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5 tech tools that complement ISTE Standards

5 tech tools that complement ISTE Standards

12/13/2016

Topics: Standards

Like many teachers, I’m always searching for ways to adapt my teaching and learning to the digital age. When used according to the ISTE Standards, the right technology tools can help every…

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How do you see the changing role of the teacher?

How do you see the changing role of the teacher?

12/01/2016

Topics: Essential Conditions, Standards

When ISTE began to refresh the ISTE Standards for Teachers, we knew we wanted the standards to be a helpful framework…

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5 ways to create lessons that teach content and digital age skills

5 ways to create lessons that teach content and digital age skills

11/18/2016

Topics: Standards

As I travel the country talking about the need to change current educational practices, I hear so many people agree with the need to revolutionize learning, but I also hear some saying things like, “I just don’t have the time.”

I get that.

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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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6 resources for getting started with robotics

6 resources for getting started with robotics

11/01/2016

Topics: Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

There's never been a better time to use robotics to inspire a fascination with computer science. Check out these easy-to-implement resources for getting started with robotics and put your students on the path to becoming 

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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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Our next transformation

Our next transformation

10/01/2016

Topics: Standards

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At ISTE 2016, we launched a…

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Five reasons why the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students matter

Five reasons why the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students matter

07/13/2016

Topics: Assessment, Curriculum, Education leadership, professional learning, Standards

Many people thought we were crazy when ISTE announced a refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students. Some felt that the 2007 student standards were still…

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Skype can take your classroom wherever you want to go!

Skype can take your classroom wherever you want to go!

01/08/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Standards

This is an updated version of a post that was published on July 21, 2014. 

As a former teacher librarian, I loved connecting my students and school community to authors, illustrators, publishers and others in the book industry. Our guests told their…

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Infographic: 4 learning strategies for flipped learning

Infographic: 4 learning strategies for flipped learning

11/25/2015

Topics: Flipped learning, Standards

This is an updated version of an article that appeared on June 9, 2015.

Chances are, you've heard of the flipped classroom. In fact, you could be tired of hearing about it by now or dismiss it as a fad. "What's the big deal?" you might ask. After…

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