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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 refreshed version of the…

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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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Connect with Project ReimaginED

Connect with Project ReimaginED

10/12/2015

Topics: Standards

Being a teacher is a challenge like no other. No one else has the sustained responsibility of teaching little minds how to think critically, spark curiosity and support creativity, all within the confines of a crowded classroom.

I have been involved in…

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This is your brain on the ISTE Standards

This is your brain on the ISTE Standards

10/08/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Standards

Brain-based learning is all about choosing teaching methods and lesson designs that take into account recent scientific research about…

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Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? No

Should schools be responsible for teaching character dispositions, such as grit and adaptability? No

09/10/2015

Topics: Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

Each parent has a different set of ideals for their children, including where they want them to go in life, how they want them to act and whom they should associate with. These ideals are based on norms from their community, where they live, the religious views of the family and beliefs they…

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5 standards-aligned lesson plans

5 standards-aligned lesson plans

08/24/2015

Topics: Curriculum, Standards, STEM & STEAM

In June, I wrote about five fabulous lessons you could “steal” from…

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Keep ISTE 2015 going all year!

Keep ISTE 2015 going all year!

08/04/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Essential Conditions, ISTE Conference & Expo, Standards

The energy. The camaraderie. The learning. The ideas. So many ideas.

As anyone who has attended the ISTE Conference & Expo can tell you, the passion and energy of the event is contagious. While there, it’s easy to get hooked on the feeling – imagining all the things you…

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