What’s Shaping 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

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...

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 of 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. At the same time – and connected to accelerating internet technologies...