Shelly Sanchez Terrell's blog
Wouldn't it be nice if every child in the US could experience the world with just a few clicks? More and more schools are being equipped with computers either through grants or by donations. However, lack of reliable Internet access continues to be a major problem to integrating technology effectively in schools.
We live in the 21st century in a developing country, yet some parts of the US still receive unequal access to a quality education due to the location. With free resources online created by experts in every field that are great educational resources, now is the time to expand broadband access. We can start by expanding broadband in America where the resources are available as well as the commitment of educators.
Imagine if every school had access to broadband Internet...
- Students could video chat with schools across the world to solve global issues
- Students could take school trips to various museums virtually
- Educators could attend free virtual conferences to improve their methodologies
- Educators could create and share lesson plans
- Parents could check a school's database to check their child's progress
- Principals could share important notices via daily newsletters to students and teachers
- Schools could conduct classes virtually even with closures due to weather or a virus
- Students who are sick could still attend class virtually
This is already occurring in various educational institutions that have access to broadband, but many schools still need this access.Read more