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The Edtech Revolution: 2010 – 2017


” 2010 was also the year that the Common Core Standards Initiative was enacted in response to numerous indicators of low student academic performance. Although the Common Core itself elicits mixed feelings , its effect on edtech is unwavering: “Integral to the Common Core was the expectation that they would be tested on computers using online standardized exams. ” 1:1 + Common Core = $$$$$.

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A guest post from AASL’s Banned Websites Awareness Day Committee


It’s happened to all of us– we’re at school trying to access the perfect website for a learning activity at school and… it’s blocked. While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies. Students research commonly filtered sites and interview the “gatekeeper” at their school.

New Year, New Look for Our Scope and Sequence

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You might have noticed the new look and feel for our Digital Citizenship curriculum interactive Scope & Sequence. We simply refreshed the look to better show how all our offerings work together to support you in incorporating digital citizenship into your teaching. Onboard Students: A great way to engage your students from the get-go is to introduce them to Digital Compass, an interactive way for middle-schoolers to dive into the twists and turns of digital life.