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We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago.
The T in STEM is for Technology, and teachers spent a lot of time and effort in the month of October becoming familiar with the incredible amount of technological tools they received last month. Teachers spent an afternoon in professional development learning about some educational apps that are available on the web and as iPad apps. They wasted no time implementing these tools in their classrooms to increase student engagement and collaboration.
John Couch, the Vice President of Education at Apple, visited the Denver Area School Superintendents Council and other local educators at Xilinx last week. After a thoughtful and relevant introduction discussing technology in education from Dr. Don Haddad, Superintendent of St Vrain Valley Schools, Mr. Couch began his presentation entitled: "New Dimensions in Learning: Changing the Student Learning Experience". Mr.