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1:1 does not ensure digital equity

1:1 does not ensure digital equity

08/28/2018

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In our rural Massachusetts district, great things are happening. We’ve rolled out a 1:1 Chromebook program, established monthly faculty-driven tech camps and established our district online presence with a learning management system partnership.

In just a short 18…

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3 myths about OER

3 myths about OER

08/22/2018

Topics: Education leadership, OERs

When Ben Churchill rejected his district’s textbook adoption process in favor of using open licensed resources, he got a little excited. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on published instructional materials, he watched his teachers come alive as they created — and shared —…

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4 tips to make blended learning a success

4 tips to make blended learning a success

07/16/2018

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Educator Emily Dillard’s school district defines blended learning as “the deliberate connection of edtech with face-to-face instruction to enhance and personalize a deep and meaningful curriculum.”

But as with most big ideas, arriving at a definition is easier than carrying…

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The 9 hottest topics in edtech

The 9 hottest topics in edtech

04/25/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology to transform teaching and learning are not about the tech at all, but about the students…

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AT Avengers: Create a superhero team for students with disabilities

AT Avengers: Create a superhero team for students with disabilities

04/18/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies

The world needs heroes. Alien invasions lead by those who think themselves gods keep invading the planet in an attempt to enslave or destroy humanity. Those with special abilities come together to defend Earth and all who live here. Each champion uses her or his unique powers to face…

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Edtech advocacy in 3 easy steps

Edtech advocacy in 3 easy steps

04/04/2018

Topics: Advocacy

Our nation recently mourned the loss of civil rights activist Linda Brown — the little girl at the heart of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision "Brown vs…

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Building parent capacity to support student success

Building parent capacity to support student success

02/07/2018

Topics: Education leadership, Parent engagement

When parents fill out registration forms for Sigler Elementary, they sometimes write in “Sigler Nation” instead. Students print it across the tops of their papers. Teachers hashtag it on Twitter.

In just a year,…

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5 ways every educator can lead change

5 ways every educator can lead change

11/15/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Educational technology has long been considered a subset among a host of education topics. That’s no longer the case, says educator Mark Gura, who believes a powerful reversal is happening – a reversal that’s creating a new reality in schools worldwide…

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Share your teaching adventure through blogging

Share your teaching adventure through blogging

10/27/2017

Topics: professional learning

Over the course of five years, educator Jennie Magiera has written 182 blog posts, received 642 comments and netted 1.5 million page views.

Sharing her teaching adventure started with…

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