We must consider everyone

Michael Wesch, creator of the video Visions of Students Today, recently posted on how the digital divide occurs within all cultures. His video had what seemed to be an all-white make-up. While that was not the intent, it was the outcome. Consider his post and the discussion in the comments section. Nobody is pulling the race card here. What they are doing is generating the discussion about access. What are we doing to close the digital divide?

How can we get more technology in the hands of those who cannot afford it? More importantly, consider that the technology use we implement in the classroom may be all some of our students get anywhere. If every educator uses the same amount of technology you do with that student, how well prepared is he/she at the end of the day?

Thank you Michael and Mark for starting the conversation:
Download Video: Posted by markcmarino at TeacherTube.com.

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3 thoughts on “We must consider everyone

  1. More than 62% of households with incomes over $100,000 subscribe to high speed broadband at home while just 11% of households with incomes below $30,000 subscribe. We need to turn this around so that all students have access at home. The Communications Workers Of America’s project Speed Matters addresses this and more. The goal is affordable high speed internet for all Americans. Check out the website at http://www.speedmatters.org

  2. Thanks, Mark. As you can see, it now embeds nicely. Especially through our filters in schools. Thanks again for the upload and starting the conversation.

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