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. 6 Practical strategies for teaching across the digital divide.

Can your internet service provider help close the digital divide?

eSchool News

The digital divide is a reality for three out of four American families, meaning approximately eight million individuals under the age of 18 are living without internet access. Bridging this divide expands the customer base for their services and the rest of the digital economy.

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. They consume social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. By connecting through social media your educators and students can see how the work they do matters. Using apps like Buncee , Adobe Spark , Aurasma, and Pic Collage make it so easy for students to use their digital skills in creative ways.

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap.

Edsurge

First some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide. Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time. Now the quality of digital participation is coming into question. Digital Citizenship Promotes Digital Equity This observation around screen time and media usage has profound implications for educators.

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. I want to say thank you for your accomplishments and your efforts to close the digital divide,” Bulnes told Allen. He's a writer, technology enthusiast, social media lover and all-around digital guy ricky.ribeiro. Tue, 05/29/2018 - 23:37. There’s nothing new about kids going wild for a basketball superstar.

NBC's censoring of the Olympics: Social media and lost opportunities

Connecting 2 the World

However, they have really missed the boat on their social media/online coverage, which could have real repercussions from fans in the future. It also points out how ignorant the corporation is about social media and the "new" media the it purports makes this the first "social media" Olympics. This gives new meaning to the digital divide. social networking tools marketing mobile technology NBC Olympics

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

I believe that if we are to fully apprehend the many issues and nuances of our relationship with future technologies, we first need to begin to appreciate the complexity of human intelligence(s) and the problems associated with trying to model these digitally.

Education in a World of Social and Technological Change #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Craig Watkins, Associate Professor of Radio, TV, and Film, The University of Texas at Austin theyoungandthedigitial.com @scraigwatkins After grad school, Watkins began immersing himself in the way young people use media. Trying to understand their perspectives and sensibilities they bring to digital media. Social media has become central to their (and our) everyday lives. Was inspired by the concept of digital divide - technology rich vs. technology poor.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

Students can play games, watch stupid videos, browse inappropriate websites, spend time on social media, or catch up on the latest episodes of their favorite series. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship. Myths No 3: BYOD will deepen the digital divide.

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Top 10 BYOD concerns — and how to overcome them [Part 1]

Neo LMS

BYOD deepens the digital divide. Even when schools provide for these students — like making them beneficiaries of a BYOD funding program, or letting them check out a device from the school’s library — the digital divide doesn’t disappear completely.

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Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

When students in my graduate seminar on education technology were given the chance to select a topic for a class session, they wanted to devote time to the digital world’s dark side. My students are also in a graduate program that teaches critical understanding of media.

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Twitter Style Book Review Lesson

The Daring Librarian

This conversation will consist of viable, creative, meaningful, and daring products that demonstrate information mastery, go beyond the regular research report and span the digital divide. In keeping with SMS Social Media culture, the four ratings are emoticons: =D for Squee!

With technology, schools try to level the economic playing field

eSchool News

Is access to computers and the web enough to solve the digital divide? They’re going to social media sites. Next page: What researchers and educators say about technology and the digital divide.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

A blogger , speaker, author, technology advocate and prominent voice in social media, Rafranz Davis aims to bridge the digital divide in schools. He knows pedagogy isn’t something to be forgotten in any digital endeavor.

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Educators share technology perspectives in new survey

eSchool News

Teachers address bring-your-own device policies, the digital divide, and common perceptions of ed tech in the classroom. debunks common myths about the digital divide and explores the ways ed tech is helping them encourage and inspire their students.

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education.

Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program

EdTech Magazine

Like other K–12 school districts around the country, you’re closing the digital divide — making sure your students have access to technology that paves the way for their future successes. Use Social Media and Events to Keep Parents in the Know. Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program. eli.zimmerman_9856. Mon, 07/30/2018 - 11:28. Your school has finally gone one-to-one with Chromebooks.

Advancing Equity in Education Through Wifi

MIND Research Institute

The so-called digital divide widens as soon as their students walk out the door. (To What if we told you that a tire shop in Las Vegas was standing at the front lines of the battle to close the digital divide? Of course, share it on social media, as well.

Paying to Turn in Homework? ASU Prof's Viral Email Raises Questions About Online Textbook Model

Edsurge

That charge, by Brian Goegan, clearly struck a nerve with students around the country, leading to memes on social media portraying the professor as a hero fighting corrupt university officials, as well as t-shirts with the slogan: “ my homework was more expensive than this t-shirt.”

