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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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5 steps to becoming a badass teacher [Video]

5 steps to becoming a badass teacher [Video]

12/27/2016

Topics: Education leadership, professional learning

Let’s be honest: Teaching is not easy. And being a teacher? It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

Laura Thomas knows this well. The school change coach, staff developer,

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Hadi Partovi: Teach computer science to all students

Hadi Partovi: Teach computer science to all students

12/06/2016

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM

When you’re the co-founder of a nonprofit like Code.org, audiences assume your message is that kids need to learn code. In that respect, Hadi Partovi doesn’t fit expectations. His message in his EdTekTalk was…

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Personalized ed tech empowers students to change their stories

Personalized ed tech empowers students to change their stories

11/03/2016

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Personalized Learning

Classroom teachers have long faced a serious conundrum: How can they help every student succeed when they have so many who learn at different paces and in different ways?

Katharine Hale, a tech coordinator for Gunston Middle School in Arlington, Virginia, knows this challenge well. When…

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Are you ready to lead educators through transformation?

Are you ready to lead educators through transformation?

12/16/2015

Topics: Essential Conditions

This is an updated version of a post that appeared on June 23, 2014.

When the ground keeps shifting beneath your feet and the path ahead looks different every day, it’s difficult to know just where you’re headed — or how to help others get there. Yet this is exactly…

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