Tap Anywhere to Begin

This screen awaits a classroom full of brand-new Kindergarten students on their first day of school. These 5-year-olds may not yet be able to identify letters or numbers, but their […]

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Digital Learning Mission Statement

A digital education leader bridges what teachers and students do in the classroom and what is possible. They are there to help support learning by providing tools that allow for an equal voice of the students, better feedback for students and staff, and more unique experiences that help to create lasting memories for students to truly ground their education in wonder, joy, and meaning.

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Traditions in a Digital Age

My mother is a role model to me in so many ways. When my own children are having trouble falling asleep, I hum the song she used to sing to […]

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Reaching Everyone

The importance of reliable internet infrastructure is multi-faceted: from its role in education, its ability to allow for businesses to become or remain competitive, the ability to provide physical and mental health service, and even to provide reliable emergency services is all part of the way that the internet is not a luxury but an essential service (Education Superhighway, n.d.).  Even though accessible, reliable, affordable internet access is a generally popular concept, it is not an easy task to make happen, especially in Alaska.

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Finding Empathy Online

The article discusses how social media may be contributing to a lack of empathy among young people. It suggests that because people only share their best moments online, it can be hard for others to connect with them and understand their experiences.

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To Trend or Not to Trend

The duality of privacy in an information age can create some interesting challenges for the modern educator. There is a need to be unique online, to trend, go viral, connect with many others, and add your voice and ideas to the globe.

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The First Moonwalk

Every year I ask my third and fourth grade students to practice using Keywords when searching the internet by putting up a series of progressively less Google-able questions.

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