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What does a digital age education leader look like?

What does a digital age education leader look like?

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

In 2016, ISTE updated the ISTE Standards for Students, which further a vision for empowered, student-driven…

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3 ways the Trump administration may impact edtech

3 ways the Trump administration may impact edtech

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

What the Trump presidency means for edtech policy remains to be seen, but it’s possible the administration will have a significant impact on federal policy gains that edtech advocates made during the Obama administration.

Many of those wins were the direct result of ISTE…

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Pitch Fest spotlights edtech innovators

Pitch Fest spotlights edtech innovators

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ISTE’s Edtech Start-Up Pitch Fest, held annually at the ISTE Conference & Expo, allows educators and a panel of judges to weigh in on the hottest tools and resources coming to the edtech market. Last year’s winners say the event helped their companies instantly connect with a community…

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Engaging parents as school tech leaders

Engaging parents as school tech leaders

06/24/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Conference & Expo

When students don't have technology access at home, they miss out on a lot of benefits — a crucial one being tech-savvy parents who can support their digital learning journey.

Schools can send kids home with technology, but where can they turn for help with their online…

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It' 's like yoga for your educational practice

It's like yoga for your educational practice

06/24/2017

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Being an educator is a lot like practicing yoga.

Yogis strive to develop stronger, more flexible bodies. Educators work to develop stronger, more flexible minds.

Yogis form communities and seek out training to deepen their practice. Educators build professional…

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4 things we (re)learned from the ISTE Standards for Educators

4 things we (re)learned from the ISTE Standards for Educators

06/24/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

As Apple Distinguished Educators (ADEs), we were among thousands of education professionals who weighed in during the past year on the refresh of what would become the ISTE Standards for Educators. This effort to refresh the…

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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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Getting at the heart of the empowered learner

Getting at the heart of the empowered learner

06/23/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The ultimate goal of our educational system is to develop students as college-, career- and life-ready individuals who can thrive in a global, high-tech world. This goal can be supported or discouraged based on the learning environment, materials and instructional choices that are made for…

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All educators can adopt a coaching mindset

All educators can adopt a coaching mindset

06/22/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Educators in myriad roles are often called on to coach their colleagues, whether or not they officially hold the title of tech coach. In fact, in many districts and organizations, lots of different educators fulfill the tech coaching role, Julia Osteen has found.

That…

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Clone yourself using screencasting tools

Clone yourself using screencasting tools

06/22/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Tools

As a teacher, do you ever wish you could clone yourself? Do you fantasize about all the creative interactive lessons you could create if you had more time?   

Screencasting, although not a cloning tool, does offer a way to customize and create personalized learning…

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