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Teaching With Technology: Tech That Explores Diversity

Teaching With Technology: Tech That Explores Diversity
I came across an interesting website, Peace Gallery, where you can see thousands of images from hugely diverse cultures — many of young children — as viewed through the cameras of America's Peace Corps volunteers. At first glance, I noticed how different everyone looks — different skin, eyes, and clothing, But look closely, and you start noticing the similarities: People in the pictures are playing, eating, cuddling, crying, and laughing. Today's early childhood classroom is the first "melting-pot" experience for many families. It may also be the first time children meet others who are "different" from themselves. Here are some ways you can use technology to help children better understand one another and develop an appreciation for other cultures. Spotlight Similarities and Differences Make a face gallery. Websites That Support Curriculum on Kindness and Diversity Here are some websites you can use to help introduce children to different places, cultures, and people. Engaging Schools

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How to Use Technology to Support ELLs in Your Classroom Quality edtech for ELLs isn't easy to find, but great options do exist. English-language learners (ELLs) come into our classrooms with a wide variety of specific and unique needs for language acquisition. It's hard to talk about them all as one group -- ELLs represent a diverse range of students in every sense. Go Nuts With GoNoodle: A Free Classroom Favorite! I am so excited to share my favorite new site with you: GoNoodle! My kids L.O.V.E it! I first found out about it from a friend who shared it on his blog. Integrating Technology and Literacy When teaching with digital natives in a digital world, one question facing many educators revolves around integrating technology to help facilitate learning: How do you work technology into the pedagogy, instead of just using something cool? That task can be especially daunting in language arts literacy classrooms where reading and writing skill development is the crux of daily lessons. However, as 1:1 technology initiatives roll out, integrating technology into the classroom is our reality.

The Value of Classroom Diversity ED TAF Patrick Kelly with students in his classroom in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo courtesy Patrick Kelly) I am in my eleventh year teaching but often find my greatest educational epiphanies as a parent. One such moment occurred last spring when my daughter’s first grade class discussed de jure racial segregation of American society during the first half of the 20th century. When she came home, she shared what she had learned and asked this poignant and powerful question, “Daddy, does that mean I couldn’t have gone to school with my best friend?” What White Children Need to Know About Race Growing up in the suburban Midwest, I (Ali Michael) never talked about race with my family. We were white, all of our neighbors were white, and it never occurred to us that there was anything to say about that. As a result, in later years, I developed a deep sense of shame whenever I talked about race — particularly in college, where I was expected to make mature personal and academic contributions to race dialogues. At a certain point, I realized that this shame came from the silence about race in my childhood.

3 Ways Technology Can Help Promote Diversity in the Workplace Traditional, unconscious biases have led to skewed hiring practices over the years, which in turn have led to a skewed workforce that is not gender or ethnically diverse. Technology can step in and help change the status of diversity in the workplace and help businesses achieve more. Workplace diversity is defined as the inclusion of all individuals in an organization’s workforce, regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, race, age, sexual orientation, and physical or mental fitness.

How Technology in Classroom Can Enhance Student Learning When it comes to the mind, there is so much the average individual doesn’t know. Take the idea of a growth mindset, for example. Many believe that our own abilities and our intelligence remained fixed after some point in time. 9 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom - 10 Technology Tools To Engage Students In The Classroom contributed by Sara McGuire, Technology distracts students, right? Keeps them from focusing? One solution is to ban phones and computers from the classroom.

Diversity in Teaching and Learning: Affirming Students as Empowered Learners Teaching and learning models informed by social justice education have described how diversity is embedded in who we teach, who teaches, what is taught, and how it is taught (see Jackson 1988; Marchesani and Adams 1992). In the Multi-Contextual Model for Diverse Learning Environments developed by Hurtado et al. (2012a), students' multiple social identities are at the center of curricular and cocurricular spheres, where they exist in dynamic relationship with faculty and staff identities through practices involving both content (or educational programming) and process (pedagogies and forms of practice). To help practitioners understand how such a model might operate on their campuses, researchers at the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) devised the Diverse Learning Environments (DLE) survey. The Impact of an Inclusive Curriculum What is the impact of integrating diversity content into the curriculum and shifting pedagogy to include engagement with diverse peers and communities?