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Use digital curation to unlock Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator standards

Use digital curation to unlock Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator standards

12/28/2018

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“It gets so much harder when you get down to the last few choices. I want to include them all.”

The student speaking had narrowed down 26 images of historical documents and artifacts related to the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to six that reflected her point of view…

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Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

12/28/2018

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When I joined Mercedes-Benz International School in Pune, India, as the first edtech coach, I started to draft a vision to get the community on board with technology. My ultimate aim was to shift mindsets in order to have every stakeholder embrace technology as a way to not only engage, but…

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New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

12/28/2018

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Teach a student to use computer and you prepare her to function in a digital world. Teach her to program one and you prepare her to solve the world’s problems.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that understanding the language of computers is a skill all adults will need to…

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How do we prepare today' 's learners for tomorrow' 's jobs?

How do we prepare today's learners for tomorrow's jobs?

12/28/2018

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America’s changing workforce played a huge role in the 2016 presidential election. Evolving jobs in coal and other industries mean our country faces a massive shift akin to the Industrial Revolution. At the same time, fears about a “jobless” economic recovery have left many Americans…

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Robert Joyce: Help students tell their own stories

Robert Joyce: Help students tell their own stories

12/28/2018

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Are term papers dying out? Is the essay becoming obsolete? These questions plague English teachers everywhere as they deplore what video and social media have done to the art of rigorous writing.

But Robert Joyce isn’t one of them.

His students are as likely to…

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ISTE IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

ISTE IN ACTION: How technology can address equity gaps

12/28/2018

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In the book Abundance: The Future is Better Than You Think, authors Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler make the case that opportunity gaps are often not a matter of scarcity of resources, but a matter of access to them.

They predict that exponentially…

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Vint Cerf says it's time to teach students how to learn, do.

Vint Cerf says it's time to teach students how to learn, do.

12/28/2018

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People expect big things from a man known as the father of the internet.

Vinton Gray Cerf – Vint to his friends – doesn’t disappoint. His vitae is riddled with the acronyms and accolades of a true geek, and his name has been on the visitor list at the White…

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New role a game-changer for student, teacher digital literacy

New role a game-changer for student, teacher digital literacy

12/28/2018

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I’ve been involved in leveraging technology in education on various continents for nearly 20 years. As a strategy leader of change and a consultant, I’ve learned certain “truths” along this journey: 

Designing infrastructure for teaching and learning is…

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How student-centered learning is delivering on its promises

How student-centered learning is delivering on its promises

12/28/2018

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Last year, a group of high school students wondered what it would take to govern a country. So they organized. They wrote a constitution. They set up an economy. And they ran their mock government outside of class all year long.

The project wasn’t graded, and they didn’t…

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Host a meetup to connect your PLN, share the learning

Host a meetup to connect your PLN, share the learning

12/28/2018

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Professional learning networks (PLNs) provide answers to questions, solutions for problems, ideas for innovation and a lifeboat off our “Educator Island.” Today, PLNs often include colleagues across many social media platforms and virtual groups, making it challenging to meet face to face.…

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