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Digital Divide

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Bailey Anders

on 9 September 2013

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Transcript of Digital Divide

Digital Divide
By Bailey Anders
Kayla Biggs

What is the digital divide?
What happens if you are on the wrong side of the divide?
The potential implications for those on the "wrong" side of the divide can be serious.
What is the consequence of the digital divide for teachers and students?
What can you do about the digital divide as a teacher when you have your own classroom?
What can society do to help close the digital divide?
Does the digital divide exist?

The digital divide is caused by:
income differences
single parent families
disability, race
ethnic groups.
The Digital Divide is caused by the high prices of computers and Internet access that poor people cannot afford.
In 2010, more than 20% of U.S. households still did not have an Internet connection at home. Rates of Internet use in the United States are heavily influenced by the household income.
Exploring digital Divide issues in the schools requires educators to examine the access students have to technology as well as the equity in the educational experiences student shave with technology.
not confident in their work.
fall behind other students
miss out on job opportunities in the future
Trouble assigning homework
More work needed for non tech users.
Takes more time to get together.

Give out subsidies
help the schools get the technology.
Push to have more online classes that are less expensive.
Teach students to be confident when using technology.

As younger teachers enter the profession, they're bringing their tech-savvy with them. and that's a good thing. Tech-Friendly teachers can go a long way toward closing the gap in the digital divide. But they can't close the distance by themselves.
There is much more to addressing the digital divide than having enough working computers in the classroom.
Effective information technology in schools requires useful software, reliable and speedy Internet access, effective teacher training and well considered goals with transformative outcomes.
The digital divide is not going away. The best way to deal with it in the classroom is to incorporate technology into your lesson plans.

Cell Phones
Ipod / MP3
Smart Board
Ways to incorporate technology
into classrooms
The best way to reach students in the classroom is to relate the material to them. With the digital divide on the rise, what way better than to incorporate what they already use on a daily bases as a teaching method?
The Digital Divide is the division of people who have access and the capability to use technology.
The digital divide is the extension of age-old inequalities and social discrepancies into the information age.
What side are you on?
As cultural and economical life grows, more and more bound to the Internet and digital technology, those outside of the loop may grow increasingly isolated from the mainstream of society, creating serious rifts that can rupture tranquility.
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