Two Divides
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Digital
Didactic
ACCESS
Full-spectrum use - anytime, anywhere

QUALITY OF USE
Lots of technology poorly used may be less
effective than limited resources used well

Implications/Solutions
  • Kids don't have access, but won't tell you

  • Can't assign projects that require computer use - seek out community centers, after school, time during class, provide extra time

  • Inequality of experience (may be slowing more experienced kids down); strategic grouping; planning

Implications/Solutions
  • Educate teachers in new resources

  • Connect with other teachers to see what they're doing for new ideas

  • Put tools in kids hands whenever possible

  • Provide technology and non-technology options

  • Modeling good quality use of technology

  • Don't make assumptions

  • Collaborative, open-ended

  • Practicing with technology to make it works; plan b