digital equity

Our month-long series, Equity and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom, started off marvelously yesterday. The series, broadcast in partnership with Educator Innovator and Connectedlearning.tv, focuses specifically on equity in relation to Connected Learning principles. This first webinar, Networked Classrooms: Providing Equitable Access to Connected Learning, is now archived. This webinar...
A few weeks ago, Cindy O’Donnell-Allen and Antero Garcia, both professors in the English department at Colorado State University and fellow NWP colleagues, shared with me via e-mail that students in their pre-service teaching courses would be taking a closer look at a resource I developed earlier this year on Digital Is, offering me full warning that my inbox would be full of notification e-mails...
“I can play the game because it’s free, but then are some other parts that it won’t let me access without payment.” This is of course, the prevailing way in which developers are releasing their product: the freemium model. The freemium model means that there is a wide amount of access for everyone, yet for premium privileges, there is a price. We see it everywhere.   This is what storage sites...
Over the weekend, I was able to attend EduCon 2.5 at Science Leadership Academy. The education innovation conference had a strong focus on enhancing education with the power of technology and entrepreneurship though there were many conversations which challenged the traditional views of both these ideas and their applications within education. Day One was spent at the Franklin Institute where a...
Join teachers from the San Diego Area Writing Project as they lead a Twitter conversation on Digital Writing and Equity on Monday, June 25th, 4-5 pacific, in conjunction with the International Society for Technology Education Conference happening in San Diego that week. To join the conversation, check out the #engchat hashtag on Twitter. For more info, see the #engchat website or contact founder...
A greater diversity of young people in the U.S. are using digital media than ever before. So, why do issues related to technology, diversity, and equity continue to matter? This is a question Craig Watkins explores in his studies of young people's social and digital media behaviors and as a member of the Connected Learning Research Network. He teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, in the...
This year we begin our spring testing with civics and economics - the course I teach. Since we test first, we have several weeks of classes left after testing. In hope of sparking each student's drive, I've invited them to undertake capstone projects in government, politics, economics, or career readiness. I've offered up some suggestions for planning and iterating projects, and I've put forth...