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All educators should be prepared to incorporate assistive tech

All educators should be prepared to incorporate assistive tech

09/21/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies

By age 3, most children are expressing themselves using complex language structures. They’re using hundreds of words, combining words and using prefixes and suffixes to change meanings. These children are also using language to make requests, comment and even protest.

Language…

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Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Educators encourage teachers to “create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.” As a result of these learning experiences, the ISTE Standards…

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Open licensing is changing the way teachers find, use instructional materials

Open licensing is changing the way teachers find, use instructional materials

09/21/2018

Topics: OERs

On a cold January day, a teacher from Ethiopia braved the snow to visit Mountain Heights Academy in Utah.

He wanted to personally thank the faculty for making their curriculum openly available online. Unable to afford instructional materials for his all-girls school back home, he’d…

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Mitchel Resnick: Scratch creator, professor is an expert on helping student creativity flourish

Mitchel Resnick: Scratch creator, professor is an expert on helping student creativity flourish

09/21/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, STEM & STEAM

Mitchel Resnick’s portfolio is packed with impressive titles and honors – a bachelor’s in physics from Princeton University, a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he works today. There’s even a stint as a science-technology…

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WHAT WORKS: Kids saving the world from digital villainy

WHAT WORKS: Kids saving the world from digital villainy

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Social media

Mexican superhero Chapulin Colorado may not have the gravitas of his fellow caped crusaders, but he takes copyright law very seriously.

An expert at blending into the shadows, Batman has a thing or two to say about online privacy.

Armed with X-ray vision,…

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ISTE introduces new ways to blaze your learning path

ISTE introduces new ways to blaze your learning path

09/21/2018

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Just as we aspire for students to be lifelong learners, we also seek to support educators in keeping pace with trends in digital learning and developing their understanding of learning practice. Research tells us that one of the best ways to do so is within a community of educators where…

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Role-playing games teach students critical skills

Role-playing games teach students critical skills

06/19/2018

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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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Partner to amplify advocacy efforts at the highest levels

Partner to amplify advocacy efforts at the highest levels

06/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy and funding

When efforts to streamline teacher licensing in Massachusetts recently took an unexpected turn, a cadre of organizations, led by ISTE affiliate MassCUE, united to support educators. This effort is an amazing example of how partnerships in the education community can have a real and lasting…

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The art of asking: It's not about what you know — but knowing what to ask

The art of asking: It's not about what you know — but knowing what to ask

06/19/2018

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Even before a rally protesting the removal of Confederate monuments turned violent, students in Charlottesville started asking questions.

What was fueling the acrimonious controversy that gripped their community? Why do monuments matter? What’s the purpose of memorializing?…

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Empowering learners is a messy, iterative process

Empowering learners is a messy, iterative process

06/19/2018

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned as an educator, it’s that bringing big-picture ideas to life with students is a collaborative and often messy process. Lesson No. 2: That’s OK, especially when you’re supported by a network of like-minded international educators.

It all…

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