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started with Jeremy Greenfield's (@JDGsaid) article in #DBW: When Growth in Children’s E-Books Hits the Poverty Line
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iPad, internet et nouvelles technologies à l'école : essentiel mais pas prioritaire

iPad, internet et nouvelles technologies à l'école : essentiel mais pas prioritaire | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

(...) On voit aussi des élèves demander à aller sur un ordinateur pour faire un exposé sur l’histoire égyptienne oubliant que les livres et les encyclopédies suffiraient à leur "soif de curiosité".

 

Et si les guillemets s’imposent, c’est justement parce que la recherche s’assèche progressivement : l’élève devient un consumériste qui doit avoir un résultat, immédiatement et sans effort. Aujourd’hui, quand un élève ne connaît pas le sens d’un mot, il demande à l’enseignant de le renseigner. Ou alors il demande à aller sur l’ordinateur. Et si un impertinent ose lui demander d’aller consulter un dictionnaire, il préfère battre en retraite. Le paroxysme a été atteint avec l’émergence de Wikipédia, les enseignants piégeant les élèves, et vice versa.

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The future of education in Africa is mobile - BBC.com

The future of education in Africa is mobile - BBC.com | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
United Nation’s mobile learning specialist Steve Vosloo argues phones could be the future of education on the continent.

 

(...) While education struggles to cope, mobile communication has grown exponentially. Africa is today the fastest growing and second largest mobile phone market in the world (... with) over 620 million mobile subscriptions

 

(...) These connections offer an opportunity for education. Already, we are starting to see the beginnings of change. An increasing number of initiatives – some large-scale, some small – are using mobile technologies to distribute educational materials, support reading, and enable peer-to-peer learning and remote tutoring through social networking services.

 

(...) If mobile learning is to have a real impact, we need to also rethink what we mean by education, schooling and what skills it delivers

(...) In addition to education basics such as literacy and numeracy, the reports says, there will be a need for digital and information literacy, as well as critical thinking and online communication skills. With the guidance of teachers, mobiles provide a medium for developing these skills for millions of Africans who go online ‘mobile first’ or even ‘mobile-only’. 

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Most children in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya fail literacy and numeracy tests

Most children in Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya fail literacy and numeracy tests | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

via @DW_GMF - Most children in #Tanzania, #Uganda and #Kenya fail #literacy and numeracy tests guardian.co.uk/global-develop… #education @efareport 

 

Report by east African group Uwezo finds that although access to education has expanded, the quality of learning has stagnated... 

 

(...) Uwezo urged politicians, NGOs and educators not to throw more resources at education "when in fact the key problem may be the choice of interventions rather than the lack of resources". The report called for a move away from "inputs", such as classrooms, the number of qualified teachers or enrolled pupils, to outcomes: "not how many desks are there but can Juma read".

Noting that little has changed in classroom teaching in decades, Uwezo said: "It may be worthwhile to consciously create a culture and room for 'disruptive' ideas and technologies, and test whether innovations and different approaches, such as cash on delivery and others, work better

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10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether It’s Worked Or Not) | @Edudemic

10 Real-World BYOD Classrooms (And Whether It’s Worked Or Not) | @Edudemic | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

With budgets tight, many schools are hoping to bring technology into the classroom without having to shell out for a device for each student. A solution for many has been to make classes BYOD (short for “bring your own device”), which allows students to bring laptops, tablets, and smartphones from home and to use them in the classroom and share them with other students.

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Gallimard Jeunesse lance une étude nationale de lecture chez les jeunes : actualités - Livres Hebdo

Gallimard Jeunesse, Le Parisien et l’institut IPSOS mènent la première grande étude nationale de lecture chez les jeunes de 7 à 15 ans.

 

Les résultats de l’étude seront publiés par Le Parisien à la veille du Salon du livre et de la presse Jeunesse de Montreuil, qui débutera le 28 novembre 2012.

