What’s it take to go from 'Rec Center' to 'Tech Center'?
Cities gather in Washington, DC to trade insights on efforts to enhance municipal recreation centers with maker and tech-enhanced learning
Teaching Digital Citizenship
Adolescents are less likely than adults to think about the future consequences of their actions. In the online world this can be risky. Here’s what educators and parents are doing to help teens think critically, and safely, about their engagement with the digital world.
Digital Corps Empowers Youth to Master the Digital Landscape
The Digital Corps is building a network of talented teachers of technology that are helping Pittsburgh youth take digital literacy to the next level.
Making Connections Between Creativity and Digital Literacy
Ten-year-old fashion designer Amya has found real-world applications for her digital literacy skills, using computers to help in her design work at Maker's Place in Homewood.
How Technology is Moving Arts Education Beyond the Classroom
Digital technologies are making it easier for kids to make art that they can publish and share. And educators say this matters for learning.
New Laws Are Needed to Help Cyber-Truants
For some students, online learning can be the key to educational success. With targeted plans that work at the student’s pace, one-on-one attention from instructors, and a safe haven from in-school bullying and disputes, some families are calling digital education a saving grace. Unfortunately, not all students who choose online schooling make the grade. Last […]
12 Libraries and Museums to Receive Digital Learning Labs
The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the MacArthur Foundation recently announced the winners of a national competition that will create 12 digital learning centers for kids and teens. The winners include eight libraries and four museums. The cost of the program totals $1.2 million in grants. It’s a big investment and an even more exciting venture. […]