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Join the ed tech movement and be a catalyst for change

Join the ed tech movement and be a catalyst for change

11/04/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Education leadership, professional learning

You know the old adage, “It’s lonely at the top”? A similar saying could be applied to forward-thinking, tech-integrating educators like those who make up the ISTE community. “It’s lonely on the cutting edge.”

If you’re one of the few at your school who is…

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Middle school students dispel technology myths

Middle school students dispel technology myths

10/26/2015

Topics: Advocacy

What do you get when a class of 27 sixth graders has the chance to dispel myths about technology? A virtual explosion of ideas! That’s what happened when the superintendent of the district where I work, Rowan-Salisbury Schools, asked middle school students to counter local media…

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Learn something new with the ISTE Professional Learning Series

Learn something new with the ISTE Professional Learning Series

10/16/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gamification, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM, Tools

Ready to learn something new? Expand your digital toolkit and explore new ideas for learning and teaching with the latest season of the ISTE Professional Learning Series. Presented by members for members, these free web events deliver new ideas and strategies right to your computer so you can…

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Is your school Future Ready?

Is your school Future Ready?

06/29/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Education leadership, Essential Conditions, ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Simply signing the Future Ready pledge doesn’t mean you’ve become a paragon of digital learning. It does mean that you have committed to this direction. That was the message Richard Culatta, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, delivered during a…

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ISTE Urges Congress to Power the Transition to Digital Learning

ISTE Urges Congress to Power the Transition to Digital Learning

04/16/2015

Topics: Advocacy

Nonprofit applauds U.S. Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee for adopting I-TECH in ESEA

Washington, D.C. — April 16, 2015 —The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) applauds yesterday's bi-…

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A first step toward dedicated funding for digital learning

A first step toward dedicated funding for digital learning

04/16/2015

Topics: Advocacy, professional learning

Yesterday the senate committee that has jurisdiction over federal education programs voted to include a dedicated digital learning program to its version of the reauthorization of…

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Safeguarding student data: When students are connected, they must be protected

Safeguarding student data: When students are connected, they must be protected

04/01/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Digital Citizenship

From the White House to the playhouse, the nation is demanding safeguards for student data privacy like never before.

" "If we are going to be connected, we need to be protected," " quipped President Barack Obama in January 2015 as he championed…

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Bev Perdue: A pioneer in education innovation, reform

Bev Perdue: A pioneer in education innovation, reform

04/01/2015

Topics: Advocacy

When times get tough, education can thank Bev Perdue for pitching in to find solutions that impact today and the future.

Perdue, who became the first woman to serve as governor of North Carolina in 2008, dedicated her governorship to.

Today, Gov. Perdue considers her…

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New net neutrality rules just the beginning

New net neutrality rules just the beginning

03/04/2015

Topics: Advocacy

The Federal Communications Commission's new  " "net neutrality" " rules, approved last week by a 3-2 vote, will allow the FCC to regulate broadband as a utility by reclassifying it as a telecommunications service much like phone service.

The order specifically bars broadband providers…

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Senators champion digital learning legislation

Senators champion digital learning legislation

02/11/2015

Topics: Advocacy

The drumbeat continues in Washington, D.C., as Congress works to update the nation's major K-12 law, and ISTE members are raising our voices requesting a dedicated education technology program in the next…

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