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Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

04/21/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Awarding badges is more than a way to recognize student accomplishments. For educator Michele Haiken, badges also offer a way to give students a self-paced learning experience.

“I looked to my gaming experience and I borrowed the idea of badging as I re-examined my curriculum…

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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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Five reasons why the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students matter

Five reasons why the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students matter

07/13/2016

Topics: Assessment, Curriculum, Education leadership, professional learning, Standards

Many people thought we were crazy when ISTE announced a refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students. Some felt that the 2007 student standards were still…

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Infographic: The student's guide to safe online shopping

Infographic: The student's guide to safe online shopping

10/23/2015

Topics: Curriculum, Digital Citizenship

As teachers work with students to understand online access, etiquette, health and wellness, and rights and responsibilities, there’s one aspect of digital citizenship they often overlook: digital commerce. And yet it has significant implications for students, both personally and financially. The…

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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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Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? No

Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? No

09/10/2015

Topics: Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

Each parent has a different set of ideals for their children, including where they want them to go in life, how they want them to act and whom they should associate with. These ideals are based on norms from their community, where they live, the religious views of the family and beliefs they…

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Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? Yes

Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? Yes

09/10/2015

Topics: Curriculum, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

As we all know, when babies learn to walk, they fall. A lot. We don't throw a cushion under them to soften the blow or grab their hands to keep them from failing, because if we did, they wouldn't experience — or learn from — defeat. This is how they learn perseverance, the value of taking risks…

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5 standards-aligned lesson plans

5 standards-aligned lesson plans

08/24/2015

Topics: Curriculum, Standards, STEM & STEAM

In June, I wrote about five fabulous lessons you could “steal” from…

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Hotly contested: Should coding be mandatory?

Hotly contested: Should coding be mandatory?

06/30/2015

Topics: Coding & robotics, Curriculum, Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Schools in industrialized countries across the globe are having a debate: Should teaching coding and computer science be a mandatory part of curriculum? That discussion took place on a smaller scale at ISTE 2015, where four experts weighed in during a modified Oxford-style debate session titled…

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Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

12/03/2014

Topics: Curriculum, Standards

In too many schools, technology integration has come to mean retrofitting new technology to outdated curriculum. Digital tools are tacked onto lessons, simply replacing functions that were once performed with traditional tools, such as pen and paper.

There's a wide gulf between…

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