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Role-playing games teach students critical skills

Role-playing games teach students critical skills

12/28/2018

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Pen, paper, dice – the tools for playing Dungeons & Dragons are as old-school as they come. But the skills players develop are the same ones they need most in today’s technology-saturated world.

That’s why a growing number of educators, many of whom grew up playing…

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New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

12/28/2018

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Teach a student to use computer and you prepare her to function in a digital world. Teach her to program one and you prepare her to solve the world’s problems.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that understanding the language of computers is a skill all adults will need to…

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Students use technology to do good in the world

Students use technology to do good in the world

12/28/2018

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Which math problem sounds like something eighth grade algebra students would find engaging: Graphing how many bunnies farmer John had on his bunny farm over 10 years or analyzing body image by age and gender?

The second one, right?

Yep. Algebra teacher Sara…

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Lend your voice to the Administrator Standards refresh

Lend your voice to the Administrator Standards refresh

12/28/2018

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More than 200 educators gathered at ISTE 2017 to begin the work that will lead to the new ISTE Standards for Administrators, coming in 2018. The session provided us with tremendous input, high-level thinking and a critical starting point for the makeover.

Since the conference…

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Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

12/28/2018

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When I joined Mercedes-Benz International School in Pune, India, as the first edtech coach, I started to draft a vision to get the community on board with technology. My ultimate aim was to shift mindsets in order to have every stakeholder embrace technology as a way to not only engage, but…

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Total turnaround: How LAUSD's troubled rollout became a model for tech success

Total turnaround: How LAUSD's troubled rollout became a model for tech success

12/28/2018

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Spread across 720 square miles and comprised of 1,302 schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – one of the largest districts in the nation – covers a diverse landscape where 76 percent of students receive free and reduced-price lunch. In 2013, the district embarked…

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Innovative Designer standard opens the door to students' ' imaginative, creative energy

Innovative Designer standard opens the door to students' imaginative, creative energy

12/28/2018

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“The world no longer cares how much you know; the world cares about what you can do with what you know.”

– Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow,
   Harvard, 2012

When ISTE…

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Host a meetup to connect your PLN, share the learning

Host a meetup to connect your PLN, share the learning

12/28/2018

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Professional learning networks (PLNs) provide answers to questions, solutions for problems, ideas for innovation and a lifeboat off our “Educator Island.” Today, PLNs often include colleagues across many social media platforms and virtual groups, making it challenging to meet face to face.…

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How student-centered learning is delivering on its promises

How student-centered learning is delivering on its promises

12/28/2018

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Last year, a group of high school students wondered what it would take to govern a country. So they organized. They wrote a constitution. They set up an economy. And they ran their mock government outside of class all year long.

The project wasn’t graded, and they didn’t…

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ISTE IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

ISTE IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

12/28/2018

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In the book Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, authors Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler make the case that opportunity gaps are often not a matter of scarcity of resources, but a matter of access to them.

They predict that exponentially…

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