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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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4 pieces of wisdom from Adam Braun' 's EdTekTalk

4 pieces of wisdom from Adam Braun's EdTekTalk

11/16/2015

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Few stories have the power to motivate like Pencils of Promise founder Adam Braun’s journey to launch his nonprofit organization.

Just knowing that he was able to parlay a $25 deposit into more than 300 new schools serving 30,000…

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Jack Gallagher: Embrace every student' 's strengths

Jack Gallagher: Embrace every student's strengths

11/09/2015

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Parent engagement, Personalized Learning

The concept of student-centered learning isn’t new. Parents of children who are not neurotypical have long been on the lookout for ways to accommodate individual learning styles and help their students relate…

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Josh Stumpenhorst: 5 ways to leave your comfort zone

Josh Stumpenhorst: 5 ways to leave your comfort zone

10/28/2015

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Josh Stumpenhorst is a history and English teacher at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville, Illinois — nothing more and definitely nothing less. Yet this summer he found himself delivering the ISTE 2015 closing keynote following a string of accolades he didn’t foresee, including a spot in…

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Soledad O' 'Brien: Show students what's possible with tech

Soledad O'Brien: Show students what's possible with tech

09/14/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Video

We know that students from disadvantaged families face plenty of barriers to getting a college degree. They lack the money for tuition, books, and room and board. They face life stressors that often take priority over academic goals. They often don’t have the parental support and resources that…

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EdTekTalk: Sergei Lupashin makes a case for challenge-based learning

EdTekTalk: Sergei Lupashin makes a case for challenge-based learning

09/08/2015

Topics: Gamification, ISTE Conference & Expo, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

Contrary to popular belief, not all engineers were born with an affinity for math. Some have to find the right inspiration.

Take Sergei Lupashin. The Russian aerial robotics researcher, inventor, businessman and…

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Video highlights from ISTE 2015!

Video highlights from ISTE 2015!

07/08/2015

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Over the past decade, a lot has happened in the world of ed tech. As technological advances and their impact on our world continue to accelerate, the true potential of digital age tools for transforming education has become a hot topic.

As the premier ed tech conference in the…

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