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She' 's passionate about amplifying student voice

She's passionate about amplifying student voice

12/28/2018

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An ambassador for student voice, Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute and the Digital Citizenship Summit who has made it her mission to put students at the center of the global conversation about digital media.

Curran’s career…

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Vint Cerf says it's time to teach students how to learn, do.

Vint Cerf says it's time to teach students how to learn, do.

12/28/2018

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People expect big things from a man known as the father of the internet.

Vinton Gray Cerf – Vint to his friends – doesn’t disappoint. His vitae is riddled with the acronyms and accolades of a true geek, and his name has been on the visitor list at the White…

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How do we prepare today' 's learners for tomorrow' 's jobs?

How do we prepare today's learners for tomorrow's jobs?

12/28/2018

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America’s changing workforce played a huge role in the 2016 presidential election. Evolving jobs in coal and other industries mean our country faces a massive shift akin to the Industrial Revolution. At the same time, fears about a “jobless” economic recovery have left many Americans…

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Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

12/28/2018

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In my role as an edtech coach, I see student-created projects and authentic learning taking place in our schools every day. While collaborating with teachers to facilitate lessons, I’ve learned that the process is often considered more important than the product because this is where most of…

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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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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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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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