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Maryland students combine coding, electronics, design and agriculture to create smart hydroponic planters.

What Works: Nerd farming and vetting edtech tools

03/19/2019

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Can a group of eighth graders end world hunger using Arduino and a 3D printer?

Maybe not. But they can make one heck of a salad – and in the process discover how coding can help them solve…

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Janice Mertes explains why leadership matters for edech funding.

State leadership matters for edtech funding

03/19/2019

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In Wisconsin, the goal of the Digital Learning and Technology team is to help our state’s educators leverage digital tools to increase student engagement and outcomes, rather than to develop educators’…

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Teaching design thinking to students helps them formulate and solve all kinds of problems.

Knowing what to solve opens doors to discovery

03/19/2019

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Innovation leads to progress in industry as well as in education. Steve Jobs suggests that “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Considering the great impact of innovation and reflecting…

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Pana M. Asavavatana gives students problem-solving skills instead of step-by-step instructions.

Teaching for technological fluency

03/19/2019

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Have you ever been in a situation where you assign a task involving some type of technology to your students and the first thing out of their mouths is, “How do I do that?” I used to take this as a sign that I…

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Joe Kmoch – one of ISTE’s longest-serving members – has a long history of advocating for computer science in schools.

Retirement hasn’t slowed this CS advocate one bit

03/19/2019

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If there’s an initiative to boost computer science in schools, Joe Kmoch – one of ISTE’s longest-serving members – probably has a hand in it.

He helped develop some of the earliest K-12 computer…

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David Benoit of ISTE has been helping districts align instruction with technology.

Partnerships help leaders meet districtwide priorities for learning

03/19/2019

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As school districts across the globe work to integrate technology into classrooms, we must acknowledge that one approach, one strategy, one tool never fits all. Every district – whether it’s urban or rural…

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Boris Yarmakhov, Ph.D., is hoping the Russian Association for Technology in Education will help narrow the digital equity gap in Russia.

Russian educators develop digital competencies based on the ISTE Standards

03/18/2019

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Computers have been used in Russian schools since the 1980s, first as curious machines that helped computer science teachers explain how information is stored and processed, and then as tools students…

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Innovate, iterate, educate: Small ideas make the biggest difference

Innovate, iterate, educate: Small ideas make the biggest difference

03/18/2019

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Most teachers saw a bunch of hooligans with behavioral problems. But Bijal Damani saw something different: a group of brilliant teenagers bursting with energy, trapped within the confines of the…

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Being the change we seek: How diverse voices strengthen schools

Being the change we seek: How diverse voices strengthen schools

03/18/2019

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” – Barack Obama

Diversity and equity are…

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Learning how to learn

02/27/2019

Topics: Learning sciences

If the digital age has taught us anything, it’s that everything we know is subject to change. No matter what field you work in, today’s best practices could be tomorrow’s bad habits. Fads flare up and fade out. Long accepted facts become debunked myths.

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