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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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See how one educator transformed learning for disadvantaged children

See how one educator transformed learning for disadvantaged children

04/25/2016

Topics: Digital storytelling, Education leadership, Video

This is an updated version of a post that published on April 26, 2015. 

California teacher Kristy Andre helped introduce technology to a small school in South Africa but returned to California with something even more important — proof that technology can transform the…

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4 pieces of wisdom from Adam Braun' 's EdTekTalk

4 pieces of wisdom from Adam Braun's EdTekTalk

11/16/2015

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Few stories have the power to motivate like Pencils of Promise founder Adam Braun’s journey to launch his nonprofit organization.

Just knowing that he was able to parlay a $25 deposit into more than 300 new schools serving 30,000…

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Now' 's the time to speak up

Now's the time to speak up

11/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of almost 4 million educators, students and parents about education technology through its annual Speak Up survey. That’s a…

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Join the ed tech movement and be a catalyst for change

Join the ed tech movement and be a catalyst for change

11/04/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Education leadership, professional learning

You know the old adage, “It’s lonely at the top”? A similar saying could be applied to forward-thinking, tech-integrating educators like those who make up the ISTE community. “It’s lonely on the cutting edge.”

If you’re one of the few at your school who is…

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Transforming with tech? Get everyone on board

Transforming with tech? Get everyone on board

10/14/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Project-based learning

School- or districtwide tech initiatives have a way of tipping over not just the education apple cart, but also the tomato truck, and sometimes, the whole semi-truck full of watermelons. That’s why it’s important to get it right. And to do that,…

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Leading change requires a specific kind of connectivity

Leading change requires a specific kind of connectivity

10/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo

Education leaders seeking to advance digital age learning and transform their schools need but one thing to be successful. Connectivity. But not the kind of connectivity you’re imagining.

It’s connectivity to people that will allow education leaders to change learning…

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PDK/Gallup poll results support the need for digital age professional learning

PDK/Gallup poll results support the need for digital age professional learning

08/27/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Essential Conditions

Every year for the last 47 years, PDK and Gallup have surveyed Americans about their attitudes toward public schools. The poll is the longest-running survey of the nation’s views on schools in history. The results are always eye-opening, and this year was no exception.

The…

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Keep ISTE 2015 going all year!

Keep ISTE 2015 going all year!

08/04/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Essential Conditions, ISTE Conference & Expo, Standards

The energy. The camaraderie. The learning. The ideas. So many ideas.

As anyone who has attended the ISTE Conference & Expo can tell you, the passion and energy of the event is contagious. While there, it’s easy to get hooked on the feeling – imagining all the things you…

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