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When Margaret Schoen talks technology, she knows her stuff. The library teacher at Franklin Elementary School in West Newton, MA, is tapping her background as a former technology reporter and editor to instill 21st-century skills in the school's 400 K-5 students. "I think it's helpful because I have more of a careful eye," says Schoen, who is finishing her first year as a school librarian, working three days a week at the school. "Because of my background in tech, I remember when everyone would say, 'This is the thing,' and then two years later, it's dead."
That hasn't stopped Schoen from diving right in with the students. She's had them create …