After running a successful pilot last year, we purchased a full district license for the literacy support software suite Read&Write. The software is designed to support students and teachers at all levels with accessing and creating text in the digital environment. It works well on Chrome OS and MacOS devices.
A few years ago, a discussion of the digital divide centered first around devices and then about access. Schools with few devices worked to find ways to add to their computer labs, and today many districts are moving to class sets of devices for each classroom, mobile computer/ipad carts, expanded computer labs, or a 1 to 1 device per student implementation.
For many people who have broadband connection at home, it is sometimes hard to imagine the effects of the digital divide in a classroom setting.
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