Access Issues

General

Closing the Equity Gap in Technology Access and Use
NETC provides information to educators to help ensure equity in educational technology. Select a topic to view a checklist of questions you can use to access how equity in education technology is being implemented at your school.
CoSN
The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a national nonprofit organization, promotes the use of information technologies and the Internet in K-12 education to improve learning. Our members represent school districts, state and local education agencies, nonprofits, companies and individuals who share our vision.
Funding for Technology
This site provides additional information and resources for funding for technology, including links to reports, articles bibliographies, strategies and grant writing.
Implementing Technology in Education
This article suggests an approach to implement technology, which emphasizes instructional and student needs first, and then through planning integrates technology in ways that enhance and extend instructional and learning opportunities. This approach is based on the author's 25 years of experience in this area, plus the findings of studies related to technology implementation.
Office of Educational Technology
This link provides excellent teaching and learning resources for district personnel, teachers, administrators and students. Readers will find other web sites for web-based projects, technology grants and publications, research as well as other resources.

Research Studies

From Access to Outcome-Raising the Aspirations for Technology Initiatives in Low-Income Communities
This report is based on extensive studies by the Morino Institute. Included are hard-won lessons, astute observations, and interviews discussing applying technology in creative and suggestive ways.
The Tomas Rivera Policy
TRPI's information and communication technology (ICT) research encompasses an examination of the impact of telecommunications tools on the economic, social, political, and educational life of Hispanic communities throughout the United States. Current research projects continue to explore the status of advanced telecommunications deployment in low-income and minority communities.