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Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

06/19/2018

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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

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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ISTE in ACTION: Share your vision for computer science standards

ISTE in ACTION: Share your vision for computer science standards

03/18/2018

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The first time I visited a computer science (CS) classroom, I watched a group of second graders race across the room in a sorting network. “We’re thinking like a computer,” one student explained. “It’s like when we do a project as a group and work on different parts at the same time, we can…

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MEMBER PROFILE: Amy Tran is creating the school of tomorrow

MEMBER PROFILE: Amy Tran is creating the school of tomorrow

03/18/2018

Topics: Education leadership

In a corner of their high school fabrication lab, Amy Tran’s students are building a model of London. But this isn’t just any London.

It’s a futuristic smart city where garbage- collecting robots use sensors to navigate the streets, smart lights turn on and…

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GLOBAL FOCUS: Product competition fills learning gaps, lets learners apply the ISTE Standards

GLOBAL FOCUS: Product competition fills learning gaps, lets learners apply the ISTE Standards

03/18/2018

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As a business teacher in India teaching grades 11 and 12, I’ve realized there are many gaps between the curriculum and real life.

The major gaps include: once students choose the business major, they don’t have access to STEAM subjects; all…

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MEMBER VOICES: Janice Mak says it' 's possible to bring CS to all students

MEMBER VOICES: Janice Mak says it's possible to bring CS to all students

03/18/2018

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Computing has transformed the way we do business, organize our personal information, conduct research, think about our health, socialize, listen to music, read books, heat or cool our houses – and yet it’s a subject that only one in four schools teach.

This led me to ask…

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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

03/18/2018

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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 on an…

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