techquity

AprilWebinarSeries.png By Howard Rheingold Joe Dillon, 11th grade English teacher and instructional coach at Rangeview High School in Aurora, Colorado, started using social media with his students when “in my second year of teaching, my curiosity was sparked when I noticed they were texting each other in class.” From the beginning, Dillon was in the habit of...
Keywords: #techquity
computers.jpg   The influx of digital tools into schools polarizes educators. Whether the devices are student’s prized smartphones stuffed in backpacks or pockets, or shiny new Chromebooks purchased by the school to meet the demands of online standardized tests, debates spring up about screen time, software choices and, importantly, the guiding principles behind...
Christina Cantrill is empowering the learners in ED677, her Connected Learning and Equity class at Arcadia University, to identify equity and inequity in learning spaces. To support them in that effort, we led a Twitter chat recently to engage them in a conversation about equity issues related to educational technology. I asked the participants to tweet using the hashtag #techquity in response to...
I teach a course for students who are scoring below proficient on the writing exams we administer in Colorado. The idea for hte course came about five years ago. If we can create a safe space for students to write, they will improve. We facilitate a writing workshop model for our students and it has proven successful. Last year I ran into problems because my students were more engaged with their...
On a bike ride today, yes-an outdoor bike ride in late November in Denver-I saw a sign at a church that said, "Know Jesus Know Peace, No Jesus No Peace." Because I was tired my mind began to ruminate. I began to roll over this notion in my head and landed on the protester slogan: No Justice No Peace. I started thinking about the homonym presented on the sign, Know Justice Know Peace.  Of course...
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Keywords: #techquity, #ce14
15634070602_e732cf9cac_k.jpg Maha Bali, Associate Professor of Practice at the American University in Cairo's Center for Learning and Teaching, and I will host a Tweet Chat on Tuesday, October 28, at 4:30 eastern about ed tech equity. We'll use the hashtag #techquity. We hope it will be the first of many open conversations on the topic. By setting a date, a time...
    Why is it that when young people use technology on adult terms, they are praised as 21st century learners, but when they use technology on their OWN terms, they are castigated as deviant rule-breakers?   Nicole Mirra, Innovators, Not Hackers. Stop Portraying Youth as Digital Deviants   This quote from Nicole Mirra’s post on DML stuck with me after I read it not long after it appeared on DML...