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Connect English learners to science with online projects

Connect English learners to science with online projects

07/21/2014

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Online learning, Project-based learning, Standards, STEM & STEAM, Tools

For many of us, learning science in school meant opening worn textbooks, watching projector slides in a stuffy classroom and dissecting rats once you got to eighth grade. Did you ever ask yourself, "How is this relevant? How can I take this knowledge, go out into the world and use…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Teachers 1

Know the ISTE Standards for Teachers 1

07/21/2014

Topics: Standards, STEM & STEAM

This is the first in a series of Know the ISTE Standards columns exploring the ISTE Standards for Teachers, which evaluate the skills and knowledge that educators need to teach, work and learn…

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Know the ISTE Standards for Teachers 2

Know the ISTE Standards for Teachers 2

07/21/2014

Topics: Standards

ISTE Standard-T 2: Design and develop digital age learning experiences and assessments .

Teachers design, develop and evaluate authentic learning experiences and…

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3 barriers to innovation education leaders must address

3 barriers to innovation education leaders must address

06/28/2014

Topics: Education leadership, Standards

No matter how quickly technology advances, it's up to education leaders to keep an eye on the horizon. Those who play the long game already understand that to equip students for success in a digital world, schools need a commitment to innovation and the ability ride the waves of rapid change…

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ISTE Standards meet the global test

ISTE Standards meet the global test

06/23/2014

Topics: Standards

Under the auspices of the Arab Bureau for Education in the Gulf States (ABEGS), ISTE has embarked on a five-year commitment to help the Gulf States introduce the ISTE Standards through a coach-the-coach program, allowing certification with an…

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Personalize your learning environment

Personalize your learning environment

06/11/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning, Standards

Personalized learning is built on the idea that each learner is unique and learns in different ways. This is called variability in…

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Which e-portfolio tool is best for you?

Which e-portfolio tool is best for you?

06/10/2014

Topics: Standards, Tools

A portfolio system is an authentic method for evaluating K-12 student outcomes. Many teachers have their students develop hard-copy portfolios that may include projects, exams and other artifacts from the units or lessons they are learning about.

But this system is becoming obsolete as…

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9-year-old blogger proves that writing can be fun!

9-year-old blogger proves that writing can be fun!

06/10/2014

Topics: Standards

Most fourth graders are expected to spend a fair amount of time practicing their writing, whether it's keeping a class journal, composing book reports or drafting research projects. Yet for many students, writing is met with boredom — or worse, dread. Not for Meridan Boyd, a 9-year-…

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Create collaborative research projects with Google Apps

Create collaborative research projects with Google Apps

06/09/2014

Topics: Standards, Tools

School was once a place where teachers were the experts. They stood at the front of the classroom and transferred their knowledge to students in the form of step-by-step instructions and premade problems that were unrelated to real life. And the students' primary tasks were to memorize and…

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