Tech and Equity

Dr. Kara Stern
2 min read
Two Smore mascots looking like robots and text saying Tech and Equity.

If equality means everyone has the same opportunity, equity means everyone has access to exactly what they need to succeed. This is just as true for the tech tools we use in our schools or classrooms as anything else!

We try to simplify your life by creating grab n’ go templates filled with engaging resources for lessons and units on topics of relevance. This template focuses on how to achieve tech equity for your students.

An overview of what this looks like

The first article in the template offers a fantastic roadmap for how to go about assessing your school or classroom tech plan. This is followed by an interview with STEM instructional coach Victoria Thompson, who shares her expertise about tech tools that promote equity.

The next section of the template provides links to the resources that Victoria discusses in the interview, followed by a link to a set of accessible tech resources for students with different learning needs.

Putting it all together

Finally, we share an article in which one tech director details how his Pennsylvania school district undertook a tech equity overhaul, and what that looked like. This article even includes advice on how to find the funds to accomplish your goals.

Here’s to our students’ success!

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Dr. Kara Stern

Dr. Kara Stern began her career as an ELA teacher, then shifted into administration as a middle school principal. Dr. Stern is a fervent advocate for equitable communication and family engagement. She spent five years as Executive Director at Math for America, where she designed the professional learning community that exists to this day. An unexpected move to Tel Aviv launched her into the world of EdTech where she became the Director of Education Content for Smore and then the Head of Education Solutions at SchoolStatus. Outside of work, she indulges her love for reading, devouring two novels weekly, with a particular fondness for heists and spy stories.

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