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

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

10/19/2016

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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

10/25/2016

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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]

11/23/2016

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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

12/14/2016

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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

01/12/2017

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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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5 pro tips to make digital learning accessible to all students [VIDEO]

5 pro tips to make digital learning accessible to all students [VIDEO]

04/06/2017

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, ISTE Conference & Expo

In many ways, Rhianon Gutierrez did not have a typical education growing up. Born hard of hearing, she learned early on the difference that the accessibility of…

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5 steps to get started with digital badging [VIDEO]

5 steps to get started with digital badging [VIDEO]

03/30/2017

Topics: Gamification, ISTE Conference & Expo

When kids have instant access to unlimited facts, socializing, and entertainment on the internet, how can mere mortals — even if they are awesome teachers — capture their attention and…

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Power up STEM with STEAM to get all students engaged

Power up STEM with STEAM to get all students engaged

03/09/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM, Tools

You’ve heard it over and over again: Our students need more STEM skills!

Most teachers can tell you, however, that science, math, engineering and technology don’t come naturally to everyone, and an aversion to STEM often gets worse as students get older. Surveys show that by the time…

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4 innovative lesson ideas to bring magic to your makerspace [VIDEO]

4 innovative lesson ideas to bring magic to your makerspace [VIDEO]

03/02/2017

Topics: Augmented reality, Makerspaces

One indicator of a creative mind is the ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated concepts. Empowering students to combine disparate ideas and create new things lies at the heart of Cathy Hunt’s approach to teaching…

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