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Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

08/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning

Student activists at Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High, who attracted global attention by demanding better gun laws after 17 of their classmates were killed inspired some Eugene, Oregon, students to take on a civic engagement project of their own.  

The…

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Empower learners through project-based learning

Empower learners through project-based learning

08/15/2018

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning, Student empowerment

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: A teacher wants her students to engage in project-based learning (PBL) and also demonstrate their learning. So at the end of a chapter or unit, she assigns them to research a topic, collect some images and present their slideshows to the class…

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Avoid these 4 edtech mistakes in your classroom!

Avoid these 4 edtech mistakes in your classroom!

08/14/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students, Student empowerment

Yes, even teachers make mistakes. I know because I’m one of those imperfect teachers. I’ve taught students of all ability levels, and I’m the parent of three amazing children who, like my students, have very different capacities for learning. As director of instruction and digital media at a 1:1…

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Embed computational thinking into PBL

Embed computational thinking into PBL

07/17/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, ISTE Standards for Students, STEM & STEAM

Like many of my students, my daughter, Anisa, is very familiar with using electronic circuits to make designs …

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4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

4 things to know about teaching digital literacy to refugees

06/14/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students

Since 2012 I've worked with refugees in the Salt Lake area, a destination point where about 60,000 displaced people currently live. My work with the refugee population has ranged from hosting story times, participating in outreach, teaching adults how to use computers and, most recently,…

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Students can explore the solar system's outer limits with NASA

Students can explore the solar system's outer limits with NASA

06/12/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students, NSSEC, STEM & STEAM

Wanted: Rogue planet believed to be hiding at the edge of the solar system. Cold, faint and hard to spot. Reward for information leading to its discovery includes the chance to contribute to a new field of science.

“It’s a huge opportunity for education,” says Dr. Marc Kuchner, a NASA…

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Washington State Adopts Educational Technology Standards

Washington State Adopts Educational Technology Standards

05/18/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students

OLYMPIA—May 18, 2018—Today’s students are “digital natives,” and need to be prepared to thrive in the ever-growing technology-powered world. Communicating digitally, understanding computer applications and using online research tools are examples of skills that students apply…

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7 steps to starting a global collaboration project

7 steps to starting a global collaboration project

12/16/2019

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning

Global collaboration projects that allow students to work with peers across state and national boundaries aren’t just fun. They can also address several of the ISTE Standards for Students, including…

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