School districts with 1:1 technology programs, which offer each student access to a computer throughout the school day, are best positioned to close the technology gap and to allow all learners to become fluent with technology. This article will take a brief look at the statistics behind the technology gap and provide a possible answer to this problem.
For all students, becoming fluent with the use of technology is critical to ensuring their future job opportunities. Yet there exists a troubling technology disparity: a significant number of U.S. students, especially those in low-income households, do not have access to a computer or an Internet connection in their home. This “digital divide” makes 1:1 programs even more essential.