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The Benefits of Hunkering Down, Together 



Last month I was hunkered down with my family as we waited for the arrival of Hurricane Ida. The saying “hunkered down” might be new to you, but it’s something southerners often say during the active hurricane…


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Illuminating Teachers’ Bright Ideas


Topics: Education leadership

As schools face mounting problems, some district leaders are using design thinking to crowd-source solutions and fail upward

Before COVID-19 put schools in lockdown, teachers at Gwinnett…


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Small Actions Lead to Seismic Shifts in Learning


Topics: edtech, K-12 education ISTE

Welcoming a new school year is the perfect time to start fresh and free. Over the past year, educators around the world and in every context were reminded about what really matters – each and every student.…


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Students Refurbish Computers To Help Seniors Connect With Loved Ones


Topics: Project-based learning

Senior citizens had a hard time during the COVID pandemic. With most retirement homes closed to visitors for months on end, residents were unable to see friends and family.

Matthew Cerza, a teenager…


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Seizing the Opportunity for Transformational Change 



Each quarter, the ISTE Board of Directors gathers to provide strategic leadership, offer financial oversight and plan for the organization’s future. Our most recent meeting focused on the impacts of the COVID-…


Teacher Nicole Butler-Hooton connects with her students remotely

Oregon Teacher of the Year Brings Inclusion and Connection to Students


Topics: digital equity

During a unit on African-American history, Nicole Butler-Hooton asked her second-grade students if they had ever seen anyone in real life who looks like her friend Mr. Hale, a Black teacher from Texas. The…


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Librarians Are Key to Education's Digital Transformation


Topics: Learning spaces, Literacies, Makerspaces

It’s a syndrome seen at so many schools. As school districts face shrinking budgets, some are tempted to find savings by cutting library staff. After all, the reasoning goes, with so many resources available via laptops, tablets or phones, who needs librarians anymore?

We all do, argues…


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How Remote Learning Brought Out Creative Thinking in Schools



West TV has been a staple of Massachusetts’ West Elementary School for the last five years. When the show was on hold during COVID-19, technology coach Katherine Fowler could tell that the kids really missed it…


Diya Nair gives a presentation on girls in computer science

More Girls Choosing Computer Science Despite Roadblocks



When Alexandra Marlette joined her Atlanta area high school’s technology club, she was the only girl. Despite having experience programming complex robots, she was talked over, not listened to and a 15-…


Kimberly Eckert

Kimberly Eckert Is Passionate About Empowering Diverse Educators



As a child growing up on a Louisiana bayou, Kimberly Eckert understood that an education was her ticket to a different life. Books and learning were right up her alley, but her dream parted ways with the…