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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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Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

04/21/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Awarding badges is more than a way to recognize student accomplishments. For educator Michele Haiken, badges also offer a way to give students a self-paced learning experience.

“I looked to my gaming experience and I borrowed the idea of badging as I re-examined my curriculum…

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5 questions to ask before choosing a 1:1 device

5 questions to ask before choosing a 1:1 device

04/18/2017

Topics: 1:1, Mobile learning

Embarking on a 1:1 program can seem a bit like walking into a dark, tangled forest — choosing the…

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Mobile devices put students in control

Mobile devices put students in control

03/21/2017

Topics: Mobile learning

Two teachers have incorporated mobile devices into their lesson plans. The first wheels a cart of iPads into the classroom, sets it aside for later and begins lecturing. The second hands out the devices immediately and says, " "You have all the knowledge I have on your iPad. Now go." "

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Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

Top 7 edtech posts for education leaders

12/21/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Mobile learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure

Student-driven learning isn’t just good for students. When we give students control of how they learn, when they learn and even what they learn, they become more…

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Infographic: Join the ed tech revolution!

Infographic: Join the ed tech revolution!

06/03/2016

Topics: Advocacy, ISTE Conference & Expo, Mobile learning, Online learning

No one doubts that technology has changed the world. And now more than ever, educational technology is changing the way students learn.

Today’s students are entering a workforce — and a world — that demands critical thinking, creativity, problem solving, collaboration and tech…

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Now' 's the time to speak up

Now's the time to speak up

11/05/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning

Since 2003, Project Tomorrow has collected the viewpoints of almost 4 million educators, students and parents about education technology through its annual Speak Up survey. That’s a…

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19 places to find the best OERs

19 places to find the best OERs

09/17/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Mobile learning, Online learning, Project-based learning, Tools

The arguments for jumping on the open educational resource (OER) bandwagon are convincing.

For one, they bring down the high cost of textbooks, from as much as $150 per book per student to $0. Consider this impact in specialty subjects like music and art, where you could access…

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6 ways to use students' ' smartphones for learning

6 ways to use students' smartphones for learning

09/04/2015

Topics: BYOD, Mobile learning, Tools

Cell phones have had a checkered past in schools. When students first started bringing them to class, educators were fairly united in their opposition to the devices on grounds that they were a distraction and a means for easy cheating.

But thanks to an exponential increase in…

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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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