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Pizza-box green screens set the stage for young storytellers

11/14/2019

Topics: Digital storytelling, Makerspaces & activities

With a half-dozen pizza boxes and a fistful of Starbucks straws, technology coach Lissa Blake can turn her school’s learning lab into a recording studio where 6-year-olds can make their own video stories.…

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Augmented reality can help autistic students with social-emotional learning

11/04/2019

Topics: Augmented reality, social-emotional learning, special needs

As a classroom teacher, Jullia Suhyoung Lim encountered many children like her childhood friend Eddie, a passionate, playful child. Adults called him “different”; Lim later realized he was probably on the…

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Two girls code a robotic vehicle

Teach kindergartners to code

10/29/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics

For today’s pre-kindergartners, learning computer coding is taking its place alongside learning their ABCs.

“We can agree that coding is important, but for children today, it will likely be…

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In a self-paced classroom, students own their learning

10/23/2019

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Six years ago, Adrianne Rose had six students in her special ed math class at Grand Haven High School in Michigan. Last year, she had three times that many — all with varying disabilities.

Those…

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What every teacher should know about copyright law

10/11/2019

Topics: copyright, Digital Citizenship

When it comes to plagiarism, teachers have no trouble identifying it and dealing with it. But copyright law is another story. It’s an area where teachers are a little less confident. But it is something they…

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4 ways to use tech to create a culturally responsive classroom

10/10/2019

Topics: culturally responsive classroom, digital equity

Expecting students to leave behind all that they are when they enter the classroom isn’t just unrealistic, it’s unfair. But that’s often what's expected of students: Show up and be prepared to take what we…

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Students can learn about flight by actually flying with Kinect

Students can learn about flight by actually flying with Kinect

06/11/2014

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I learned how to fly at my hometown museum. Before that, if you had asked me to imitate the motions of a bird in flight, I would have flapped my arms up and down. While this is generally accurate, the actual biomechanics of flight are more complicated.

The museum set up two parallel…

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EdTekTalk: Seize your limitations!

EdTekTalk: Seize your limitations!

07/02/2014

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ISTE reached out to inspiring people from a range of fields and asked them to share their insights in mini-keynotes at ISTE 2014. This EdTekTalk is one in a series of five videos that showcases futurists, designers and…

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Engaging with ISTE content just got better!

Engaging with ISTE content just got better!

07/25/2014

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ISTE has introduced three new communications initiatives that bring to life the organization's vision of a world where all learners thrive, achieve and contribute. The channels include a new print magazine called entrsekt,…

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Jeff Charbonneau: Ask "What if?" and believe in the answer

Jeff Charbonneau: Ask "What if?" and believe in the answer

08/15/2014

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What if? It's a question that many stop asking themselves as they enter adulthood. But research has shown that those who keep their minds open to possibilities and persist in the face of…

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