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#WhyEdTech: Share your passion for education transformation

#WhyEdTech: Share your passion for education transformation

04/05/2016

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All ISTE community members have unique stories to tell that explain their passion for ed tech. It's those personal anecdotes about learners ignited by ed tech that influence education transformation.

That's why, as part of Advocacy Month, we've asked educators to share why…

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Don' 't let language barriers hinder global learning

Don't let language barriers hinder global learning

12/28/2018

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Global collaboration initiatives that let children learn about other cultures by communicating with their peers around the world open up a host of opportunities for both students and teachers.

But one common obstacle — communication barriers — can derail even the best…

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5 tips for taking the pain out of tech purchases

5 tips for taking the pain out of tech purchases

05/03/2016

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Finding, vetting and purchasing education technology can seem daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. A number of new online platforms like Noodle Markets, EdTech Concierge and…

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5 inspiring must-see speakers

5 inspiring must-see speakers

05/11/2016

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Conferences challenge attendees with new information, and ISTE 2016 in Denver won’t disappoint. We’ve lined up five provocative mini-keynote speakers who will take the stage for EdTekTalks to share knowledge from their respective fields. From inventors and researchers to social entrepreneurs…

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Challenging social media myths

Challenging social media myths

05/26/2016

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Let’s face it. Widely held beliefs, often based on fear, are hard to dispel. They can be stubborn adversaries of truth, even when new data presents clear and logical challenges to the contrary.

The time teenagers spend on social media has gotten its share of attention from…

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Use badges to give students control of their learning

Use badges to give students control of their learning

06/07/2016

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Empowering students to take control of their learning is easier said than done simply because many students would rather focus on getting the answers they need to score well on a test than build the skills they need to succeed in life.

But you can turn that around using a…

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Nurture creativity by building on student passions

Nurture creativity by building on student passions

06/09/2016

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To prepare students for success, schools must encourage kids to evolve and develop their creativity. But how can educators establish an instructional practice that will nurture creativity while meeting curricular goals and making sure students pass their tests?

In his…

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6 ways to evolve from student engagement to student empowerment

6 ways to evolve from student engagement to student empowerment

06/26/2016

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Three students eagerly passed around a microphone Sunday to share their enthusiasm for owning their learning. Unfazed by the fact that they were speaking to a room full of district and school leaders, they revealed how they show their comprehension of a book by writing a poem or creating a…

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Michio Kaku: Can you handle the future?

Michio Kaku: Can you handle the future?

06/26/2016

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When Michio Kaku — futurist, theoretical physicist and opening keynote speaker at ISTE 2016 — got the chance to operate a driverless car, his instructions were simple: “Trust me. Let go of the steering wheel.”

But string theory pioneer found that, despite all of his knowledge,…

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Use these tools to support the new ISTE Standards for Students

Use these tools to support the new ISTE Standards for Students

06/27/2016

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After engagement with thousands of education stakeholders over the past year, the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students were released at ISTE 2016 in Denver.

The unveiling took place at an…

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