Tagged with digital divide

Teaching Collaboration and Critical Thinking, Tech-Free

Being college- and career-ready requires two important skills: collaboration and critical thinking. Sure, many graduates will use technology as they practice these skills. But neither is “about” technology. Everywhere you turn in education, there’s tech talk—1:1 laptops, cell phones, iPads, apps, flipping the classroom, and more. From all the chatter, you’d think every classroom (and … Continue reading

‘Bandwidth Divide’ Could Bar Some People From Online Learning

Think the digital divide is behind us now that personal computers are ubiquitous? Consider the recent failure of an e-textbook effort in a wealthy school district outside of Washington, D.C. The e-textbooks used in the project, run by the Fairfax County Public Schools, worked only when students were online—and some features required fast connections. But … Continue reading