equity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyydwP0Q9Eo The Connected Learning Report begins with a focus on equity as a means of putting it foremost in the call for an agenda and research around this work. Today there is a Connected Learning webinar featuring Craig Watkins and Juliet Shor with a focus on this topic as well as a related article in EdWeek looking at this too. Craig Watkins & Juliet Schor...
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...
I have been sitting in front of the computer for weeks and weeks now trying to get my thoughts down. How do I introduce my work on transformation? How do I communicate my motivation to change education for the better... to a more equitable system that gets quality work accomplished? And I realized it's difficult to begin talking about my work or any transformation efforts without understanding...
Teachers from San Diego Writing Project hosted #engchat live from ISTE on Monday June 25th at 7 PM EST. See the archive here: Here are some of the ideas that we pondered: As technologies and digital tools continue to emerge and evolve, teachers find themselves in a 21st century quandary. In an effort to meet the challenges of delivering content and skills in a way that genuinely improves...
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...
This morning in CILT, I was asked to deliver a proposal to host a financial aid workshop for our students on behalf of our lead counselor. My urban high school has been very fortunate to have counselors as well as other partners like Education is Freedom and the Go Center to help our students to get financial assistance to gain more access to a post-secondary education. Unfortunately, many...
In 1988 the University of Maine at Orono had established a pod of six IBM PCs, operated with two 5 1/4” floppy disks, in the Fogler Library. These personal computers allowed students to word process, create simple spread sheets, or play Pong. The only connection they had outside their own operating system was to a printer. Mainframe terminals were available in Neville Hall, where students could...
Keywords: technology, equity, race, gender
What John Dewey (1916) said almost a century ago is still true today: education will only prepare people for life in a democracy when the educational experience is also democratic. Unfortunately, Stuck in the Shallow End reveals how undemocratic our educational system still is in this technology age. (9) In Stuck in the Shallow End, Jane Margolis, senior researcher at the Institute for Democracy...

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