Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Reading: The Digital Gap Reading Today Online

So, in between some Spring Cleaning, I did a bit of Spring Reading on the first day of Spring Break.  In this week's Reading Today Online

Paul Morsink writes about the challenge of digital gaps in our classrooms. 

At first, all I could really think about was my own personal technology challenge: will it work?
Then, I almost "poo pooed" the article thinking that kids are INTUITIVE with this technology stuff.  It's just us old adults who find it hard, right? Yet, if you stop to think about it, our students do NOT have a level technology playing field.  The real challenge, even now, is how we can avoid a technology equivalent to the Matthew effects.  How can we help students who fall behind in this area because of their exposure or because, for them, it is hard?
This is an article that makes you stop and think about how we all avoid what does not come easy to us!  
This article makes me stop and think about how some day, in the not so distant future, there may be Technology Intervention Services for students who struggle in that domain.   

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