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Check out the ISTE Professional Learning Network's latest season of web events, presented by members for members on topics ranging from digital citizenship to gamification and global collaboration.
Educator Leon Tynes is no stranger to the diversity problems that still plague many industries – including his own. So he helped his students with a project that shed light on the situation.
Project Citizen guides classes through the steps of developing an action plan to solve a problem selected by the students. Students at an Oregon middle school took up the topic of gun violence and presented their findings to state lawmakers.
Authentic project-based learning involves connecting students with global learning opportunities so they can learn how to collaborate to solve problems, express themselves appropriately and develop their advocacy skills.
The Monuments Project doesn’t just teach students about history. It challenges them to do the work of historians. In the process, students are also learning what it means to be engaged global citizens who can leverage technology to collaborate, research, educate and motivate others.
Being a student should be a little like being an apprentice preparing for life in the real world. Getting students and teachers out into the current workforce will better prepare everyone for what to expect.
Educators can follow these seven steps for creating a global collaboration project that will foster the four C's — communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
Here’s a look at replicable Remake Learning Network projects that exemplify the ISTE Standards for Students.
Empower students as game creators by following three simple steps: create, test, iterate.
Human beings have a lot of collective problems to solve, and kids have a certain creative magic that allows them to dream up answers adults would never think of. Why we should turn to students for help.
Teach students to regard mistakes as a valuable tool, not something that should be avoided.
Global project-based learning is a great way to connect kids with cultures and solve problems, but where does an educator who has never attempted a global PBL project begin? Here are five ways you can guide students to change the world.
Drive home the importance of digital citizenship by giving students a voice and letting them experience it hands-on through project-based learning.
Maker activities are engaging and offer students opportunities to develop creative thinking and problem-solving skills. But how do you use them to teach traditional subjects? Here are four ideas and several resources to get you started.
Winners of the 2015 Vernier/National Science Teachers Association Technology Awards discuss the science projects that got their students involved in real-world projects.
Open educational resources are high-quality, free and easy to use. Go to these top sites, and they’re also easy to find.
Students definitely benefit in school and in life when they have the opportunity to develop their strength of character. And schools can help support their character building in many — but not all — ways.
Your students already love machinima, or videos that users create of their own video gameplay. But it’s more than just entertainment. Find out how they can use this new medium to express their knowledge of any content area.
Students living near Chesapeake Bay researched, designed and presented about artificial oyster reefs to solve a real-world problem in their own backyard. Educators need not look far to find authentic projects that address CCSS and ISTE Standards, while motivating students to make a difference.
ISTE 2015 Global Collaboration posters offer dozens of examples of projects that educators can implement in their classrooms.
Project-based learning is all the rage right now, and for good reason: It’s a surefire path to deep student engagement and learning. Check out our interactive infographic to discover all you need to know to get started with PBL.
In this video, ISTE 2015 presenters share their top tips for getting started with making in your classroom.
Flip your science class and create more time for hands-on labs, guided inquiry, guided practice and online simulations.
Your classroom will never be the same once you take the leap to social learning. Here are six reasons you should use social tools in your classroom.
Technology coaches help teachers improve student learning by teaching and modeling how to use technology to effectively apply proven pedagogical approaches, such as project-based learning.
Far from an educational flash in the pan, project-based learning has been proven to engage and motivate learners, improve comprehension and retention, aid the transfer of knowledge to new contexts, lead to better collaboration, and help students master critical-thinking skills.
Some projects are so engaging that students don’t want them to end even after they’ve received their grades. Find out how to inspire your students to take their projects into real life and see four projects from our community that did just that.
To choose the apps, websites and hardware that will work best for your projects, think first about your learning goals. To get you started, check out a few of our favorite PBL tools.
As emerging technologies continue to shrink the world, it’s vital that today’s students are prepared to collaborate with peers across cultures. One way to do this is by creating global classroom opportunities.
Looking for a project that will really engage your students? Get some inspiration from our community members’ favorite PBL ideas.
Digital Learning Day offers an opportunity to highlight great teaching and showcase innovative teachers, leaders and programs using digital age techniques to improve learning and teaching.
What are the best tools and resources for project-based learning? See our community members’ top picks.
Project-based learning is most effective when students can choose topics that are engaging, meaningful and relevant to their lives.
Global project-based learning projects connect students to peers around the world and build cultural understanding, communication skills and awareness about the world. Educators can learn about many project during ISTE 2015 workshops, sessions, panels and posters.
Project-based learning offers one of the best avenues for giving students experience with project management, a skill set that’s in high demand in the digital age workforce — and in life.
Great projects start with good driving questions that spur students’ curiosity and ask them to go beyond the what to the how and why.
Here are six suggestions from Suzie Boss to help you make the most of the learning opportunities in PBL
Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, a lifelong advocate of student-centered learning, established the DeKalb Online Academy, which helps teachers prepare to virtually instruct students. This academy was the first of its kind in the county.
Eager to try out a 3D printer in your classroom? Here are 10 ideas to help you use them to promote real learning.
From the maker movement to STEM to project-based learning, explore some of the most inspiring and informative moments from ISTE 2014.
Project-based learning expert Suzie Boss answers educators' questions about PBL success.
Kailee Mitsuyasu led a team of students in creating a hydroponics system that they used to grow vegetables and win the MPX Hydroponic Gardening Competition.
The results-only learning environment engages students by letting them choose the digital tools they will use to create their own assignments and learning.
Give your students access to the latest hands-on technologies and permission to invent something that interests them. Then stand back while they transform from passive receivers of knowledge to makers who are empowered to design, build and share their own real-world artifacts.
The COPELLS Project allows English learners to become proficient at science through cooperative online projects.
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.
What new ideas have we yet to glean from the cutting edge of other fields? See if an idea sparks from one of these thought leaders.
Project-based learning, 1:1 technology and professional learning communities transformed a Maryland middle school and improved learning.
Attention to assessment across the arc of a project leads to better results at the end.
We need to give our students the opportunity to shatter the rules, become their own teachers and captains of their own ship.
Propel Braddock Hills High School is integrating elements of design thinking, student-centered learning, passion-based learning and community involvement to create an environment that engages, supports and prepares students for the digital age.
The Digital Learning Center – designed to create “world class thinkers” – offers integrated thematic units in a student-centered classroom that allows for deep levels of differentiation.
Todd Nesloney flipped his class and stopped teaching to the test. Now his students’ test scores are higher than ever, and he’s reignited his love for teaching.
Flipping was supposed to make Todd Nesloney love what he was doing again. But once he started, he realized nothing had really changed for him.
Project signposts help keep learning on course so students will arrive at a deeper understanding with PBL.
Ask a group of middle school students to tackle joblessness, and suddenly the lives of struggling refugee families become infused with hope.
What if, instead of assigning busy work, we harnessed students' intelligence to solve real-world problems?
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.