7 Shifts to Closing the Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

The debate really centers around the how and why implementing technology can help our students. How do we use, integrate, and engage learning with the newest technology? How can we close this digital divide? According to the US Department of Education , there are seven ways to help close the digital divide. Using apps like Buncee , Adobe Spark , Aurasma, and Pic Collage make it so easy for students to use their digital skills in creative ways.

Education Technology's Inequalities

Hack Education

I also want to consider that, with or without a President Trump , education technology also might make things worse, might also contribute to these ongoing inequalities – and not simply because many in ed-tech seem quite eager to work with the new administration. 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.

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A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. Affordable Maker Technologies. Affordable Maker Technologies. Originally published at [link].

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. Affordable Maker Technologies. Affordable Maker Technologies. Originally published at [link].

AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

Kids from black and Latino communities — who are often already on the wrong side of the digital divide — will face greater inequalities if we go too far toward digitizing education without considering how to check the inherent biases of the (mostly white) developers who create AI systems.

Planning ahead to catch up students when school reopens after coronavirus

The Hechinger Report

The former might still edge out students already impacted by the nation’s digital divide or who are without adult supervision. Coronavirus and Education K-12 Mississippi Solutions achievement gap Curriculum Mississippi newsletter Rural schools Technology access

How Much Screen Time Is Too Much for Kids?

Edsurge

The digital divide between rich and poor students isn’t what it used to be. In the article, Nellie Bowles discussed how “throwback” play-based preschools are trending in affluent neighborhoods; parents in Kansas City launched a program called Stand Together And Rethink Technology (START); and another group of parents in Missouri have joined forces to figure out how to reduce their children’s screen time. And sometimes that’s going be a digital tool.

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Celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

From gamification to digital citizenship to PD for teachers to classroom robots and everything in between, the 102 posts that have been published on the NEO Blog in the last 12 months covered oh so many subjects related to education technology and e-learning for educational institutions.

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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.

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech

eSpark

At the end of June, eSpark joined the thousands of district and edtech leaders headed to Denver, CO to meet innovative educators and discuss the current state of technology in schools.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Foreshadowing a future full of big data, he called for educators to change their current practices if they want their students to be prepared for a world filled with AI robots. Right now I still think there is a divide in the sessions.

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Our digital future 5: Artificial Intelligence

Learning with 'e's

Now, I have written about AI on several previous occasions, and I also feature an entire chapter on its applications to learning and development in my new book, Digital Learning in Organisations. Many would argue that this test has yet to be passed by 'artificially intelligent' technologies.

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. million into schoolwide technology upgrades. It’s about helping students with limited tech skills be prepared for a global economy that is becoming increasingly digitized.

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

The Hechinger Report

Shawn Caine, who teaches technology at Panguitch High School in Garfield County, Utah, lets students who don’t have adequate home internet service get online in her classroom before and after school. Tom Rolfes, education IT manager for the Nebraska Information Technology Commission.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

techlearning

Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Digital equity is one of the most complex and urgent issues facing 21st-century educators. Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, in his classroom with students at William J.

The changing geography of work: a new report

Bryan Alexander

McKinsey just published a new report, “The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow” ( summary ; longer document ), looking ahead to 2030 after new technologies have had some impact. Surely young people will be in good shape because digital natives etc?

Live Interview on Thursday, March 10th - Mitch Resnick from MIT Media Lab

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Event and Recording Page : [link] Mitchel Resnick directs the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research projects include: Scratch: Democratizing Digital Expression. Computer Clubhouse: Bridging the Digital Divide.

Deep learning

Learning with 'e's

She argued that the future is found in the present, and that many of the top science fiction films feature technology that already is in existence. She showed several images of recent movies such as Ellysium, I, Robot and Avatar to emphasise her point.

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

Doug Levin

I have a bit more to say about some of these topics, so stay tuned… Otherwise, here’s what caught my eye these past two weeks – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tagged on: July 21, 2017 Technology is transforming what happens when a child goes to school | The Economist → Reformers are using new software to “personalise” learning: How well the model will work when it spreads is unclear.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. “ 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.” All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

For the past ten years, I have written a lengthy year-end series, documenting some of the dominant narratives and trends in education technology. It’s not that paying for a piece of technology will treat you any better, mind you.). But new technology hasn’t made it easy.

Makerspace Starter Kit Updated

The Daring Librarian

Remember, you can date new technology (or innovation) you don't have to marry it ! Yet you can go so much further with this digital duct tape." Robotics? You an start with just one Sphero Mini : The App-Controlled Robot Ball Photo by: Jenny of The Brick Castle "Little robot.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. ” Via The New York Times : “ Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says.” In the past, this all feeds the reviews I have written each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. I’m ending that series, I think, so I can focus on writing books.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via Campus Technology : “ Southern New Hampshire U to launch Competency-Based Master’s in Online Ed.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Unizin Partners with edX , Cengage.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” “ Online Trackers Help Promote Better Sleep in Indiana U Staff Study,” says Campus Technology. “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 MIT Technology Review : “Another Price Slash Suggests the Oculus Rift Is Dead in the Water.” Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via MIT Technology Review : “U.S. (National) Education Politics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via WaPo : “The FCC talks the talk on the digital divide – and then walks in the other direction.” Bridget Foster has been named the head of the SIIA’s ed-tech association, the Education Technology Industry Network. ” Via Education Dive : “ Digital ed tech pricing library brings transparency to procurement.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Education Politics.

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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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

AIR was established in order to address the critical need for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and training at school level in Ghana. Sunday, October 19th - Saturday, October 25th Digital Citizenship Week , Join us for Digital Citizenship Week and engage students, teachers, and families in your community in thinking critically, behaving safely, and participating responsibly online. What can colleges do to help foster strong digital citizens?