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Freedom to fail philosophy starts with educators

Freedom to fail philosophy starts with educators

12/28/2018

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Nicholas Provenzano has learned a lesson that he's determined to pass along to students: Failure is often the first step toward extraordinary success.

“I want students to do one, big gigantic failure at one point or another,” this English teacher and technology curriculum…

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Video: LeVar Burton meets today's learners where they are

Video: LeVar Burton meets today's learners where they are

12/28/2018

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Most teachers could introduce LeVar Burton without cue cards. For a quarter century “Reading Rainbow,” the literacy television program he produced and hosted, inspired kids to find the magic sandwiched between the pages of a book.

The public’s response translated to more than…

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Video: Giving kids curiosity for the world

Video: Giving kids curiosity for the world

12/28/2018

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It’s quite possible that Canadian third grade teacher Michelle Cordy has cornered the market on enthusiasm.

And that’s a great catalyst for a woman

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Video: Quest for equity begins in elementary school

Video: Quest for equity begins in elementary school

12/28/2018

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Ruha Benjamin sees schools as laboratories of democratic participation, where society incubates a better world in the hearts and minds of its students.

That’s why elementary schools are in a better position to teach equality than personnel departments or training coaches…

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Video: What the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign teaches students about media literacy

Video: What the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign teaches students about media literacy

12/28/2018

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In November 2015 — when Marley Dias was only 11 years old — her mother, Janice Johnson Dias, asked her a question: “What would you change about 2015?”

Marley’s answer to that question launched an international movement that is bringing much-needed diversity to reading curriculum…

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Try this easy way to become a globally connected educator

Try this easy way to become a globally connected educator

12/28/2018

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If you have yet to jump on the connected educator bandwagon, don’t worry! Though Connected Educator Month is coming to a close, there are many ways you can stay engaged globally all year long…

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The PBL opportunity that empowers students to help solve the global food crisis [Video]

The PBL opportunity that empowers students to help solve the global food crisis [Video]

12/28/2018

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The global food crisis is one of the biggest problems facing the world today, and it’s also one of the most complicated, encompassing a wide variety of issues from obesity to endemic food insecurity. And it’s a problem that affects, in one way or another, nearly all of the planet’s 7 billion…

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Create a culture of innovation using patents in the science classroom

Create a culture of innovation using patents in the science classroom

12/28/2018

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Policy makers, educators, entrepreneurs and even President Obama are pointing out what is becoming more obvious every day: STEM education is critical to success in the digital age, both as an educational imperative and an economic necessity. But as districts adopt their STEM curricula, it is…

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Want students to learn? Help them get more sleep and exercise

Want students to learn? Help them get more sleep and exercise

12/28/2018

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The connection between health and learning is nothing new. Digital health and wellness make up one of the nine elements of digital citizenship, which is a major tenet of the ISTE…

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Jennie Magiera: Give voice to the untold stories of your students [video]

Jennie Magiera: Give voice to the untold stories of your students [video]

11/22/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Have you ever heard a speaker so amazing and inspiring that you knew your life would never be the same after hearing them talk? That’s what it was like to hear Jennie Magiera’s keynote speech at the 2017 ISTE Conference & Expo.

The Chicago-based educator…

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