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An emerging digital divide in urban school children’s information literacy: Challenging equity in the Norwegian school system | Hatlevik | First Monday

An emerging digital divide in urban school children’s information literacy: Challenging equity in the Norwegian school system | Hatlevik | First Monday | Digital Equity | Scoop.it
An emerging digital divide in urban school children’s information literacy: Challenging equity in the Norwegian school system
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This Norwegian case study looks at the equity divide in relation to the use of computers in schools.

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The Poverty and Education Reader

The Poverty and Education Reader | Digital Equity | Scoop.it
Through a rich mix of essays, memoirs, and poetry, the contributors to The Poverty and Education Reader bring to the fore the schooling experiences of poor and working class students, highlighting the resiliency, creativity, and educational aspirations of low-income families. They showcase proven strategies that imaginative teachers and schools have adopted for closing the opportunity gap, demonstrating how they have succeeded by working in partnership with low-income families, and despite growing class sizes, the imposition of rote pedagogical models, and teach-to-the-test mandates. The contributors--teachers, students, parents, educational activists, and scholars--repudiate the prevalent, but too rarely discussed, deficit views of students and families in poverty. Rather than focusing on how to "fix" poor and working class youth, they challenge us to acknowledge the ways these youth and their families are disenfranchised by educational policies and practices that deny them the opportunities enjoyed by their wealthier peers. Just as importantly, they offer effective school and classroom strategies to mitigate the effects of educational inequality on students in poverty. Rejecting the simplistic notion that a single program, policy, or pedagogy can undo social or educational inequalities, this Reader inspires and equips educators to challenge the disparities to which underserved communities are subjected. It is a positive resource for students of education and for teachers, principals, social workers, community organizers, and policy makers who want to make the promise of educational equality a reality.
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This looks at the equity divide from the point of view of low income students.

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School's in for digital learning - Sydney Morning Herald

School's in for digital learning - Sydney Morning Herald | Digital Equity | Scoop.it
School's in for digital learning
Sydney Morning Herald
And, for the first time this year, public schools can implement a formal statewide policy that encourages students to BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device.
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This reports on the introduction of BYOD (an acronym for Bring Your Own Device, although I call it Buy Your Own Device)

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Balancing the One-To-One Equation: Equity and Access in Three Laptop Programs

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This compares equity and access in three different school laptop programs.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 11 Innovative Strategies for Ensuring Device Equity

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 11 Innovative Strategies for Ensuring Device Equity | Digital Equity | Scoop.it
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A practising teacher outlines her strategies for equity in digital device usage in her classrooms. Easy to read.

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