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.

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

BYOD Equity Panel at #SXSWedu 2014

EdTechSandyK

On March 5, 2014, I was privileged to moderate and participate on a panel on Bridging the Digital Divide with BYOD Equity at the SXSWedu conference in Austin, Texas. I highly suggest you follow each of them on Twitter to learn more about best practices in educational technology.

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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. 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.

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.

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.

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. You know the saying “The only constant is change”.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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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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.

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 !

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.

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.

Events Newsletter - Reinventing Education (Feb 27 - March 1) - "Beyond Measure" - StuTech Recordings - StudentHero

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Thursday, February 5th at 3:45pm in Austin, TX Digital Citizenship: A Whole-Community Approach , Learn about three factors for schools –teaching students, engaging parents, and enhancing leadership – to create a positive culture around digital citizenship.

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

Educational Technology Guy

There is a full web console to control and monitor things and you can either create a Celly login or login with Facebook or Twitter. ly , or follow us on Twitter , Facebook and our blog. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 18, 2017 FBI arrests Twitter user who sent seizure-inducing GIF | CNET → This is terrifying: Kurt Eichenwald, a journalist who writes for Vanity Fair and Newsweek, tweeted Friday that the FBI had arrested a man suspected of purposefully sending him a GIF that triggered an epileptic seizure.

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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.

No Teacher is an Island – Mary-Joyce Arekion, Mauritius

Daily Edventures

In 2011, Arekion became an MIEE national winner with her project “Bridging Digital Divide,” and she continues to seek the best ways to engage her students in 21 st century learning. Arekion shares her experiences on her own blog and on Twitter. This great adventure was not over yet as in 2011, I represented the school and the country again in the regional forum in Aqaba, Jordan as a national winner with a project titled, “Bridging Digital Divide.”.

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. That context seems to be missing in our Twitter-verse right now.

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5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator

Shake Up Learning

He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digital divide through equitable access to technology for all students. The post 5 Tips to Become a Google Certified Innovator appeared first on Shake Up Learning.

5 Ways to Flip Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Hip Hughes on episode 155 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. You kow, we haven’t closed that digital divide quite yet.

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.

3 Essential Ingredients for Making Edtech Work in the Classroom: Leadership, PD, and Ongoing Support

Edsurge

The “digital divide” is still very real. At the same time, in schools of all kinds, I’ve seen firsthand what others have called the digital use divide. In some schools, digital tools are driving new models of teaching and learning, ones where technology helps teachers personalize learning so each student can learn at his or her own pace—whether a grade level behind or a grade level ahead of classmates.