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The Digital Divide is Still A Problem

The Digital Divide is Still A Problem

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Vic Sutton and I are part of two teacher groups and we work the digital divide and social justice areas. We have just been to a lot of high tech workshops which prompted this blog on the continuing digital divide. http://thepowerofus.org/2012/10/17/digital-divide-still-a-problem-2/

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Jessica
Building Confidence in Students, One Child at a Time

Mobile world is booming. People are using mobile for shopping, for driving directions, study and for business purpose too. Mobile web is proving to be a big tool for everyone.

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A challenge I have experienced is that students can't work on assignments at home if it requires internet or computers. I have found that digital divide in my classroom to be very difficult to overcome.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Is there a library in the community that can assist you?
Is there an organization like the Boys and Girls Club or 4H that have computers?
Some mobile phones are available on E-rate for student use. I attended the wireless
ed conference and they shared examples. I will post the link.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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