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9 tips for a robust discussion on student data privacy

9 tips for a robust discussion on student data privacy

01/28/2019

Topics: Online safety & security, Technology infrastructure

Student data privacy is an important topic but a complicated one, and therefore school leaders often find it difficult to talk about with parents and students about measures they can take to protect personal information. Fraught government acronyms like FERPA, COPPA, PPRA, SOPIPA and IDEA,…

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A teacher helps a student.

There's more to digital equity than devices and bandwidth

10/03/2018

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Education leadership, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The past decade has seen a narrowing of the digital divide when it comes to two things: the number of devices in classrooms and the Wi-Fi that transforms these devices into powerful learning tools.

But it’s premature to say the digital playing field has been leveled.…

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Successful edtech initiatives have these traits in common

Successful edtech initiatives have these traits in common

09/21/2018

Topics: Education leadership, Technology infrastructure

 

Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked on national and international projects focusing on the integration of digital technologies in formal learning environments from the preschool to the university level. Many recollections come to mind when I consider the challenges educators face when…

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Here' 's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

Here's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

06/19/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The new ISTE Standards for Students, released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter…

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5 mini-keynotes (and student performers) provide a dose of inspiration

5 mini-keynotes (and student performers) provide a dose of inspiration

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Augmented reality, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Flipped learning, Gamification, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Makerspaces, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

This year’s EdTekTalks at ISTE 2017 will feature edtech thought leaders who will share their creativity and insights in a series of mini-keynotes.

Add student presenters from…

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Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our lives. Can it improve learning?

Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our lives. Can it improve learning?

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

When third grade teacher Brad Upshaw brought an Amazon Echo into his classroom, students spotted it immediately. Like reporters at a press conference, they swarmed the device and began shouting out questions.

“It was plugged in behind my interactive…

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Online learning helps schools overcome distance, weather, even war

Online learning helps schools overcome distance, weather, war and pandemics

06/14/2017

Topics: Curriculum, Education leadership, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

ISTE members are familiar with online learning. After all, various combinations of online learning, mobile learning and traditional classroom learning – known as blended learning – are found in almost every school these days, if not every classroom.

Whether it involves using Khan…

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Digital Technologies: Australia' 's answer to discipline-based computer education

Digital Technologies: Australia's answer to discipline-based computer education

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Globally, computer education is a focus of many national strategies as awareness grows of the impact of automation and technology. Australia took the opportunity when developing a national curriculum to reframe computer education away from a subset of design and technology to become a…

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Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

04/26/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Many of our presenters come to the ISTE Conference & Expo for the same reason that other attendees come: They love the engagement, learning from peers and the electric atmosphere.

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Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

Use badges to create self-paced learning experiences

04/21/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Awarding badges is more than a way to recognize student accomplishments. For educator Michele Haiken, badges also offer a way to give students a self-paced learning experience.

“I looked to my gaming experience and I borrowed the idea of badging as I re-examined my curriculum…

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