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A high schools student tends a hydroponic growing system

Food computer is catalyst for growth at innovation lab

06/17/2019

Topics: student-centered learning

At Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts, students’ work on a computer-controlled hydroponic growing system earned a gold medal at an international tech competition in China.

It was a high honor…

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Jason Trinh

Global Focus: Building a diverse, inclusive edtech community

06/17/2019

Topics: digital equity

When students enter our classrooms for the first time, teachers may unconsciously judge them based on where they sit. Did they choose a seat front and center? They must be eager to learn and participate. Did…

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Joseph South

ISTE Certification helping create a critical mass of change agents

06/17/2019

Topics: ISTE Certification, Professional development

A year ago, I made a bold promise at the ISTE conference. I said I’d buy a Philly cheesesteak at ISTE19 for every ISTE Certified Educator there if we…

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Jon Corippo, chief learning officer of CUE

Partnerships net critical resolution that makes edtech a priority

06/17/2019

Topics: Advocacy

California schools are funded at a per-pupil level that currently places them at somewhere between 46th and 49th out of 50 states. This lack of funding is compounded by the fact that the cost of living in most…

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ISTE Board President Bill Bass

We’re in it together: Serving the best interests of students

06/17/2019

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I often think about how much school has changed since I started teaching almost 20 years ago. I didn’t have a computer, mobile phones were large and bulky, and the in­formation I could use to teach my students…

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Maryland students combine coding, electronics, design and agriculture to create smart hydroponic planters.

What Works: Nerd farming and vetting edtech tools

03/22/2019

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Can a group of eighth graders end world hunger using Arduino and a 3D printer?

Maybe not. But they can make one heck of a salad – and in the process discover how coding can help them solve…

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Janice Mertes explains why leadership matters for edech funding.

State leadership matters for edtech funding

03/22/2019

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

In Wisconsin, the goal of the Digital Learning and Technology team is to help our state’s educators leverage digital tools to increase student engagement and outcomes, rather than to develop educators’…

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Teaching design thinking to students helps them formulate and solve all kinds of problems.

Standards Spotlight: Knowing what to solve opens doors to discovery

03/22/2019

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Innovation leads to progress in industry as well as in education. Steve Jobs suggests that “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Considering the great impact of innovation and reflecting…

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Pana M. Asavavatana gives students problem-solving skills instead of step-by-step instructions.

Teaching for technological fluency

03/22/2019

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Have you ever been in a situation where you assign a task involving some type of technology to your students and the first thing out of their mouths is, “How do I do that?” I used to take this as a sign that I…

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Joe Kmoch – one of ISTE’s longest-serving members – has a long history of advocating for computer science in schools.

Retirement hasn’t slowed this CS advocate one bit

03/22/2019

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If there’s an initiative to boost computer science in schools, Joe Kmoch – one of ISTE’s longest-serving members – probably has a hand in it.

He helped develop some of the earliest K-12 computer…

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