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.

Digital Divide 2.0: a few facts and figures

Neo LMS

Today we launch right in with a topic that is on the minds and hearts of many teachers – the “digital divide”; that silent, pernicious socioeconomic gap between students that have and students that do not have access to technology. Digital divide: facts and figures.

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Family tech nights can narrow the digital divide

eSchool News

When we talk about digital equity, the conversation often focuses on providing opportunities for all students to learn in an increasingly connected world. We talk about training all educators to integrate digital tools in their classrooms in meaningful ways.

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

The Hechinger Report

For years policymakers have fretted about the “digital divide,” that poor students are less likely to have computers and high-speed internet at home than rich students. The study labels families making more than $75,000 a year as high income.).

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.

Conquering the digital divide at school–and at home

eSchool News

The digital divide is proving one of the most pervasive and stubborn challenges in U.S. A new study confirms that, despite efforts to close the space, the gap between students who have access to devices and the internet and those who lack it compounds equity problems within U.S.

Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Studies have shown that low SES students test scores go up 30% when they have access to mobile devices. Notes from SXSWedu presentation by Dr. Michael Mills [link] Bit.ly/BYODResources BYODResources Bit.ly/byoddocs byoddocs Bit.ly/rubrics

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.

Digital divide hits small towns hard

eSchool News

In New Mexico, educators and policymakers are working to close the digital opportunity gap. Unfortunately, the digital divide is a very real barrier to success in our community,” said Audra Bluehouse, an English teacher at Hatch Valley High. “We

How satellite technology can help close the digital divide

eSchool News

As high-speed internet service becomes more ubiquitous in American households, some readers might be surprised to find out that a “digital divide” exists in many of our schools. According to the FCC and others, satellite technology holds promise.

Study highlights plight of students with only one device at home

eSchool News

The digital divide is proving one of the most pervasive and stubborn challenges in U.S. A new study confirms that, despite efforts to close the space, the gap between students who have access to devices and the internet and those who lack it compounds equity problems within U.S.

Growing Number of Poor Americans are Phone Only Internet Users – What does that Mean for Education?

Indiana Jen

PEW Research recently published a study that showed a growing number of lower-income Americans access the internet solely through a smartphone. What are the implications for education as teachers and schools move to more digital practices in their institutions?

Rolling Study Halls equip school buses with Wi-Fi, tutors

FETC Converge

com Students completed more homework and showed greater confidence in class after being issued digital devices when school buses were equipped with Wi-Fi and staffed with tutors in a pilot initiative. Future of Education Technology Conference presenter Susan Bearden explains how this initiative is tackling the digital divide. More… Uncategorized CoSN digital equity FETC Rolling study halls Title I WifiBy Dayna Straehley, Title1Admin®.com

Another Cause of Inequality: Slow Internet in Schools

Educator Innovator

Using digital tools in the classroom isn’t the future of learning, it’s the present—except at the significant percentage of schools without reliable high-speed internet. Along with the increase in speed, there’s been an exponential increase in the use of digital tools in the classroom.

Education in a World of Social and Technological Change #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

Trying to understand their perspectives and sensibilities they bring to digital media. The Digital Tipping Point - moment in a young person''s life when they migrate to the digital world. The Digital Edge - Watkins is trying to understand role of digital media in lives of kids on the margins of digital access - second language homes, low socioeco environments, etc? Was inspired by the concept of digital divide - technology rich vs. technology poor.

CoSN 2015: Education’s Role in the Ubiquitous Wi-Fi Future

EdTech Magazine

That''s the puzzle being studied by Sam Pitroda, former chair of the Knowledge Commission in India and a leading voice in the campaign to breach the global 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? Gutierrez has zeroed-in on a problem researchers are only now beginning to understand: access to computers and the web is not enough to solve the problem of the digital divide.

How One Teacher’s Simple Experiment Rekindled a Love of Learning

GoConqr

This is certainly the case when it comes to bridging the tech divide in the classroom, where on one side you have traditionalist teachers, on the other side the tech-savvy students. Bridging the Digital Divide.

Not Just Classroom Supplies: Teachers Also Buy Edtech With Their Own Money

Edsurge

In education technology, a litany of surveys published this decade have touted the growing adoption of digital learning tools. Recent studies by Deloitte and the Gates Foundation have shed light into how educators engage with edtech. A different ‘digital divide’ has emerged.

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New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

eSchool News

Senate would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms. The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 , introduced by Sen.

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

Digital Promise

This is leading to an emerging “second level digital divide” in US schools, fueled by differences in how technology is utilized to advance teaching and learning. To close this divide, we must fully support educators with the skills and tools they need to power up the learning environment. To answer that question, throughout the year, we will be surveying coaches, principals, teachers, and students and conducting more in depth case studies with several participating schools.

Close the Digital Learning Gap: How One District Tackled Tech Disparity in the Classroom

Edsurge

In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. In 2014, Palmdale School District was experiencing a major digital divide. Promethean: How did Palmdale Schools double down on digital for its students?

5G for Education Is Finally Here. First Stop? Cleveland.

Edsurge

By supporting schools in low-incomes areas and helping them access high-quality learning technology, the program aims to increase equity and close the digital divide in 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 We can start with enrollment and fields of study.

4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives

Neo LMS

The gap in digital equity must be put under the spotlight if schools are going to be able to redress, and address, the yawning “homework” gap. 4 Examples of the best digital access initiatives. The Digital Equity Initiative.

Ideas For Providing Internet Access At Home

The Web20Classroom

For schools considering 1:1 initiatives, Bring Your Own Device or other digital rollouts, ensuring that students have access to a high-speed internet connection outside of the school building is key. Access to the internet and digital resources is now easier than than just a few years ago.

Next Generation Learning: Personalization

Neo LMS

New areas within the curriculum included: Digital literacy : Evaluating, defining and assembling digital information. The second in our New Generation Learning series focuses on personalization.

New Generation Learning: Personalization

Neo LMS

New areas within the curriculum included: Digital literacy : Evaluating, defining and assembling digital information. The second in our New Generation Learning series focuses on personalization.

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].

Rufus Glasper to Community College Leaders: “Online is Not Evil”

Edsurge

Another thing that I don't hear about that much these days, but I know you have views on is the digital divide. Where do you see the digital divide today in terms of education? The digital divide is still a problem, and it's a growing problem. But many institutions are having to address the digital divide by increasing the number of spaces that are available not be necessarily on their campus, but maybe in a community-based agency.

Breaking Down the FCC’s Latest Broadband Brouhaha

Edsurge

But an economic study conducted by the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition estimated revenue to the government as a result of these auctions between $52 and $156 million. (It’s

Substance Over Assumptions and Generalizations

A Principal's Reflections

Here is an excerpt: " Schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom to tackle the digital divide and give every student the skills they need in today’s connected world, according to the first OECD PISA assessment of digital skills.

FCC changes its rules, puts educational spectrum up for open auction

The Hechinger Report

Rolfes’s group is part of a Nebraska initiative to wirelessly extend school broadband into rural communities where more than a third of the students have no broadband access at home, according to a state study.

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

MindShift

Researchers don’t really know, and that concerns observers like Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra, the founder of Children and Screens: The Institute of Digital Media and Child Development. She says the missing ingredient in understanding the real impact of the digital divide is time.

Are educational videos leaving low-income students behind?

The Hechinger Report

A series of studies on educational videos found that attention-grabbing gimmicks, slower pacing and plenty of pauses — features employed in the show “Bubble Guppies” depicted above — helped preschoolers build their vocabulary.

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