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.

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. They consume social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat. But there are ways to use social media for good.

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.

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. School districts across the country are upgrading networks and integrating more classroom technology, and smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous across socioeconomic lines. 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.

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.

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. I was so excited when I heard NBC had a special app to view the Olympics on mobile technology. This gives new meaning to the digital divide.

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? In the middle of one of Miami’s poorest and toughest neighborhoods, there is a computer lab with free wireless internet for Liberty City residents who would otherwise go without the technology.

The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. In my previous blog post I examined the debate about whether we are becoming more intelligent or less intelligent as a result of our prolonged and habituated uses of technology.

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. According to a recent teacher survey , 96 percent of teachers said that technology plays a significant role in the classroom.

Debunking 3 myths about BYOD in the classroom

Neo LMS

We can no longer overlook the importance of the use of technology in schools. However, the education system must prepare students for the adult life, and we, adults, use technology more than we would like to admit. Read more: DOs and DON’Ts of teaching digital citizenship.

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The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

” I mean, yes, I’m totally making up the framing of the “trends” angle here (in the hopes, I confess, to defanging all those ridiculous clickbait articles that just list a bunch of shiny new consumer technology products and predict that they’re poised to “revolutionize school”). The business of education technology overlaps with the politics of ed-tech. There is No Technology Industry (There is Only Ideology). Technology is a system.

Technology won't replace teachers, but.

Learning with 'e's

"Technology won't replace teachers, but teachers who use technology will probably replace teachers who don't" This was just one of the contentious and thought provoking statements made at Learning Through Technology this week in Glasgow.

Students Size Up Edtech’s Dark Side

Edsurge

This semester I’m teaching a graduate seminar on education and technology for Georgetown University. 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.

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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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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Thanks to — or because of — technology change happens at a faster rate than ever before, and education makes no exception. But any of what currently happens in edtech couldn’t be possible without the driving passion for education and technology of people.

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

EdTech Magazine

Powering their devices is a robust network and state-of-the-art cloud technology. 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. While it’s important to make sure teachers and students are ready to use technology in the classroom, it’s equally urgent to keep parents engaged , too. .

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

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. Authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez, Micah Studer, and CUE CEO Mike Lawrence.

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.”.

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.

Top 20 Tech Tips for Teachers

Shake Up Learning

As a digital learning coach and consultant with more than ten years working in instructional technology, I have learned quite a few ways to help teachers integrate technology. For those of you who have been integrating technology for a while, some of these may seem obvious.

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

CUE

to have their voices heard and to advocate for students and technology last week in the nation’s capitol. Officials from the Office of Education Technology at the U.S. the authors Pam Gildersleeve-Hernandez and Micah Studer with CUE CEO Mike Lawrence.

Blackboard launches New Learning Experience platform

eSchool News

The K-12 NLE Platform integrates with hundreds of district technologies including the student information system (SIS), lunch menu, school calendar, payments processing and transportation services to meet the growing needs of school communities. “We

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.

Best Practices with Mobile Tech: #adjunctchat Tuesday, July 15

Connecting 2 the World

Mobile Technology is here to stay. Many of us may try to resist integrating mobile technology into our classrooms. What are some ways in which mobile technology has changed the classroom? I often use my class time to send students out and observe while keeping in touch via mobile technology. Using technology in the classroom also helps the instructor to give instant feedback as students work in class. 1) Do you allow the use of mobile technology in your courses?

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. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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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. This week, I introduced the K-12 Cyber Incident Map.

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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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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. 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. Technology Leadership. Organization: Digital Promise.

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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.

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. .

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, too, has noticed the technology having a debilitating effect in many classrooms. “I Digital Education K-12 News

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 ?

Skills or literacies?

Learning with 'e's

What does it mean to be digitally ready? How can we ascertain what is necessary for someone to be digitally literate? We know there are digital divides between those who have and don't have. I prefer to use 'literacies' to indicate the ability to be digitally ready.