Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity. Parkland School District in Pennsylvania, like many of the nation’s public school systems, is seeing increases in student poverty rates and English language proficiency — trends that could make any existing digital divides worse. But Parkland school leaders are taking proactive steps to improve digital equity. EDTECH: What challenges related to digital equity are you facing in your district?

Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms

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Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms. School districts can’t just invest in laptops, mobile devices and other hardware, then call it a day. To make the best use of the technology, and to try to give every student a comparable digital learning experience, teachers need professional development, says Kim Buryanek, associate superintendent of Sioux City Community School District in Iowa. It’s a digital divide too.

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What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like

MindShift

In 2013, the New York Times Magazine told the story of Battushig Myanganbavar, the “ Boy Genius of Ulan Bator ,” who earned a perfect score on MIT’s first MOOC as a high school student in Mongolia and subsequently gained admission to MIT. Two very different and promising lines of research might form the foundation of a new set of design principles for digital equity. By John Hansen and Justin Reich.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools. Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 13 Edition)

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 2, 2017 School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks | EdTech Magazine → This article claims students are primarily responsible for denial of service attacks on schools. Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Libraries have become a broadband lifeline to the cloud for students | Ars Technica → The role of the library in the digital age has grown thanks to cloud tools. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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