Pam's EDIM 510 Wiki

It is so easy to get swept up in the technologies that are available to us today as it makes the classroom a more exciting and vibrant place for our students (digital natives). However, how do we level the playing field for those students who do not have internet access at home when we want our students to blog, add to Wikis, or simply complete an online assignment?

That is a very difficult question that I have also asked myself. I know a lot of districts have applied for grants which get them computers that are available for the kids to "sign out". Personally, knowing my students and families, I can not imagine trusting them with a computer - we would NEVER see them again. I would have to research how that problem is handled. The only other alternative I can think of would be for the district to approve open time right after school or in the evenings. In my district transportation would be an issue, but I almost think there are grants to help solve that problem too; it seems that there are grants for just about everything these days! There is extra money if the library is open after hours, so that might be a possible route to check into. Great question! Good luck! - D

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