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Librarians are key to education' 's digital transformation

Librarians are key to education's digital transformation

09/21/2018

Topics: Learning spaces, Literacies, Makerspaces

It’s a syndrome seen at so many schools. As school districts face shrinking budgets, some are tempted to find savings by cutting library staff. After all, the reasoning goes, with so many resources available via laptops, tablets or phones, who needs librarians anymore?

We all do, argues…

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9 lessons to boost media literacy

9 lessons to boost media literacy

08/01/2018

Topics: Literacies, Standards

Each year more of our students become tethered to electronic devices for communication, entertainment and information. This connectivity is a channel to knowledge, creativity and collaboration. But these devices also invite a barrage of media messages that students must learn to interpret.   …

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7 ways schools are leveraging ebooks and audiobooks

7 ways schools are leveraging ebooks and audiobooks

06/01/2018

Topics: Literacies

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education. This blog post was provided by…

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Conquer ISTE 2018 as a team

Conquer ISTE 2018 as a team

05/29/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gamification, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

It’s one thing to revolutionize a single classroom. But ushering in large-scale change to a school or district requires a deep cultural shift.

That’s why many education leaders choose to send an entire team to the…

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4 ways to make CS for all a reality

4 ways to make CS for all a reality

05/24/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning

Kimberly Lane believes that in the digital age, computer science (CS) should be right up there with reading and writing as a foundational skill.

Lane, blended learning specialist for Lancaster Independent School District near Dallas, walks the talk by helping educators…

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4 ways to personalize reading for all learners

4 ways to personalize reading for all learners

04/17/2018

Topics: Gamification, Literacies

To be successful learners, students need to be proficient readers. Our classrooms are filled with a broad spectrum of readers: some are advanced, some struggle, some are English language learners and others are reluctant readers. And there may be other types of readers you can identify in…

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Use powerful openers to jumpstart student research projects

Use powerful openers to jumpstart student research projects

04/11/2018

Topics: Literacies

Rebecca Larson is using current event topics, like school safety and gun control, to inspire her student’s argumentative essays. A high school English teacher from Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon, she knows that…

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4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

4 ways to help students get workforce-ready

01/10/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning, Project-based learning

Being a student should be a little like being an apprentice preparing for life in the real world. But when school is nothing like the future workplace, that goal is impossible to reach.

So what will the real world be like when students enter the workforce? We hear a lot about…

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