Thursday, November 27, 2014
1:1 isn't enough to level the playing field
So what can be concluded from this information? Should we ignore access as an issue of educational opportunity? Absolutely not. Instead, schools should continue to strive to provide greater access to digital devices. But the true difference will happen as a result of how students are taught to use the devices. All students need to have opportunities and practice using technology for learning purposes. Students should create online, develop a positive digital footprint, write for broader audiences, connect globally, and so on. Technology will only level the playing field as students are instructed in using the devices productively.
Educational technology isn't leveling the playing field - The Hechinger Report photo credit: zappowbang via photopin cc