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5 things schools can learn from food trucks

5 things schools can learn from food trucks

06/02/2017

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

Unless you’ve been hiding out in the Appalachians or something, you’ve probably noticed the proliferation of food trucks over the past couple of years. Food trucks and mobile food carts are popular because they offer an easy and affordable way to sample an array of cuisine on the go. …

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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

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education.

Today’s students need to prepare…

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Augmented reality can be a powerful learning tool

Augmented reality can be a powerful learning tool

05/31/2017

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

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What do a skillet, a grand piano and a computer have in common? They are all types of tools, of course. Sitting idly, they just take up space. But a skillet in the hands of Julia Child or…

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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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3 steps to creating student design teams

3 steps to creating student design teams

05/08/2017

Topics: Computational Thinking, Gaming, Project-based learning

Walk into any game development studio and you’ll see people troubleshooting their own creations, testing each other’s work and iterating again and again.

Walk into Steve Isaacs’s eighth-grade classroom, and you’ll see the same thing.

It’s “an extremely lively…

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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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