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Teaching Students to be Creators

Teaching Students to be Creators Again & Rebuild Real Community in what can be a Dangerously Digital World The year is 2020. What do we want to teach our children about the digital world they live in?  What will help them thrive in these strange and turbulent days of total connectedness?  How can we give…

20 Tech Terms for Gen Z

While this list is just a small taste of the technical tools, terms, and concepts that exist in the field of Computer Science, perhaps this will give you an idea as to what you could become familiar with in a computer science career! SQL Structured Query Language is a domain-specific language used in programming and…

Potential Tech Jobs for Gen Z

Cloud Computing Engineers:Cloud computing engineers define, design, build and maintain systems and solutions leveraging systems and infrastructure managed by cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. 1. Cloud Architect A cloud architect, or cloud computing architect, is responsible for setting up all of the components required for successful cloud computing. A…

Why Computer Science and Digital Literacy Opens Doors for Homeschool Students

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, its lasting impact and many uncertainties, a surging number of families are choosing homeschooling for their children. As the Home School Legal Defense Association estimated, “8.5 million American children would be homeschooled in the fall.” To prepare for the homeschooling curriculum, the Live Oak Academy would like to suggest…

Why is Digital Literacy Crucial for Our Society and Economy?

Background:  When steam engines were invented in the 18th century and mechanization of production became a reality, the technology innovation has released tremendous manufacturing potentials that have literally reshaped the functioning of the whole world. Over the past three centuries, human beings have experienced from Industrial Revolution 1.0 the implementation of steam power, to Revolution…

What is digital literacy and why is it important?

As students make their way through elementary, middle, and high school, they are learning skills to help them operate within, and to understand, our modern world. These skills should give the student an upper hand to hopefully thrive and be successful in whatever field or career they end up in.  If this is the goal…