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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.


A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 14:10
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Bridging the New Digital Divide

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 09:43
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Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

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A Remarkable Transformation: Union City Public Schools

The teachers and community -- and a large dose of technology -- come together to save this New Jersey school district.

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Trading in Books for Bytes: Union City Public Schools

Trading in Books for Bytes: Union City Public Schools

It took time, teacher buy-in, and technology, but this urban school district in New Jersey has gone from dismal to dazzling.

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Students Get a Wired Education

Elementary Students Get a Wired Education

Computers and multimedia are seamlessly woven into the curriculum at technology-rich Mary Scroggs Elementary School.

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From Curriculum to Communication, a School Immerses Itself in Tech

At Mary Scroggs Elementary School, every day is a technology day.

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High School Students Speak Their Minds Through Digital Media

Students Speak Their Minds Through Digital Media

This program helps Latino students deliver powerful messages through video and the Web.

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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.


Community Technology Centers: A National Movement to Close the Digital Divide

Working on closing the gap between the schools with technology and those without.

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Serious Tips for Using Serious Games in Class

Experts on issue-oriented computer simulations offer advice on how to do it right.

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Broadband, Big Screen! Enlivening English Language Learning

A creative use of whiteboards, LCD projectors, and the Internet helps students in southeast Los Angeles learn English.

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Baltimore Urban League: Building Self-Esteem and Community

African-Americans and other minority groups learn the skills necessary to gain economic and professional freedom.


Making the Case for Open Source Software

Open source tools are free and often easier to update; Dr Chris Craft shares some tips for making the leap.

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Fundraising Tips from Forest Lake

How the South Carolina elementary school secured an eye-popping set of technology tools.


Technology: You Go, Girl!

Web sites dedicated to getting girls and women interested in and knowledgeable about technology.

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Digital Youth Portrait: Olivia

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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