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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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Advocacy with a capital WHY

Advocacy with a capital WHY

09/21/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

“People at work are thirsting for context, yearning to know that what they do contributes to the larger whole.”

I’m certain that when Daniel Pink wrote this, he wasn’t thinking specifically of advocacy. Yet this quote helps answer the question as to why one would become…

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Librarians are key to education' 's digital transformation

Librarians are key to education's digital transformation

09/21/2018

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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Successful edtech initiatives have these traits in common

Successful edtech initiatives have these traits in common

09/21/2018

Topics: Education leadership, Technology infrastructure

 

Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked on national and international projects focusing on the integration of digital technologies in formal learning environments from the preschool to the university level. Many recollections come to mind when I consider the challenges educators face when…

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Leon Tynes:  He' 's working to tip the scale on diversity

Leon Tynes: He's working to tip the scale on diversity

09/21/2018

Topics: Project-based learning

Leon Tynes couldn’t believe what his students were telling him.

Black men, they said, comprise fewer than 2 percent of U.S. educators. And that number is shrinking at an alarming rate.

A black male educator himself, he’s no stranger to the…

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A delicate balance: Exploring the relationship between educators and edtech companies

A delicate balance: Exploring the relationship between educators and edtech companies

06/19/2018

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The math students in Amy Tran’s class at Quebec’s Collège Beaubois have an unusual classmate. Eri is an artificial intelligence robot that communicates with them as they try to solve a problem. It understands which concepts they struggle with, and intelligently…

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Michael Hernandez: Helping students see the world through a new lens

Michael Hernandez: Helping students see the world through a new lens

06/19/2018

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When a group of high school journalists from a wealthy Los Angeles suburb landed in Cuba, they looked around in puzzlement.

“Where are the homeless people?” they asked.

They were surprised to learn that despite the country’s troubled history and…

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Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

Use advocacy, storytelling to grow learning initiatives

06/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

Advocacy, in education and elsewhere, involves working individually and as a group to influence decisions within political, economic and social systems and institutions. But advocacy involves more than providing testimony to your local, state or federal elected officials to influence…

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