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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

Topics: Teacher prep

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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5 ways to break through leadership barriers

5 ways to break through leadership barriers

11/12/2019

Topics: professional learning

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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Show students all the possibilities

Show students all the possibilities

06/26/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Nadia Lopez went to college to become a nurse. But things change, and she instead worked in the private sector for Verizon before becoming an educator.

It was that somewhat twisty path that she says helped her develop a holistic approach to how she sees the world – for…

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Every student needs to be a problem-solver

Every student needs to be a problem-solver

06/25/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

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As a 15-year-old high school student, Andy Weir worked as a lab assistant at Sandia National Laboratories. He said the role, open to strong local students, typically involved jobs like cleaning…

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Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

06/25/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

All educators want to create experiences that allow students to use their strengths, do work that makes an impact and become their best selves. You could even say these ideas are the universal teacher vision.

But as educator Katie Martin discovered, it’s hard for teachers…

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Is technology ruining kids?

Is technology ruining kids?

06/24/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

They have trouble concentrating in class. They’d rather Google an answer than memorize it. Their focus constantly shifts from one thing to another so fast it’s hard for adults to keep up.

While it’s easy to label these traits as problematic, David Eagleman sees them differently…

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