Learn about issues related to equalizing access to technology and providing opportunities for all learners to engage in experiences that develop digital literacy.
- An hour of coding is a fun beginner’s experiment for teachers or parents to do with kids—these resources make it easy as well.
- 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.
- As a homegrown solution, schools aren't waiting for federal funding. Instead, they are enlisting parents as partners to help close the digital divide.
- Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.
- By promoting code literacy, schools could improve education equity, offer inclusion for students with ASD, improve STEM proficiency, and build neuroplasticity associated with multilingual education.
- Sugata Mitra's Hole in the Wall project showed that children could teach themselves, and each other, how to use technology.
- New York's School of the Future shares their assessment plans and rubrics, classroom projects, schedules, web links, and other resources to help you implement "authentic" assessment today.
- Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.
- Edutopia blogger Mary Beth Hertz considers the implications of a new study by Pew Research about how teachers are using technology at home and in their classrooms.
- The digital divide is no longer an issue of access. Instead, there is a widening gap between those who use technology to be entertained and those who are empowered by it.
- Educators from Maine have shared details about their administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials you may adapt for your class, school, or school district.
- Now that we’ve reached the second decade of the new millennium, how is digital access changing, and what are the implications for schools?
- 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.
- Twitter: A great tool for connecting and learning, not to mention for fun.
- Digital learning specialists Anna Adam and Helen Mowers explain how the ability to code is becoming the most in-demand global resource for the 21st century, and why coding should become the new foreign language requirement in our schools.