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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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.

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


While banning books is commonly recognized by librarians as detrimental to the student educational experience, restricted website access isn’t on everyone’s radar. In a nutshell, CIPA requires that schools and libraries receiving E-Rate funding “block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene; (b) child pornography; or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors).” Establish a digital repository of Internet filtering studies.