Definition and Overview

Digital Access allows for full participation in a technological society. In terms of education, this means that technology should be equally available for all students at all schools no matter who and where they are, or their economic status.

"Appropriate funding and professional development represent the key means of supporting equitable access and use of technology to ensure technology literacy and to support meaningful learning for all students." (1997) Therefore providing funding for schools is necessary for schools to provide digital access.

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Ensuring Equitable Use of Education Technology
Gives Overview on Digital Access
Read this survey given to teacher's about digital access
Watch this video to learn about how to provide digital access in special education classrooms:


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Resources for Teachers and Kids

Digital Citzen Classroom Posters and Links to Lesson Plans
Views on Digital Access in the Classroom
Safe Surfing Game for Kids

References

Behrens, J. Digital Citizenship: Are You A Digital Citizen? Digital Access. Are You A Digital Citizen. Retrieved from http://areyouadigitalcitizen.weebly.com/digital-access.html

Described and Captioned Media Program (dcmpnad). 2008, December 21. Equal Access in the Classroom. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ4OeOJ10W4

Devaney, L. (2010). Digital access, collaboration a must for students. eSchoolNews. Retrieved from http://www.eschoolnews.com/2010/03/16/digital-access-collaboration-a-must-for-students/4/

Digital Access. EDT 6030 Digital Citizenship. Retrieved from http://edt6030digitalcitizenshipgardner.weebly.com/digital-access.html

Don't Be in the Dark. Disney. Retreived from http://www.disney.co.uk/DisneyOnline/Safesurfing/child-home.html

Ribble, Mike. (2013). Digital Citizenship: Using Technology Appropriately. Retrieved from http://digitalcitizenship.net/Nine_Elements.html

(2013). Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum. (Common Sense). Retrieved from http://commonsensemedia.org/eudcators/curriculum

(2012, January 23). National PBS Survey Finds Teachers Want More Access to Classroom Tech. PBS Learning Media. Retreived from http://www.pbs.org/about/news/archive/2012/teacher-survey-fetc/