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Choosing mobile apps for higher-order thinking skills

Choosing mobile apps for higher-order thinking skills

09/02/2014

Topics: Mobile learning, Tools

Discussions about mobile learning often center on the technology and its capabilities — which, to be sure, are impressive. But treating mobile devices as simply a novel tactic for classroom engagement is to overlook the golden egg: mobile technology's incredible potential for developing kids…

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Put me in, coach! I' 'm ready to teach with technology

Put me in, coach! I'm ready to teach with technology

07/21/2014

Topics: Standards, Tools

These days, ed tech coaches are in high demand, thanks in part to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which require educators to integrate technology into the classroom. Much like the…

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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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Storytelling through digital threads

Storytelling through digital threads

07/11/2014

Topics: Tools

During a recent adventure to the attic, I found a box of old newspapers and magazines from touchstone moments of the past — the cover of Time magazine when Nixon resigned, the Los Angeles Times headlines announcing the Challenger explosion…

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Principals: What you model is what you get

Principals: What you model is what you get

06/29/2014

Topics: 1:1, Education leadership, Tools

To ensure the success of a 1:1 or BYOD program, schools must have a plan in place for ensuring teachers understand how to successfully integrate technology into their classrooms. Teachers are expected to be competent in this area…

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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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We have liftoff!

We have liftoff!

06/09/2014

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning, Tools

Explore the new ISTE website! ISTE's website is brimming with new functionality and sporting a polished new look! Some highlights you won't want to miss include checking out the refined navigation on our updated homepage, updating the info on your…

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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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3 things every teacher should be doing with web 2.0 tools

3 things every teacher should be doing with web 2.0 tools

04/05/2014

Topics: Tools

Web 2.0 technology — the free digital tools that empower all users to create and share — has changed the way the world operates. In the hands of educators, it can become a powerful catalyst for changing the way students learn.

"I always recommend getting started with web 2.0 tools…

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