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Organize an edcamp for your district

Organize an edcamp for your district

01/09/2018

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Educators: What possibilities can you create?

Educators: What possibilities can you create?

06/27/2018

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You are amazing. You are creating possibilities. You are liberating children. Because of you, the next generation will be empowered.

As a child, Nadia Lopez could easily have gotten lost in the New York City school system. Instead, the internationally…

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Pushing through failure: A Q&A with Andy Weir

Pushing through failure: A Q&A with Andy Weir

06/30/2018

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Bestselling author Andy Weir is no stranger to failure. He didn’t get his big break until he leveraged technology to share his story with an online audience. Gillian King-Cargile of STEM Read sat down with the programmer-turned-writer at ISTE 2018 to discuss problem solving, failure and…

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ISTE 2018 by the numbers

ISTE 2018 by the numbers

07/03/2018

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Every year, thousands of educators come together at the ISTE Conference & Expo to discover new ways to learn with technology, and ISTE 2018 was no exception. In fact, it was a record-setting year for attendance.…

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Use video for action research in the classroom

Use video for action research in the classroom

11/08/2018

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Data collection has become one of the most prominent tools educators use in the classroom to gauge the level of student comprehension. From classroom tests and standardized state testing to exit tickets, teachers are always being asked to collect data to determine the abilities and needs of…

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5 key people to have in your PLN

5 key people to have in your PLN

11/06/2018

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You see the people in your school building every day, and most likely work with grade and subject-similar teachers to plan and share ideas regularly.

That’s a great start, but to build a truly successful professional learning network (PLN), where you can both contribute and…

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3 steps to deepen your teaching practice

3 steps to deepen your teaching practice

10/26/2018

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As teachers, we all need to take risks and innovate using edtech in our daily teaching practice. But that doesn’t mean focusing on tools. Often it’s more about reflection and connection.…

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4 strategies to narrow the digital equity gap for preservice teachers

4 strategies to narrow the digital equity gap for preservice teachers

09/21/2018

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Although digital equity is not a new term, rapid advancements in technology raise new concerns for educator preparation programs like my program at the University of Redlands in California. We strive to narrow the gap…

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Desiree Alexander

5 ways to break through leadership barriers

06/03/2020

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Desiree Alexander knows firsthand the barriers that people of color face in breaking into areas that have been traditionally white and male. As a black woman and a former instructional technology supervisor in a large school district in Louisiana, people would approach one of her white male…

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This school pays teachers to tackle real-world problems

This school pays teachers to tackle real-world problems

09/05/2018

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Teachers who champion project-based learning often stumble over obstacles such as restrictive district policies, resistance from leadership and rigid ideas about what school should look like.…

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