Let’s Talk About: Ada Lovelace

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This week teachers all over the globe will have students participate in the “Hour Of Code” – an introduction to computer science.  There are many ways to participate, both on and offline.  Participating in coding activities helps students to develop computational thinking.  According to Wikipedia, computational thinking is “a set of problem-solving methods that involve … read more »


Let’s Talk About: National Kindergarten Day

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As I think about National Kindergarten Day coming up on April 21st, I am reminded that many educators have questions about exposing young students to digital tools.  For a long time, educators thought that the use of digital tools in Kindergarten should be limited for a number of reasons. Research now tells us that the … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Edtech Tools for Community Engagement

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Edtech tools can be a great way to strengthen connection, participation, and involvement within a school community. It is important in this time of “viral information” and storytelling for educators to contribute to the dialog about education.  They also need to provide a window into the classroom for their community. Years ago, what happened in … read more »