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5 ways to break through edtech barriers

5 ways to break through edtech barriers

09/07/2018

Topics: professional learning

Desiree Alexander knows firsthand the barriers that people of color face in breaking into areas that have been traditionally white and male. As a black woman and a former instructional technology supervisor in a large school district in Louisiana, people would approach one of her white male…

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Customize learning with Google Forms

Customize learning with Google Forms

08/31/2018

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Standards

We know that students do not all learn the same way. Some need a great deal of repetition to learn new material while others can see it once and have it down. Some need absolute quiet to learn while others feel uncomfortable with too much stillness. One might prefer reading while another…

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Show students all the possibilities

Show students all the possibilities

06/26/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Nadia Lopez went to college to become a nurse. But things change, and she instead worked in the private sector for Verizon before becoming an educator.

It was that somewhat twisty path that she says helped her develop a holistic approach to how she sees the world – for…

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Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

Rethink school to create an innovation ecosystem

06/25/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

All educators want to create experiences that allow students to use their strengths, do work that makes an impact and become their best selves. You could even say these ideas are the universal teacher vision.

But as educator Katie Martin discovered, it’s hard for teachers…

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Is technology ruining kids?

Is technology ruining kids?

06/24/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

They have trouble concentrating in class. They’d rather Google an answer than memorize it. Their focus constantly shifts from one thing to another so fast it’s hard for adults to keep up.

While it’s easy to label these traits as problematic, David Eagleman sees them differently…

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Mash-up 101: Let students practice creativity

Mash-up 101: Let students practice creativity

06/23/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman doesn’t waver in his belief that creativity can be taught. Just the opposite. He says creativity is the most important thing we derive from education because it provides the courage and the skill set to solve new problems.

“Creativity is a skill…

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PLN picks for ISTE 2018

PLN picks for ISTE 2018

06/07/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

ISTE’s 24 professional learning networks —  which cover topics ranging from STEM and digital citizenship to literacy and digital storytelling — offer ISTE members robust learning experiences…

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Two educators check out a mobile app.

ISTE19 Insider's Guide

06/06/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

If this is your first time attending the ISTE Conference & Expo, you might be getting pretty excited by now. Soon you’ll be in Philadelphia rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in the field with thousands of educators who share your…

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Three educators try out a Merge Cube at the ISTE Conference & Expo.

What's new at ISTE19

06/03/2019

Topics: e-sports, ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Each year we survey attendees of the ISTE Conference & Expo to find out what they liked and didn't like and challenge them to think about what new sessions, formats, technologies, speakers or special events …

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Make a plan to tackle the ISTE 2018 Expo Hall

Make a plan to tackle the ISTE 2018 Expo Hall

05/30/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Each year when the ISTE Expo Hall opens and I venture forth, I feel ecstatic. My heart races as I approach each shiny package containing a promising product.

Intrigued, I want to buy…

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