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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Digital DivideWhat Will it Take to Overcome it? What is it?!? The gap between those who have access to technology and those who do not. It is usually compared with social inequality. Internet Access by Race: White: 76.2% Hispanic: 58.3% Black: 56.9% What's Important?!? Not only is the access to technology important,but rather the context in which it is used. For example, a calculator study was done. Here are the results: Calculator Usage by Race: 50% African Americans 27% Whites 44% Hispanics "Students who use calculators at the highest rates- racial minorities-tend to have the lowest mathematicsperformance in school and on standardized tests (Loveless 2000). What can be done? - Focus on Digital Literacy - Provide Computers-Remove other financial barriers-Low rates are needed -Partner for success As teachers, we need to focus on how we teachwith technology, especiallysince many students do nothave access to it at home. Now is the TIME to close the gap!!! Sources:- Light, Jennifer S. "Rethinking the Digital Divide." The Digital Divide (2001): 258. Print.- Less than $30,000: 50%$30,000-$50,000: 77%$50,000-$75,000: 88%Over $75,000: 93% Internet Access by Income Level
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