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Technology use does not equal internet use
The internet isn’t always the solution. Working offline and taking away the inherent distraction on the computer is always an option. Can a student open a document offline and just write?
We live in a world where the internet is always on, but that doesn't mean it's always accessible.
Remote Learning during the pandemic amplified and exasperated any deficiency we had in infrastructure. Assumptions we made or ignored previously were all put to the test with technology.
How many students really have access to a computer at home? How many have access to the internet? How many are going to an environment where they can do school work outside of the classroom?
Keep this in mind when planning your 1:1 program and classroom technology to support it. How do you work around limited or no internet access? What can be done on the devices offline? How do you encourage and support your teachers and students in offline learning?
Providing a peak behind the curtain of the thought and writing process.
This chapter came to be after the forced remote learning period during the pandemic. Suddenly internet access was front and center for every district. Our reliance on the internet for classroom (and outside the classroom) technology became abundantly apparent.
What plans do you make for internet access outside of the classroom?