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Mariana Montaldo

Here’s what a full-featured education program can look like

03/28/2020

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It’s a regular school day. In a classroom with high-tech equipment, English lessons are taking place via videoconference. In another classroom, students are coding a prototype that uses MicroBits to…

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A technology coach works with teachers

Standards Spotlight: Relationships, trust matter in coaching

03/28/2020

Topics: ISTE Standards for Coaches

As a district-level specialist in the Plano (Texas) Independent School District, I support 7,000 staff members and 53,000 students. That’s a lot of people – too many, of course, to work with individually! But…

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Students and their teacher test water quality.

Citizen scientists: Technology is blurring the lines between students and scientists

03/28/2020

Topics: citizen science

For students in Iqaluit, Nunavut – a fly-in community in Northern Canada – climate change isn’t an abstract concept measured in degrees or inches. It’s a tangible reality, visible in the sinking pylons that…

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Two students study privacy settings on their phones

What Works: Students’ smartphones are centerpiece in debate on privacy

03/28/2020

Topics: data privacy, ISTE Standards for Students

To learn about the Bill of Rights and the right to privacy, civics teacher Katrina Traylor Rice asks her students to go beyond reading primary-source documents. She actually has them take out their phones and…

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girl helps boys use VR headset

Authentic Inclusion: Focus on design rather than accommodation when using classroom technology

03/27/2020

Topics: Assistive technologies, digital equity, Online learning, UDL

Educator Chris Bugaj remembers when his daughter was learning about insects and the environment as a second grader. One day, the assistant principal came to school dressed in a beekeeper’s outfit. He told the…

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Desiree Alexander

Member Voices: Personalize professional learning gives teachers choice, empowerment

03/28/2020

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All educators have been there.

You walk into a meeting and see a stranger at the front of the room. Someone else says, “Welcome to mandatory training.” You look at the agenda and see the topic is…

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Jessica Medaille

ISTE in Action: We’re ramping up for the Equity Action Forum

03/28/2020

Topics: ISTE Equity Forum

This summer, we’ll be hosting the second annual Equity Action Forum at the ISTE Conference & Expo. This is your chance to hear from change-makers, help identify eq­uity issues in education and become part…

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Students use a computer as teacher looks on

The five pillars of edtech procurement

12/25/2019

Topics: Procurement

As educators rethink how they make technology decisions, these are the critical factors to consider

You never know what you might find in a school closet. Old floppy disks. Mimeograph paper. Textbooks from the 1970s.

What Wiley Brazier V discovered when…

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Students around a table collborating

From discord to civil discourse: The human side of digital citizenship

12/24/2019

Topics: #DigCitCommit, Digital & media literacy, Digital Citizenship

Gun violence, climate change, immigration, abortion. There seems to be no end to the number of divisive issues that are causing people from all walks of life to lash out in angry ways.

It’s not…

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Teachers training on iPads.

Standards Spotlight: Using the ISTE Standards to guide system-level decisions

12/24/2019

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As a district leader for Arlington Public Schools, I have a somewhat wonky title that barely fits on a business card. I’m an instructional technology integration analyst and I serve as the liaison between the…

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