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Richard Culatta

Times are changing and we’re evolving!

09/30/2020

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In 1979, ISTE began offering our first member magazine, a humble newsletter called “The Oregon Computing Teacher.” Over the years, our magazine has evolved many times, becoming The Computing Teacher, Learning…

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Teaching anti-racism

09/29/2020

Topics: anti-racism, digital equity

We’ve reached a watershed moment in racial history. What will educators choose to do with it?

When high school junior Jadyn Page first watched the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of…

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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

Carla Jefferson Is a Leader in Educator PD and Digital Equity

02/18/2021

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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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