Presentation on theme: "Presented by Sarah Hanes. Students of low socioeconomic status: Limited access Limited resources Could benefit greatly from the technology What."— Presentation transcript:
Students of low socioeconomic status: Limited access Limited resources Could benefit greatly from the technology What you can do for your classroom
Benefits: Different learning styles Support when teacher/student ratio is high Virtual resources without travel costs
Digital equity High demand in society Equal opportunity The right to succeed
Access Availability of resources Adequacy Up to par Equity Equal access and resources for all students
Who will support me? Where to start? What can I do?
Public library Don’t just use the library – Teach your students how to use their resources!
Recycled hardware and software at low prices for schools and nonprofits http://www.recycles.org/ http://www.recycles.org/ http://www.techsoup.org / http://www.techsoup.org /
Be an advocate for your students! Fight for digital equity for your classroom!
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http://www.iste.org/ International Society for Technology in Education http://www.iste.org/ http://www.recycles.org/ http://www.recycles.org/ http://www.techsoup.org/ http://www.techsoup.org/