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Replace rows of desks and lectures at your school with active learning spaces where students are collaborative, classrooms are comfortable and teachers inspire creativity and deep content knowledge.
In its purest form, advocacy aims to guarantee that the voices of the underrepresented are heard and taken into account when decisions are made that directly impact their rights, lives and best interests. All advocacy efforts should focus first on securing what's not available to students but is critical to their immediate educational needs.
When many students in Texas and Louisiana should have been returning to school in August, they were instead hunkered down at homes or shelters while flood waters rose around them. Find out how schools kept the learning going.
Before mobile learning can make an impact on student achievement, teachers need to learn new instrutional strategies.
The success of a mobile learning initiative hinges on parental support.
It’s clear that ebooks and audiobooks are here to stay. Here are three things to consider when implementing a digital content plan.
Accessibility is a key factor in the success of any mobile learning program, yet teachers are often left scrambling to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
With technology, many parents ignore the interactions of our kids online. But just like driving a car or eating a healthy diet, we need to be there to coach and guide our kids through this world.
Initiate a thoughtful discussion about mobile learning within your school or district.
While the content should still remain the focus of any lesson plan, many teachers are surprised to discover that technology can enhance learning at every point in a lesson.
Take a look at the top EdTekHub leadership posts from 2016 to find out how to empower students and inspire staff with edtech.
Educational technology is making a huge impact on how students learn, how teachers teach and how education is done.
Since 2003, Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up survey has generated valuable data about student, parent and teacher use of technology in education that has influenced public policy and informed district tech integration plans. Participate in Speak Up 2015 now!
Open educational resources are high-quality, free and easy to use. Go to these top sites, and they’re also easy to find.
The days when cell phones were nothing more than classroom distractions are over. Help your students turn the smartphones in their pockets into high-powered learning machines.
Everyone loves apps. The key for educators, however, is to find budget-friendly apps that go beyond the cool factor to enhance learning. Here are a few of our expert members’ top suggestions for new apps to try in your classroom this year.
Use QR codes, AR apps and posters, and iBeacons to get students moving and engaged while bolstering their executive functioning and comprehension skills.
As tech use becomes increasingly ubiquitous both in school and out, the majority of students easily fly right past the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for no more than two hours of screen time a day. Is it realistic in today's world to place arbitrary limits? Because not all screen time is created equal, the answer is not black and white.
App smashing allows students to create a project in one app, save it and then open that image or movie in a second app to add features that aren’t offered in the first app.
Giving tech-savvy students training and credit to act as an onsite help desk can provide an invaluable real-world skill-building experience while supplementing a school’s IT resources.
The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy is a rigorous 10-week course designed to teach teams of educators how to effectively implement mobile technology in a school or district.
In her webinar, So You've Gone 1:1: What Now?, LaMaster will focus on three areas to explain how 1:1 can – and will – change the teaching experience. These areas are physical, virtual and cultural.
Makerspaces don’t have to be big or even high tech. You can create a STEM environment in a closet, at a workbench or on a cart. The important thing is to allow students to be creative and work on a variety of projects.
Sara Hunter brings her passion for STEM to hundreds of elementary students every week in inquiry-based, hands-on classes that cover everything from programming robots to experiencing the natural world outside. But she doesn’t stop there. As a tech coach, she also shows teachers throughout her district how they can do it too.
Boulder Valley School District’s creative approach to implementing 1:1 iPads includes enticing public funders by providing equitable access to digital devices.
Apple’s iBeacon technology lures students to learning by sending alerts to their iPads.
By choosing and applying mobile apps using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a guide, teachers can help students progress through lower- to higher-order thinking skills.
One of the most common mistakes schools make with 1:1 mobile programs is that they treat the devices as if they were regular computers.
Education leaders share their take on preparing for a 1:1 learning environment.
Find out about the Mobile Learning Network's ISTE 2014 PhotoQuest Atlanta! event and learn how to make your own mobile scavenger hunt!
ISTE 2014 closing keynote speaker and National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau shows educators the power of asking "What if?" — and finding a way to make that "what if" happen.
Maker movement experts discuss creating a maker culture in the classroom and more.
Project-based learning, 1:1 technology and professional learning communities transformed a Maryland middle school and improved learning.
A districtwide iPad implementation allows educators and teacher to embrace flipped learning and incorporate a project-based approach across all grades and subject areas.
Developing a successful mobile learning program requires more than simply weighing the pros and cons of different devices.
ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association collaborated on a series of resources designed to help prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.