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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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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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7 resources for teaching the solar eclipse

7 resources for teaching the solar eclipse

06/20/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM

Where will you be on August 21, 2017? If you are lucky enough to be in the path of the solar eclipse, we hope you plan to take some time to view this extraordinary and rare phenomenon. And if you aren't in the path, consider watching it live on NASA TV…

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Minecraft + creative passion = innovative learning

Minecraft + creative passion = innovative learning

06/20/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning

It’s no secret that Minecraft taps into students’ passions. What better way to learn than by playing your favorite game?

But Minecraft doesn’t just fuel their passion for video games. Its design-oriented gameplay allows kids to explore a wide variety of interests within the…

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Here' 's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

Here's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

06/19/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The new ISTE Standards for Students, released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter…

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5 mini-keynotes (and student performers) provide a dose of inspiration

5 mini-keynotes (and student performers) provide a dose of inspiration

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Augmented reality, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Flipped learning, Gamification, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Makerspaces, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

This year’s EdTekTalks at ISTE 2017 will feature edtech thought leaders who will share their creativity and insights in a series of mini-keynotes.

Add student presenters from…

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Discover how filmmaking can propel students to greatness

Discover how filmmaking can propel students to greatness

06/13/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Personalized Learning

In the past three years, filmmaker Laney Blair has made nine short films. Her work has appeared at multiple film festivals across the United States. She also co-founded the successful #IAmMyBeautiful body positivity campaign in her spare time.

A veteran presenter at global…

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Get to know these ISTE 2017 presenters

Get to know these ISTE 2017 presenters

05/15/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ISTE presenters come from many different backgrounds and perspectives. Some are classroom teachers, others are edtech developers; some are consultants and others are authors.

They all have at least one thing in common: They are edtech experts who have a passion for empowering…

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Build your PLN at ISTE 2017

Build your PLN at ISTE 2017

05/11/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

It’s hard to believe that ISTE 2017 is a month away! Whether you’re traveling from across town or from across the world, the one thing that makes the conference unforgettable is sharing the experience with other people.

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