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ISTE Learner standard provides a road map to lifelong scholarship

09/25/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards for Educators

Like most educators, I’m a learner first. I want to know all there is to know about teaching to best meet the needs of my students. That’s why I went to college for 15 years to gain my teaching qualifications,…

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Sylvia Fojo

Global Focus: A world without borders is a boon for educator learning

09/25/2019

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Educators

There’s never been a more exciting time to be an educator. Thanks to technology, we live in an interconnected world that gives us immediate access to whatever we’re looking for. In this “world without borders…

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Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Educators encourage teachers to “create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.” As a result of these learning experiences, the ISTE Standards…

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6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

09/11/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Helping students manage smartphone use might not seem like the type of subject that schools should be teaching. But given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices…

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Strengthen school vision with technology

Strengthen school vision with technology

10/03/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards, ISTE Standards for Educators

Schools are complicated places. We have mission statements and visions, district points of pride and learning objectives, new initiatives, variable funding and shifting enrollment. All of this is enough to make educators’ heads spin.

So, what can be done? There are some who opt to wait…

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Create and share your own videos and podcasts

09/21/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards for Educators, podcasting, Tools, Video

The explosion of teacher-created openly licensed educational resources, also known as open educational resources or OER, has transformed K-12 learning materials. No longer are educators tied to commercially produced curricula. Now they can use an idea developed by a teacher in another state or…

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