Digital Solidarity in Education: Promoting Equity, Diversity, and Academic Excellence Through Innovative Instructional Programs by Daryl Diamond, Evelyn Nelson-Weaver, Mary T. Kolesinski (Hardback, 2013)
Digital Solidarity in Education is a book for educators, scholars, and students interested in better understanding both the role techlogy can play in schools and its potential for strengthening communities, optimizing the effects of globalization, and increasing educational access. The digital solidarity movement prioritizes the engagement and mobilization of students from diverse racial, ethnic, linguistic, and ecomic backgrounds, and with giftedness and/or disabilities, to utilize and apply techlogies. This powerful book introduces invative techlogical programs including virtual schools, e-tutoring, and interactive online communities for K-12 students that can: * increase students' kwledge and understanding of advanced concepts while reinforcing their basic skills; * reinforce students' communication in their first language while introducing second and third language possibilities; * nurture students' capabilities to think analytically, while using creative and invative ideas to think simultaneously outside of the box. The experienced author team shows how collaborative partners from the private sector can assist public school systems and educators in creating access for all students to techlogical invations, with a goal of increasing individual opportunities for future college and career success. Combining theoretical scholarship and research with the personal perspectives of practitioners in the field, this volume shares with readers both the nuts and bolts of using techlogy in education, and the importance of doing so.
Mary Kolesinski, Ed. D., is an online educator at Nova Southeastern University. Evelyn Nelson-Weaver, Ed. D., is an online instructor at Nova Southeastern University and consultant for Weaver Worldwide Consulting. Daryl L. Diamond, Ph.D., is currently the Intern Principal at Sheridan Technical Center in Broward County Public Schools in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and an online instructor for Florida Atlantic University.
Daryl Diamond, Evelyn Nelson-Weaver, Mary T. Kolesinski