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01/31/2018

Top 10 Sites To Help Students Check Their Facts

In a political climate where sharing fake news has become commonplace, it’s more important than ever to rely on trustworthy and dogged fact-checking services to vet information. Our job as digita...


10/19/2018

Feature: Teachers Beware! The Dark Side of Social Networking

Think teachers can post what they want on their own time? Think again. Many have lost their jobs over social networking gaffes in recent years. Follow this ed tech specialist’s advice to stay bo...


10/20/2020

10 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Virtual PD Event

I miss attending conferences in person. Face-to-face learning, the opportunity to travel and get a change of scenery, meeting old friends and new, the energy and excitement that you see in everyon...


01/18/2019

7 sites that vet digital learning tools

In today’s world, finding new ways to actively engage our students in the classroom is a near necessity. Yet searching for a specific tool can be time consuming. Most teachers create lists of coo...


05/08/2020

Help Students Become Savvy Media Consumers

In 2016, Stanford History Education Group conducted a study that showed students at the middle school, high school and college level all demonstrated “bleak” reasoning skills. More than 80% of...


11/27/2018

Digital citizenship IRL

Or, how being in the BTS ARMY shows you the future your students will live." "I'd like to ask all of you, what is your name? What excites you and makes your heart beat? Tell me your stor...


08/20/2014

Put students in charge of their learning

On a Monday morning at a junior high school just outside of Cleveland, Ohio, a student teacher enters Room 120 for the first time. Looking to his left, he sees students discussing how to write an ap...


10/19/2018

Learning Connections Widgetize Your Sites

Next time you are driving down the road and listening to the radio, think about how amazing the technology is that brings voices and music to us. If you are like me, you take the technology for grant...


12/27/2018

Video: What the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign teaches students about media literacy

In November 2015 — when Marley Dias was only 11 years old — her mother, Janice Johnson Dias, asked her a question: “What would you change about 2015?” Marley’s ...


01/24/2018

Ensure equity in your BYOD classroom

The bring your own device (BYOD) movement in K-12 schools has skyrocketed over the past five years. In fact, about 83 percent of U.S. school districts have policies — or plan to have policies&n...


11/04/2019

4 Benefits of an Active Professional Learning Community

A professional learning community (PLC) is a team of educators who share ideas to enhance their teaching practice and create a learning environment where all students can reach their fullest poten...


06/19/2017

7 resources for teaching the solar eclipse

Where will you be on August 21, 2017? If you are lucky enough to be in the path of the solar eclipse, we hope you plan to take some time to view this extraordinary and rare phenomenon. And if you ar...


07/16/2018

Embed computational thinking into PBL

Like many of my students, my daughter, Anisa, is very familiar with using electronic circuits to make designs cool inventions. So, when I told Anisa and her classmates that we were going to in...


08/02/2018

Find ideas for learning with tech in our back-to-school guide!

For many educators, the school year has already begun or is just around the corner. We know a lot of you are already thinking of ways to make this year different, better, more engaging for your studen...


10/19/2018

Learning Connections: Find Free Tools and More

Find Free Tools and More EduTecher (http://edutecher.net) is a no-cost, ad-free site that contains scads of great ed tech resources for teachers. Adam Bellow, director of technology for College Board ...


06/23/2017

Engaging parents as school tech leaders

When students don't have technology access at home, they miss out on a lot of benefits — a crucial one being tech-savvy parents who can support their digital learning journey.Schools can send ...


02/25/2015

Chart students' growth with digital badges

Remember turning in your grades at the end of the school year? Did Zack’s B in geometry tell you enough about his mastery of the Pythagorean theorem or the area of a rectangle? What about Lau...


12/27/2018

Personalize learning with VR creation tools

The role of virtual reality (VR) in the classroom is still being parsed, but early adopter Amanda Fox is convinced the technology is more than a fad. In fact, she sees it as the ultimate way to per...


07/20/2014

The Maker Movement: A Learning Revolution

The impulse to create is one of the most basic human drives. As far back as the Stone Age, we were using materials in our environment to fashion tools for solving the problems we encountered. And in t...


01/03/2018

30+ Tools for Diverse Learners

New discoveries about the workings of the learning brain have converged with advancements in educational technology to finally make possible the kinds of flexible learning environme...


10/19/2018

Member Profile Kevin Jarrett Improving the World Around Us with Each Passing Day

Kevin Jarrett, a technology facilitator in Northfield, New Jersey, can thank Twitter for his favorite ed tech moment. It involved a not-so-tech-savvy teacher, an amazing professional learning network,...


01/15/2018

44 Education Twitter Chats Worth Your Time

For educators who thrive on connections, Twitter chats may be the perfect form of professional development. They're free. They focus on just the topic you need. They happen regularly. And they giv...


03/10/2020

10 strategies for online learning during a coronavirus outbreak 

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread, schools around the globe are shifting to online learning in an effort to slow the spread of the disease. Members of ISTE’s professional learni...


10/19/2014

3 strategies for using empathy as an antidote to cyberbullying

Is social media killing empathy? It's a valid question when 88 percent of social-media-using teens have witnessed cruelty online and research has repeatedly shown that many of today's adolescents &m...


07/12/2017

How podcasts are making students better researchers

What teachers say: “Write a research paper.” What students hear: “Google it.” It’s no secret that today’s students conduct their research mostly th...