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GLOBAL FOCUS: Product competition fills learning gaps, lets learners apply the ISTE Standards

GLOBAL FOCUS: Product competition fills learning gaps, lets learners apply the ISTE Standards

03/18/2018

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As a business teacher in India teaching grades 11 and 12, I’ve realized there are many gaps between the curriculum and real life.

The major gaps include: once students choose the business major, they don’t have access to STEAM subjects; all…

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Melina Uncapher: Neuroscientist is connecting the science of learning to education practice

Melina Uncapher: Neuroscientist is connecting the science of learning to education practice

03/18/2018

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It’s a given that an assistant professor in the department of neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), a woman who leads the Science of Learning research network funded by National Science Foundation and is executive director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience…

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Total turnaround: How LAUSD's troubled rollout became a model for tech success

Total turnaround: How LAUSD's troubled rollout became a model for tech success

03/18/2018

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Spread across 720 square miles and comprised of 1,302 schools, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) – one of the largest districts in the nation – covers a diverse landscape where 76 percent of students receive free and reduced-price lunch. In 2013, the district embarked on an…

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Unleashing every genius: Creative genius isn't rare  but the conditions that nurture it are

Unleashing every genius: Creative genius isn't rare but the conditions that nurture it are

12/28/2018

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Hannah Edge grew tired of heading to the emergency room every time she had an asthma attack. So at age 13, she designed and 3D printed a prototype for a handheld device that can measure lung capacity in real time.

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A new framework for digital age leadership

A new framework for digital age leadership

06/19/2018

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Individual teachers have been using technology to transform education for decades. But to scale those transformations and meet the learning needs of all students requires education leaders who are visionary, adaptable and thoughtful about managing change, and who model lifelong learning.

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Empowering learners is a messy, iterative process

Empowering learners is a messy, iterative process

06/19/2018

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If there’s one thing I’ve learned as an educator, it’s that bringing big-picture ideas to life with students is a collaborative and often messy process. Lesson No. 2: That’s OK, especially when you’re supported by a network of like-minded international educators.

It all…

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Role-playing games teach students critical skills

Role-playing games teach students critical skills

06/19/2018

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Pen, paper, dice – the tools for playing Dungeons & Dragons are as old-school as they come. But the skills players develop are the same ones they need most in today’s technology-saturated world.

That’s why a growing number of educators, many of whom grew up playing…

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Kavya Kopparapu' 's passion lies at the intersection of computer science and medicine

Kavya Kopparapu's passion lies at the intersection of computer science and medicine

12/28/2018

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Today’s young people are changing the way we think about what they’re capable of. They’re catalysts for nationwide demonstrations. They bring home Olympic medals. They run successful businesses, publish books, give TED Talks and even earn the Nobel Peace Prize.

And then there’…

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Michael Hernandez: Helping students see the world through a new lens

Michael Hernandez: Helping students see the world through a new lens

06/19/2018

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When a group of high school journalists from a wealthy Los Angeles suburb landed in Cuba, they looked around in puzzlement.

“Where are the homeless people?” they asked.

They were surprised to learn that despite the country’s troubled history and…

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Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

Innovative approaches inspire students to be creative communicators

06/19/2018

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In my role as an edtech coach, I see student-created projects and authentic learning taking place in our schools every day. While collaborating with teachers to facilitate lessons, I’ve learned that the process is often considered more important than the product because this is where most of…

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