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Teachers paying teachers? Four guidelines for school leaders

11/14/2019

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If you're an educator who hasn't heard of TeachersPayTeachers.com (TpT), you might be missing out on a new way to access classroom materials created by teachers, for teachers. Online educational…

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4 benefits of an active professional learning community

11/06/2019

Topics: PLC, Professional development

A professional learning community (PLC) is a team of educators who share ideas to enhance their teaching practice and create a learning environment where all students can reach their fullest potential. …

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ISTE19 by the numbers

07/08/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Every year, thousands of educators come together at the ISTE Conference & Expo to discover new ways to learn with technology, and ISTE19 was no exception!…

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Lead with instruction — not tools!

06/11/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards

The districtwide adoption of the ISTE Standards for Students in 2016 supported L.A. Unified School District's  turnaround from tool-driven to…

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Teachers collaborating at a professional learning session.

Embed the learning sciences into professional learning

06/05/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, professional learning

Have you ever been to a professional learning (PL) session and loved the ideas presented but left thinking, “There is already too much on my plate. How am I ever going to implement this?” As educators we…

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How and why Flipgrid and learning sciences work together

05/27/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Educators are constantly looking for the latest strategy, tech tool or trend to use with students. But sometimes it’s the long-established strategies — backed by research — that can make the biggest impact.…

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7 tips for getting the most out of the ISTE19 Expo Hall

05/21/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The ISTE19 Expo Hall will bring together more than 550 education companies in the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia this year. Connecting with exhibitors and exploring the expo hall is a great…

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Bring an edtech conference to your school and invite your students

Bring an edtech conference to your school

05/08/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Educators who attend tech conferences often wish they could share the experience with their peers and students back at their school. That’s how media specialist and district technology integrationist Dihanna…

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The Merge Cube is one of the most popular edtech tools for classrooms.

8 hot edtech trends in 2019

05/09/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

One way to get a sense of edtech trends is to take a look at the sessions put on by educators at the annual ISTE Conference & Expo, one of the largest…

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Train teachers to be on-site edtech coaches!

Train — and pay — teachers to be on-site edtech coaches!

04/25/2019

Topics: coaching

Most districts have some version of a TOSA, teacher on special assignment. Often, these are edtech coaches brought on board with the idea that in 3-5 years everyone will be up to speed and the position will no…

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