Education in Digital and Global Environments


Student working with child on tablet.

 AACTE  “2016 Best Practice Award for the Innovative Use of Technology” recipient.   

“Preparing the next generation of educators in Nebraska’s K-12 schools is an important priority for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. I’m so pleased that Tech EDGE is being recognized for its inventive work in helping teachers infuse technology into the classroom. Guy Trainin and his colleagues are to be commended for reaching beyond the norm and providing UNL students and a global audience of educators with effective and innovative resources for improving student learning.”

-Ronnie Green Chancellor

UNL Tech EDGE Mission

To create a generation of teachers who are effective and confident using new technologies to prepare the students of Nebraska to participate and lead in tomorrow’s global society. Our weekly video podcast about iPads in K-12 classrooms is available on iTunes U and on YouTube.



  1. To create a partnership between Nebraska school districts and Nebraska teacher education programs to improve student learning by informing teacher preparation students, university methods professors, and practicing teachers on effective use of new literacies and 21st century technologies in the classroom.
  2. To establish a blueprint for effective integration of technology into teaching and learning to empower students to meet educational standards and global challenges.
  3. To infuse current best practices and research to existing teachers as well as teacher preparation programs to improve student learning.

Our Three New Initiatives

Computer Science Partnership with Code.org
➋ Google Educator Certification
➌ Innovative Schools Initiative