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Coding in the classroom with real-world learning

Coding in the classroom with real-world learning

06/01/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

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Today’s students need to prepare…

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Bring the feel of an edtech conference to your district PD

Bring the feel of an edtech conference to your district PD

05/26/2017

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

It’s imperative that schools have updated technology. But that technology is only useful if educators understand how to use it to enhance learning. That’s why good professional development is so important.

Good tech PD, however, can be difficult to pull off. If you want…

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Polarized? Not this student-created election!

Polarized? Not this student-created election!

05/24/2017

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

Our job as educators is not only to teach our students academic skills, but to train them in life skills to use kind words, unify and not divide, and promote civility, digital citizenship and responsibility. Regardless of political beliefs, it was challenging to pull this off…

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Leah LaCrosse: You are an innovator and you have something to share!

Leah LaCrosse: You are an innovator and you have something to share!

05/22/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Many of our presenters come to the ISTE Conference & Expo for the same reason that other attendees come: They love the engagement, learning from peers and electric atmosphere.

We asked a handful of ISTE 2017…

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Get girls coding to change the world

Get girls coding to change the world

05/10/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, ISTE Conference & Expo

The statistics are staggering. Just 24 percent of tech jobs are held by women. Roughly 74 percent of girls in middle school express an interest in STEM, but by the time they get to college, just 0.3 percent major in computer science. There will be 1.4 million new jobs in computer science by…

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4 ways to use Scratch to bring coding to young learners

4 ways to use Scratch to bring coding to young learners

05/02/2017

Topics: Assessment, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, professional learning, Standards

If you’re an educator who wants to incorporate coding into the curriculum but your school lacks the resources, there are plenty of low- and no-cost tools you can turn to. Scratch is one of the most versatile resources for this because it boosts student engagement and provides an easy way to…

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11 hot edtech trends to watch

11 hot edtech trends to watch

03/23/2017

Topics: 1:1, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Makerspaces, Standards

Find the hottest topics of 2018 here.

We wanted to know which topics are shaping up to be this year's hottest in edtech, so we combed through thousands of educator-created sessions in…

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What happens when kids make their own makerspace?

What happens when kids make their own makerspace?

01/31/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, ISTE Conference & Expo, Makerspaces

It began as a donated box of K’nex set out on a library table.

Students started tinkering. Librarian Diana Rendina started asking questions.

Bit by bit, the makers who came in helped her decide what to add next: Snap Circuits. Legos. Rotating craft stations.…

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3 easy lessons that teach coding and computational thinking

3 easy lessons that teach coding and computational thinking

01/27/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking

Students love it when teachers bring cool and creative things to the classroom, but unless those things connect to content and curriculum, the benefits can be limited.

And, as Patricia Brown, technology specialist at Old Bonhomme Elementary in St. Louis, Missouri, explains, lessons…

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