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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On Education Reform: Equity

Tue, 11/23/2010 - 14:44
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Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2016

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 10:01
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 14:10
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Crossing the Digital Divide: Bridges and Barriers to Digital Inclusion

Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?

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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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Using Blogs to Engage English-Language Learners

Teacher and tech enthusiast Jon Schwartz espouses the benefits of blogging for teaching elementary English-Language Learners and boosting student engagement.

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Report from EduBloggerCon at ISTE11: Trends and Tools

News from this year includes student-centered narratives, open-source digital learning toolkits, flipped classrooms and more.

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A Formula for Creating Successful Student-Run Service Learning Projects

An educator in Tampa, Florida shares insights on how she and one student started a movement to help others in their community.

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The Ratzel Room Daily: Encouraging Kids to Think About Science in the Real World

An interview with Marsha Ratzel, middle school earth science and social studies teacher who shares some innovative ideas for integrating Paper.li and Twitter to teach critical thinking and information literacy.

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One Small Change: A Sixth Grade Teacher Tries Technology to Inspire Science Learning

Lauren Moyer taught herself to use the interactive white board, and her students opened to a new level of understanding.

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Integrating Technology with Limited Resources

Mary Beth Hertz on how to integrate technology into your classroom with limited resources.

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News Literacy: How to Teach Students to Search Smart

Students learn how to find the truth in a sea of factoids.

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Trading in Books for Bytes: Union City Public Schools
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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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Resources and Downloads for Online Learning

Free tools, web links and other resources to help bring online learning to your school.

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Guest Blog: Making the Case for Social Media in Education

Guest blogger Steve Johnson makes the case for social media in education, the topic of March 9 #edchat

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Student Mentors Teach Game Design
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Student Mentors Teach Game Design

In Be The Game, high school students mentor peers and use game design as a tool for teaching science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program's high tech bus travels to locations where tech facilities are not available.

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Why Reading Matters: An Interview With a School Leader

An instructional development director from a charter schools network in the San Francisco area shares his plan for acquiring 300 donated digital reading devices for students.

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