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Learning Dot Com ISTE 2018

This year at the ISTE Conference, I had the opportunity to reconnect with Keith Oelrich from

Topics Discussed

  • 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
    • Keyboarding
      • 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. makes it easy to teach students the critical digital literacy skills they must have to succeed.

About our Guest

Keith Oelrich has been a pioneer in the K-12 online education market for the past 15 years. During that time, he has served as CEO of several companies which have collectively provided K-12 online education programs to thousands of districts, tens of thousands of schools, and millions of students and their families. Keith was previously the Founder and CEO of Insight Schools. Insight Schools operates one of the nation’s leading networks of full-time, diploma-granting online public high schools, and is now a subsidiary of K12, Inc. Prior to founding Insight Schools, Keith was the President and CEO of KC Distance Learning (KCDL), where he operated the largest private online high school in the United States. Before joining KCDL, Keith was the President and CEO of Apex Learning, a leading virtual high school company founded by Microsoft’s co-founder Paul Allen.

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About the author, Jeffrey

Jeff Bradbury, creator of TeacherCast, and father of the famous @EduTriplets is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology at Westwood Regional School District. Thanks for checking out TeacherCast today. Please take a moment to find me on all of my Social Media channels!

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