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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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Super-Awesome Sylvia's Arduino heartbeat pendant

Super-Awesome Sylvia's Arduino heartbeat pendant

02/13/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM, Video

Super-Awesome Sylvia started making and tinkering when she was 7, and like a lot of kids, she loves to try new things. One year after visiting a nearby Maker Faire, she and her dad were inspired to create a web show about making.

In " "…

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Flipped classroom 101

Flipped classroom 101

02/05/2015

Topics: Flipped learning

There's a lot of talk about the flipped classroom in education circles these days, but what it boils down to is this: Flipped learning is a teaching technique that uses video assets as the primary means of delivering direct instruction to an individual — rather than lecturing to a group — so you…

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Documenting science with music videos

Documenting science with music videos

01/30/2015

Topics: Digital storytelling, Video

It’s generally a problem when students are dancing in a creek during science class. But not for middle school science teacher Brian Ravizza. He encouraged his students to sing and dance as part of a lesson where students created a music video to document their understanding of arthropods.…

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Sitka' 's Fab Lab gives students real-world skills

Sitka's Fab Lab gives students real-world skills

01/16/2015

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning, STEM & STEAM

To what extent and in what ways should digital technologies change career and technical education (CTE) programs in manufacturing? CTE teachers and administrators have been dealing with this question for decades, but recent changes in 3D design software and modern tooling, such as 3D…

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