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What will you learn at ISTE 2015?

What will you learn at ISTE 2015?

10/14/2014

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The ISTE Conference & Expo is more than just an education conference. It's ed tech's greatest meeting of the minds — the hub where thousands of educators from around globe gather to shape the future of education. It's an interactive, hands-on lab where you can discover real-world solutions and…

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5-minute film school

5-minute film school

11/13/2014

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So much of schooling focuses on filling young minds with knowledge. But as movie director Alfonso Arau said, “What goes through the mind is forgotten. What goes through the heart and then the mind is remembered forever.”

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Turn student writing into stylish flipbooks

Turn student writing into stylish flipbooks

12/15/2014

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Students love to write stories and illustrate their tales with original artwork. Whether you prefer your students to handwrite their stories and reports or type them up in Word or Google Docs, you can transform their work into a slick-looking flipbook using a free tool called…

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Use YouTube to show, not tell, educators how to embed technology

Use YouTube to show, not tell, educators how to embed technology

01/05/2016

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For digital learning coach Jennifer Schlie-Reed, educational technology is all about helping kids find their voice.

“Technology is about creating more engagement for students, providing choice,” she says. “Once they learn the tool, they decide how they’re going to use it.…

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Want kids to be good digital citizens? Show them how!

Want kids to be good digital citizens? Show them how!

01/14/2016

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These days, it doesn’t take much to put trolls in their place on social media with a couple of harsh replies, insulting memes or “proof” of the commenter’s lack of knowledge.

Entering the fray is tempting, but ill advised. Those who have ventured down that path have learned…

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Make kids crave school by breaking all the rules

Make kids crave school by breaking all the rules

01/20/2016

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It’s a rare person who hasn’t dreaded walking into their classroom some days, too mentally drained to deal with the routine. It’s normal to admit you have moments of boredom, struggle with disconnected ideas and feel the sting of rejection. 

So what lies at the end when…

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Let students do real science

Let students do real science

01/27/2016

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Teenager Amy O’Toole was only 7 when her teacher asked her class if they wanted to train bees to play.

“Our imagination went into overdrive,” O’Toole recalled. The boys wanted to teach the insects how to play football, while the girls argued for a dance routine.…

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Proving the impact of women' 's education

Proving the impact of women's education

12/28/2018

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When you’re one of the first female photographers to be published in “National Geographic” — a job that has sent you to 150 countries — what comes next?

For Annie Griffiths, the answer lay in her advice to others: “Surround yourself with people who are better than you. You…

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What should be in your makerspace toolbox?

What should be in your makerspace toolbox?

03/08/2016

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When Vinnie Vrotny was growing up, his father gave him many “gifts,” as he called them — hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and toolboxes full of the nuts and bolts to create and fix his own inventions.

But the most valuable gift his father ever gave him was something that he…

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Who says techie kids never get outside?

Who says techie kids never get outside?

03/18/2016

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Miles Rasmussen has scrambled up wicked, winding trails of crumbling scree to reach peaks offering spectacular views of the Willamette Valley. He’s waded through streams, rivers and the frigid Pacific Ocean — from California to Canada — in search of fish and other water creatures.…

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