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Lecture et fracture numérique - Jeanne-Claire Fumet sur Cafepedagogique.net via Parents 3.0

Lecture et fracture numérique - Jeanne-Claire Fumet sur Cafepedagogique.net via Parents 3.0 | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

très bon débrief de la journée organisée par Lecture Jeunesse le 6 juin 2012 avec mention de 3 intervenants majeurs : 

- Véronique Drai -Zerbib, Docteur en psychologie cognitive et chercheur au LUTIN

- Pascal Cotentin, IA et conseiller TICE au Rectorat de Versailles

- Michaël Stora, Spécialiste de psychologie des mondes virtuels, chargé de la cellule de veille psychologique des blogs Skyrock

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Perdre son temps : la nouvelle fracture numérique « InternetActu.net

Perdre son temps : la nouvelle fracture numérique « InternetActu.net | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Xavier de la Porte (@xporte), producteur de l’émission Place de la Toile sur France Culture, réalise chaque semaine une intéressante lecture d’un article de l’actualité dans le cadre de son émission.

 

La lecture de la semaine est un article paru mardi dans le New York Times sous la plume de Matt Richtel (@mrichtel), et il est intitulé “Perdre son temps : la nouvelle fracture numérique”. Un bon sujet de réflexion pour ceux qui ont l’accès à l’internet comme seule politique numérique. 

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via @cshuler_jgcc: Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America A Common Sense Media Research Study

via @cshuler_jgcc: Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America A Common Sense Media Research Study | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

@cshuler_jgcc tweeted about this study on May 22 during #dustormagic event

 

THE NEW “APP GAP.” In addition to the traditional digital divide, a new “app gap” has developed among young children. Among lower-income children, 27% have a parent with a smartphone, compared to 57% for higher-income children. One in 10 (10%) lower-income children has a video iPod or similar device in the home, compared to one in three (34%) upper-income children. And just 2% of lower-income children have a tablet device such as an iPad at home, compared to 17% of higher-income children.

Thirty-eight percent of lower-income parents say they don’t even know what an app is, compared to just 3% of higher-income parents. Only 14% of lower-income parents have ever downloaded apps for their children to use, compared to 47% of higher-income parents.

This disparity in access has led to a disparity in use: while 55% of children from higher-income families have used a cell phone, iPod, iPad, or similar device for playing games, watching videos, or using apps, just 22% from lower-income families have done so used a computer, the average age at first use was just 3 ½ years old.

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LUDOVIA TV: mLearning: efficace ou perturbateur ?

Conférence eLearning Africa à Cotonou, au Bénin, du 23 au 25 mai.

 

eLearning Africa évalue l'efficacité de l'apprentissage mobile. Les technologies mobiles, qui jouent un rôle de plus en plus important dans le système éducatif africain, promettent de stimuler les débats à la conférence

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EUROPA - Press Releases - Digital Agenda: New strategy for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers

EUROPA - Press Releases - Digital Agenda: New strategy for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

European Commission - Press release Digital Agenda: New strategy for safer internet and better internet content for children and teenagers Brussels, 2 May 2012 –

 

The Commission has set out a plan to give children the digital skills and tools they need to benefit fully and safely from the digital world. The internet was not designed with children in mind, but today 75% of children use the internet, a third of them on mobiles. The new strategy is to build up the market for interactive, creative and educational content online, in a partnership between the European Commission and Member States, mobile phone operators, handset manufacturers and providers of social networking services.

European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: "I support getting every kid connected. But kids need simple, transparent and consistent internet tools, and the knowledge and skills to use them. Our initiative brings every type of player together so that children get more of the quality content, services and protection they need to enjoy a positive experience online."

Vice-President Viviane Reding, the EU's Justice Commissioner said: "The Internet offers children and teenagers new opportunities to be creative and to express themselves freely. As the internet was originally designed for adults and not kids we need to make sure that children are safe online. The new Commission Strategy will help to protect children's rights, including protection against violence. This is a sensible approach that will help adapt the internet to children's needs."

