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A new twist on cyberbullying

A new twist on cyberbullying

01/17/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

Over the years, I’ve worked hard to teach my students about appropriate online behavior. I’ve spent a lot of time teaching students to “do this” or “don’t do that” online. While I feel this method works for younger students, I’ve come to realize that high school students require a different…

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40 education Twitter chats worth your time

40 education Twitter chats worth your time

01/16/2018

Topics: professional learning, Standards, Tools

For educators who thrive on connections, Twitter chats may be the perfect form of professional development. They're free. They focus on just the…

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Find free and fair use photos

Find free and fair use photos

11/15/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

Grabbing images from Google is easy. You search, copy and paste. It’s a no-brainer and often the first thing students do when creating any sort of digital project that requires images.

But how do your students know if they have permission to use someone else’s photos? To be…

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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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4 ways to teach students to find the gems in YouTube's perilous terrain

4 ways to teach students to find the gems in YouTube's perilous terrain

07/25/2017

Topics: Standards

Today’s students constantly seek help from the all-seeing, all-knowing YouTube oracle, much like Dorothy did in the Wizard of Oz. Therefore you, the teacher, are no longer seen as the ultimate subject-matter expert. YouTube is.

And that’s not necessarily a bad thing.…

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Getting at the heart of the empowered learner

Getting at the heart of the empowered learner

06/23/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Standards, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The ultimate goal of our educational system is to develop students as college-, career- and life-ready individuals who can thrive in a global, high-tech world. This goal can be supported or discouraged based on the learning environment, materials and instructional choices that are made for…

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Epic LEGO wall allows anytime tinkering

Epic LEGO wall allows anytime tinkering

06/14/2017

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

 

What if making wasn’t something students did only at certain times of the day?

What if, instead, it was built into the fabric of their lives — or even the very walls of their school?

Employees at innovative companies like Google use…

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3 tips for developing a digital content plan for maximum impact

3 tips for developing a digital content plan for maximum impact

06/03/2017

Topics: Advocacy, Assessment, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Corporate innovation, Education leadership, Mobile learning, professional learning, Standards

The Innovator Solutions section includes contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education.

The research is in, and it’s clear that…

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Uncommon core: Refining key practices through STEM

Uncommon core: Refining key practices through STEM

05/01/2017

Topics: Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

Innovator Solutions highlights contributions from corporate sponsors and advertisers representing education organizations, businesses, policy-making bodies and other influencers dedicated to transforming education.

Leonardo da Vinci once said that “simplicity is the…

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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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