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Show students all the possibilities

Show students all the possibilities

06/26/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Nadia Lopez went to college to become a nurse. But things change, and she instead worked in the private sector for Verizon before becoming an educator.

It was that somewhat twisty path that she says helped her develop a holistic approach to how she sees the world – for…

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Every student needs to be a problem-solver

Every student needs to be a problem-solver

06/25/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

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As a 15-year-old high school student, Andy Weir worked as a lab assistant at Sandia National Laboratories. He said the role, open to strong local students, typically involved jobs like cleaning…

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Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

06/25/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

All educators want to create experiences that allow students to use their strengths, do work that makes an impact and become their best selves. You could even say these ideas are the universal teacher vision.

But as educator Katie Martin discovered, it’s hard for teachers…

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Is technology ruining kids?

Is technology ruining kids?

06/24/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

They have trouble concentrating in class. They’d rather Google an answer than memorize it. Their focus constantly shifts from one thing to another so fast it’s hard for adults to keep up.

While it’s easy to label these traits as problematic, David Eagleman sees them differently…

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Mash-up 101: Let students practice creativity

Mash-up 101: Let students practice creativity

06/23/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman doesn’t waver in his belief that creativity can be taught. Just the opposite. He says creativity is the most important thing we derive from education because it provides the courage and the skill set to solve new problems.

“Creativity is a skill…

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PLN picks for ISTE 2018

PLN picks for ISTE 2018

06/07/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

ISTE’s 24 professional learning networks —  which cover topics ranging from STEM and digital citizenship to literacy and digital storytelling — offer ISTE members robust learning experiences…

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ISTE conference attendees

ISTE19 Insider's Guide

06/06/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

If this is your first time attending the ISTE Conference & Expo, you might be getting pretty excited by now. Soon you’ll be in Philadelphia rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in the field with thousands of educators who share your…

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The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

ISTE19 in Philadelphia: What to see, eat and do

06/05/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

With more than 1,400 sessions scheduled over five days, ISTE19 offers educators opportunities galore to get fired up, learn new things and share ideas.

For…

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Three educators try out a Merge Cube at the ISTE Conference & Expo.

What's new at ISTE19

06/03/2019

Topics: e-sports, ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Each year we survey attendees of the ISTE Conference & Expo to find out what they liked and didn't like and challenge them to think about what new sessions, formats, technologies, speakers or ideas they'd…

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Make a plan to tackle the ISTE 2018 Expo Hall

Make a plan to tackle the ISTE 2018 Expo Hall

05/30/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Each year when the ISTE Expo Hall opens and I venture forth, I feel ecstatic. My heart races as I approach each shiny package containing a promising product.

Intrigued, I want to buy…

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