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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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10 must-read tips for ISTE 2019

10 must-read tips for ISTE19

05/09/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

I have been fortunate to attend quite a few conferences, both as an attendee and presenter, and I’ve learned that the best conferences are more than just a list of presenters and sessions.

Take it from me…

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3 ways to attend ISTE19 virtually ... pssst, they're free!

05/28/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Few professional learning experiences surpass the engagement and excitement of exploring edtech with your peers. Traveling to a new city, finally meeting up with your virtual peeps in person and immersing yourself in the collaborative energy of ISTE19…

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5 ways to drive professional learning the UDL way

5 ways to drive professional learning the UDL way

03/06/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, professional learning

Professional development and professional learning are two terms educators hear frequently. But what’s the difference between the two? And why do the different definitions matter?

Professional development (PD) is often defined by someone else, say a school…

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4 ways to get the most from your PLN

4 ways to get the most from your PLN

01/31/2018

Topics: professional learning

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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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Infographic: How to become a connected educator

Infographic: How to become a connected educator

01/03/2018

Topics: Education leadership, professional learning

Within the silo of a school or classroom, it’s difficult to find time for meaningful conversations about what works and why.

By reaching beyond school walls and connecting with colleagues from around the globe, many educators have discovered vibrant…

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Twitter is dumb! Or is it?

Twitter is dumb! Or is it?

12/21/2017

Topics: professional learning

“Twitter is dumb; no one uses it!” Those were the first words out of my mouth the first time I was told to use the social network for a tech conference.

I wasn’t opposed to using social media as a collaboration tool, I just…

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