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Putting the student-centric approach in focus

Putting the student-centric approach in focus

12/28/2018

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VCRs and VHS tapes, film, CDs, movie rental stores, phone books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, fax machines and pay phones. They served a purpose and paved the way for advancement. But now they're mostly gone, succumbing to a wave of acronyms: DVRs, MP3s, WAVs, MOVs, AVIs and URLs.

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At the core

At the core

12/28/2018

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If Common Core created a personal Facebook page, the relationship question would be answered this way: " "It's complicated." " 

Scanning the Twitter feeds, social media comments and news articles makes it clear that assessing this change in education is a challenge. How do you…

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Brave new world

Brave new world

12/28/2018

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Thanks to the Common Core State standards, which most states and the District of Columbia have adopted, teachers today find themselves drawing on some unexpected resources for professional learning. We're talking YouTube, Pinterest and Twitter, according to a 2013 survey conducted by the…

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Taming the stress tiger

Taming the stress tiger

12/28/2018

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Educators are under some serious stress. According to a recent survey, 69 percent of teachers reported receiving work-related emails from senior staff outside of work hours, with nearly 85 percent of these receiving emails on weekends, 76 percent during school holidays and 43 percent when…

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Sal Khan describes the passion behind Khan Academy

Sal Khan describes the passion behind Khan Academy

12/28/2018

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Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education for anyone, anywhere in the world.

Born and raised in New Orleans, Khan graduated from MIT in 1998 with three degrees…

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Wires and lights in a box

Wires and lights in a box

12/28/2018

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"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it's nothing but wires and lights in a box." —Edward R. Murrow

Broadcaster Edward R. Murrow uttered these…

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Where learning, technology and community meet

Where learning, technology and community meet

12/28/2018

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Collaborating with one another while actively supporting students everywhere is what members of the ISTE community do. And so it will be with our new quarterly magazine, entrsekt.

We're so pleased to introduce this new print and digital magazine as a forum for exploring…

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Creative application of technology is net result of rethinking learning, teaching

Creative application of technology is net result of rethinking learning, teaching

12/28/2018

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Empowering learners has always been my passion. What does empowerment really mean in the educational setting? I like to think of it as a continuum of control. At one end of the continuum is simple student choice, perhaps options for completing an assignment. At the other end is full…

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Joquetta Johnson  She' 's an ed tech evangelist

Joquetta Johnson She's an ed tech evangelist

12/28/2018

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To know Joquetta Johnson, take a look at her 1994 Honda Accord.

Flashy. Bright. Dazzling. Eye catching. Complete with a custom sound system and televisions, it's at least the equal of any car from the " "Fast & Furious" " movies.

Now look a little closer. The basic model…

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New halls of knowledge

New halls of knowledge

12/28/2018

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When Kecia Ray of Nashville, Tennessee, was on a team charged with finding out what schools of the future should look like, she did a dangerous thing: She asked the students.

In order for you to be excited about school, what would it…

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