In education, the term equity refers to the principle of fairness. While it is often used interchangeably with the related principle of equality, equity encompasses a wide variety of educational models, programs, and strategies that may be considered fair, but not necessarily equal. It is has been said that “equity is the process; equality is the outcome,” given that equity—what is fair and just—may not, in the process of educating students, reflect strict equality—what is applied, allocated, or distributed equally.

Tech Connection to Classroom: BIf you goal is to have students have deeper discussions about Literature or class content, then you could use Padlet! You can have the entire class brainstorm and type their responses simultaneously while projecting their ideas onto a screen. After the Padlet brainstorm, prompt in-person small group conversations during which students can reference the class discussion on individual iPads or Chromebooks. Read more on Tech Equity here.