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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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When students become teachers

When students become teachers

04/27/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, professional learning, Standards

Students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) in Alaska were familiar with videoconferencing. After all, distance learning via videoconferencing technology (VCT) had become a regular event in their remote rural schools, connecting them to professionals and other students…

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How moonshot thinking transformed a school

How moonshot thinking transformed a school

02/23/2017

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Essential Conditions

When Fanny Passeport became the schoolwide tech integrator at Mercedes Benz International School in India, she might as well have been aiming for a moon landing.

There was no one in charge of ed tech. Teachers were happy hanging out in their comfort zone. Her task: Shepherd a…

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A year overflowing with opportunity

A year overflowing with opportunity

01/01/2017

Topics: Education leadership

The ISTE board of directors is excited and energized as we begin the new year! We’re rededicating ourselves to ISTE’s aspirational vision and mission, and we’ve resolved to focus on member-centric goals in 2017.

These goals go to the heart of what ISTE stands…

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5 steps to becoming a badass teacher [Video]

5 steps to becoming a badass teacher [Video]

12/27/2016

Topics: Education leadership, professional learning

Let’s be honest: Teaching is not easy. And being a teacher? It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

Laura Thomas knows this well. The school change coach, staff developer,

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The shared journey toward education transformation

The shared journey toward education transformation

10/01/2016

Topics: Education leadership

Anthony Salcito is vice president of worldwide education for Microsoft. Under Salcito’s leadership, the company has launched several education initiatives, including the Global Microsoft Educator Community, Microsoft Innovative Educator experts and Microsoft Showcase Schools. Microsoft…

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Filmmaker is at the intersection of technology, art and character

Filmmaker is at the intersection of technology, art and character

10/01/2016

Topics: Education leadership

Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who Newsweek magazine spotlighted as one of the women shaping the 21st century. But the real story behind Shlain’s success is how she’s using film and technology to do just that.

Shlain is the founder of the…

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Strategic planning, professional learning are keys to ed tech readiness

Strategic planning, professional learning are keys to ed tech readiness

10/01/2016

Topics: Education leadership, Personalized Learning, professional learning

Thanks to my formal education background and the early stages of my educational career in the United States and Puerto Rico, I was fortunate to work with school leaders, inservice and preservice teachers, and teacher training faculty responsible for educating…

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4 tips to help CTOs handle their expanding roles

4 tips to help CTOs handle their expanding roles

04/29/2019

Topics: Education leadership, Technology infrastructure

Educators recognize the rapid pace at which technology changes, but what may not be as obvious is the dramatic changes in recent years to the roles of education technology leaders.  

Long responsible for managing infrastructure for the business office and school sites, as well as the…

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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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