In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Jeff Meyer, the Director of Education for Learning.com.
* New Integration with Google Classroom (Fall 2018 Release)
* How are school districts consuming digital literacy
* How can we assess the technology skills of our students?
* Aligning data against the ISTE standards
* 4 pillars for Learning
* Do we still need keyboarding skills in our curriculum?
* Keyboarding vs Voice to Text
* When to start teaching Keyboarding Skills
* Online Safety / Digital Citizenship
* When to start teaching Digital Citizenship
* Coding and Computational Thinking
* Business Applications
* Spreadsheets and Word Processing
* STEM Education
* Gamifying Learning in K-5
* Text-based learning modules
* Python Coding in Middle School
* The importance of teaching computational thinking skills.
By 2020, it is estimated that nearly 80% of jobs will require some level of technical proficiency. We live in a digital society. Students must be given the opportunity to learn and develop digital literacy skills – starting as early as Kindergarten. From keyboarding and word processing to coding and computational thinking, digital literacy skills are needed more than ever. Learning.com makes it easy to teach students the critical digital literacy skills they must have to succeed.
About our Guest
Jeff Meyer is the Director of Education and is Learning.com’s resident product expert for our digital literacy solutions who works to identify best practices for internal and external audiences. Jeff has 34 years of experience working in education as a public-school teacher and coach, district curriculum and technology director and administrator. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, inquiry-driven approaches and digital resources, especially with urban students and educators. Prior to his eleven years of service with Learning.com, Jeff worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, Education Service Center, and University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
Links of Interest
* Learning.com Homepage
* Digital Literacy Curriculum