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Is Any Access Good Access? Equitable digital access in rural schools

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Just because technology is available, does not mean that everyone has the ability to access it. Students should have equitable digital access to assist them in their learning.

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Is Any Access Good Access? Equitable digital access in rural schools

  1. 1. Is Any Access Good Access? Equitable Digital Access in Rural Schools by Petra James
  2. 2. Photo property of Paul What is ... Digital Access?
  3. 3. <ul><li>Wireless Connection </li></ul><ul><li>One - to - One Computing Program </li></ul>
  4. 4. Equitable Digital Access
  5. 5. WHO?
  6. 6. Tools for Access
  7. 7. Effectiveness of Digital Access in Rural Schools
  8. 8. Technical Issues Teacher Skills
  9. 9. HELP? HINDER?
  10. 10. Plans for Greater Digital Access For Students in Rural Schools
  11. 11. ? ? ? ? ?
  12. 12. Questions on Issue & Suggested Readings <ul><li>Does everyone in our school have equal opportunities to access technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Do our students, especially those with special needs, have the opportunity to be digital citizens? </li></ul><ul><li>Will the programs and initiatives available to our rural school and the adoption of a digital access policy assist teachers and students in their learning? </li></ul><ul><li>Suggested Readings </li></ul><ul><li>A Year in the Life: Two Seventh Grade Teachers Implement One-to-One Computing </li></ul><ul><li>by Abigail Garthwait & Herman G. Weller - </li></ul><ul><li>University of Maine </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Access: Bridging the Digital Divide </li></ul><ul><li>by Rebecca Hill, Ian Owens, Paul Beynon-Davies & Michael Williams </li></ul><ul><li>The digital divide in Canadian schools: factors affecting student access to a use of information technology </li></ul><ul><li>by Dianne Looker & Victor Thiessen </li></ul>
  13. 13. References Slide 1 Photo: Property of Sujin Jetkasettakorn, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// www . freedigitalphotos .net/Images/Education_g314-Green_Grass_Blue_Sky_And_The_School_Bus__p32574. htm Slide 2 Ribble, M., Bailey, G. & Ross, T. (2007). The Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship in Digital Citizenship in Schools, pp13 - 37, International Society for Technology in Education, University of Kansas, USA Photo: Property of suphakit73, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// www . freedigitalphotos .net/Images/People_g349-Girl_Playing_With_Her_Laptop_p31069. html Slide 3 NSW Department of Education and Training (2009). Digital Education Revolution - NSW Policy. Accessed 20 Mar 2011 from https :// www . det .nsw. edu .au/policies/technology/computers/141/PD20090395. shtml NSW Department of Educaiton and Training (2009a). One-to-one computing - literature review. Accessed 19 Apr 2011 from https :// www . det .nsw. edu .au/media/.../about...program/.../lit_review.pdf Garrett, P. (2010). $16 million for a digital revolution in the classroom. Media Release. Accessed 20 Mar 2010 from http:// www . deewr . gov .au/Ministers/ Garrett /Media/Releases/Pages/Article_101101_110738. aspx Stansbury, M. (2010). One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers. eSchool News, 16 Feb 2010. Accessed 19 Apr 2011 from www . eschoolnews .com/2010/02/16/11-programs-only-as-good-as-their-teaches/ Photo: Property ofNuchylee, accessed 17 Mar 2011 from http:// www . freedigitalphotos .net/images/ Telecommuncations _g177-Satellite_Dish_With_Blue_Sky_p26269. html Photo: Property of ABC News, accessed 17 Mar 2011 from http:// www . abc .net.au/news/stories/2010/11/25/3076326. htm Slide 4 Photo: Property of Xedos4, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// www . freedigitalphotos .net/images/Internet_g170-Earth_p22862. html Slide 5 Educational CyberPlayground (2011). Digital Equity and Gender Equity. Accessed 19 Apr 2011 from http:// www . edu - cyberpg .com/Teachers/ Digitaldividequity . html HM Treasury (2000) Britain and the Knowledge Economy Speech by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the Smith Institute in London. 16 February 2000. Accessed 19 Apr 2011 from www . hmtreasury . gov . uk /newsroom_and_speeches/press/2000/press_19_00. cfm Photo: Property of Nuttakit, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// www . freedigitalphotos .net/images/Computers_g62-Blue_Access_Button_p28423. html
  14. 14. References cont. <ul><li>Slide 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Property of Scott Chan, accessed 18 Mar 2010 from http:// www . freedigitalphotos .net/images/Workshop_and_DIY_g191-Tool_Basket_p27762. html </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 7 </li></ul><ul><li>NSW Department of Education and Training (n.d.). CCP Technologies increase learning opportunities for gifted and talented students [video]. Access 21 Mar 2011 from https :// www . det .nsw. edu .au/about-us/how-we-operate/connected-classroom </li></ul><ul><li>NSW Department of Services, Technology and Administration (2010). Virtual school breaks new ground. Accessed 20 Apr 2011 from http:// www . braoadband .nsw. gov .au/news-events/featured/virtual-school-breaks-new-ground </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Property of Michael Franchi, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// www . ntnews .com.au/article/2010/12/10/200061_ ntnews . html </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 8 </li></ul><ul><li>ABC News, 2010, First school superfast broadband ‘not reliable’, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// www . abc .net.au/news/stories/2010/11/25/3076326. htm </li></ul><ul><li>Banks, L. (2011). Digital Education Revolution prompts teacher re-training. Computerworld - the voice of IT management. Accessed 20 Apr 2011 from http:// www . computerworld .com.au/article/381838/digital_education_revolution_prompts_teacher_re-training/ </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Property of jscreationzs, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// freedigitalphotos .net/images/Education_g314-Global_Education_p22935. html </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Property of Paul, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// freedigitalphotos .net/images/Internet_g170-Under_Construction_p21140. html </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Caouette, T. (2010). Digital Citizenship in Maine Schools. Maine Learning Technology Initiative. [Blog]. 7 Dec 2010. Accessed 21 Apr 2011 from http://maine121.org/author/ teri </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Education and Training (n.d.). Connected Classrooms Program. Accessed 20Mar 2011 from https :// www . det .nsw. edu .au/about-us/how-we-operate/connected-classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Property of Nine News. Accessed 21 Apr 2011 from http://news. ninemsn .com.au/national/796157/ lenovo -wins-contracts-for-school-laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Slide 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Property of Renjith Krishnan, accessed 18 Mar 2011 from http:// www . freedigitalphotos .net/images/Social_Networking_g354-Social_Network_p25773. html </li></ul><ul><li>Side 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Garthwait, A. & Weller, H. (2005). A Year in the Life: Two Seventh Grade Teachers Implement One-to-One Computing. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 37(4). Accessed 19 Apr 2011 from http:// eric .ed. gov / ERICWebPortal / recordDetail ? accnu =EJ690978 </li></ul><ul><li>Hill, R., Owens, I., Beynon-Davies, P. & Williams, M. (2004). Beyond Access: Bridging the Digital Divide. [pdf]. Accessed 21 Apr 2011 from csrc . Ise . ac . uk /asp/ aspecis /20040064.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>Looker, D. & Thiessen, V. (2003). The digital divide in Canadian Schools: factors affecting student access to a use of information technology. [pdf]. Accessed 21 Mar 2011 from http:// citeseerx . ist . psu . edu / viewdoc /download? doi =10.1.1.1122301&rep= repl &type=pdf </li></ul>

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