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(France) Débat @RSLNmag Quelle place pour le numérique à l'école ? @NicoPrincen (UMP) @fleurpellerin (PS) P.Meirieu (EELV)

(France) Débat @RSLNmag Quelle place pour le numérique à l'école ? @NicoPrincen (UMP) @fleurpellerin (PS) P.Meirieu (EELV) | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
DEBAT - En pleine campagne présidentielle, les représentants des candidats UMP, PS et EELV ont pris position sur ce que devrait être la place du numérique à l’école. Retour sur une heure d’échanges riches et animés.

 

Pour Philippe Meirieu, l’inégalité d’accès aux savoirs prévaut, et l’ « illétrisme numérique » doit être combattu. Nicolas Princen acquiesce, et partage sa « frustration » à propos de l’écart qui existe entre la réalité et ce qu’offre, en termes d’opportunités, le numérique pour l’éducation : « il reste beaucoup à réinventer », dit-il. « Oui, il faut concevoir le numérique comme un outil pour réussir à réduire ces inégalités », complète Fleur Pellerin.

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Digital Divide | OnlineITDegree.net (Infographic)

A strange phenomenon is happening today in technology: it’s evolving, it’s proliferating, and it’s changing the way people learn. But more than that, it’s creating a knowledge gap that’s affecting a certain demographic of people in the world. While the Internet is responsible for more global economic growth than renewable energy, mining, and agriculture, there are still hundreds of thousands of people who do not have access to a stable Internet connection. So while all those lucky people with broadband access get to take online classes and enjoy the fruits of knowledge transfer on the web, a staggering number of people are left in the dark. As it turns out, the digital chasm between the haves and have-nots is only getting larger. This graphic explores the digital divide: what it means for you, for the world, and for the people who are left behind.

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What happens when you give Kindles to kids in Ghana? By Laura Hazard Owen - Gigaom.com

What happens when you give Kindles to kids in Ghana? By Laura Hazard Owen - Gigaom.com | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

via @DW_GMF: Worldreader gives Kindles to students in sub-Saharan Africa. The nonprofit's new report, funded by USAID, shows that access to e-readers improved primary school students' reading skills significantly.

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Why Johnny Can't Program - HuffingtonPost.com (2010)

Why Johnny Can't Program - HuffingtonPost.com (2010) | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Ask any kid what Facebook is for and he'll tell you it's there to help him make friends. What else could he think?

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European Commission - EUROPA - European Commission - Directorate-General for Education and Culture

Consultation on "Opening up Education – a proposal for a European Initiative to enhance education and skills development through new technologies"...

 

Period of consultation
From 13 August 2012 to 13 November 2012

 

The objective of the consultation is to explore the perceived need - mainly but not exclusively among education and training stakeholders – for EU action to promote the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) and of ICT in education.

 

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities

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REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE | Infographie - Quelle école pour demain ?

REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE | Infographie - Quelle école pour demain ? | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

A quoi ressemblera l’école de 2015 ? Quelle sera la place du numérique dans cette école de demain ? Qu'en attendent les parents, les élèves, les enseignants ? Eléments de réponse en images, avec notre infographie.


Via CECI Jean-François, Laurent Blanquer
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Un lecteur de 17 ans sur cinq a des difficultés de lecture : actualités - Livres Hebdo

Un lecteur de 17 ans sur cinq a des difficultés de lecture : actualités - Livres Hebdo | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Dans le cadre de la Journée défense et citoyenneté, une étude mondre qu'un lecteur de 17 ans sur cinq a des difficultés de lecture. "Près d’un jeune sur dix parvient à compenser des acquis limités pour accéder à une compréhension minimale des textes. Un jeune sur dix rencontre d’importantes difficultés face à l’écrit" précise l'évaluation publiée sur le site du Ministère de l'éducation nationale.

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An E-Book Revolution for Africa? The Wall Street Journal

An E-Book Revolution for Africa? The Wall Street Journal | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Could digital publishing, with its endless titles on rugged devices, boost literacy in developing countries?

