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Educators play large role in upcoming ESSA grants

Educators play large role in upcoming ESSA grants

06/30/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Education has had some big successes in Washington, D.C., this year. But perhaps the biggest of all is the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaces No Child Left Behind.

Jon Bernstein, president of the Bernstein Strategy…

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Michelle Cordy: When teachers connect, they change the world

Michelle Cordy: When teachers connect, they change the world

06/30/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The hero who inspired Michelle Cordy to help her third grade students take chances and make mistakes was not a popular edublogger or personal mentor. It was none other than Ms. Frizzle of  “The Magic School Bus” fame. After all, the animated character is always ready to get messy and go…

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Putting fun in the center square

Putting fun in the center square

06/28/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

As anyone who has ever asked “What’s your book about?” knows, a direct question doesn’t always elicit the most engaging answers.

So with a nod to the gamification movement, ISTE tapped celebrity ISTE authors who are experts in subjects like flipped learning, cybersafety,…

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Pitch Fest spotlights ed tech innovators

Pitch Fest spotlights ed tech innovators

06/28/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ABC has a hit on its hands with "Shark Tank," a game show where entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to venture capitalists in hopes of winning investment dollars to take their creative products to market.

Attendees at ISTE 2016 enjoyed the same thrill at this year’s Ed Tech Start…

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The magic in educational transformation does not come from devices

The magic in educational transformation does not come from devices

06/28/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Districts from around the country are spending millions on mobile devices and many are allowing students to bring their own technology to school. While giving students more access to technology can help…

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What if teachers were also researchers?

What if teachers were also researchers?

06/28/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The best way to describe Michelle Cordy is to meet her father. The physician came home every night and read journals to stay up on current research. Cordy adopted that routine as the “professional” attitude, so when she became a third grade teacher in London, Ontario’s Thames Valley District…

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ISTE Expo Hall: Fun and games provide relaxing interlude

ISTE Expo Hall: Fun and games provide relaxing interlude

06/27/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ISTE 2016 is packed with rigorous deep learning opportunities, but that doesn’t mean attendees are locked into taking everything seriously.

Participants in the ISTE Game Show at the TIP Pavilion in the expo hall found…

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Innovation is more than creating new things

Innovation is more than creating new things

06/27/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Why is innovation always about creating new things?

Ruha Benjamin, a keynote speaker at ISTE 2016, is working to find the real-world answer to that and other philosophical questions that impact education.…

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Be part of the ISTE Standards for Teachers refresh

Be part of the ISTE Standards for Teachers refresh

06/26/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

With the refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students completed and ready for unveiling Monday at ISTE 2016, the attention now turns to revamping the ISTE Standards for Teachers. That overhaul was launched during an interactive forum Sunday in Denver.

The session allowed…

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The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are here!

The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are here!

06/26/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ISTE spent the last year engaging members and stakeholders in conversations about what should be included in a refreshed version of the ISTE Student Standards. Those new, aspirational, student- and expert-inspired standards were unveiled at ISTE 2016 in Denver.

The discussion…

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