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Two teachers hand out laptops during COVID-19

How we fared when COVID-19 forced us to reinvent learning

06/24/2020

Topics: COVID-19

It all felt a bit surreal. 

One minute, students were looking forward to spring break. Then COVID-19 flipped the – world on its head. Home be­came school. Parents became teachers. And teachers…

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Bill Bass, president of ISTE Board

Leading in the moment that matters

06/24/2020

Topics: COVID-19

As we all adjust to the new (ab)normal that exists in the wake of the COVID-19 pan­demic, I’ve been reflecting on how the ISTE community responded to the crisis. In two words: You led. 

In fact,…

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Sandra Chow

Global Focus: Lessons learned from school closures in China

06/24/2020

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In January, the coronavirus reached a critical point in China and many schools were forced to close without notice. Having learned from the previous SARS outbreak and H1N1, schools put plans in motion for…

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Pam Cantor

The science behind supporting students after the COVID-19 outbreak

06/24/2020

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Pamela Cantor, M.D., was more than happy to answer the call to help the New York City Department of Education whose students were in lower Manhattan the day the twin towers fell on 9/11. As a child psychiatrist…

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Joseph South

ISTE in Action: New column empowers educators with research-based insights

06/24/2020

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In this issue of Empowered Learner, we’re introducing a new column called Research Connections. The purpose of Research Connections is to provide readers with practical, relevant classroom strategies and…

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Carla Jefferson teaches in a classroom

Member Profile: Carla Jefferson is a leader in educator PD and digital equity

06/24/2020

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When Carla Jefferson became the edtech coordinator for Darlington County Schools in South Carolina in 2015, she was posed a challenge: How can the district get teachers where they need to be with technology?…

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Tim Needles

Member Voices: Video poems bring a creative interdisciplinary approach to any lesson

06/24/2020

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How would you describe the first five minutes of your day in 10 words? This is one of the questions I ask my students as a way to inspire them to begin writing as part of a video poem project. After writing…

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Research Connections: Study uncovers benefits, pitfalls of videoconferencing for global citizenship

06/24/2020

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Helping students grow as citizens of the world can seem challenging when confined to school campuses. As many teachers and students have experienced during the COVID-19 outbreak, videoconferencing technologies…

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ISTE Standards Spotlight

Standards Spotlight: Introduce students to our small, connected world with the Global Collaborator standard 

06/24/2020

Topics: ISTE Standards

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing became clear: It truly is a small world and we’re all in this together. That’s why it’s never been more important to provide students with opportunities to con­…

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Students play video game in school

What Works: Design class gives students the power of choice

06/24/2020

Topics: Coding & robotics

Students in Gina Baragone’s design class may never be expected to code a robot, engineer a 3D-printed roller-coaster or make a stop-motion animated mov­ie in a professional setting. In fact, by the time they…

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