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As tech use becomes increasingly ubiquitous both in school and out, the majority of students easily fly right past the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for no more than two hours of screen time a day. Is it realistic in today's world to place arbitrary limits? Because not all screen time is created equal, the answer is not black and white.
In the same way that keeping children away from roads would severely constrict their freedom, keeping them from internet access would also confine them. We need to resource our students for an exponentially evolving digital world where the jobs of tomorrow don’t even exist yet.
Educators can improve family tech literacy by sending home instructional handouts in the parents’ native language, offering hands-on tech demonstrations at events like back-to school nights and hosting family tech nights aimed at families with low tech use.
Before educators can do anything to help parents cross the technology divide, they have to build trust.
To ensure digital activity in your classroom, choose cell phone activities that work with any type of phone or phone plan. Here are some ideas for using cell phones to engage students.
With technology, many parents ignore the interactions of our kids online. But just like driving a car or eating a healthy diet, we need to be there to coach and guide our kids through this world.
ISTE 2015 keynote speaker Jack Gallagher talks about why we must stop disregarding our students’ strengths and differences in pursuit of a one-size-fits-all education.
You want to keep your students' parents informed, and you need their support of their children's learning. Check out our classroom-tested approach and tools for staying connected with families.
As parents consider whether to follow the lead of tech execs and shield their kids from technology, ed tech specialist Karen Richardson argues for balance.
ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association collaborated on a series of resources designed to help prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Most educators recognize the need for digital citizenship, but many are at a loss for how to teach it. Here are some resources to help.
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.