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3 steps to dismantle inequities in your school

11/02/2019

Topics: digital equity

I have the good fortune of working with talented educators around the country who are committed to centering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their work. In my roles as a former founding school leader…

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A student demonstrates technology to a parent.

3 strategies for engaging parents about using tech for learning

09/09/2019

Topics: Parents, Social media

When parents are informed about how educators are using technology for meaningful learning, they are more likely to become passionate advocates for school technology. Here are three creative ways  beyond…

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How to talk to parents about learning with technology

09/05/2019

Topics: Inclusion, Parents

There’s a lot of guidance out there on how to talk to parents about student privacy, the home-school connection and acceptable use policies. And it’s valuable information. But what if you shared a new story…

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Getting ed leaders on board with tech

06/18/2019

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It can be challenging to get a ground-level view from a district office. Halton Catholic School District in Burlington, Ontario, has an innovative approach to fix this problem.

As in many districts,…

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Michael Bonner shares five ways educators can check their implicit bias.

5 ways educators can check their implicit bias

05/07/2019

Topics: digital equity

Michael Bonner’s degree in psychology gave him insight into the power of the mind. What he didn’t know was how that knowledge would come into play in the classroom.

Bonner, a second grade teacher in a…

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Edtech coaches can use these seven tips to help teachers overcome their technology fears.

Banish tech phobia: How to get teachers on board with edtech

04/01/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

We’ve all heard about veteran educators who have been teaching the same way for years and are reluctant to integrate technology into their practice.

Why should they? It’s scary to try something new,…

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Become an edtech advocate!

Become an edtech advocate!

02/21/2019

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No matter where you teach or who your students are, as an educator, you must have access to technology and the ability to use it to augment all facets of instruction. Sometimes, however, access to the appropriate edtech for our students isn’t equitable, available or within our expertise — that…

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Rafranz Davis: Building equity one student at a time

Rafranz Davis: Building equity one student at a time

05/12/2019

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It was like a scene from a movie. When first-year teacher Rafranz Davis took over the eighth grade math classroom at Ennis Junior High School in Ennis, Texas, just weeks before the state exams, students greeted her by flipping their desks around, putting their feet up and turning their backs in…

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What school leaders need to drive change in schools

What school leaders need to drive change in schools

10/10/2017

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The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education. This post was provided by …

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MIA in school: Instilling a sense of purpose instudents

MIA in school: Instilling a sense of purpose in students

12/28/2018

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“Dad, I want a narwhal cake for my birthday.”

“A narwhal cake?”

“Yes, a narwhal cake.”

I have a 10- year-old who knows exactly what he wants.

“So you want a cake with a picture of a narwhal on it? The whale with the unicorn horn?”

“First of…

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