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.

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Is Your School #FutureReady?

Two recent events have the potential to help schools nationwide get up to speed when it comes to Internet access and equity.

The Digital Lives of Teens: "If You Don't Have a Plan for Them, They Will Have a Plan for You"

Teachers should make an effort to understand how best to operate in their students' digital world if they hope to make learning engaging and relevant.

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Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students 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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Digital Equality: Empowering Underprivileged Youth in India with Information and Technology

A nonprofit organization helps children in the Mumbai slums and other impoverished areas improve their futures by training them to use computers.

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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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Street-Level Youth Soar: Students Learn How to Tell Their Stories

Students learn the art of digital expression.

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Digital Divide: Next Steps for Schools

PBS producer David Bolt explores ways to bridge the technology access gap.

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Who Will Organize All of This Data?

A YouTube star explains the role of education in a new cultural order

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A Tech Prophet Predicts

Teaching social media will revolutionize the world of learning.

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