It’s an exchange that frustrates parents worldwide:
“What did you learn at school today?”
This stalled conversation is being phased out in many school districts, where parents get daily updates from educators on Twitter,…
Topics: Essential Conditions
Whether your school, district or state has a stand-alone educational technology plan or integrates this plan into its cycle of improvement planning, it’s good to start with the essentials. What are the essentials, you may ask? The …
Student data privacy is an important topic but a complicated one, and therefore school leaders often find it difficult to talk about with parents and students about measures they can take to protect personal information. Fraught government acronyms like FERPA, COPPA, PPRA, SOPIPA and IDEA,…
Harvard researchers spent six years studying innovative entrepreneurs to find out how their creative processes work. What they found was that the number one skill all innovators practice regularly is connecting across a variety of disciplines. In other words, innovators are people who cross-…
From Portland to Pittsburgh, Seattle to Stockholm, Abu Dhabi to Atlanta, and in hundreds of towns and cities around the globe, authentic professional learning is energizing educators. Edcamps — participatory, teacher-driven professional learning events…
ISTE members are evangelists for integrating technology into education. Most are early adopters who intuitively understand that students need to develop digital literacy skills to emerge as critical thinkers prepared to enter evolving careers. Yet many are unintentional lone rangers, fighting…
Emily Davis was a no-limits kind of middle school Spanish teacher. She held the title “teacher” — not “superintendent” or “principal” — but that didn’t stop her from affecting education policy at the nation’s highest levels.
Davis, who’s from St. Augustine, Florida, is just…
Mia Kim Williams had an aha moment when three somewhat disparate events in her life converged and an idea was born.
What if preservice teachers who had been exposed to tech integration best practices in their teacher preparation programs could be matched with schools…
There’s a graphic on the concept known as “growth mindset” that’s zipping around the internet. This popular chart provides suggestions for how students might use self-talk to redirect their thinking when the learning gets hard…