digital-divide

How Californians Might be Closing the Digital Divide

How Californians Might be Closing the Digital Divide

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

For those who can’t afford or don’t have access to computers, can smart phones serve as substitutes? The question of whether mobile devices can close the digital divide between the haves and have-nots came up again yesterday with the release of a report by the Public Policy Institute of California. Among many other findings, the […]

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How Do We Address the Needs of Kids Without Mobile Access?

How Do We Address the Needs of Kids Without Mobile Access?

| April 4, 2011 | 1 Comment

Flickr:Shlala The $64,000 question in education: Does access to mobile technology actually help close the achievement gap? Bill Ferriter, a sixth-grade teacher in North Carolina, has been thinking about this issue, and writing about it on his blog, The Tempered Radical. In this recent post, he addresses a question from one of his readers, who […]

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Can a Smart Phone Program Really Close the Achievement Gap?

Can a Smart Phone Program Really Close the Achievement Gap?

| March 29, 2011 | 5 Comments

Students from different geographic regions communicate socially, but also to help each other achieve the common goal of succeeding at Algebra 1. When asked what tech tools students would like to use in learning science and math, their reply was no surprise: “They said they wanted something that would utilize social networking technology — something […]

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Weekly News Roundup

Weekly News Roundup

| March 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

A federal judge threw out a proposed settlement between publishers, authors, and Google Books this week, throwing into question the future of Google’s massive efforts to digitize the world’s literature and make it available for search. The proposed settlement went “too far,” according to the judge, giving Google too much control over “orphan works,” those […]

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Can Video Games Help Close the Digital Divide?

Can Video Games Help Close the Digital Divide?

| March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Applying African-American boys’ passion for sports video games toward building confidence in a learning environment. This fascinating article by Liz Losh on Digital Media & Learning looks at how video games as learning motivator can be a completely different experience for different cultures. A recent report on educational achievement among young black males describes a […]

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Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation

Mobile Learning Could Be Key in Achievement Gap Equation

| January 4, 2011 | 4 Comments

By Leslie Rule Leslie Rule is studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Technology, Innovation, and Education (TIE) program. Can mobile learning bring quality education to under-served communities? Research is pointing in that direction. A recent report by Pew Internet and American Life Project shows that the mobile Internet may be the […]

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