digital-divide

Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

Trust, Equity, and Student-Centered Learning With Fourth-Graders

| August 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

We examine how three different teachers in three completely different communities are dealing with BYOD issues, including trust, equity, and what happens when you try to put student-centered learning in the hands of students who’ve never experienced it.

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

| August 13, 2014 | 7 Comments

Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.

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The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

The Struggles and Realities of Student-Driven Learning and BYOD

| July 7, 2014 | 13 Comments

The promise of technology in the classroom has long been equal access to resources on the internet, but a digital divide still exists largely because of the other issues poverty raises in schools.

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Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

| June 27, 2014 | 13 Comments

The way kids interact with computers and software — and the support they get from adults — is more important to improve learning outcomes than merely having access to the technology, study finds.

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Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids

Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids

| April 10, 2014

More schools are collecting and using information about student attendance and grades to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

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Demand for Computer Science Classes Grows, Along With Digital Divide

Demand for Computer Science Classes Grows, Along With Digital Divide

| February 17, 2014

It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.

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Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In

Tackling the Digital Divide: Low-Income Students Weigh In

| October 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

Many MindShift readers were outraged that some students are missing out on valuable learning resources because of their families’ socio-economic status, while others worried that bringing mobile devices into the classroom – any classroom – invites chaos.

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Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students

Internet Access for All: A New Program Targets Low-Income Students

| March 21, 2013 | 19 Comments

Getty Technology has often been called a democratizer in education, allowing students from all backgrounds to access the same resources and tools. Others see potential for technology to do great harm, widening an already substantial achievement gap related to issues of equity. Access to technology costs money and some fear lower-income schools and students will […]

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For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer

For Low-Income Kids, Access to Devices Could Be the Equalizer

| March 13, 2013 | 44 Comments

No device should ever be hailed as the silver bullet in “saving” education — nor should it be completely shunned — but when it comes to the possibility of bridging the digital divide between low-income and high-income students, devices may play a pivotal role. Access to the Internet connects kids to all kinds of information […]

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By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide

By the Numbers: Teachers, Tech, and the Digital Divide

| February 28, 2013 | 8 Comments

A new Pew Research survey of more than 2,400 middle school and high school teachers released today shows that, while teachers believe technology has helped with their teaching, it’s also brought new challenges — including the possibility of creating a bigger rift between low-income and high-income students. A few highlights from the report: While 92% […]

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