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Learning.com Again Among Oregon’s Healthiest Employers

Learning.com Again Among Oregon’s Healthiest Employers

Learning.com has been named one of Oregon’s Healthiest Employers – again! This award recognizes that our company culture values the health and wellness of our employees. Not just their physical health, but mental and emotional health, too. While we offer robust health...

Examples of Algorithmic Thinking

Examples of Algorithmic Thinking

“Effective algorithms make assumptions, show a bias toward simple solutions, trade off the costs of error against the cost of delay, and take chances.” – Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths, Algorithms to Live By (2016) An algorithm is a process or formula for...

7 Examples of Algorithms in Everyday Life for Students

7 Examples of Algorithms in Everyday Life for Students

For students new to coding, the process of algorithmic thinking can be challenging. Instead of providing an answer to a question—or even showing the work for how they got there—algorithmic thinking requires students to solve not for an answer, but for a replicable...

Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online

Tips for Parents to Keep Kids Safe Online

As a parent, and someone who works for a digital literacy company, I’ve been thinking lately about how scary it can be to raise young children in our evolving educational landscape. My son is entering kindergarten this year (cue the tears!) and my daughter is 19...

Computer Science Isn’t What You Think

Computer Science Isn’t What You Think

Last week, I was honored to be among over 500 leaders of corporate and non-profit organizations signing a letter to governors and education leaders across the United States. This letter calls for an important shift in our K-12 curriculum across the nation, allowing...

Coding Skills for Kids for a Successful K-8 Coding Program

Coding Skills for Kids for a Successful K-8 Coding Program

It’s becoming common to teach age-appropriate coding skills to kids at school through computer classes. Not only do these programs provide career-ready skills for the future, but they also introduce concepts and techniques that can be utilized in a variety of...

Why is Media Literacy in Education Important?

Why is Media Literacy in Education Important?

Frank Baker is a TV journalist turned district administrator turned researcher, writer, and professional development facilitator. Across the diverse positions he’s held, Frank’s work is inspired by his commitment to educating teachers and students to be informed and...

How to Promote Digital Citizenship in Students

How to Promote Digital Citizenship in Students

As students spend more and more time online, digital citizenship is becoming increasingly important for students to master. In this article, we discuss techniques and hands-on exercises for promoting digital citizenship in students. What is Digital Citizenship?...