7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

How can we close this digital divide? According to the US Department of Education , there are seven ways to help close the digital divide. Students had to study the US map, come up with questions, and use their critical thinking skills to try and guess where in the US the other school was from. Using apps like Buncee , Adobe Spark , Aurasma, and Pic Collage make it so easy for students to use their digital skills in creative ways.

Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

Once campuses fully reopen, schools will need clear strategies to catch up students who have been unable to keep up their studies at home, the experts advise. The former might still edge out students already impacted by the nation’s digital divide or who are without adult supervision.

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The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

Surely young people will be in good shape because digital natives etc? As for folks over 50: On the opposite side of the generational divide, some 11.5 Plus employers don’t want to pay more for older folks when they can pay less for younger ones and robots.

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

We are seeing making occurring in subject classes such as math or science — in classes specifically listed as maker classes — and in a variety of less formal settings such as clubs and study halls. Originally published at [link].

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

We are seeing making occurring in subject classes such as math or science — in classes specifically listed as maker classes — and in a variety of less formal settings such as clubs and study halls. Originally published at [link]. https://www.thinglink.com/scene/575147870160683008.

Our digital future 11: AI enhanced course design

Learning with 'e's

Other jobs in society may already have been supplanted by robotics and artificial intelligence. AI is not about replacing the human with a robot, it is about taking the robot out of the human" says Usama Fayyad, and this will prove to be a key theme in the future of AI enhanced education.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

Surely young people will be in good shape because digital natives etc? As for folks over 50: On the opposite side of the generational divide, some 11.5 Plus employers don’t want to pay more for older folks when they can pay less for younger ones and robots.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 28 & 29 Editions)

Doug Levin

” that by 2019 half of all high school classes will be taught over the internet ; Raised questions about a new study on personalized learning ; Added four new incidents to the K-12 cyber incident map ; and. " Tagged on: July 18, 2017 Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids | Bloomberg → This is not a work of satire. Unified gets a $3.26-million federal grant to study online credit recovery | LA Times → L.A. Summer.

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Not all towns are created equal, digitally

The Hechinger Report

And their cash-strapped school district has struggled to provide them with even the most basic digital tools. It’s about helping students with limited tech skills be prepared for a global economy that is becoming increasingly digitized. Nor is he the only one on a digital crusade.

Will a new batch of licenses help rural students get online?

The Hechinger Report

They settle in at the computers where Caine teaches coding and software, such as Illustrator and Photoshop, or they head to the back room for the 3-D printer, vinyl cutter and robotics kits.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Bible study, I’m guessing. “ The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected ,” writes Nellie Bowles in The New York Times. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Futurism.com : “Here Are the States Where a Robot Is Most Likely to Steal Your Job.” SNHU and LRNG are merging “to Create ‘ WeWork for Education ’ Via Digital Badges and Mini-Campuses.”

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This study says fix unstable housing, not schools.” ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. In the past, this all feeds the reviews I have written each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

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,

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

Three years ago I shared with you what I was buying to boost our Makerspace area using four empty Library study carrels that no longer held desktop Macs. Yet you can go so much further with this digital duct tape." Robotics?

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

Charter schools, according to a study based on this OCR data, have an even higher rate of suspending Black students and students with disabilities. 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. ” While new technologies are spreading rapidly, the “digital dividends – growth, jobs and services – have lagged behind.”

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study,” says Campus Technology. ” Via NPR : “Teachers Report Stressed, Anxious Students In The ‘Age Of Trump’ ” “ Technology overuse may be the new digital divide ,” says The Hechinger Report’s Jill Barshay. “Higher Education, Digital Divides , and a Balkanized Internet” by Bryan Alexander.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. for Robotics Contest.” Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Data and “Research” The RAND Corporation is out with a study on personalized learning – “Modest Gains, Big Challenges,” reads the Education Week headline.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “In an age of robots , schools are teaching our children to be redundant,” says George Monbiot. Education Politics.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: March 18, 2017 Doubts about whether internet filters protect teenagers online | University of Oxford → A new study casts doubt on whether such technologies shield young teenagers after finding no link between homes with internet filters and the likelihood of the teenagers in those households being better protected. Studies are always helpful, but this should already be understood. Census data, and the divide among states in internet accessibility is apparent.

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