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TikTok in the Classroom? Zach King Says YES!


Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Zach King, a filmmaker and illusionist known for his clever magic tricks and digital sleight of hand, will be a Mainstage speaker at ISTELive 22 on June 26. One of social media’s most prominent content creators…


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5 Reasons To Try the In-Class Flip


Topics: Flipped learning

Most teachers have heard of the flipped classroom, but some may not be as familiar with a variation called the in-class flip. Rather than having students absorb content at home, this approach allows students to…


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4 Ways Educators Can Manage Time, Track Goals and Reduce Stress


Topics: Journaling

Nichole Carter knows how busy work and life can be for a teacher. An educator since 2004, Carter has taught everything from geography and history to reading and language arts, all while balancing the…


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Bring the National Parks Into Your Classroom


Topics: Project-based learning

In 1872, Yellowstone became the world’s first national park, and early visitors arrived full of questions about the landscape that surrounded them. 

The first “guides” were actually U.S. Army…


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Deconstructing Current Events in Any Content Area


Topics: Current events

At the Korea International School in Seoul where I teach high school design and innovation, one of my favorite learning experiences is to have students deconstruct current events to analyze the impact of our…


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​​​​​​​7 Pillars of PD Every Edtech Coach Should Know


Topics: Edtech coaching

Ashley McBride spent her first few months as an edtech coach helping teachers solve easy problems. She showed them how to set up Google Classrooms. She taught them how to use new tools.

Then she…


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A Book Club Even Struggling Readers Love


Topics: literacy

Hue-An Wren’s fifth-grade student didn’t appear to be a likely candidate for a book club. He was an English language learner and a struggling reader on an independent education plan (IEP).  



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5 Tips for Better Blended Learning


Topics: Blended learning

Probably every educator can relate to the missteps teachers made during the first few weeks of teaching remotely. Maybe you were guilty of holding up a textbook to the computer camera to show your students a…


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Bring the Magic of Disney to Your Classroom


Topics: Personalized Learning

Disney is known for being the most magical place on Earth and Kaylah Holland wants to replicate that magic in class.

Holland is an instructional technology and blended learning associate for BreakFree Education, a nonprofit that provides training and resources for educators who work with…


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Drive Student Success With a Digital Badging Program


Topics: ISTE Expert Webinars

When Amanda Nguyen tallied up stats for Thomas College’s new digital badging program, she knew something big was sweeping campus. The school had had badging programs in the past, but it had never seen…