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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.

7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide


How can we close this digital divide? According to the US Department of Education , there are seven ways to help close the digital divide. Each week I post a new question that our connected teachers have posted on a shared Google Doc and the students record a video explaining how to solve the problem. Using apps like Buncee , Adobe Spark , Aurasma, and Pic Collage make it so easy for students to use their digital skills in creative ways.

3 Google Fiber programs that could help ease the digital divide

eSchool News

Google’s affordable broadband service is already impacting some communities and schools. cities, Google Fiber, which provides an internet connection speed of up to one gigabit per second (1,000 Mbit/s), is attempting to reduce the size of the homework gap. Google’s strategy.

Ray Allen Foundation Gifts Computer Lab to Miami-Dade Middle School to Help Bridge the Digital Divide

EdTech Magazine

Ray Allen Foundation Gifts Computer Lab to Miami-Dade Middle School to Help Bridge the Digital Divide. I want to say thank you for your accomplishments and your efforts to close the digital divide,” Bulnes told Allen. We partner with Microsoft, we partner with Google to make a lot of different form factors, such as desktops and laptops, that roll out in schools districts,” said Shealy. Google+.

How Google Docs Improves Writing

Ask a Tech Teacher

Google Docs is a free word processing program that does 99% of everything a student will ever need to do when writing. What isn’t included as part of the Google Docs program tool can be augmented with mostly free third-party add-ons, extensions, and apps. Embed Google Docs.

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Google Champions Teacher Tech Training with New Program

EdTech Magazine

By Wendy McMahon The partnership between Google, Digital Promise and EdTechTeam seeks to solve the digital divide around professional development. Management Professional Development Training

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".

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

I believe that if we are to fully apprehend the many issues and nuances of our relationship with future technologies, we first need to begin to appreciate the complexity of human intelligence(s) and the problems associated with trying to model these digitally.

Education in a World of Social and Technological Change #SXSWedu


Trying to understand their perspectives and sensibilities they bring to digital media. The Digital Tipping Point - moment in a young person''s life when they migrate to the digital world. The Digital Edge - Watkins is trying to understand role of digital media in lives of kids on the margins of digital access - second language homes, low socioeco environments, etc? Was inspired by the concept of digital divide - technology rich vs. technology poor.

A Science Fair Revolution: Putting the Trifold on Trial

The Daring Librarian

The products of this conversation (Google doc, Wallwisher, wiki, & Slideshare) will generate layers of sharing, producing, and value. Diane Cordell digital divide digital shift educon science fair projects tim holt

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5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator

Shake Up Learning

The post 5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator appeared first on Shake Up Learning. 5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator. Wanna be a Google Certified Innovator?! What is the Google Certified Innovator Program? Research Other Google Certified Innovators.

#BacktoSchool List Begone. Google Chromebooks Are the New Kid in Town

The Innovative Educator

If you're still talking about the digital divide, you haven't heard about Google Chromebooks. Say "Goodbye back to school list" and "Hello Google Draw, Docs, Sheets, Calculator, and more." intelchromebooks Google in Education Chromebooks are not only affordable, they actually save schools, districts, and families money. Chromebooks are only about $225 and last for about three years. That's $75 a year.

Partnering Literacy and Technology to Improve One School

Digital Promise

We have made great strides to level the technology playing field in education, but unfortunately the digital divide still exists between those who have the tools to research, learn and collaborate online at home, and those who don’t. Video Courtesy of Redwood City School District.

Change Needed Today to Prepare for Tomorrow

A Principal's Reflections

As a Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education, one of my responsibilities is to help provide practical strategies for accomplishing change in the digital age. Change Future Ready Schools Google Cardboard ICLE LEGO Makerspace Model Schools Conference

Responding to COVID-19: How Are the Children?

Digital Promise

The bilingual (English/Spanish) mobile-first digital tool was informed by what parents say they need and developed by leading content experts. Organizations and coalitions including Learning Keeps Going , Tech for Learners , Google , and Digital Promise have also compiled lists of resources from various education organizations as well as available edtech products. Bridging The Digital Divide. appeared first on Digital Promise.

Remote Learning Teaching Tips

A Principal's Reflections

In some cases, immense challenges such as digital equity and limited parental support at home have had to be addressed and overcome. If digital access is a challenge, check out these practical ideas that can be implemented without any tech. Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology).

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries


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 blog and is author of "Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide."

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.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]


BYOD deepens the digital divide. Even when schools provide for these students — like making them beneficiaries of a BYOD funding program, or letting them check out a device from the school’s library — the digital divide doesn’t disappear completely.

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Teaching Kids with “Paper Packets” due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. This is just my opinion and I know everyone is doing the best they can but the differences and digital divide becomes apparent in times like these and we should wake up and work to get better around the world.

The 3 Biggest Remote Teaching Concerns We Need to Solve Now


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. Butash is right in pointing out the risks involved in this quick shift to using digital technologies.

Equity Isn’t Just About Technology. It’s About Supporting Students and Families.


Brown : When I think about digital equity, I think about ensuring that everyone has equal access and opportunity. This is our opportunity to support families and students in moving forward in their digital learning. But access is maybe the first part of the digital divide.

Mark Bauerlein on Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He came on the show in January of 2010 to speak with us about his other book, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future; Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

This is leading to an emerging “second level digital divide” in US schools, fueled by differences in how technology is utilized to advance teaching and learning. To close this divide, we must fully support educators with the skills and tools they need to power up the learning environment. With generous support from Google , we are launching the Dynamic Learning Project, a pilot with 50 U.S.

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom


In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. Promethean: How did Palmdale Schools double down on digital for its students?

Coronavirus is the practice run for schools. But soon comes climate change

The Hechinger Report

The Miami-Dade school district, for example, adopted a plan back in 2012 to close the digital divide. But more work needs to be done to shrink the digital divide. This story was produced as part of the nine-part series “Are We Ready?

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives


The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The Digital Equity Initiative.

What a Global ‘Corona Diaries’ Project Reveals About Education During the Pandemic


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Advancing Equity in Education Through Wifi

MIND Research Institute

The so-called digital divide widens as soon as their students walk out the door. (To What if we told you that a tire shop in Las Vegas was standing at the front lines of the battle to close the digital divide? Here’s a primer on creating your own Google Map.).

OPINION: Online homework is a problem for 5 million families without internet at home

The Hechinger Report

Related: New documentary explores ‘the digital divide’. These assignments, like most made by your teachers, must be emailed or dropped into your teacher’s cloud-based Google classroom by 11 p.m. . Imagine you’re in high school.

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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Educators Share What’s Working in Distance Learning

MIND Research Institute

Unfortunately, school closures have meant a step backward for many when it comes to the digital divide. Being a co-teacher in Google Classroom has allowed me to keep that connection with students, as their math specialist.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for 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. This site provides thousands of digitized books, audio recordings, DVDs/CDs from the public domain (or out-of-copyright).