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The maker movement: A learning revolution

The maker movement: A learning revolution

02/11/2019

Topics: Makerspaces, Project-based learning

The impulse to create is one of the most basic human drives. As far back as the Stone Age, we were using materials in our environment to fashion tools for solving the problems we encountered. And in the millions of years since then, we have never stopped creating. In fact…

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There' 's more to digital equity than devices and bandwidth

There's more to digital equity than devices and bandwidth

10/03/2018

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

The past decade has seen a narrowing of the digital divide when it comes to two things: the number of devices in classrooms and the Wi-Fi that transforms these devices into powerful learning tools.

But it’s premature to say the digital playing field has been leveled.…

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Leon Tynes:  He' 's working to tip the scale on diversity

Leon Tynes: He's working to tip the scale on diversity

09/21/2018

Topics: Project-based learning

Leon Tynes couldn’t believe what his students were telling him.

Black men, they said, comprise fewer than 2 percent of U.S. educators. And that number is shrinking at an alarming rate.

A black male educator himself, he’s no stranger to the…

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Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

08/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning

Student activists at Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High, who attracted global attention by demanding better gun laws after 17 of their classmates were killed inspired some Eugene, Oregon, students to take on a civic engagement project of their own.  

The…

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Empower learners through project-based learning

Empower learners through project-based learning

08/15/2018

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning, Student empowerment

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: A teacher wants her students to engage in project-based learning (PBL) and also demonstrate their learning. So at the end of a chapter or unit, she assigns them to research a topic, collect some images and present their slideshows to the class…

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Empower global citizens with PBL

Empower global citizens with PBL

07/30/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Project-based learning

Nearly 5,000 miles separate Paris, France, from Lopez Island in the state of Washington. Middle-school students from these far-flung locations have been working together during the past school year to research, curate and share the otherwise forgotten stories of World War I American…

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Conquer ISTE 2018 as a team

Conquer ISTE 2018 as a team

05/29/2018

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

It’s one thing to revolutionize a single classroom. But ushering in large-scale change to a school or district requires a deep cultural shift.

That’s why many education leaders choose to send an entire team to the…

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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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