Is there a digital divide playing itself out in schools? Many students say, "Yes". Which begs the question whether schools are really setting students up for the 21st century.
There are new data indicating that the digital divide is alive and well in schools with Principals thinking their schools do just fine and students thinking school is behind the times. E-School news covered the story:
Project Tomorrow surveyed more than 370,000 students, teachers, parents, and administrators about their views on technology and education during its Speak Up 2007 research…
Students who took the survey said the major obstacles to their use of technology at school include filters that block the web sites they need and administrators who impose rules that limit their technology use.
“The ‘digital disconnect’ is alive and well,” Evans added. “Kids tell us they power down to come to school.”