Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bridging The Digital Divide in NYC

Interview with PS005X and Teaching Matters on the One Laptop Per Child project and low-cost wireless initiative.

The key to preparing students for success in the 21st century is to provide them with equity and access to the tools they need both at school and away from school. Programs such as this are a great step toward doing so. Helping to bridge the digital divide is a responsibility of all educators. Principals like the NYC DOE’s Mary Padilla are exactly the kind of leaders we need in schools to make this a reality.

1 comment:

  1. What a great example. Wouldn't it be great if more US schools could take advantage of OLPC... perhaps there is room for a domestic 'adopt a school' program for broader use of the XO here at home?