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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Digital Divide

Learn about issues related to equalizing access to technology and providing opportunities for all learners to engage in experiences that develop digital literacy.

The Digital Divide: Resource Roundup

The "digital divide" is still a critical issue in education and beyond. Here's a roundup of resources and organizations to help educators understand the changing landscape and find information about supporting all learners to develop digital and media literacy.

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The Digital Divide Within: Creating a Level Playing Field for All Students

How do we make sure students get equal time on computers?

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Misunderstandings About Reading and Media: A Closer Look

reading and the use of media in schools

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A Learning Lab on Wheels: Science Is on a Roll

Imagine a high tech, state-of-the-art science lab on wheels, one that provides teachers with tools for coordinating school programs and projects and allows them to share with kids the fun and mystery of science, technology, engineering, and math (...

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Computers for Peace: The $100 Laptop

The goals of a global one-to-one laptop program go beyond learning.

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Bring the Outback In: Distance Learning Down Under

The Alice Springs School of the Air links far-flung Aussies.

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Return from Genocide: A Recovering Nation Joins the Wireless World

Rwanda has moved from horror show to a model of wireless connectivity.

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Hard Times in the Big Easy: Putting the Pieces Back Together After Hurricane Katrina

A full academic year after the storm hit, New Orleans has a grand plan to remake its battered schools. Making it a reality will take unity and money, two commodities rare in this fabled city.

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Ensuring Technology Access for All: The Digital Equity Summit Provokes Thought

This year’s Digital Equity Summit, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, examined "the images that shape the identity of what children bring to school each day."

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Reports on the Digital Divide: Are We Truly Making Progress?

A 2002 look at the state of technology integration in our schools and communities.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Olivia
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Digital Youth Portrait: Olivia

Without the means or easy access to the newest high tech tools, this resourceful and strong-willed young woman considers technology her lifeline.

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Don't Forget Professional Development for Students

Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano points out that not every student is a tech wizard, and offers three tips on Student Professional Development that can bring everyone up to speed.

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Seven Building Blocks for Successful High Schools

Green Dot founder Steve Barr shares his organization's fundamental requirements for creating a viable school.

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Playing Civic-Minded Simulations May Encourage Social Action

Recent studies explore whether serious games affect teens when they're offline.

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Kids Learn STEM Lessons Online by Becoming Virtual Adventurers
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The JASON Project: Kids Become Virtual Adventurers

In person or via satellite, students engage in project learning through the exploits of Titanic explorer Robert Ballard.

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