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3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum

3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum

08/29/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Scratch has become a popular way to introduce coding to young people around the world. Yet many schools are just beginning to realize the potential of Scratch to support project-based learning across subject areas and grade levels.…

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Preparing the youngest students for the future starts with STEM

Preparing the youngest students for the future starts with STEM

08/16/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other…

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Virtual afterschool program helps build STEM skills

Virtual afterschool program helps build STEM skills

07/18/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Digital Citizenship

When kids come home from school unattended day after day, chances are they’ll end up clocking quite a bit of screen time — whether on a video game, computer or other device.

But what if parents could harness that time to help their kids develop stronger STEM skills?…

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Reshma Saujani: We need a culture change

Reshma Saujani: We need a culture change

06/29/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, ISTE Conference & Expo

Coding, at its core, is about failure.

It’s hitting dead ends and finding what’s in the wrong place. You have to fit with imperfection and revel in challenge.

That’s exactly where ISTE 2017 keynoter Reshma Saujani found herself on a spring night in 2010 as she…

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Learning happens in a zigzag  and that' 's OK

Learning happens in a zigzag and that's OK

06/24/2017

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gamification, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

Jad Abumrad is quick to say he doesn’t feel comfortable giving educators advice, and yet his career in radio touches on many topics educators are familiar with.

Tinkering. Curiosity. Messy experiences. Failing forward. Transformation.

Abumrad, host and creator…

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Minecraft + creative passion = innovative learning

Minecraft + creative passion = innovative learning

06/20/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning

It’s no secret that Minecraft taps into students’ passions. What better way to learn than by playing your favorite game?

But Minecraft doesn’t just fuel their passion for video games. Its design-oriented gameplay allows kids to explore a wide variety of interests within the…

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ISTE CEO shares his vision for ISTE

ISTE CEO shares his vision for ISTE

06/14/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, professional learning

ISTE CEO Richard Culatta’s passion for innovation goes back to one of his first jobs when he was putting his degrees in Spanish teaching and educational psychology to work as the director of operations for a school in rural Guatemala.

Seeking new ways to bridge…

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Digital Technologies: Australia' 's answer to discipline-based computer education

Digital Technologies: Australia's answer to discipline-based computer education

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Globally, computer education is a focus of many national strategies as awareness grows of the impact of automation and technology. Australia took the opportunity when developing a national curriculum to reframe computer education away from a subset of design and technology to become a…

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Just a click away! Use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for PD

Just a click away! Use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for PD

06/05/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning

Many educators extol the benefits of Twitter as a tool for developing a professional learning network and engaging in professional development. But Twitter isn’t the only social media platform that educators can use to share with and learn from one another. Facebook and Instagram…

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