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Behind the Scenes: Writing an Instructional Video

Behind the Scenes: Writing an Instructional Video

From Bean City’s sidewalks to the trees of Tech Grove, Learning.com characters live fascinating lives. As their stories unfold, I find them taking on attitudes and values of their own. Behind each video’s script is an incredible collaborative process that employs a...

5 Reasons Digital Literacy is Important for Students

5 Reasons Digital Literacy is Important for Students

The importance of digital literacy for students is becoming more and more apparent as technology continues to envelop the daily lives of both children and adults. From social interactions to entertainment, education to professional life, the ability to use technology...

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 tools used by educator to increase the efficacy of education with limited resources. Not only does this technique better harness available resources in a...

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...