CUE Leaders Make National Impact: Members Educate Legislators and Policymakers in D.C.

CUE

CUE members Pam Hernandez (SLOCUE) and Micah Studer (CapCUE) joined CEO Mike Lawrence and Legislative Policy Consultant John Cradler as part of the Ed Tech Advocacy and Policy Summit hosted by ISTE, CoSN and SETDA with support from SIIA, the Center for Digital Education and Discovery Education.

Blackboard launches New Learning Experience platform

eSchool News

Blackboard is helping us erase the digital divide and provide more opportunities for all students.”. Digital Learning and Tools IT Management IT Newsletter News

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. Anya Kamenetz, journalist and author , “The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life” : I'm not seeing any trend away from devices in the classroom. And sometimes that’s going be a digital tool. But the fact that it's digital doesn't make it good or bad. How can schools, teachers, and parents find the right “balance” for today’s digital natives?

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Mark Bauerlein on Arguments for and Against Facebook, Google, Texting, and the Age of Social Networking

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

From the publisher''s description: Twitter, Facebook, e-publishing, blogs, distance-learning and other social media raise some of the most divisive cultural questions of our time.

Celly Launches New Service and Android App for Building Mobile Social Networks

Educational Technology Guy

There are also many more features such as media links, notes and more. The new service allows users to build instant mobile social networks, called "cells" using text messages, QR Codes, email, web or the new Android App. Friends – cliques and social chat ?

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

When I got connected on social media, my lens grew and I became aware of more organizations, as well as some of their supporting tools and resources. Common Sense Education provides digital literacy and citizenship programs to educators and school communities with a goal of empowering students to harness technology for learning and life. Organization: Digital Promise.

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#LearningIs mobile

Learning with 'e's

1) A digital divide still exists across society, even for those who own smart phones. 4) One of the most powerful methods of learning (and associated pedagogy) is to incorporate social media into mobile phone use.

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant."

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

Doug Levin

Tagged on: April 1, 2017 Ofsted to 'snoop' on parents' and pupils' social media | iNews → Its like Klout, but for school accountability. The social consequences for the field of education in general are significant."

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

Doug Levin

The partnership aims to bridge the digital divide in Pittsburg by offering parents refurbished computers free of charge. Tagged on: March 17, 2017 Meet the West Virginia teen taught himself how to build a rapping AI using Kanye West lyrics | Quartz Media → To upend the perceived shortage of talent, tech companies have begun to evangelize for open-source AI code, or software that’s free to use, modify, and improve upon.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

” Via The Sun Sentinel : “Student made social media threat to kill FAU professor, cops say.” ” Chalkbeat on the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice : “‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail.” Edsurge on a report from CASEL : “Students Say Poor Social and Emotional Skills Are Leaving Them Unprepared.”

A hidden, public internet asset that could get more kids online for learning

The Hechinger Report

This asset was handed to [school districts and educational nonprofits] with the expectation that they deliver educational and social value in return. This issue [the ‘homework gap’] constitutes a new civil right: the right to digital equity.”.

Will giving greater student access to smartphones improve learning?

The Hechinger Report

And when I peer into classrooms, I see students tuning out their peers and teachers and focusing instead on YouTube and social media. He also wrote that much “student disruption and conflict centers around cell phones in schools and ease of access to social media.”.

A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee

NeverEndingSearch

Its purpose is to raise awareness of how overly restrictive Internet filtering can impede student learning by blocking access to legitimate educational websites and participatory learning tools (including social media). Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies. Conduct research to explore the educational uses of social media platforms and assess the impact of filtering in schools. Digital Citizenship Curriculum by Common Sense Education.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

As the #lilac13 Twitter stream will reveal, there were lively and protracted debates around the changing nature of library spaces, the nature of knowledge, the future of books and reading, and the impact of digital media.

Teachers in High-Poverty Schools Less Confident in Ed-Tech Skills, Survey Finds

Marketplace K-12

Cross-posted from the Digital Education blog. For example: These teachers are far more likely than their less-confident counterparts to report daily use of digital curricula, learning management systems, and parent communication tools. .

Getting Beyond “Clicktivism”

Educator Innovator

How young people at Oakland’s Youth Radio are using digital media to elevate their political voices. . The app was only one piece of Youth Radio’s election coverage, which included real-time social media posts and interviews.

Big Rich Mt. Olympus: Legendary Drama!

The Daring Librarian

This lesson also would work for our good friends in the Social Studies Department! A Fakebook page is a project that combines social media engagement with creativity but can be low tech in execution. Make is Social!