Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

For years policymakers have fretted about the “digital divide,” that poor students are less likely to have computers and high-speed internet at home than rich students. “It’s not a technology divide, it’s a content divide.

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

A digital divide between teachers hurts students. And be in compliance with state, provincial and/or federal guidelines. If you’re a teacher, chances are you were taught how to teach. You likely didn’t get training on how to be an IT guru.

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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.

State Leadership Working Towards Broadband Access for All

edWeb.net

Similarly, 28 states have policies and guidelines for external connections; 23 have them for internal wireless connections. By providing these examples of state leadership to support technology in education, though, states can work towards bridging the digital divide.

Report: 41 percent of schools are under-connected

eSchool News

This kind of connectivity is necessary, the authors note, to help connect students to high-quality digital learning opportunities. It also highlights state leaders who have helped their states put these digital learning opportunities directly in front of teachers and students.

Digital school strategies

Learning with 'e's

One of the most important digital divides to overcome is the technophobia divide - the wills and the will nots. What do you think are the key elements schools need to address in a digital strategy? Schools need to plan their technology strategies very carefully.

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

but after a couple months of a wasted materials (ex: uncompleted duct tape raincoats that ended up in a sticky ball) and some messy LEGO behavior, I realized we did indeed need a few guidelines. Yet you can go so much further with this digital duct tape."

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. Below are digital learning tips that any teacher can use in their classroom. Use Digital Tools FOR Learning.

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Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

EdTechSandyK

Digital media literacy continues to rise in importance as a key skill in every discipline and profession. We used to hear about the digital divide. One participant in the session noted it''s easier to catch kids cheating digitally because the evidence is on the device. It includes usage guidelines and possible consequences.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

The Department of Education has released its newly proposed guidelines for school accountability. Also off campus, not on-: “ Unemployed Detroit Residents Are Trapped by a Digital Divide.” From IMS Global : “ Competency-Based Education and Extended Transcripts: IMS Global Learning Consortium Enabling Better Digital Credentialing.” “ Digital Redlining, Access, and Privacy ” by Chris Gilliard and Hugh Culik. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ Trump Drops Defense of Obama Guidelines on Transgender Students.” Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” ” Via Education Dive : “ Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement.” Education Politics. “How higher education made President Trump ,” according to Jeffrey Selingo.