Grow Student Creativity and Other 21st Century Skills? Teach Coding

Computer programming, a.k.a. coding, used to be something done only by those in-the-know involving complex strings of characters and more than a bit of magical mystique.

A Simplified Approach to Planning Digital Literacy Assessment

As educators know, assessments are critical to the learning process. They provide beneficial self-checks to students, informative results to teachers, and comprehensive data to administrators. So, when teachers implement digital literacy...

Three Technology Tools to Engage Students with the 5 Cs of Education

Children from a young age are exposed to technology, whether it is using a gaming console such as an Xbox or Playstation, interacting on the Internet, or using a mobile device or tablet. Today, it is expected we integrate technology into...

What’s Driving Elementary and Middle School Technology Curriculum?

Contrary to popular belief, students are not just “born” with technology skills. While we commonly observe them interact daily with their computers and cell phones, that doesn’t necessarily mean they understand basic use, best practice, and...

Plan Digital Literacy Curriculum with ISTE, CSTA, and Core Standards

Standards provide the foundational directions for the course of student learning by aligning curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Therefore, it is unsurprising that when it comes to teaching digital literacy, standards play a pivotal role in...

Your Recipe for Teaching Digital Literacy Skills to Students

Digital literacy is the ability to understand, use, and interact with technology, media, and digital resources in real-world situations, providing the foundation for college and career readiness in the 21st century. To get started teaching...

Meet equip, an Educator-Created Resource for All Things Tech

by Anna McVeigh-Murphy | Mar 15, 2019 |

Welcome to equip! Learn about the mission behind this editorial and how you can join the guest writer program.

The Science of Learning, Memory Science, and Your Classroom Part 1

It is no secret that the nature of teaching and learning is changing. With rapidly advancing technology, schools are now preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet. To do so, schools are focusing on the long-term competencies and skills...

The What, Why, and How of a Digital Literacy Program

A budding buzzword, digital literacy occupies the minds of educators globally. The broad set of competencies that comprise digital literacy are fundamental to success in the 21st century. To breakdown this complex topic, this article will address...

Ask What Your Typing Software Can Do for You

The importance of typing instruction in elementary classrooms is well established. And with a plethora of typing software to introduce students to this vital skill, elementary school teachers can easily implement typing instruction within their...