What activities, and with what resources, are effective for students to learn about the status and consequences of inequities in computing resources?
Activities could address inequities within a community or across the globe.
Background: The Advanced Placement™ CS Principles course has two "essential knowledge" (EK) statements related to this topic:
- EK 7.4.1C The global distribution of computing resources raises issues of equity, access, and power.
- EK 7.4.1D Groups and individuals are affected by the "digital divide" - differing access to computing and the Internet based on socioeconomic or geographic characteristics.
The AP framework indicates these objectives should be associated in the classroom with the computational thinking practice of "connecting computing" by finding ties among computing concepts, impacts of computing, and connections between people and computing. My question is not necessarily constrained that way, though it seems inherent in achieving the objective.
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