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Host a meetup to connect your PLN, share the learning

Host a meetup to connect your PLN, share the learning

03/18/2018

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Professional learning networks (PLNs) provide answers to questions, solutions for problems, ideas for innovation and a lifeboat off our “Educator Island.” Today, PLNs often include colleagues across many social media platforms and virtual groups, making it challenging to meet face to face.…

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ISTE STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT: Take steps to embrace the Learner standard

ISTE STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT: Take steps to embrace the Learner standard

03/18/2018

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In June 2017, ISTE released the ISTE Standards for Educators, a road map for guiding students to become empowered learners. Formerly known as the ISTE Standards for Teachers, the Educator Standards have changed drastically — as have teaching and technology — since the last update in 2008.…

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WHAT WORKS: Program turns teachers into STEM researchers

WHAT WORKS: Program turns teachers into STEM researchers

03/18/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Gamification

Cybersecurity is the digital Wild West, and students at College Station High School in Texas are preparing for it by creating a virtual network and using it to practice stopping simulated attacks – just like real-world cybersecurity researchers do.

Science and technology…

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Melina Uncapher: Neuroscientist is connecting the science of learning to education practice

Melina Uncapher: Neuroscientist is connecting the science of learning to education practice

03/18/2018

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It’s a given that an assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a woman who leads the Science of Learning research network funded by National Science Foundation and is executive director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience…

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TAKE ACTION: Connecticut endorses ISTE Standards for Students, Educators

TAKE ACTION: Connecticut endorses ISTE Standards for Students, Educators

12/15/2017

Topics: Advocacy

The Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology, our state’s educational technology lead, unanimously adopted the ISTE Standards for Students last year and the ISTE Standards for Educators last June, becoming the first state to do so in both cases. 

We see the ISTE…

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New role a game-changer for student, teacher digital literacy

New role a game-changer for student, teacher digital literacy

12/15/2017

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I’ve been involved in leveraging technology in education on various continents for nearly 20 years. As a strategy leader of change and a consultant, I’ve learned certain “truths” along this journey: 

  • Designing infrastructure for teaching and learning is different…

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Robert Joyce: Help students tell their own stories

Robert Joyce: Help students tell their own stories

12/15/2017

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Are term papers dying out? Is the essay becoming obsolete? These questions plague English teachers everywhere as they deplore what video and social media have done to the art of rigorous writing.

But Robert Joyce isn’t one of them.

His students are as likely to…

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STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT: Tools to support the ISTE Standards for Educators

STANDARDS SPOTLIGHT: Tools to support the ISTE Standards for Educators

12/15/2017

Topics: Education leadership

The ISTE Standards for Educators challenge teachers to become leaders, creators and facilitators of dynamic or transformative student learning. What I love most about the new standards is that they view educators as…

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WHAT WORKS: Teaching digital citizenship without devices

WHAT WORKS: Teaching digital citizenship without devices

12/15/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership

Over the summer, a group of preteens attended a camp to learn how to communicate online. They explored computational thinking concepts, practiced using social media and developed their media literacy skills. 

And they did it all without a lick of technology.

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Immersive tech is bringing new learning opportunities to classrooms

Immersive tech is bringing new learning opportunities to classrooms

12/15/2017

Topics: Augmented reality, Digital Citizenship

Can you believe the explosion of immersive technology in 2017? We saw virtual reality (VR) spike with virtual field trips taking students all around the world. And augmented reality (AR) began ramping up again. These technologies have been around for a long time, so what happened? Money…

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