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Equity literacy for STEM educators

02/19/2020

Topics: Computational Thinking, digital equity

In the context of STEM education, it is not enough for schools to identify the content and skills needed for K-12 students to become STEM ready. School leaders, STEM educators and educational stakeholders must…

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Growing ME: Bridging the equity gap through mentorship 

01/07/2020

Topics: digital equity, diversity

In my past position, I offered professional development to new mentor teachers. Research shows us that the number of people entering, and staying in, the teaching field is declining. But what I find even more…

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Cheyenne E. Batista

3 Steps to Dismantle Inequities in Your School

03/21/2021

Topics: digital equity

I have the good fortune of working with talented educators around the country who are committed to centering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their work. In my roles as a former founding school leader…

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Richard Culatta

ISTE CEO: Shaping the future is in our DNA

09/25/2019

Topics: digital equity, ISTE Standards, Seal of Alignment

I recently came across the T-shirt I was given when I volunteered at the 30th ISTE conference. In case you’re wondering, it still fits, as does the role ISTE has played in helping me stay ahead of important…

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4 ways to use tech to create a culturally responsive classroom

10/10/2019

Topics: culturally responsive classroom, digital equity

Expecting students to leave behind all that they are when they enter the classroom isn’t just unrealistic, it’s unfair. But that’s often what's expected of students: Show up and be prepared to take what we…

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Jason Trinh

Global Focus: Building a diverse, inclusive edtech community

06/17/2019

Topics: digital equity

When students enter our classrooms for the first time, teachers may unconsciously judge them based on where they sit. Did they choose a seat front and center? They must be eager to learn and participate. Did…

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Moviemaking in the Classroom

Topics: digital equity

Lifting Student Voices Through Digital Storytelling

By Jessica Pack

ISBN: 9781564849281

October 2021

Length: 152 pages

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Michael Bonner shares five ways educators can check their implicit bias.

5 ways educators can check their implicit bias

05/07/2019

Topics: digital equity

Michael Bonner’s degree in psychology gave him insight into the power of the mind. What he didn’t know was how that knowledge would come into play in the classroom.

Bonner, a second grade teacher in a…

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There Is More to Digital Equity Than Devices and Bandwidth

09/26/2021

Topics: digital equity

The past two years has seen a narrowing of the digital divide when it comes to two things: the number of school devices per student and the Wi-Fi that transforms these devices into powerful learning tools at home and in the classroom.

But it’s premature to say the…

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