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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 also…

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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 were…

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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, the ISTE…

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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 have mastered all…

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Students use technology to do good in the world

Students use technology to do good in the world

10/02/2017

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Which math problem sounds like something eighth grade algebra students would find engaging: Graphing how many bunnies farmer John had on his bunny farm over 10 years or analyzing body image by age and gender?

The second one, right?

Yep. Algebra teacher Sara Jenson thought so, too…

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Use digital curation to unlock Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator standards

Use digital curation to unlock Knowledge Constructor, Creative Communicator standards

10/02/2017

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“It gets so much harder when you get down to the last few choices. I want to include them all.”

The student speaking had narrowed down 26 images of historical documents and artifacts related to the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki to six that reflected her point of view, and now…

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Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

Maker Mornings move parents from observers to co-learners

10/03/2017

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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 also…

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New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

New era, new language: Students solve problems with coding

10/03/2017

Topics: Computational Thinking, computer science

Teach a student to use computer and you prepare her to function in a digital world. Teach her to program one and you prepare her to solve the world’s problems.

It’s becoming increasingly clear that understanding the language of computers is a skill all adults will need to thrive in…

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How do we prepare today' 's learners for tomorrow' 's jobs?

How do we prepare today's learners for tomorrow's jobs?

12/28/2018

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America’s changing workforce played a huge role in the 2016 presidential election. Evolving jobs in coal and other industries mean our country faces a massive shift akin to the Industrial Revolution. At the same time, fears about a “jobless” economic recovery have left many Americans questioning…

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