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Thinking about personalized learning? Your 6th graders are way ahead of you

Thinking about personalized learning? Your 6th graders are way ahead of you

11/21/2017

Topics: Personalized Learning

Personalized learning may seem like a pie-in-the-sky dream in many schools, but it’s already happening more than you think — and often behind the teacher’s back.

Don’t believe it? Start asking your middle school students what they learned at home last night. It’s a simple…

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Turn your classroom into a personalized learning environment

Turn your classroom into a personalized learning environment

08/16/2017

Topics: Assessment, Flipped learning, Online learning, Personalized Learning, Standards, Video

By now you’ve probably heard of personalized learning, which tailors instruction, expression of learning and…

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Learning happens in a zigzag  and that' 's OK

Learning happens in a zigzag and that's OK

06/24/2017

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

Jad Abumrad is quick to say he doesn’t feel comfortable giving educators advice, and yet his career in radio touches on many topics educators are familiar with.

Tinkering. Curiosity. Messy experiences. Failing forward. Transformation.

Abumrad, host and creator…

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Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our lives. Can it improve learning?

Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our lives. Can it improve learning?

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, 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

When third grade teacher Brad Upshaw brought an Amazon Echo into his classroom, students spotted it immediately. Like reporters at a press conference, they swarmed the device and began shouting out questions.

“It was plugged in behind my interactive…

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ISTE CEO shares his vision for ISTE

ISTE CEO shares his vision for ISTE

06/14/2017

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

ISTE CEO Richard Culatta’s passion for innovation goes back to one of his first jobs when he was putting his degrees in Spanish teaching and educational psychology to work as the director of operations for a school in rural Guatemala.

Seeking new ways to bridge…

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Discover how filmmaking can propel students to greatness

Discover how filmmaking can propel students to greatness

06/13/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Personalized Learning

In the past three years, filmmaker Laney Blair has made nine short films. Her work has appeared at multiple film festivals across the United States. She also co-founded the successful #IAmMyBeautiful body positivity campaign in her spare time.

A veteran presenter at global…

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5 things schools can learn from food trucks

5 things schools can learn from food trucks

06/02/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Literacies, Mobile learning, Online learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning

Unless you’ve been hiding out in the Appalachians or something, you’ve probably noticed the proliferation of food trucks over the past couple of years. Food trucks and mobile food carts are popular because they offer an easy and affordable way to sample an array of cuisine on the go. …

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