How do we raise public awareness of the digital divide problem? It is a real problem!! There are have and have-nots in global, national and local situations. What solutions are there?
It allows us to reach out to one another, share our gifts, and mend the broken circle of our relationship with the Land and the Native Americans who hold it in sacred trust.
Adopt an Elder http: Most live in remote portions of the Dine's Navajo reservation. Many live in traditional hogans, and some raise sheep as a means of maintaining themselves.
The Program provides food, simple medicines, clothing, fabric and yarns to help these Elders live on the Land in their traditional lifestyle.
As they have become elderly, it has become more difficult for them to support themselves on the Land in their traditional ways. This program is designed for Digital equity school classrooms to become more familiar with the Navajo traditional people.
The Giveaway Circle has a tradition of giving the best that we have. That may be a gift of time, talents or skills, or actual gifts of food and clothing. When asked what the boxes of food and clothing meant to her, one Grandmother explained that they were like "miracles from the sky.
For the students interested in adopting a Grandmother, we prepare a special brochure which describes the needs of the Grandmother, and tells a little about who she is and how she lives. The brochure is camera-ready can be copied and distributed to the students in the classroom. Please let us know the size of the class, the ages of the children, the name of the teacher, and who the brochure should be mailed to.
Examples of Classroom Projects Each classroom project is a little different, depending upon the needs of the teaching experience. One Arizona elementary school took on the project as a school and held competitions between classrooms to collect canned foods.
In some cases, the students in the classroom collect cans of food or other items needed by the Grandmother, and then make arrangements to have them mailed to the Grandmother. One elementary school class had each child put their handprint on a piece of fabric that was then quilted together by other volunteers from a local Church.
The quilt was a gift beyond price -- forming another portion of the bridge between cultures. Another classroom took small brown sacks, painted pictures on the sacks, took the sacks home and filled them with canned goods.
The students enclosed letters with photos of themselves in the sacks which were then delivered to the Elders.
Another classroom prepared traditional Navajo foods fry bread and Navajo Tacos for sale. The proceeds from the food stand were used to purchase food certificates and yarn boxes for the Elders.
UN Launches Information Technology Venture to Build 'Digital Bridges' to World's Poor November 21, - The United Nations yesterday launched a global task force to help build universal interconnectivity and spread the benefits of the digital revolution to the world's poor.
An initiative of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Information and Communication Technologies ICT Task Force was set up to work with partners such as regional development banks, international donors and non-profit organizations to help mobilize resources around specific programmes and initiatives.
In the s, racial-integration efforts showed clear links between students' success and the income level of their classmates. When minority children were integrated into schools with mostly low-income whites, their scores showed little improvement.
When they were integrated into schools with middle-class whites, they performed much better. Experts say these differences have to do with a host of factors involving parents, teachers, and students themselves.
Schools with more middle-class students tend to have greater parental involvement middle-class parents are four times as likely to join parent-teacher associationsand less teacher turnover.
And middle-class students more often expect to attend college - an attitude that can rub off on peers. Each school's percentage of low-income students defined as those who qualify for a free or reduced-cost lunch roughly equals the percentage in the district overall. In general, experts say schools have a bigger impact on low-income children than on middle-class kids, for whom family is a stronger educational influence.
Putting poor students into a largely middle-class school usually benefits them without hurting the rest. Kids in schools where there are overwhelming concentrations of poverty, will not change the culture of the school, and they're likely to do worse.
Most studies seem to find a negative effect [in schools with] above 50 percent low-income.For veteran digital equity advocates, these are heady times, as goals to narrow the digital divide at scale are becoming realizable for the first time.
This is, paradoxically, a historic moment when great care is urgently needed to ensure policy makers, banking leaders, philanthropists, and economic development leaders design investments that are sound, research-based, culturally responsive.
Chromebooks, digital divide, equity, iPads, Tim Holt Tech integration fails when it is an add-on It’s mind-boggling that there are any makers in this world over the age of Our mission is to advise and assist the nation's communities and digital equity investors concerning why and how to design optimally impactful digital equity initiatives in support of .
During National Minority Health Month, we acknowledge the potential for health information technology (health IT) – from electronic and personal health records to online communities to mobile applications – to transform health care and improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities.
This year's Digital Equity Summit, sponsored by the International Society for Technology in Education, included a dynamic exchange of ideas and strategies.
The excitement and camaraderie in the room was evident as colleagues greeted each other after a year's separation.
It was a time to catch up. Best-practice purchasing is now an even more potent source of value creation for private-equity leaders. A careful review of purchasing is typically part of any private-equity (PE) playbook, with procurement savings factoring prominently into day and longer-term business plans.
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