D.C. Public Libraries Narrowing the Digital Divide
We all remember having to learn the ins and outs of the card catalog during library visits in elementary school. We also remember how much we would have rather been in gym class. Times, along with technology are changing. Without proper education or immediate access to technological advances, some students may be lost in the mix.
Students whose families do not have access to the newest technology may be left behind when it comes to everyday tasks in the near future. Communication, higher education and career information are now searched mainly on the Internet. Students without proper technical skills will fall behind their peers at an early age.
Mac Creation Stations and D.C. Libraries will be teaming up to help educate District of Columbia students. Hands-on training helps ensure students who are interested in cutting edge technology aren’t left behind.
Different interactive areas will allow students to understand how the newest social media tools function, and hone their current technical skills to enhance their 21 Century education in a practical, do-it-yourself way.
The Creation Stations will feature Mac computers equipped with Adobe Creative Suite 3, and Mac’s own iLife. These programs allow students to open their minds and learn how to create and edit: videos, music and websites.#