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When students become teachers

When students become teachers

04/27/2017

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

Students in the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD) in Alaska were familiar with videoconferencing. After all, distance learning via videoconferencing technology (VCT) had become a regular event in their remote rural schools, connecting them to professionals and other students…

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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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4 tools to streamline your edtech coaching practice

4 tools to streamline your edtech coaching practice

03/03/2017

Topics: professional learning

 If there’s one feeling many edtech coaches can relate to, it’s a sense of being pulled in several directions. After all, coaches often serve multiple grade levels and school sites and wear many hats.

“The good news is that once teachers get a taste of…

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6 ways to design an edcamp for all learners

6 ways to design an edcamp for all learners

05/11/2019

Topics: professional learning

Rhianon Gutierrez knows what it’s like to be asked to deliver traditional professional development for her education colleagues. It’s a request many technology specialists are familiar with. Can you give a lecture on this topic or that?

Gutierrez, a digital learning specialist for Boston…

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5 reasons to share your practice using Snapchat

5 reasons to share your practice using Snapchat

01/26/2017

Topics: professional learning

Like many adults, Bill Selak had written off Snapchat as a questionable app that some kids use to post inappropriate content. That was until he took some time to figure out the popular social media platform for himself.

Now Selak, director of technology at Hillbook School…

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5 steps to becoming a badass teacher [Video]

5 steps to becoming a badass teacher [Video]

12/27/2016

Topics: Education leadership, professional learning

Let’s be honest: Teaching is not easy. And being a teacher? It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.

Laura Thomas knows this well. The school change coach, staff developer,

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Game Day: Playful PD for teachers and students

Game Day: Playful PD for teachers and students

11/15/2016

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gamification, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

Much like school itself, professional development days are often regarded as a waste of instructional time. But what if PD days could be fun and effective for both teachers and students?…

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5 steps to get started with ISTE' 's new student standards

5 steps to get started with ISTE's new student standards

10/21/2016

Topics: 1:1, Digital Citizenship, Gamification, professional learning, Standards

The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students offer exciting opportunities for the future of education and the changing landscape of student learning. Standard 1: Empowered Learner encapsulates the importance of…

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Strategic planning, professional learning are keys to ed tech readiness

Strategic planning, professional learning are keys to ed tech readiness

10/01/2016

Topics: Education leadership, Personalized Learning, professional learning

Thanks to my formal education background and the early stages of my educational career in the United States and Puerto Rico, I was fortunate to work with school leaders, inservice and preservice teachers, and teacher training faculty responsible for educating…

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