3 Priorities in Bridging the Digital Divide

Digital Promise

Melissa is the League community manager at Digital Promise. You can reach her on Twitter at @melissaged. Kent School District in Kent, WA is a member of the League of Innovative Schools. The League team visited Kent in February, 2015. Here is what they learned

Digital Divide

EdTechTeam

Is there a digital divide in our schools? Before we get into the importance of the digital divide in schools, what is the digital divide? A digital divide is a gap between different demographics and regions in the world that have access to technology and those who doesn’t. According to Mary Beth Hertz, who is an art/ technology teacher in Philadelphia, there is an entertainment vs empowerment divide.

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Digital Equity Act Would Provide $250M Annually to Address Digital Divide

Edsurge

Proponents of digital learning, as well as those committed to closing the nation's “homework gap,” rejoiced on Thursday when the U.S. The future belongs to the connected--and the Digital Equity Act aims to connect us all.

Can BYOD Narrow the Digital Divide? #SXSWedu

EdTechSandyK

rubrics Follow #BYODchat on Twitter Nothing is the magic tool for getting our kids where they need to be. Notes from SXSWedu presentation by Dr. Michael Mills [link] Bit.ly/BYODResources BYODResources Bit.ly/byoddocs byoddocs Bit.ly/rubrics

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. Twitter. 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.

"Digital-Divide" Is Not an Excuse to Avoid Implementing a BYOD Policy at Your School

The 21st Century Principal

Recently, I found myself entangled with several people in a Twitter debate about whether BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies actually perpetuate or aggravate the digital divide our students currently experience. Having a BYOD policy would seem to perpetuate the divide between the tech-haves and tech-have-nots. As educators we must be concerned with our "students wanting or needing access to a minimal level of digital technology and not being able to get it." "We

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Great resources on Digital Equity from CoSN (free)

Educational Technology Guy

As schools go more and more digital with systems, curriculum, assignments and more, they face the need to provide equity in digital access for their students. This year has seen a huge increase in attention to "Digital Equity" or the "Digital Divide".

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. Twitter Style Book Reviews by Gwyneth A.

5 Ideas to Improve Rural Education in America

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 40 of #10MT Interviews Daisy Dyer Duerr From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This digital divide and poverty create unique challenges. Twitter handle: @DaisyDyerDuerr.

Teaching Kids with “Paper Packets” due to Coronavirus closures with Dee Ross Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Some teachers (and students) don’t have a choice. Because they have no internet connection, school closures mean “paper packets.” ” Three weeks of them.

How Librarians Continue Their Work Digitally Even as Coronavirus Closes Libraries

Edsurge

To get a sense of what the widespread closure of libraries could mean, and hear some creative ways libraries are reaching out digitally, we talked with Jessamyn West, an educational technologist who runs the librarian.net blog and is author of "Without a Net: Librarians Bridging the Digital Divide."

30 Ideas To  Consider When Implementing School Online and Offline During The Coronavirus

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As the Coronavirus has changed the landscape of education, I have become more and more aware of inequity and the digital divide. In my reflection, I have attempted to present ideas for all schools across the digital divide.

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Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Tracy Smith on the Value of a Team Approach to Digital Equity. Parkland School District in Pennsylvania, like many of the nation’s public school systems, is seeing increases in student poverty rates and English language proficiency — trends that could make any existing digital divides worse. But Parkland school leaders are taking proactive steps to improve digital equity. EDTECH: What challenges related to digital equity are you facing in your district?

Senate Confirms FCC Appointees

Leadership Lounge

Closing the Digital Divide. Chairman Pai mentions the digital divide often, and shows closing the digital divide as a clear priority for him. Connect with Us: Website | Center for Digital Education. Twitter | @centerdigitaled | @shoing | @keciaray.

Q&A: Steve Langford on Equalizing Student Access to the Web and Tech

EdTech Magazine

School districts can improve digital equity through investments, partnerships with businesses and national grants, says Steve Langford, CIO of Beaverton School District in Oregon. Langford recently talked with EdTech about the challenges of the digital divide and practical ways to overcome them. EDTECH: What challenges related to digital equity are you facing in your district? EDTECH: How are you solving the digital-equity problem? Twitter.

Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Kim Buryanek on Bringing Digital Equity into Classrooms. To make the best use of the technology, and to try to give every student a comparable digital learning experience, teachers need professional development, says Kim Buryanek, associate superintendent of Sioux City Community School District in Iowa. Buryanek recently talked with EdTech about how her district is tackling the challenge of digital equity one teacher and one mobile hotspot at a time. Twitter.

