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Turn your classroom into an active learning environment

Turn your classroom into an active learning environment

09/03/2015

Topics: Learning spaces, Makerspaces, Mobile learning

When an approach to learning and teaching earns a nickname or two, that’s often a sign the approach has worn out its welcome and is being replaced with a more relevant method.

Such is the case with “sit and get” or “sage on the stage,” the teaching method that chains…

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4 AR tools to build executive function and engagement

4 AR tools to build executive function and engagement

07/23/2015

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Tools

Imagine your classroom filled with purposeful, motivated, strategic, goal-directed learners. What would students be able to do? What would your classroom look like? What could your learners accomplish? Envision your students showing initiative by quickly beginning assigned tasks, knowing what to…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Digital age learning environments

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Digital age learning environments

06/25/2015

Topics: Learning spaces, Standards, Technology infrastructure

ISTE Standards for Coaches 3: Digital Age Learning Environments. Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning…

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8 ways to establish shared vision

8 ways to establish shared vision

04/17/2015

Topics: 1:1, Learning spaces, Standards

When someone is dubbed a visionary, we tend to attribute it to bleeding-edge thinking or a knack for big ideas. Truth be told, visionaries share a number of characteristics such as openness, imagination, persistence and…

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Here' 's how we achieved real tech integration

Here's how we achieved real tech integration

06/28/2014

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

The biggest challenge I faced during the waning days of the 2013-14 school year was responding to comments, questions and dismay from teachers after they learned the 1:1 technology would not be available during the final three weeks of school. All I can say is three years ago, I would never…

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

06/10/2014

Topics: Learning spaces

Shannon McClintock Miller is passionate about giving students a voice and urging adults to listen to those voices. Last fall, Miller, who is the district teacher librarian and technology integrationist at Van Meter Community School in Iowa, set out to listen to youth voices on a grand scale.…

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Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

Want to know what students think? This librarian asked them!

06/10/2014

Topics: Education leadership, Learning spaces

Shannon McClintock Miller is passionate about giving students a voice and urging adults to listen to those voices. Miller, who is the district teacher librarian and technology integrationist at Van Meter Community School in Iowa, set out to listen to youth voices on a grand scale. She created a…

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Leading a school of innovation and design

Leading a school of innovation and design

06/10/2014

Topics: Education leadership, Learning spaces, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning

What is a school of innovation and design? In this one-hour webinar, you'll hear the inspiring story of how Pittsburgh's Propel Braddock Hills High School is successfully integrating…

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We have liftoff!

We have liftoff!

06/09/2014

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning, Tools

Explore the new ISTE website! ISTE's website is brimming with new functionality and sporting a polished new look! Some highlights you won't want to miss include checking out the refined navigation on our updated homepage, updating the info on your…

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Should schools monitor students' ' social media posts? Yes

Should schools monitor students' social media posts? Yes

06/09/2014

Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Digital Citizenship, Education leadership, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Parent engagement

To allow students to set their own norms in a social world without modeling or guidance is to condemn them to a virtual Lord of the Flies situation, then cry out in frustration when they end up making bad choices. The adult members of the school community have a responsibility to…

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