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3 ways the Education Leader Standards develop empowered leaders

3 ways the Education Leader Standards develop empowered leaders

12/19/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Education Leaders

In 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District embarked on a mission to re-imagine instructional practice in the digital age. As part of that effort, the district created the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) with the aim of ensuring that schools use technology to differentiate and…

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WHAT WORKS: Chatbots and virtual reality

WHAT WORKS: Chatbots and virtual reality

12/19/2018

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Virtual reality

Kids teaching kids — with chatbots

The client: A second grade classroom learning about nutrition.

The developers: Eighth grade computer science students exploring how artificial intelligence works.

The product: A chatbot…

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New platform puts edtech intel at your fingertips

New platform puts edtech intel at your fingertips

12/19/2018

Topics: Tools

I often see discussions in ISTE Connect, home of our online communities, asking for advice about a tool that does this or software that does that. “I need a typing app that works with fourth graders on an iPad.” “Our school is looking for a new LMS.” “I’ve tried this assessment software,…

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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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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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