Change Needed Today to Prepare for Tomorrow

A Principal's Reflections

As a Senior Fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education, one of my responsibilities is to help provide practical strategies for accomplishing change in the digital age. For the latest updates follow along on Twitter using #ModelSchools.

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 Moreover, the digital divide – that perennially unpopular problem – can widen as a result of these changes.

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.

Celebrate Digital Citizenship Week this week!

eSchool News

Internet safety, online communication, digital footprint, strategic searching, copyright and fair use–these days, “tech skills” encompass so much more than simply learning to type and download files. For Digital Citizenship Week this year (Oct.

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. You can send newsletters, put it on your website, announce it on Twitter or Facebook — all of those are great channels. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag. Make Parents Comfortable with Tech for a Successful 1:1 Program. eli.zimmerman_9856.

Developing a Video Solution for Low-Bandwidth Classrooms

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

This digital divide is especially stark between low-income and affluent students. . For more information, visit @playposit on Twitter. By Swaroop Raju, Co-founder of PlayPosit (fka eduCanon). The Challenge. Most classrooms in the United States are Internet enabled. At first glance, that number seems hugely impressive. It suggests that the vast majority of students have access to broadband capabilities.

3 Takeaways from the Inaugural Digital Learning Annual Conference

Education Superhighway

Seven years ago, a wide-scale digital learning conference was unheard of because the majority of school districts across the country weren’t equipped with the infrastructure or technology to implement a robust digital curriculum.

Experts Weigh in on Key Considerations for K–12 1:1 Programs

EdTech Magazine

At the Innovation in Digital Education and Leadership Institute , schools looking to successfully plan a training program should give teachers plenty of time to work with the tech, stick with a few specific initiatives and have a clear vision educators will be able to follow. . Twitter.

Why It’s Okay To Be A Non-Techy Teacher by @Edsby

TeacherCast

Yet a good LMS, for instance, is something many individual teachers—if Twitter chatter is any indication—are investing a LOT of time comparing and configuring. Google Classroom for assignment submission, Twitter for homework notification.

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Ten Resources and Next Steps: Education and Poverty….ASCD 2016

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First, to ensure you do not miss a valuable post or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter ( @ mjgormans ). Why is it so Hard to Close the Digital Divide in High Poverty Schools?

Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching

EdTechTeam

Cross-posted from Digital Promise Addressing the Digital Learning Gap with Effective Educator Coaching JULY 26, 2017 | BY KAREN CATOR In 2014, I wrote – The problem with education in America is not the lack of excellence. Karen Cator is President & CEO of Digital Promise.

Social Media Revolution for School Librarians: Keynote Resources for CASL

The Daring Librarian

Twitter: Your One Stop PLN/Change Agent Training Tool! Congrats to all the new Twitter users! Here''s a comic Twitter tutorial - click it for a variety of sizes.and here''s an archive of all the Tweets using the #CASL Hashtag !

Khan Academy: Friend or Foe?

A Principal's Reflections

All one had to do was read the Twitter stream to deduce this. While attending the NSBA Annual Conference this past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Sal Kahn’s keynote on Sunday. Khan is the creator of Khan Academy.

We must not shut low-income students out of computer sciences

The Hechinger Report

It happens to me a lot these days — in random conversations at airports, schools, supermarkets, elevators, cocktail parties, yoga studios, Twitter and Facebook walls, as well as at my family’s and friends’ gatherings. Idit Harel.

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 Moreover, the digital divide – that perennially unpopular problem – can widen as a result of these changes.

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

” The headlines are now sharply divided- stating that scrapping the laws will either end the internet as we know it, by allowing providers to offer services based on the tired cost system, or encourage innovation and investment. CONNECT WITH US: Website | Center for Digital Education.

Net Neutrality: What's Happening in DC?

Leadership Lounge

” The headlines are now sharply divided- stating that scrapping the laws will either end the internet as we know it, by allowing providers to offer services based on the tired cost system, or encourage innovation and investment. CONNECT WITH US: Website | Center for Digital Education.

“The world has become my classroom! Skype has become my window to the world!” – Kristine Holloway, Canada

Daily Edventures

As part of their research, students investigated the potential for using 3D printing to save coral from bleaching and shared their ideas on Twitter with oceanographer Jamie Buchanan Dunlop, the expedition leader and director of digitalexplorer.com. Kristine Holloway. Middle School Teacher.

A school district is building a DIY broadband network

The Hechinger Report

But a few pioneering districts have shown that it’s possible, and Albemarle County has joined a nascent trend of districts trying to build their own bridges across the digital divide. Related: Not all towns are created equal, digitally. Read more about the Digital Divide.