4. Digital Divide vs Digital Inequality Perceptions

This was a very long week!!!  I’m still trying to figure out if I make the benchmark in terms of work.  Am I over working?  Or is my work not up to par?  I’m feeling good about myself so I will decide I am doing just fine…for now.

I really try to work hard Monday through Thursday.  My goal is to be completely finished for the week on Thursday so I can have a “fun day” with my children on Friday.  This Monday my mind was completely boggled!  I didn’t know where to begin, what to do, or even how to start.  Obviously I figured something out.  Part of the frustration is the long learning curve in all these new resources.  I love them and look for ways to implement them into my classroom, however, it is still tedious work.

Being not of the computer world, I did not know what digital divide or digital inequality were.  So, I also did not have much of an opinion on the matter either.  Because of that my view has changed quite a bit.  I found the interactive graph most amusing.  I tried every single country while I visited on the phone with my mother.  I was surprised at how many countries surpassed America, and to see Iceland at the very top!

I do not have much concern about digital divide as I do with digital inequality.  In the area that I live, the main inequality that we see would have to deal with location and socio-economics.  If one can afford ICT, then one can have it, unless you live outside the boarders of internet access.  As ICT becomes more and more popular, we see less and less inequalities.

Here is the link to my prezi presentation.  This is without narration so you can click through, zoom in/out at your leisure.  Please feel free to watch it!

http://prezi.com/presentation/jaimepiatt@u.boisestate.edu/p07bivw/

AECT Standards within our Assignment

There was a lot of design needed within this assignment.  We not only needed to design a presentation but figure out the sequence and use previous knowledge of different technological skills (or learn them quickly) as we created our presentations (1.1, 1.3, 1.4).

Beyond designing, there was a lot of development in our creations.  We used many different forms of development.  I used prezi to create the visual aspect of my presentation.  Once completed with the visual I used Camtasia to narrate and edit the presentation.  And lastly, I uploaded the presentation onto YouTube so the whole world could see my wonderful creation (2.2, 2.3, 2.4)!

Utilization was a constant throughout this week of learning as we used many different resources to learn about digital divide and digital inequality (3.1, 3.4).  We also had to manage the resources that we were using to make sure the processes were done correctly as well as moved, embedded, and/or edited right (4.1, 4.3, 4.4).  Evaluating the presentation includes the final project, showing our ability to adequately use the information, utilize the resources we have, and develop a masterpiece (5.1, 5.2, 5.3),

Here is the YouTube presentation including my narration through my prezi presentation.

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