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5 pandemic-friendly resources for bridging the digital divide

04/20/2020

Topics: COVID-19, digital equity, Online learning

If educators have learned anything from the coronavirus outbreak, it’s that digital equity is a complex and moving target. Never has the breadth of the digital divide been more apparent — and never has it been…

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COVID-19 thrusts digital equity to the forefront

03/26/2020

Topics: COVID-19, digital equity, ISTE Expert Webinars, Online learning

With millions of students out of school across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, districts everywhere are scrambling to put in place remote learning programs. A big stumbling-block is guaranteeing…

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7 ways to make remote learning accessible to all students

03/23/2020

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, digital equity, Online learning, UDL

Across the nation, equity and accessibility are two of the thorniest issues districts face as they rapidly move toward remote learning. Some states are delaying…

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Authentic Inclusion: Focus on design rather than accommodation when using classroom technology

03/27/2020

Topics: Assistive technologies, digital equity, Online learning, UDL

Educator Chris Bugaj remembers when his daughter was learning about insects and the environment as a second grader. One day, the assistant principal came to school dressed in a beekeeper’s outfit. He told the…

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Equity literacy for STEM educators

02/19/2020

Topics: Computational Thinking, digital equity

In the context of STEM education, it is not enough for schools to identify the content and skills needed for K-12 students to become STEM ready. School leaders, STEM educators and educational stakeholders must…

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LGBTQIA educators create a community with EduPrideAlliance

01/23/2020

Topics: digital equity, ISTE Expert Webinars

didn’t know what to expect when she attended the Equity Action Forum at the ISTE19 conference. And she certainly didn’t expect to leave…

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Growing ME: Bridging the equity gap through mentorship 

01/07/2020

Topics: digital equity, diversity

In my past position, I offered professional development to new mentor teachers. Research shows us that the number of people entering, and staying in, the teaching field is declining. But what I find even more…

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3 steps to dismantle inequities in your school

11/02/2019

Topics: digital equity

I have the good fortune of working with talented educators around the country who are committed to centering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their work. In my roles as a former founding school leader…

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ISTE CEO: Shaping the future is in our DNA

09/25/2019

Topics: digital equity, ISTE Standards, Seal of Alignment

I recently came across the T-shirt I was given when I volunteered at the 30th ISTE conference. In case you’re wondering, it still fits, as does the role ISTE has played in helping me stay ahead of important…

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4 ways to use tech to create a culturally responsive classroom

10/10/2019

Topics: culturally responsive classroom, digital equity

Expecting students to leave behind all that they are when they enter the classroom isn’t just unrealistic, it’s unfair. But that’s often what's expected of students: Show up and be prepared to take what we…

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