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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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Unleashing every genius: Creative genius isn't rare  but the conditions that nurture it are

Unleashing every genius: Creative genius isn't rare but the conditions that nurture it are

12/28/2018

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Hannah Edge grew tired of heading to the emergency room every time she had an asthma attack. So at age 13, she designed and 3D printed a prototype for a handheld device that can measure lung capacity in real time.

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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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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 House since President…

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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 questioning…

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Learning how to learn

12/19/2018

Topics: Learning sciences

If the digital age has taught us anything, it’s that everything we know is subject to change. No matter what field you work in, today’s best practices could be tomorrow’s bad habits. Fads flare up and fade out. Long accepted facts become debunked myths.

As teachers grapple with…

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Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala: Education change agent in Paraguay

Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala: Education change agent in Paraguay

12/19/2018

Topics: STEM & STEAM

Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala’s Facebook page resembles that of many young adults: photos of art she likes, snapshots of her nieces and nephews, a group selfie on a night out with friends in Asunción, Paraguay. She also quotes Abraham Lincoln and posts links to media coverage of her job.…

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Earn buy-in by sharing what digital age learning looks like

Earn buy-in by sharing what digital age learning looks like

12/19/2018

Topics: Parent engagement

Previous experience routinely colors our expectations, and that was certainly the case for us when 60 iPads arrived in our small village school in Purley on Thames, United Kingdom. These wonderful devices were presented to us by the JDO Foundation in response to our application to engage…

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Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most

Advocacy gives voice to those who need it most

12/19/2018

Topics: Advocacy

In its purest form, advocacy aims to guarantee that the voices of the underrepresented are heard when decisions directly impact their rights, lives and best interests.

When it comes to education, all advocacy efforts should focus first on securing what’s not available to…

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How personalizing PD helps inspire educators, spread good practice

How personalizing PD helps inspire educators, spread good practice

12/19/2018

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When Kathryn McGrane heard a co-worker describe the concept of flipped learning, the fifth grade teacher at Illinois’ DuJardin Elementary had a feeling it could help engage her students and empower them in their own learning. She followed her instinct, researched the method and began using…

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