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5 things every student (and teacher) should know about email scams

5 things every student (and teacher) should know about email scams

02/22/2016

Topics: Digital Citizenship, Technology infrastructure

Lessons on online safety often focus on cyberbullying, predators and privacy. But there’s another realm of digital citizenship that’s equally vital for students to understand: online scams and hacking.

Internet hacking,…

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3 ways to increase student engagement in your classroom

3 ways to increase student engagement in your classroom

10/27/2015

Topics: Assessment, Digital Citizenship, Technology infrastructure

“There is now a massive amount of evidence from all realms of science that unless individuals take a very active role in what it is that they're studying, unless they learn to ask questions, to do things hands on, to essentially recreate things in their own mind and transform them as is…

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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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9 tips for a robust discussion on student data privacy

9 tips for a robust discussion on student data privacy

04/28/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

Barack and Michelle Obama are talking about it; so are Bill and Melinda Gates, dozens of state legislatures, the Parent Teacher Association and your distant cousins in…

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Things to consider before downloading that app

Things to consider before downloading that app

04/02/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

Say you're an elementary math teacher and you've just discovered the perfect app for helping your students understand fractions. It's simple to use, available across devices and, best of all, it's free. You want to download it immediately to your class set of iPads, right? Well, not so…

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Infographic: The Internet of Things

Infographic: The Internet of Things

04/01/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

And now we come to the ultimate phase in technology, the one no one escapes regardless of age, background or computer experience. It's called the Internet of Things, and like its whimsical name, it embraces (currently) inanimate objects of our world and brings them together for a bear hug.…

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Challenges, opportunities for global ed tech development

Challenges, opportunities for global ed tech development

04/01/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

We all know how difficult and challenging implementing ed tech projects can be. Not all initiatives are successful and many take a while to bear fruit, even in the U.S. and Europe. In developing countries, the challenges are even greater because teacher training and professional learning…

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Create a secure tech environment

Create a secure tech environment

03/27/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

Student safety — and the security of the tech resources available through schools — will always require careful attention. While there’s no single method for solving all tech-related safety challenges in schools, authors Abbie H. Brown and Tim D. Green say there is a…

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Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

Learn how to drive learning with mobile tech

03/20/2015

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Mobile learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure

As an Algebra II teacher at Pittsburgh Perry High School, Kalpana Ramgopal wanted to integrate technology into her classroom. But she didn’t know which devices and apps would be a good fit for her students, much less how to use them in ways that were pedagogically sound.

After taking an…

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Are you prepared for tech planning month?

Are you prepared for tech planning month?

02/06/2015

Topics: Technology infrastructure

As Antoine de Saint-Exupry put it, " "A goal without a plan is just a wish." " But tech directors and other educators don't tend to leave things up to haphazard wishing. They make plans. And that's certainly the case in February when most schools and districts are taking on tech planning for…

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