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Leading change: Teacher leaders are catalysts for education transformation

Leading change: Teacher leaders are catalysts for education transformation

07/14/2015

Topics: Education leadership, Standards

It was a brutally cold winter for Sara Luckert and the students in her middle school English classes in Henrico, Virginia. For the second year in a row, 10 days of instruction were blown away by freezing winds and buried in snowdrifts.

“Ten days that we do not get back,” says…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Digital age learning environments

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Digital age learning environments

06/25/2015

Topics: Learning spaces, Standards, Technology infrastructure

ISTE Standards for Coaches 3: Digital Age Learning Environments. Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning…

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Steal these ideas from Project ReimaginED!

Steal these ideas from Project ReimaginED!

06/02/2015

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Personalized Learning, Standards

 

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Earlier this spring, we asked the most innovative teachers we know to send us great lesson plans that align to the…

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Supercharge your classroom with social learning

Supercharge your classroom with social learning

05/18/2015

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

It’s never too late to start.
Whether you’re focusing on the final stretch of this school year or already thinking of the next, your classroom will never be the same once you take the leap to social learning. Here are six reasons you should use social tools in the classroom.…

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8 ways to establish shared vision

8 ways to establish shared vision

04/17/2015

Topics: 1:1, Learning spaces, Standards

When someone is dubbed a visionary, we tend to attribute it to bleeding-edge thinking or a knack for big ideas. Truth be told, visionaries share a number of characteristics such as openness, imagination, persistence and…

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Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

Become a digital learning ninja in five easy steps

03/13/2015

Topics: Augmented reality, Essential Conditions, Flipped learning, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, Project-based learning, Standards

The grassroots effort that is Digital Learning Day started as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all students have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities, no matter where they live.…

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Is technology a gimmick in your classroom?

Is technology a gimmick in your classroom?

03/05/2015

Topics: Standards

I am guilty of using technology to trick students. When I began teaching in 1996, I decided to turn one of my traditional lectures into a PowerPoint. My ninth graders were captivated by the words scrolling across the screen, the little animated cave men and the fun slide transitions.

I…

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Online learning landscape becoming more regulated

Online learning landscape becoming more regulated

02/24/2015

Topics: Online learning, Standards

The growth of online learning in PK-12 education has exploded in the past decade. The model has expanded from districts offering a few credit-recovery or enrichment classes to programs that provide a full slate of virtual learning coursework from numerous providers around the country. 

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Creating meaningful learning experiences through video

Creating meaningful learning experiences through video

01/28/2015

Topics: Digital storytelling, Standards, Video

In today's digital world, one of the greatest powers we have is the ability to tell our stories — and share them with the world.

Teaching students how to tap into that power not only makes learning more meaningful, but it positions them to take their place in a digital society.

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Wegner' 's ed tech accomplishments get nod from Obama and peers

Wegner's ed tech accomplishments get nod from Obama and peers

01/14/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Education leadership, Gamification, Gaming, Literacies, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

There she was in the White House, along with 120 other school superintendents, and there was President Obama, at the podium. And then there was this:

" "And then you got Mary Wegner, superintendent of the Sitka, Alaska, School District. Where's Mary?" " Obama said. " "She came a long…

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