Educators are no strangers to making micro-changes in the classroom before policy and administration have the chance to catch up. Great teachers diagnose the needs of their classroom and develop a patchwork solution that improves the learning environment for every student. So, what can a classroom teacher do to mitigate the effects of unequal internet access at home—while still maximizing the use of classroom technology in a strategic and effective way?
Here are 5 Things a Teacher can do:
Start with the basics—research your student and their families, and respond accordingly
Be proactive in creating lessons and assignments, thoughtfully
Put extra effort towards pushing digital literacy
Provide extra opportunities for technology and internet access
Advocate for more resources in your district or school
When we started Kajeet in 2003, we wanted kids to be agile with technology, to be empowered and safe, and we wanted to help them respond with confidence to what's happening in their world. Not incidentally, we want parents, educators and guardians to be involved too. Being part of the mobile world is not just fun, it’s a shared responsibility.