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Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

04/26/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Many of our presenters come to the ISTE Conference & Expo for the same reason that other attendees come: They love the engagement, learning from peers and the electric atmosphere.

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6 ways to personalize learning with flexible seating

6 ways to personalize learning with flexible seating

02/17/2017

Topics: Learning spaces, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning

Putting students at the center of learning takes a double commitment. One to ensure that instruction and learning address distinct student needs, interests and aspirations, and one to provide spaces that support a student-centered program.  

It also…

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Flexible learning spaces focus on helping students be productive, comfortable

Flexible learning spaces focus on helping students be productive, comfortable

01/01/2017

Topics: Learning spaces

Believe it or not, Jeff Spicoli may have been onto something.

“I’ve been thinking about this, Mr. Hand. If I’m here and you’re here, doesn’t that make it our time? Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with a little feast on our time.”

Spicoli may have…

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Redesign your learning environment!

Redesign your learning environment!

11/08/2016

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning

Workplace design is changing. At companies like Facebook and Google, the work environment is wide open, a design approach geared toward enhancing flexibility for an agile, mobile workforce.

It’s a concept that also works for classrooms, says Carl Hooker, director of innovation…

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Small tweaks to the learning space can make a big difference

Small tweaks to the learning space can make a big difference

10/15/2015

Topics: Learning spaces

Most educators would agree that digital technologies have changed the education landscape. But one important “technology” receives little attention: the physical learning space…

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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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