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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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If educators want to keep up with the accelerating pace of change in a technology-driven world, they need a new model for transformation – one that fosters a grassroots ecosystem of innovation in which teachers rapidly prototype, pilot and iterate small solutions that have the potential to grow into big changes.

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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Innovative Designer standard opens the door to students' ' imaginative, creative energy

Innovative Designer standard opens the door to students' imaginative, creative energy

12/28/2018

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“The world no longer cares how much you know; the world cares about what you can do with what you know.”

– Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow,
   Harvard, 2012

When ISTE…

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She' 's passionate about amplifying student voice

She's passionate about amplifying student voice

12/28/2018

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An ambassador for student voice, Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the founder of the Digital Citizenship Institute and the Digital Citizenship Summit who has made it her mission to put students at the center of the global conversation about digital media.

Curran’s career…

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A new lens on digital citizenship

A new lens on digital citizenship

12/28/2018

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Last year’s refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students engaged thousands of educators and elicited many thought-provoking and enlightening conversations. Among the most interesting was the conversation around retooling the Digital Citizen standard. There was near unanimity that digital…

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