What is equitable access?
Figure 1Using smartboard in classroom
Equitable access to technology is an important factor facing today’s youth. In some areas of America, the socioeconomic status of the students prevents their access to devices connected to the world wide web. Most students are only able to access technology such as I-pads, I-pods, digital cameras, and computers at the public schools they attend which makes access imperative to these students.
Figure 2Students using technology
Teachers must create lessons to incorporate different forms of technology to improve student learning through active engagement. The problem in public schools today is how to share these few resources among hundreds of students. One suggestion to overcome this obstacle is to create a school-wide schedule allowing for equitable access for all students through time allotted for access to an i-pad cart or computer lab.
Figure 3 Students of all abilities collaborating using technology
Access to technology for all learners is also a concern for the shareholders in the realm of education. Students with exceptional learning abilities can benefit from utilizing technology in the classroom.
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