The digital divide is caused because of lower income communities not having the same access to technology that high and middle classes do. In my opinion it is important to provide our students who are from lower income homes the opportunity to be familiar with today’s technology. Maybe one day libraries wont exist and all research will evolve around the internet. Students need to learn and understand how to use the internet and computers. Its great the way the government is funding the use of technology in schools. “Children feel more excited learning through computers because it something new to them” (Edutopia The digital divide 2002). In today’s society we are expected by parents, employers and the wider community to be aware and fluent in most of today’s technology and our increasingly digital world, we also expect our children to engage and learn about digital technologies, that is why schools are being asked to bridge the digital divide and enable our students to experience and be fluent in our digital world. We need to make a distinction about the technology which is used in our private lives and the types we use in our professional lives, this includes education and schooling.
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