Whether it's a one room schoolhouse, a bilingual high school, or a magnet school, technology plays a significant role in the 21st century
classroom.... And therein lies a story about an unequal playing field and a process that isn't as simple as it seems. Districts not only grapple with obtaining the technology but they have to figure out what to do with it once it enters the classroom. Access, support, training and vision now become pieces of the classroom technology puzzle. Producer Kathy Baron examines the issues in Digital Equity.
Digital Equity was produced by Kathy
Baron. The Sound
engineer was Alex Gardner. Special
thanks to KQED and
David Gorn. This program is funded by
the U.S. Department of
Education. It airs as part of the
ongoing series on
technology in education.
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