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Teaching the Language of Innovation

Optimizing Learning through Technology

Today, basic computer literacy is emphasized in almost every school’s educational requirements, but usually as a stand-alone core competency. Students need to strive to be technologically literate by optimizing learning through technology.

Taking Care in Making Connections

The recent teacher walkouts in the US serve as an interesting backdrop for an inspired article by the editors of Bloomberg, a piece aimed at sharing ideas on how to make better teachers. 

Applying Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

Computational thinking allows students to draw connections between what they’re learning and how to approach problems across all disciplines.  By using computational thinking across the curriculum, you can begin to see a relationship between subjects as well as what is happening in the classroom and life outside in the real world.

Plenty to Look Forward to at the 2018 CSTA Conference

Computer Science educators, researchers and experts will converge in Omaha, Nebraska for the annual CSTA conference, held this year from July 7th - 10th. Not only is this conference a great place to learn, it’s a unique opportunity to develop a professional learning...

Support Innovation by Supporting Teachers

In preparation for Teacher Appreciation Week, it is important for all stakeholders in the realm of education to consider how each of us can step up to the plate and show gratitude for our teachers on the front lines; not just for an honorary week, but all year long....

Teaching and Learning Instructional Frameworks

Dan Willingham, a psychologist at the University of Virginia and prolific author on the science of teaching and learning, is always an interesting read, and his latest article for Education Next does not disappoint. In it, he asks readers, and himself, to consider the...

Digital Citizenship

As digital devices and internet access is being given to children younger than ever before, it is imperative that we address with them the understanding of how to participate and utilize these tools in a safe and appropriate manner through digital citizenship education.

Connecting Subjects, Connecting People

The goals of a quality education are varied, with our greatest aspirations for students including everything from political and social understanding to confidence in applying the scientific method and complex problem-solving skills. We want students to be both better...

It’s Always Day 1: Staying motivated all year long

No matter how long you've been teaching, you probably remember your first day - the excitement, the nervousness and the anticipation that all made the day unforgettable. Leaders of large companies know the power of that first day too; particularly Amazon CEO Jeff...