Indicator 5a.

Model and promote strategies for achieving equitable access to digital tools and resources and technology-related best practices for all students and teachers

During the learning in the DEL program, I have been building my understanding and own ideas on digital citizenship. When a school tries to create a technology-rich environment and pilot BYOD or 1:1 computer program, there are many aspects that need to be considered, and equitable access to digital tools and resources for teachers and students is the foundation for technology integration programs.

When I worked in an international school, I had an opportunity to have a conversation with the school’s policy-makers who provided me lots of helpful information about strategies on the 1:1 computer program which has been implementing for 10 years. This school has planned a big amount of budget to invest iPads for new students per year and invest laptops for the computer lab to gain equitable access to digital tools. The school provides teachers with work laptops and builds learning platforms on a self-hosted server which can be helpful for teachers and students to have the best practices on technology-rich learning with equitable access to digital resources.

In my blog: Digital Readiness Project, I explained the strategies for achieving equitable access from IT and school administrators. As the EdTech person in a school, it is also important to provide suggestions to school administrators and coordinate with the IT department to help teachers and students to have the best practices in technology-integrated learning and teaching with equitable access to digital tools and resources.

You can check more information of Digital Readiness Project here.