Just four years ago, the Rowan-Salisbury School System in Salisbury, North Carolina, put devices in the hands of 19,500 K-12 students. Learners in grades 3-12 brought the devices home every day. Almost immediately, an issue arose.
Despite every student having a…
Over the summer, a group of preteens attended a camp to learn how to communicate online. They explored computational thinking concepts, practiced using social media and developed their media literacy skills.
And they did it all without a lick of technology.
Instead, they put on…
The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, our state’s educational technology lead, unanimously adopted the ISTE Standards for Students last year and the ISTE Standards for Educators last June, becoming the first state to do so in both cases.
We see the ISTE Standards as…
In the same month the new ISTE Standards for Educators were launched, the governor of Texas signed a bill requiring that preservice teachers be evaluated on their ability to teach in a digital environment,…
What if making wasn’t something students did only at certain times of the day?
What if, instead, it was built into the fabric of their lives — or even the very walls of their school?
Employees at innovative companies like Google use tinkering to recharge their…
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Globally, computer education is a focus of many national strategies as awareness grows of the impact of automation and technology. Australia took the opportunity when developing a national curriculum to reframe computer education away from a subset of design and technology to become a distinct…
Supporting technology in education is incredibly important to give students the skills they need to thrive in an increasingly technology-driven world. This support has to happen far beyond the walls of the classroom or school, and even the boundaries of the district. Advocacy at the state and…
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The research is in, and it’s clear that…
Students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) in Alaska were familiar with videoconferencing. After all, distance learning via videoconferencing technology (VCT) had become a regular event in their remote rural schools, connecting them to professionals and other students…