6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide

Neo LMS

Last week we discussed the digital divide , and today I thought we could explore some practical strategies that teachers, as individuals, can adopt in an effort to bridge the digital divide in their classrooms. Before we go ahead and look at some practical steps I thought it would be useful to sketch in some background on how technology is actually being used in classrooms across the US, in an effort to create some necessary context.

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. Ray Allen, a retired basketball player in his 40s who last played for the Miami Heat in 2014, was visiting the school on behalf of his Ray of Hope Foundation , not to scout the next great ball player, but to bring a gift: a classroom computer lab outfitted with modern technology. This investment in children isn’t just about technology for Allen.

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Technology and Innovation as Paths to Educational Equity

edWeb.net

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and, in many ways, worsened the digital divide and other inequitable aspects of America’s education system. Culatta, Chief Executive Officer of International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE); and Dr. Michael T.

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: Steve Langford on Equalizing Student Access to the Web and Tech

EdTech Magazine

Inequities in student access to reliable internet service and personal technology are not insurmountable. School districts can improve digital equity through investments, partnerships with businesses and national grants, says Steve Langford, CIO of Beaverton School District in Oregon. Langford recently talked with EdTech about the challenges of the digital divide and practical ways to overcome them. EDTECH: How are you solving the digital-equity problem?

We're All Digital Citizenship Teachers - Here's the "How To Guide"

The Innovative Educator

As schools around the globe rapidly transitioned to remote learning, it became apparent that it is the responsibility of all teachers to engage students of all ages in a dialogue around responsible digital interactions.

Ten Resources and Next Steps: Education and Poverty….ASCD 2016

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I hope your enjoyed my tweets throughout the conference, and even my pre-conference post , that brought you the latest in educational theory with a technology twist. First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Please note that I have brought technology and PBL into this conversation.

Rally to Restore Philadelphia School Librarians: Responses, reflections, and resources

NeverEndingSearch

The Philadephia Inquirer reported a response to the rally from district spokesperson Megan Lello: the district provides classroom libraries and other media and technology to support the literacy aim that has been a hallmark of Superintendent William R.

When a dollar and a dream isn’t enough

The Hechinger Report

With less than 3% of VC funds employing black and Latinx investment professionals, only a small fraction of that sum will find its way to businesses owned or run by people of color,” according to the magazine Fast Company analysis of data compiled by the venture capital database Pitchbook. Another analysis by digital divide expert Kathryn Finney found that black women-led start-ups comprised less than .2

Digital school strategies

Learning with 'e's

Schools need to plan their technology strategies very carefully. There are a lot of factors to consider, including current development of technology and its future proofing, existing systems and interoperability, access and provision of networked resources, skills and capabilities of teaching staff, market forces and socio-economic influences, to name a few. One of the most important digital divides to overcome is the technophobia divide - the wills and the will nots.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. We must allow our students to use their gifts and skills to make and create using technology the teacher may not even be familiar with.

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What Achieving Digital Equity Using Online Courses Could Look Like

MindShift

For almost a century, technology enthusiasts have promised that new innovations can democratize education. 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.

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What the flip?

Learning with 'e's

This morning, the May issue of Wired Magazine landed on my doormat, and what did I see inside? Another objection to the flipped classroom is the digital divide. What happens to all those students who cannot afford or access the technology they need to participate in this kind of learning? According to the Wired magazine article, 'flipped teaching is essentially a type of tutoring. Everywhere I look I'm seeing 'Flip teaching' or 'Flipped classroom'.

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

Doug Levin

Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye the week of March 13, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Technology used to target UAE’s cheating students | The National → "We were saying technology helps students cheat, now, we’d say it’s helping them understand unethical behaviour better than ever." Census data, and the divide among states in internet accessibility is apparent.

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. 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.

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

Doug Levin

Questions that have been a long time coming… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye this week – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. 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.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. The Washington Post → The scope of facial recognition technology is massive and unregulated.

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 12 Edition)

Doug Levin

I think a lot about the future of technology and its potential impacts on students and the K-12 education system (intended and unintended). While not every piece speaks directly to K-12 education issues at present, they all speak to the wider milieu from which our conceptions of public education and consumer technology are derived. The Washington Post → The scope of facial recognition technology is massive and unregulated.

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