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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...

Online Assessment Woes and the Technology Skills Antidote

by equip team | Mar 08, 2019 |

Bright Futures with Tech

Nearly all states offer online assessment options for their standardized tests in addition to national organizations, such as SBAC, ACT, NAEP, and NWEA. While computer-based exams offer a variety of benefits like computer adaptive features and...

So Long Scantrons. Hello Typing & Other Skills for Online Assessments

The majority of states either offer or require online assessment formats for standardized testing. As this transition has occurred, educators are noticing a significant drop in overall student performance on these computer-based tests when...

Three Digital Literacy Skills Essential for Jobs in the Future

by equip team | Mar 08, 2019 |

Bright Futures with Tech

According to Dell Technologies’ report, Emerging Technologies’ Impact on Society and Work in 2030, it is estimated that 85 percent of forecasted jobs for 2030 still do not exist yet largely because technology is expanding so rapidly. As a result...

What the Digital Divide Teaches Us About Teaching Technology Skills

by equip team | Mar 08, 2019 |

Bright Futures with Tech

Flashback to the mid-1990’s – Vanilla Ice released Ice Ice Baby; Ross and Rachel were on a break; and Google, Amazon, and Hotmail (RIP) graced the internet. Oh, the memories.

Why Teach Technology Skills to the Tech-Savvy 21st Century Students

by equip team | Mar 08, 2019 |

Bright Futures with Tech

Many of today’s students are tech-savvy. And it’s no surprise—the relevance of technology in our day-to-day lives has grown exponentially over the past few decades. We can ask a search engine almost anything and receive an answer in less than a...