2013

Memories from Day 1 at ISTE 2013 with Beyond Technology

Around 20 thousand educators, thousands of vendors, and 100s of daily workshops are part of the San Antonio, TX ISTE Conference this year. It was an overwhelming spectacle to take in. The opening keynote, Jane McGonigal, was interesting and engaging, sharing her perspective on gaming in education. She kicked off the conference on Sunday night. …

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With 1:1 or BYOD is Computer Curriculum Still Necessary?

As mobile student and teacher devices (iPads, smart phones, laptops, Chromebooks, Android and Surface tablets, etc.) become more commonplace in our schools, technology planning becomes more important than ever. The question I hear often is “When we move to a device friendly environment, ie. one-to-one, is student computer curriculum still necessary?” The answer is a …

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