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Pizza-box green screens set the stage for young storytellers

11/14/2019

Topics: Digital storytelling, Makerspaces & activities

With a half-dozen pizza boxes and a fistful of Starbucks straws, technology coach Lissa Blake can turn her school’s learning lab into a recording studio where 6-year-olds can make their own video stories.…

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A boy is making a podcast

The power of storytelling

09/25/2019

Topics: Digital storytelling

The diagnosis hit hard. After a series of car accidents, Luis Perez discovered he had a visual impairment that could eventually leave him blind.

While losing the light was painful enough, it was the…

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New Realms for Writingx

Topics: Digital storytelling, Literacies, Personalized Learning, Tools

A Practical Guide for Learning with Technology

Product code: WRITNG

ISBN: 9781564847904x

Published: 2019

Topics: Tools, Personalized learning, Literacies, Digital storytelling

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4 ways to make CS for all a reality

4 ways to make CS for all a reality

05/24/2018

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

Kimberly Lane believes that in the digital age, computer science (CS) should be right up there with reading and writing as a foundational skill.

Lane, blended learning specialist for Lancaster Independent School District near Dallas, walks the talk by helping educators…

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4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

01/10/2018

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

Being a student should be a little like being an apprentice preparing for life in the real world. But when school is nothing like the future workplace, that goal is impossible to reach.

So what will the real world be like when students enter the workforce? We hear a lot about…

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Weaving STEAM curriculum together with storytelling

Weaving STEAM curriculum together with storytelling

07/11/2017

Topics: Digital storytelling, STEM & STEAM

Robotics. Coding. 3D printing. Video game design.

The task of plaiting all the STEM disciplines together into one cohesive curriculum can seem as massive and complex as the global challenges tomorrow’s STEM experts will need to solve. Yet that’s what today’s teachers are being…

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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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