Connecting During COVID: Leveling the Digital Playing Field

We all know that COVID has changed the world. Education systems around the planet are in unchartered territory, with almost all of then adapting to some kind of digital / distance learning component. While not everyone has internet access or the technology to do it, there are multiple grants available to obtain both for as low as 25 cents. Learn where and when. Courtesy of Eitner Education. #PowerfulLearningAtHome

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

Connecting During COVID:

  LEVELING THE DIGITAL PLAYING FIELD

#PowerfulLEARNINGATHOME

Dr. Jay Eitner | @Jay_eitner

COVID has changed the world; education included.

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Not every student and staff member has access to the internet, technology, or both.
But before that...

7) Remember Maslow?

8) Maslow in 2020

fast food that's open =

 free wi-fi & plugs
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COVID + EDUCATION =

  • digital learning issues (T & S)
  • digital equity issues
  • meals delivered / accessible / needed
  • SEL issues (T & S)
  • Lack of contact for socialization purposes (T &S)
  • mental health issues (T & S)
  • T=teachers | S=students
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IT ALL COMES
DOWN TO:


How do we learn?

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NARROWING OR ELIMINATING THE LEARNING & technology GAP

1. FCC Lifeline Program (federal law)

goo.gl/yyAbfQ
(cAsE sEnSiTiVe)

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2) EveryoneOn
Free/reduced internet charges, wifi hotspot providers, refurbished technology

https://goo.gl/VjvnxM
(cAsE sEnSiTiVe)

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3) Center for
Digital Education |
WWW.GOVTECH.COM/EDUCATION



a FREE handbook on closing the connectivity gap

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4) COSN | WWW.COSN.ORG

 "DIGITAL EQUITY: SUPPORTING FAMILIES AND STUDENTS IN OUT-OF-SCHOOL LEARNING
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5) eliminate the digital divide | www.e-2-d.org

1providing free / used technology for those in need from donated offices
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6) future ready schools | www.futureready.org

  • Works with school leaders to target inequites in students & staff with technology in and out of school.
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7) ISTE | www.iste.org

Scads of digital resources (search digital equity or digital divide)!

8) Schools, Health, & Libraries Coalition | www.shlb.org
webinars, tool kits, and lobbyist level advocation for digital equity

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ONWARD. Questions...

Jay:
EITNEREDU@gmail.com
T) @EitnerEDU
Voxer) @eitner
Telegram) @eitner

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