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.

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...

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...

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

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...