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Teacher & techie at independent high school

Laura, looks like that site

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Laura, looks like that site is having server issues.

In my mind, 1-to-1 isn't a sustainable solution to closing the gap between students who have and those who don't. 1-to-1 is, to me, "giving a man a fish." The more sustainable route would be to support pathways to greater access for all - opening our libraries as learning commons outside school hours, partnering with community resources to increase access, building job skills and personal finance skills so students can gather their own resources. 1-to-1 is for sure a great stepping stone to building skills around using and managing devices, for sure - but not the end solution.

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It's great to see the work

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It's great to see the work that Andy is doing in MA. I've known Andy virtually and met him in person this past summer and can tell you that he has tremendous passion for this work. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to guide teachers to a place where they can feel comfortable to use tech themselves and with their students.
On the issue of tech for all...I know first hand that it's a struggle in So Cal. As a principal I had to work hard just to keep my computer lab from being dismantled, as like it or not, it was the only place that we could give access to kids and parents to get their hands on tech. In a community with high poverty we opened our lab before, during, after school so that we could give as much access a possible. No 1-to-! happening in my district at the time and still not!
Don't think there is an easy answer, but I salute those around the country doing all they can to share devices and support their students!

Director, Antioch Center for School Renewal

Joyce, I think you make a

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Joyce, I think you make a great point. The digital divide is pervasive and many of us can forget that our students don't have the access we assume. I think there is some interesting potential in terms of 1-1 initiatives and expanded school hours for computer lab access. I've also been reading lately about projects that provide computers, training and tech support to families via low-interest or no-interest financing- though they are all in their infancies.

I've found some interesting information here as well: http://www.digitaldivide.net Are you familiar with their work?

As we may know that not all

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As we may know that not all students have computer or ipads in their home so what's going happen to those students who lack these items? Of course its a great idea but I'm concern for those student that are not as fortunate as other to own such items as a computer or ipad.

I'm eager to learn new ways

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I'm eager to learn new ways to make teaching beneficial for my students

EBD Teacher

Mr. Marcinek, It seems as

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Mr. Marcinek, It seems as though you have a really well thought out plan. My question is how did you get all of the teachers to go along with it?

Electronic Resources

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Mr. Marcinek, I like that you raised the issue of educators providing their own electronic resources for their students. I agree that this has the potential of being a powerful educational tool. However, as you said, putting this in practice for all students, including those without computer access at home, has some kinks to work out.

Middle school ed tech teacher at Amherst Regional Middle School

Wise words from Mr. Marcinek,

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Wise words from Mr. Marcinek, and bravo to all who participated here. I'll be reading your work and sharing it with the leadership in my school district. I've been waiting since the late '70s to integrate technology and watch our students open up with it...read, write, think, etc.

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