 

(...) A vision of "one Kindle per child" for developing countries faces considerable challenges, including the cost of e-readers and making sure that kids actually learn better on the devices than with old-fashioned books. Africa is littered with well-intentioned technology programs that fail because devices don't get used, fall into the wrong hands or just can't find enough power to run.

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Kindles para niños africanos - El Pais

Kindles para niños africanos - El Pais | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
Worldreader dona a las escuelas lectores electrónicos cargados con los libros del curso y lecturas recomendadas...
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New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online - NY Times

New ‘Digital Divide’ Seen in Wasting Time Online - NY Times | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.

(...) As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time using them for purposes other than for education.

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Lecture Jeunesse: Colloque sur les inégalités numériques #France

Colloque  @Lecturejeune  "les jeunes et les inégalités numériques" le 7 juin 2012 à Paris 10e. 

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L’enfant programmeur est-il un mythe ? | Parents 3.0

L’enfant programmeur est-il un mythe ? | Parents 3.0 | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

Il est beaucoup question actuellement de l’enseignement, ou non, de la programmation informatique aux enfants. Faut-il leur apprendre à considérer autrement les ordinateurs ? Est-il nécessaire de leur apprendre à mettre les mains dans le « cambouis informatique » pour leur ouvrir l’esprit et ne pas en faire de simples « consommateurs » ?

 

Parents 3.0 a demandé son avis à Benjamin G. Thierry, enseignant à l’université Paris-Sorbonne (IUFM de l’Académie de Paris). Il enseigne l’histoire des médias et est co-responsable de la formation au C2i2e (Certificat Informatique et Internet). Il a notamment publié avec Valérie Schafer, Le Minitel. L’enfance numérique de la France, (Paris, Nuvis, 2012, 250 p). Pour lui, « ce n’est pas de savoir programmer qui est essentiel, mais de savoir s’orienter, utiliser et s’autonomiser dans une galaxie d’objets et de services toujours plus nombreux ». Interview.

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When Growth in Children’s E-Books Hits the Poverty Line | Digital Book World

When Growth in Children’s E-Books Hits the Poverty Line | Digital Book World | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it

@JDGsaid writes in #DBW: When it comes to digital revenue, children’s book publishers lag behind their peers in other areas of publishing. That may not change any time soon.

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Kids Online Worldwide? The Digital Divide of Children’s Access to Media in Developing and Developed Countries | DW.DE Conference June 2012 #Germany

Kids Online Worldwide? The Digital Divide of Children’s Access to Media in Developing and Developed Countries | DW.DE Conference June 2012 #Germany | Digital divide and children | Scoop.it
In Germany, 90% of 12-year-olds own a mobile phone. TV is available in nearly all households in developed countries; Internet is available to 36% of German children aged 6 and up.
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Le Monde : Ces branchés qui débranchent

Ordinateurs, télévisions, smartphones, tablettes... Les écrans sont partout, et se déconnecter est un luxe.

(...) Quand nous nous posons la question, entre profs, de mettre des informations sur Internet, certains craignent l'exclusion de ceux qui n'y ont pas accès. Mais nous avons davantage d'élèves qui ne mangent pas à leur faim que d'élèves qui n'ont pas Internet", raconte une prof de Notre- Dame-Immaculée à Tourcoing.


(...) L'idée de fracture numérique a beaucoup évolué, analyse le psychiatre Serge Tisseron, l'un des consultants de la galaxie d'associations et d'entreprises qui vient animer des conférences de sensibilisation dans les écoles. Il y a une quinzaine d'années, on pensait la fracture en terme social, entre les bien et les mal équipés. Aujourd'hui, elle oppose plutôt ceux qui savent ou non les utiliser." Il s'agace d'ailleurs quand on parle de "journée sans écran" : "Il ne s'agit pas d'opposer le "avec écran" au "sans écran" mais de niveau d'apprentissage."

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