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Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala: Education change agent in Paraguay

Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala: Education change agent in Paraguay

12/19/2018

Topics: STEM & STEAM

Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala’s Facebook page resembles that of many young adults: photos of art she likes, snapshots of her nieces and nephews, a group selfie on a night out with friends in Asunción, Paraguay. She also quotes Abraham Lincoln and posts links to media coverage of her job.…

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3 ways the Education Leader Standards develop empowered leaders

3 ways the Education Leader Standards develop empowered leaders

12/19/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Education Leaders

In 2015, the Los Angeles Unified School District embarked on a mission to re-imagine instructional practice in the digital age. As part of that effort, the district created the Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) with the aim of ensuring that schools use technology to differentiate and…

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How personalizing PD helps inspire educators, spread good practice

How personalizing PD helps inspire educators, spread good practice

12/19/2018

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When Kathryn McGrane heard a co-worker describe the concept of flipped learning, the fifth grade teacher at Illinois’ DuJardin Elementary had a feeling it could help engage her students and empower them in their own learning. She followed her instinct, researched the method and began using…

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ISTE introduces new ways to blaze your learning path

ISTE introduces new ways to blaze your learning path

09/21/2018

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Just as we aspire for students to be lifelong learners, we also seek to support educators in keeping pace with trends in digital learning and developing their understanding of learning practice. Research tells us that one of the best ways to do so is within a community of educators where…

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Advocacy with a capital WHY

Advocacy with a capital WHY

09/21/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

“People at work are thirsting for context, yearning to know that what they do contributes to the larger whole.”

I’m certain that when Daniel Pink wrote this, he wasn’t thinking specifically of advocacy. Yet this quote helps answer the question as to why one would become…

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Leon Tynes:  He' 's working to tip the scale on diversity

Leon Tynes: He's working to tip the scale on diversity

09/21/2018

Topics: Project-based learning

Leon Tynes couldn’t believe what his students were telling him.

Black men, they said, comprise fewer than 2 percent of U.S. educators. And that number is shrinking at an alarming rate.

A black male educator himself, he’s no stranger to the…

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Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Educators encourage teachers to “create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.” As a result of these learning experiences, the ISTE Standards…

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WHAT WORKS: Kids saving the world from digital villainy

WHAT WORKS: Kids saving the world from digital villainy

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Social media

Mexican superhero Chapulin Colorado may not have the gravitas of his fellow caped crusaders, but he takes copyright law very seriously.

An expert at blending into the shadows, Batman has a thing or two to say about online privacy.

Armed with X-ray vision,…

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Successful edtech initiatives have these traits in common

Successful edtech initiatives have these traits in common

09/21/2018

Topics: Education leadership, Technology infrastructure

 

Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked on national and international projects focusing on the integration of digital technologies in formal learning environments from the preschool to the university level. Many recollections come to mind when I consider the challenges educators face when…

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Mitchel Resnick: Scratch creator, professor is an expert on helping student creativity flourish

Mitchel Resnick: Scratch creator, professor is an expert on helping student creativity flourish

09/21/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, STEM & STEAM

Mitchel Resnick’s portfolio is packed with impressive titles and honors – a bachelor’s in physics from Princeton University, a master’s and Ph.D. in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he works today. There’s even a stint as a science-technology…

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