Tips for Teaching the Tech-less

In MindShift’s article 10 Essential Tips For Meeting Tech Needs of Low-Income Schools, Katrina Schwartz, one tip stands out in bold for me. Involving the families in low-income schools is just as, if not, more important than educating the students on new technologies. Many parents in these neighborhoods have limited English and limited abilities in technology themselves. Typically, we educate the students and send them home to households without technology and/or understanding of the technology. When we educate the family, we increase the chances for the student to succeed. In today’s world, having an understanding of basic technology skills is the only way for many students to climb out of poverty. We owe to these students are them with the tools necessary for success.

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