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5 steps to get started with digital badging [VIDEO]

5 steps to get started with digital badging [VIDEO]

03/30/2017

Topics: Gamification, ISTE Conference & Expo

When kids have instant access to unlimited facts, socializing, and entertainment on the internet, how can mere mortals — even if they are awesome teachers — capture their attention and…

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Power up STEM with STEAM to get all students engaged

Power up STEM with STEAM to get all students engaged

03/09/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM, Tools

You’ve heard it over and over again: Our students need more STEM skills!

Most teachers can tell you, however, that science, math, engineering and technology don’t come naturally to everyone, and an aversion to STEM often gets worse as students get older. Surveys show that by the time…

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What kind of an educator are you?

What kind of an educator are you?

02/03/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

How well do you know yourself? Not in a psychology-based way, but as a reflection of the type of educator you are when it comes to digital age engagement.

In Rob Furman’s experience, there are four types of educators in classrooms today. Where you land among them…

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What happens when kids make their own makerspace?

What happens when kids make their own makerspace?

01/31/2017

Topics: Coding & robotics, ISTE Conference & Expo, Makerspaces

It began as a donated box of K’nex set out on a library table.

Students started tinkering. Librarian Diana Rendina started asking questions.

Bit by bit, the makers who came in helped her decide what to add next: Snap Circuits. Legos. Rotating craft stations.…

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Hadi Partovi: Teach computer science to all students

Hadi Partovi: Teach computer science to all students

12/06/2016

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM

When you’re the co-founder of a nonprofit like Code.org, audiences assume your message is that kids need to learn code. In that respect, Hadi Partovi doesn’t fit expectations. His message in his EdTekTalk was…

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11 ways to turn your bright idea into an ISTE 2017 session

11 ways to turn your bright idea into an ISTE 2017 session

09/01/2016

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Take a moment to think back to that lightning-bolt moment that changed everything — that tech innovation you brought to your classroom, that scalable program you implemented, that successful ed tech initiative you led. Wouldn’t it make an amazing ISTE conference session? Wouldn’t it engage…

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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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