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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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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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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.

Using the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders 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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Wiley Brazier V

Member Profile: Wiley Brazier V uses technology to help students soar

12/24/2019

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Many of the disadvantaged students in Wiley Brazier V’s hometown have never traveled beyond the city limits. But when he opens the doors to his new K-12 charter school at the Baton Rouge Metro Airport in…

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Students watch a livestream of an African safari

What Works: Virtual safaris bring the wilds of Africa to the classroom

12/24/2019

Topics: Global Collaborator, ISTE Standards for Students

Every year, Stacey Moore’s third graders in Virginia Beach, Virginia, are transported to Africa where they ride along with a naturalist on safari.

It all happens virtually via WildEarth Kids and…

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Marina Umaschi Bers

Interview: Marina Umaschi Bers on teaching children to code

12/24/2019

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It’s not every day that a book focused on preschool and kindergarten children dives into ways to teach them to be producers rather than mere consumers of technology. But Marina Umaschi Bers, Ph.D.,…

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