The Single Most Important Technology Skill for K-12 Students

Which tech skills are most important for kids to master in K-12? Is it a programming language? AI? Robotics? Data analysis tools? Presentation tools? I would argue that it’s none of these, and in fact, that it’s not a technology tool at all. Let’s review what we...

TIM Tools 6: Roles for Every Purpose

The upcoming release of version 6 of the TIM Tools will include a set of much-requested features: a complete reworking of the roles and permissions. In previous versions, a user could be designated as an administrator and/or an observer. Administrators had access to...

What Can Esports Tell Us About the Future of Schools?

Last month, ESPN magazine chose its first gamer as a cover athlete. Esports are taking their place in the world of professional sports and in K-12 education alongside other sports through the efforts of organizations like the eSports federation. Their mission is “to...

Choosing Models and Modeling Choices

The Second Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education is out this year and it includes an article by Scott McLeod entitled, “Technology Integration, Leadership, and Organizational Support Frameworks for Instructional Improvement with...
4 Tips for TIM Observers

4 Tips for TIM Observers

We integrate technology, not for technology’s sake. We integrate it in varied ways, in ways that are pedagogicly sound, and in ways that relate to the subject matter. We integrate technology in ways that play on the strengths of the teacher and address the needs of...