Question: Is Technology Widening Opportunity Gaps Between Rich And Poor Kids?

I found it quite disheartening that I am the only one who made a comment on the website of the largest union of education in the U.S. upon this matter that posed this question along with MindShift. We educators all work in the 21st century, and yet no one had a comment about this specific topic. I even went over to the site bearing the original article NEA was connecting their thoughts with and only four other people commented. Read more [...]

Technology used to create memories and capture #FIRST moments

There is a video going viral on Facebook that I saw run across my feed a few times this morning. I bit and watched, and I have to say this captured my heart in more ways than one. Vodafone Firsts is a YouTube channel that "connects people with technology to empower them to do amazing things for the first time. Our series of films follows these people as they try to accomplish their goals." This reminds me of my vision in helping teachers and students use technology in the classroom. The biggest stepping stone in my mission is getting teachers to become more comfortable with using technology in the classroom. Most of the teachers I tend to train have no real computer literacy skills let alone have picked up more than a keyboard and mouse of a desktop computer outside of their TVs and radios they own. Read more [...]

Nevada Conference on Digital Learning 2014

This weekend, Nevada held its first conference to discuss various topics and issues within digital learning. Anyone who knows me or follows me knows I am a proponent of education and digital learning. I firmly believe the 21st century learning cannot be held to a seat in a classroom in the traditional brick and mortar classroom any longer. With the use of technology, educators can differentiate instruction in ways that were only mere ideas when I was sitting in a B&M classroom! Read more [...]