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Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

12/21/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure

Student-driven learning isn’t just good for students. When we give students control of how they learn, when they learn and even what they learn, they become more…

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Digital citizenship is more important than ever

Digital citizenship is more important than ever

10/23/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship

A lot has changed since Digital Citizenship in Schools was first published four years ago. But one thing has remained constant: the importance of teaching students how…

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5 ways to crowdsource ideas for choosing the right technology

5 ways to crowdsource ideas for choosing the right technology

10/14/2016

Topics: 1:1, Tools

In the spring of 2015, our school district passed a bond that included over $5 million for a student mobile device initiative. For the previous 4½ years, we’d been a 1:1 K-12 district with iPads as our device of choice. With the passing of the bond, we had an opportunity not only to…

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4 tips to help CTOs handle their expanding roles

4 tips to help CTOs handle their expanding roles

09/23/2016

Topics: Education leadership, Technology infrastructure

Educators recognize the rapid pace at which technology changes, but what may not be as obvious is the dramatic changes in recent years to the roles of education technology leaders.  

Long responsible for managing infrastructure for the business office and school sites, as…

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School leaders: You can transform learning!

School leaders: You can transform learning!

06/25/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

How can you recognize digital age learning when you see it?

It looks a lot like students doing original scientific research or making documentaries. It’s kids creating business plans or political action campaigns. Or it can be groups of learners doing historical analysis…

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5 ways to empower your students

5 ways to empower your students

05/31/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The key to motivating students boils down to engagement. And Don Haddad, superintendent of St. Vrain Valley School District in Longmont, Colorado, understands exactly how this happens.

“Once [students] feel they are part of creating something, they are all in,” he says.…

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Learning by Design: The idea that moved a district

Learning by Design: The idea that moved a district

04/11/2016

Topics: Assessment, Essential Conditions, Personalized Learning

This is an updated version of a post that published on Nov. 20, 2015.  

You could say Elisa Carlson became the director of instruction, curriculum and innovation at Surrey Schools in Canada at the worst possible time. But in the long run, it turned out to be just the…

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5 things every student (and teacher) should know about email scams

5 things every student (and teacher) should know about email scams

02/22/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Technology infrastructure

Lessons on online safety often focus on cyberbullying, predators and privacy. But there’s another realm of digital citizenship that’s equally vital for students to understand: online scams and hacking.

Internet hacking,…

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Now' 's the time to speak up

Now's the time to speak up

11/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of almost 4 million educators, students and parents about education technology through its annual Speak Up survey. That’s a…

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How to think like a teacherpreneur

How to think like a teacherpreneur

10/29/2015

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The term “teacherpreneur” is fairly new and is still seeking a full definition. One thing that the experts agree on, however, is that the teacherpreneur has traits similar to the entrepreneur. They are innovative, they are willing to go off script to bring new ideas into the classroom and…

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