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Transforming with tech? Get everyone on board

Transforming with tech? Get everyone on board

10/14/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Project-based learning

School- or districtwide tech initiatives have a way of tipping over not just the education apple cart, but also the tomato truck, and sometimes, the whole semi-truck full of watermelons. That’s why it’s important to get it right. And to do that,…

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Connect with Project ReimaginED

Connect with Project ReimaginED

10/12/2015

Topics: Standards

Being a teacher is a challenge like no other. No one else has the sustained responsibility of teaching little minds how to think critically, spark curiosity and support creativity, all within the confines of a crowded classroom.

I have been involved in…

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Leading change requires a specific kind of connectivity

Leading change requires a specific kind of connectivity

10/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Education leaders seeking to advance digital age learning and transform their schools need but one thing to be successful. Connectivity. But not the kind of connectivity you’re imagining.

It’s connectivity to people that will allow education leaders to change learning…

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Dale Dougherty: Next stop for making? Classrooms everywhere

Dale Dougherty: Next stop for making? Classrooms everywhere

09/22/2015

Topics: Makerspaces

Making has finally made it in education.

The grassroots movement that inspires learning through tinkering, trial and error, and problem solving is finally taking hold in classrooms around the…

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It' 's time to demystify computational thinking

It's time to demystify computational thinking

07/30/2015

Topics: Computational Thinking

Selling a new idea — or one that is unfamiliar to a majority of folks — can be a daunting task, fraught with barriers of skepticism, doubt and resistance. In the universe of computer science, the definition and application of “computational thinking” (CT) is widely acknowledged as a pathway…

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Hotly contested: Should coding be mandatory?

Hotly contested: Should coding be mandatory?

06/30/2015

Topics: Coding & robotics, Curriculum, Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Schools in industrialized countries across the globe are having a debate: Should teaching coding and computer science be a mandatory part of curriculum? That discussion took place on a smaller scale at ISTE 2015, where four experts weighed in during a modified Oxford-style debate session titled…

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Build student-centered learning the right way

Build student-centered learning the right way

06/28/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

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The idea of reaching beyond the textbook isn’t a new…

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How to fail successfully

How to fail successfully

06/28/2015

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

The more educators hear about what other people have tried and failed and would change next time, the faster education moves forward. That’s the new norm in teaching: We try something, and if it doesn’t work, we try something else.

Which was easy for…

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4 strategies for guiding people through change

4 strategies for guiding people through change

05/29/2015

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Convincing others to accept and share your vision while providing the tools to self-navigate the process of change can be daunting. But take a moment to consider the following: People already know how to change. They do it every day. They encounter a detour on the road to work and have to take a…

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Technology leaders: Do you have the Tech Trinity of Expertise?

Technology leaders: Do you have the Tech Trinity of Expertise?

05/14/2019

Topics:

Thirty-five years ago, cutting-edge districts introduced computer labs into their schools. As these new devices arrived, the teacher who knew the most about them emerged to teach “computer class” and attempted to fix broken machines to the best of their abilities.

This was a fantastic…

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