Digital Divide

Photo by Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action.

We Raise NJ is committed to raising awareness about the impacts of the digital divide on students, families, and educators across New Jersey. See our resource, “Getting to the Bottom of New Jersey’s Digital Divide,” for more on the current state of the issue and our priorities for solving the problem.

On Wednesday, January 13, WRNJ — in partnership with the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ, Association of American Educators, and NJ Chamber of Commerce Foundation — hosted a panel discussion exploring issues with devices, connectivity, and digital literacy as well as solutions to advance the education all NJ students deserve.

Information and Resources:

At-Home Learning Tools Recommended by Learning Heroes: Online academic and social-emotional learning resources and guides for at-home learning
Camden County Educational Services Digital Divide Resources: Shares information about the internet service provider, learning management systems, and cooperative purchasing details
Comcast Internet Essentials: Provides information about low-cost Internet service from Comcast
Common Sense Media Digital Divide Report Slides: Shares information, infographics, and recommendations around addressing the digital divide
Excel in Ed Digital Equity Resources: Defines digital equity and outlines ways states can help to address the digital divide
Future Ready Schools Digital Equity: Beyond the Devices: Video of Future Ready Advisor, Sarah Thomas, as the keynote from the July 2020 Virtual Instructional Leadership Summit
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Parent’s Guide to Virtual Learning: A document outlining best practices for parents helping students with special needs to learn at home
NJDOE Teacher Resources for Remote Instruction: A list of technology tools and digital resources for content areas
Sustainable Jersey for Schools Remote Digital Learning Roadmap: Practical guide to implementing equitable remote learning practices in New Jersey
University of Virginia EdTech Genome Project: Framework for making informed choices when it comes to purchasing and implementing classroom technology

News:

Patch: Freehold Boro Schools Receive $24K To Close Digital Divide