eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and digital equity is No. 2

digital-equalityEach year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 2 on our list for 2014 is digital equity.

With most of today’s focus on technology tools, there is an equally large focus on ensuring that all students, of all socio-economic backgrounds and in all schools, have access to high-speed internet and technology tools.

Some schools open their libraries before and after school, others expand high-speed internet access throughout the immediate school community, and others partner with service providers for free or reduced-price internet access at home. These efforts have one thing in common: making sure students have the tools and access they need to succeed.

(Next page: Digital access and equity, redefined)

Learn more about how schools are working to promote digital access and equity:

Top reasons digital equity is a social justice issue

Pursuing digital equity with collaborative leadership

Obama praises educators’ efforts to end digital divide

States answer access, equity challenges

Digital divide, lack of certified librarians ‘a national crisis’

 

Laura Ascione
About the Author:

Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura