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What You Need to Know About ISTE Standards

What You Need to Know About ISTE Standards

If you’ve been doing your research on technology curriculum for K-12 students, you’ve probably run into the term “ISTE Standards,” or even seen the ISTE Seal of Alignment on some resources and solutions. But what, exactly, are ISTE Standards and what do they mean for...

Defining Computational Thinking

Defining Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is widely considered to have been derived in 2006 by J. M. Wing, who used the term in a 2006 essay in the publication Communications of the ACM. A similar phrase, “procedural thinking,” was used 10 years earlier by S. Papert, who was part of...

6 Most Important Digital Skills for K-12 Students

6 Most Important Digital Skills for K-12 Students

The world is becoming increasingly technology-based, which makes it more important than ever for students to master digital skills that will support them now and in the future. Even pre-COVID-19, many schools had digitally based learning programs to support...

What is Adaptive Learning & Why Does it Matter?

What is Adaptive Learning & Why Does it Matter?

On a quest to make education as effective, engaging and scalable as possible, adaptive learning has risen in the ranks. It has become a successful tool in creating a positive educational environment for students. What is Adaptive Learning? Adaptive learning refers to...

Podcast: On Balance with Keith Oelrich

Podcast: On Balance with Keith Oelrich

Learning.com CEO Keith Oelrich recently chatted with podcast host Dr. Rod Berger about the digital divide, and the importance of digital skills all across the lifespan. In just 25 minutes, their wide-ranging conversation covers the vital role of digital skills as more...

What is Included in Technology Curriculum for Students?

What is Included in Technology Curriculum for Students?

While each technology program for students is unique, there are key areas that the curriculum should cover. The goal of technology curriculum for K-12 students should be to improve their digital literacy and enable them to confidently perform common tasks using...

Why We Must Close the Digital Divide

Why We Must Close the Digital Divide

The term digital divide was first used in the mid-1990s, to describe the gap in equity between those who have access to computers and the internet and those who do not.  And even today, the Oxford Dictionary defines the digital divide as “the gulf between those who...