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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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ISTE Standards: Preparing students for the digital age

ISTE Standards: Preparing students for the digital age

01/09/2015

Topics: Standards

Students expect technology to be embedded in their learning process. Yet understanding what technology integration is and recognizing what it actually looks like are two different things. To truly prepare kids for success in a digital world, educators need a common language for sharing ideas…

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Top 10 EdTekHub posts for 2014

Top 10 EdTekHub posts for 2014

12/31/2014

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Makerspaces, Standards

We love year-end lists. Not only do they remind us of events that occurred or topics that emerged over the past year, they also show us patterns, context and insight.

When ISTE launched the EdTekHub, we set out to offer a smorgasbord of ed tech tips, trends, educator and student…

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Infographic: Technology maximizes Common Core success

Infographic: Technology maximizes Common Core success

12/24/2014

Topics: Standards, Technology infrastructure

As controversial as the Common Core State Standards are, they do provide a clear benefit: They present a prime opportunity for educators to bring their classrooms into the digital age.

To date, 43 states have adopted the Common…

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You don' 't have to be a scientist to incorporate STEM

You don't have to be a scientist to incorporate STEM

12/18/2014

Topics: Mobile learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

Sara Hunter was recognized as a 2013 ISTE Emerging Leader. Nominations for 2015 awards are open now through Feb. 2015. Amazing educators are encouraged to apply!

Most people are…

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Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

12/03/2014

Topics: Curriculum, Standards

In too many schools, technology integration has come to mean retrofitting new technology to outdated curriculum. Digital tools are tacked onto lessons, simply replacing functions that were once performed with traditional tools, such as pen and paper.

There's a wide gulf between…

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Simulation game helps students understand traumatic brain injury

Simulation game helps students understand traumatic brain injury

11/07/2014

Topics: Gamification, Gaming, Standards

From a tackle in a football game to a fall on an icy sidewalk or a car accident, the dangers of traumatic brain injury are real and sometimes even fatal. To help educate students about traumatic brain injury and heighten their awareness and ability to make informed decisions,…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Lead with vision

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Lead with vision

10/31/2014

Topics: Education leadership, Standards

ISTE Standards for Administrators 1: Visionary leadership

Sometimes it's hard to even remember the days when easy, instant access to a world of information wasn't available to…

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Get students talking with digital tools!

Get students talking with digital tools!

10/27/2014

Topics: Standards

Both the Common Core and ISTE Standards expect students to demonstrate oral communication skills as early as kindergarten. But while the Common Core's…

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The missing Gallup question: How are schools using technology?

The missing Gallup question: How are schools using technology?

08/22/2014

Topics: Standards

The release of the 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools reveals a high level of public engagement in the issues surrounding public education. Americans are demonstrating greater levels of…

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