icon-article-purple.png  RECENT ARTICLES

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…

MORE

How student-centered learning is delivering on its promises

How student-centered learning is delivering on its promises

12/15/2017

Topics:

Last year, a group of high school students wondered what it would take to govern a country. So they organized. They wrote a constitution. They set up an economy. And they ran their mock government outside of class all year long.

The project wasn’t graded, and they didn’t…

MORE

ISTE IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

ISTE IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

12/15/2017

Topics:

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…

MORE

New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

10/03/2017

Topics:

Teach a student to use computer and you prepare her to function in a digital world. Teach her to program one and you prepare her to solve the world’s problems.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that understanding the language of computers is a skill all adults will need to…

MORE

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

10/03/2017

Topics:

When I joined Mercedes-Benz International School in Pune, India, as the first edtech coach, I started to draft a vision to get the community on board with technology. My ultimate aim was to shift mindsets in order to have every stakeholder embrace technology as a way to not only engage, but…

MORE

Use digital curation to unlock Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator standards

Use digital curation to unlock Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator standards

10/02/2017

Topics:

“It gets so much harder when you get down to the last few choices. I want to include them all.”

The student speaking had narrowed down 26 images of historical documents and artifacts related to the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to six that reflected her point of view…

MORE

Students use technology to do good in the world

Students use technology to do good in the world

10/02/2017

Topics:

Which math problem sounds like something eighth grade algebra students would find engaging: Graphing how many bunnies farmer John had on his bunny farm over 10 years or analyzing body image by age and gender?

The second one, right?

Yep. Algebra teacher Sara…

MORE

Lend your voice to the Administrator Standards refresh

Lend your voice to the Administrator Standards refresh

10/01/2017

Topics:

More than 200 educators gathered at ISTE 2017 to begin the work that will lead to the new ISTE Standards for Administrators, coming in 2018. The session provided us with tremendous input, high-level thinking and a critical starting point for the makeover.

Since the conference…

MORE

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

10/01/2017

Topics:

When I joined Mercedes-Benz International School in Pune, India, as the first edtech coach, I started to draft a vision to get the community on board with technology. My ultimate aim was to shift mindsets in order to have every stakeholder embrace technology as a way to not only engage, but…

MORE

Change at scale: The 1:1 movement in Iowa

Change at scale: The 1:1 movement in Iowa

10/01/2017

Topics:

After my technology leadership center, the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), and I moved to Iowa State University in 2007, one of my first meetings was with the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI), the state administrators’ association. Soon, we…

MORE