Archive for the ‘digital divide’ Category

It is easy to misinterpret behaviors if one is biased or lacks knowledge of digital possibilities.  Here is the story of one of such misjudgments that went around the world. Link to article .  What do you see?

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View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

View story at Medium.com

An interesting discussion of how native languages shape the experience of internet use.  Read “The digital language barrier: how does language shape your experience of the internet?” at http://www.theguardian.com/education/ng-interactive/2015/may/28/language-barrier-internet-experience

The digital divide still exists!  Here is a new Dep. of Ed guide:  http://hechingerreport.org/ed-tech-must-do-more-to-advance-equity-u-s-secretary-of-education-says/

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Source:  http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/10/tackling-the-digital-divide-low-income-students-weigh-in/

Excerpt:

“Teachers must have an abundant amount of trust in their students that they are staying on task when using their own devices in the classroom.”