In the digital era, education and workplace success is defined increasingly by a person’s ability to weave information into knowledge. Our mission is to ensure all young people are exceptionally prepared to apply relevant computational tools to solve the sophisticated challenges of their time.

We deliver our mission in two ways: (1) We support states, districts and schools in implementing comprehensive, quality student technology learning standards and (2) We produce robust digital tools K-12 educators can use to teach digital literacy skills to their students.

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MLK's I have a Dream, Internet Freedom and Copyright: Lesson Plan

Activist(s) opposed to SOPA has declared today "Internet Freedom Day", a day to celebrate the "...freedom of expression". Their act of protest (against copyright) is to distribute video copies of Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech; this ...

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ELA & Digital Humanities: Explore!

Data-driven elementary and secondary classroom instructional technology has evolved rapidly, particularly in areas of student assessment and reporting. However, technologies designed to engage a student audience in actual sense-making with complex datasets are few. Yet data analysis and related digital ...

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Search Engines, Boolean Logic and Education: What’s important for educators to know?

This essay explores search engines’ technological advancements to present recommendations for related instruction. It begins by introducing basic and advanced Boolean Logic concepts, and how Boolean logic is applied to search engines’ external and internal operation. It then presents the ...

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Teaching Reaching Out: Tapping the Power of Online Communities

While considering the many valuable opportunities made possible by the Internet, we realized that networking -- even rudimentary networking -- is both important and learned. It's not always easy to identify and reach out to new groups, but the experience ...

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Truth, Media and the teachable moment

On January 6, 2012, National Public Radio's This American Life broadcasted segments from Mike Daisey's performance about Apple. The broadcast detailed gritty, tough work practices at Foxconn, Apple's contractor for the iPad and other digital devices.  Among Daisey's revelations: That Foxconn actively ...

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