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Being the change we seek: How diverse voices strengthen schools

Being the change we seek: How diverse voices strengthen schools

03/22/2019

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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

12/19/2018

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.

As teachers grapple with…

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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

06/14/2017

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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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Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

10/01/2017

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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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Librarian of Congress seeks to expand treasures, make library more relatable

Librarian of Congress seeks to expand treasures, make library more relatable

10/01/2017

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Carla Hayden is an anomaly. She’s not only the first woman and African-American to hold the Librarian of Congress position – she’s actually a librarian, too.

That makes her the second in a string of 14 historians, lawyers, even a poet who have held this post by presidential appointment…

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Change at scale: The 1:1 movement in Iowa

Change at scale: The 1:1 movement in Iowa

10/01/2017

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After my technology leadership center, the Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), and I moved to Iowa State University in 2007, one of my first meetings was with the School Administrators of Iowa (SAI), the state administrators’ association. Soon, we…

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Lend your voice to the Administrator Standards refresh

Lend your voice to the Administrator Standards refresh

10/01/2017

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More than 200 educators gathered at ISTE 2017 to begin the work that will lead to the new ISTE Standards for Administrators, coming in 2018. The session provided us with tremendous input, high-level thinking and a critical starting point for the makeover.

Since the conference…

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What works: Camp trains students to be assistive tech ninjas

What works: Camp trains students to be assistive tech ninjas

10/01/2017

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Some summer camps teach archery or horsebackriding skills. The Bridges Assistive Tech Camp gives kids digital superpowers for pushing past their learning barriers.
By the time they return to middle school in the fall, campers with a variety of learning disabilities will…

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