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Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

But we can use mobile devices to help. Engagement is key to getting kids involved and increase their learning. It''s becoming more socially acceptable to talk about school outside of school because of mobile devices. Mostly due to increased engagement.

New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

eSchool News

Students would receive more opportunity to connect to the internet after school under proposed legislation. Senate would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms.

No Teacher is an Island – Mary-Joyce Arekion, Mauritius

Daily Edventures

But by weaving technology into her teaching, Arekion is bringing the unfamiliar to her students in living color. “We The students had difficulty picturing world war, as we live on an island far from wars. So I challenged my students with a WebQuest , whereby they were to act as reporters and gather information about wars on our planet and write articles about them to create awareness.”. Technology has played a key role in Arekion’s own learning.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

Students Adonis Scott (left), and Donavin Haugen (right) use their smartphones to sign up for an online review quiz. Walking the hallways between classes at Fern Creek High School in Louisville, Kentucky, I dodge students whose heads are turned down to glowing screens.

Middle School Youth Research, Create, and Take Action to Affect Change

Educator Innovator

Take a beat from Castle Hill Middle School students, who are taking the reins to create change with a school-wide Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) project. It may be a buzz phrase in some areas of the education world, but what does the real-life application of student agency and inquiry look like? One tech-interested student wondered how he could build a skill set when his school and community didn’t have access to the same tools and instruction available in other areas.