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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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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 IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

ISTE IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

12/15/2017

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In the book Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, authors Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler make the case that opportunity gaps are often not a matter of scarcity of resources, but a…

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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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