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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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Take a video tour of the Expo Hall

Take a video tour of the Expo Hall

06/29/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Tools

If you’ve never been to an ISTE Expo Hall, you might think that, compared with the thousands of learning opportunities vying for attendees’ time at the conference, it wouldn’t be that much of a draw.

You would be wrong. This…

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Welcome to ISTE 2015! Take a tour of the convention center

Welcome to ISTE 2015! Take a tour of the convention center

06/26/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ISTE 2015 is finally here! If you're joining us in Philadelphia for the conference, it's going to be a busy week. You'Il meet new people who share your passion for using ed tech to transform learning, discover all the latest and greatest classroom tools and tips, and connect with experts who can…

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Overcoming the barriers to innovation

Overcoming the barriers to innovation

06/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership

In today’s flurry of technological advancement, the only way to keep up is to innovate. But as forward-thinking education leaders quickly learn, the path to change is littered with roadblocks.

While the specific barriers to tech integration may be unique to each…

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Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

Flip your classroom with instructional screencasts

04/15/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Tools, Video

" "Sometimes I wish I could record myself teaching in September, then play it back to students in March so they can remember all the things they forgot," " said one veteran teacher I know with an exasperated sigh. She was looking for a way to provide small-group remediation while teaching new…

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What if you flipped a school?

What if you flipped a school?

04/08/2015

Topics: Video

Taking calculated risks is not the norm in most schools. Yet where there is risk, there is often great reward. That was our mindset in 2010, when the staff at Clintondale High School in Michigan realized we had to do something to lift our students who were struggling mightily. At that time, 52…

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Things to consider before downloading that app

Things to consider before downloading that app

04/02/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

Say you're an elementary math teacher and you've just discovered the perfect app for helping your students understand fractions. It's simple to use, available across devices and, best of all, it's free. You want to download it immediately to your class set of iPads, right? Well, not so…

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