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Educator Bill Selak

How 9 ISTE Conferences Shaped Me as an Educator

06/14/2021

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ISTELive 21 will be my 10th annual ISTE conference, and it promises to be unlike any other ISTE conference. So while I plan out …

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What’s New at ISTELive 21

06/10/2021

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The custom platform we built for ISTE20 Live was such a hit with attendees that it would have been easy to leave it alone for this year’s event. But we just couldn’t stop tinkering to make the experience even…

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From Shark Tank to the ISTE Conference — Texas District Rethinks PD

06/04/2021

Topics: ISTELive, Professional development

Michael Cardona, superintendent of the San Marcos school district in Texas, didn’t set out to send 68 staff members to the ISTE conference in Chicago in 2018. But he did, and it’s still paying dividends for his school district three years later.

Cardona took over as superintendent of the…

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5 Ways Educators Can Get More Done in Less Time

04/08/2021

Topics: Productivity

Do you manage your time or does time manage you? The lines between work and home life have blurred over the past year of remote working conditions for many educators. The feeling of always having something to…

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The Hottest Topics in Edtech in 2021

01/29/2021

Topics: Digital Citizenship, digital equity, esports, SEL, Virtual & augmented reality

For a few years now, we’ve shared the hottest edtech trends of the year based on the topics resonating with educators at the annual ISTE conference. Although the topics themselves often don’t change much from…

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Infographic: ISTE20 Live By the Numbers

12/05/2020

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

 

Each year for over four decades, thousands of educators have come together to learn how to improve learning with technology. And even though this year was a lot different, the tradition continued…

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Experience Virtual Reality at ISTE20 Live

11/25/2020

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Virtual reality

Remember the feeling of sitting next to a fellow edtech enthusiast at the ISTE Conference & Expo and starting up a spontaneous conversation while the room…

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Get Gaming: Esports in the Classroom Supports Learning

11/25/2020

Topics: esports, ISTE Conference & Expo

In the world of scholastic esports, Kevin Brown is something of an evangelist.

He wants to spread the word among educators that esports – aka competitive video gaming – are an incredibly effective way…

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Developing Technology Excellence in Teachers Requires Lots of Practice

11/24/2020

Topics: Teacher preparation

If teacher candidates are to learn how to integrate technology, teacher educators and PK-12 mentor teachers must value, promote and demand that technology be an essential element to good teaching.…

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