ISTE Student Standards Getting an Update: Input Requested

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We all know how quickly technology changes and with that in mind, the International Society for Technology Education (ISTE) is committed to making sure our national student technology standards address the needs of an ever changing society. Do today’s students Continue reading ISTE Student Standards Getting an Update: Input Requested

Teens, Social Media and Technology

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Kids dig their social media and technology. In fact, a recent study from the Pew Center, Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015, found that 73% of American teens have smartphones, while 71% of teenagers take part in more than Continue reading Teens, Social Media and Technology

From the Editor’s Desk: The Case for Email

OK, hold off, this isn’t another “Get off my lawn!” editorial from an old dog who refuses to learn new tricks. I have Twitter/Facebook/Flickr/Google/Tumblr accounts, a smart phone (and, yes, I text – a lot!), and I just canceled my Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Case for Email

From the Editor’s Desk: Computer Productivity – an Educator’s Perspective

                I came into the world of education without any technology baggage at all. I didn’t even own a computer. But being as it was 1985, and the Apple ][e (yes, that was how it was spelled) had just erupted onto Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Computer Productivity – an Educator’s Perspective

From the Editor’s Desk: The Death of Reading

Upworthy is particularly good at inducing sharing on Facebook        There are a lot of folks who will argue that reading isn’t, in fact, on the way out. What with the advent of the Internet, social networking, and the personal Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Death of Reading

Two Media Tools: VLC, Format Factory

       In a break from my usual ramblings, I’m reviewing two media tools you might not know about. VLC        As many of you know, I’m a fan of open source tools, VLC is a project of VideoLan, a French-based Continue reading Two Media Tools: VLC, Format Factory

Robotics Contributes to Higher Math and Science Scores

Jessie Clark Middle is using NXT robots in pre-engineering classes to intentionally teach science, technology, engineering, and math skills and concepts to sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. “Our math scores increased this past year and I think the pre-engineering Continue reading Robotics Contributes to Higher Math and Science Scores