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.

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She showed several images of recent movies such as Ellysium, I, Robot and Avatar to emphasise her point. This week I read an article that documented the recent partnership between futurist Ray Kurzweil and Google''s Larry Page.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

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“I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions. The partnership aims to bridge the digital divide in Pittsburg by offering parents refurbished computers free of charge. " says Google Family Link manager Saurabh Sharma.

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Via The New York Times : “How Google Protected Andy Rubin , the ‘Father of Android ’ ” “Google could have fired Mr. Rubin and paid him little to nothing on the way out. Enjoy your Google for Education products ! Speaking of Google, “ Google Is Teaching Children How to Act Online. But really, it works so well next to this story about the sexual misconduct of Google execs, don’t you think?

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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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,

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Yet you can go so much further with this digital duct tape." One of my AWESOME former 8th graders, Lillian, started a Makey-Makey Made Simple-Simple Crowdsourced Google Doc Tutorial. Robotics? Sphero Mini fits a huge experience into a tiny robot the size of a ping pong ball.

Education Technology's Inequalities

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Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly. Indeed, the World Bank issued a report in January arguing that digital technologies – not just robots in factories – stand to widen inequalities as well, “and even hasten the hollowing out of middle-class employment.” Education Technology and Digital Polarization.

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. for Robotics Contest.” ” Google profiles Niji Collins , a winner in the latest Google Code-In contest. Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” The Wall Street Journal looks at “ Paying Professors : Inside Google ’s Academic Influence Campaign.”

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Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” ” Via Geekwire : “ Google quietly donates $10M to University of Washington in another major computer science gift.” ” Via Education Dive : “ Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement.” Via the AP : “How Google Chromebooks conquered schools.” Education Politics.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. Yet participating in the digital world is essential for learning, career, and life.