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All educators can adopt a coaching mindset

All educators can adopt a coaching mindset

06/22/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Educators in myriad roles are often called on to coach their colleagues, whether or not they officially hold the title of tech coach. In fact, in many districts and organizations, lots of different educators fulfill the tech coaching role, Julia Osteen has found.

That…

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Get parents involved with mobile learning

Get parents involved with mobile learning

06/09/2017

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning

We can’t control what students do at home with their school-issued mobile devices, but we do need to plan for it. That’s why getting buy-in from parents and the community is a critical element of any…

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5 things schools can learn from food trucks

5 things schools can learn from food trucks

06/02/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning

Unless you’ve been hiding out in the Appalachians or something, you’ve probably noticed the proliferation of food trucks over the past couple of years. Food trucks and mobile food carts are popular because they offer an easy and affordable way to sample an array of cuisine on the go. …

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Accessible mobile learning: 3 mistakes to avoid

Accessible mobile learning: 3 mistakes to avoid

05/05/2017

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning

Technology in the classroom can be a powerful equalizer. It provides a level playing field where all learners can develop the necessary skills to thrive in a digital world — but only if every student is able to use the devices.

Accessibility is a key factor in the success of any…

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5 tips to get started with technology planning

5 tips to get started with technology planning

01/30/2019

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…

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How moonshot thinking transformed a school

How moonshot thinking transformed a school

02/23/2017

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Essential Conditions

When Fanny Passeport became the schoolwide tech integrator at Mercedes Benz International School in India, she might as well have been aiming for a moon landing.

There was no one in charge of ed tech. Teachers were happy hanging out in their comfort zone. Her task: Shepherd a…

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What being a connected educator does for students

What being a connected educator does for students

02/22/2017

Topics: Project-based learning

The next time a natural disaster strikes Southern California, every public safety agency in San Diego County will coordinate emergency helicopter communications using a map designed by high school junior Katie Anderson.

Across the globe, wildlife protection officials in…

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Blended learning transformed our school

Blended learning transformed our school

02/07/2017

Topics: Personalized Learning

Blended learning has affected our school community in many ways over the last three years. It’s instilled independence, confidence and a new passion for learning for many of our students. Perhaps the best way to illustrate these improvements is through the success stories of our students.…

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What kind of an educator are you?

What kind of an educator are you?

02/03/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

How well do you know yourself? Not in a psychology-based way, but as a reflection of the type of educator you are when it comes to digital age engagement.

In Rob Furman’s experience, there are four types of educators in classrooms today. Where you land among them…

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The path to personalized learning

The path to personalized learning

02/01/2017

Topics: Personalized Learning

What happens in classrooms is magic. On the best days, when everything is clicking, students are engaged in collaboration and discovery. From the outside, it looks completely natural — but it doesn’t happen by accident. The magic in classrooms is borne out of a bond between teachers and…

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