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FEATURE: The Maker Movement: A Learning Revolution

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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 the millions of years since then, we have never stopped creating. In fact, the rise of civilization…

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Feature: Reading Redefined for a Transmedia Universe

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Once upon a time, reading was as simple and straightforward as decoding words on a page. No more. Digital age technologies have made such an impact on the way we interact with content that the old definitions of reading and books no longer apply.

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FEATURE: From Stars to Constellations: Digital Badges Can Chart Growth

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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 Grace’s state test scores? Did they fully represent who she was as a critical thinker and creative problem…

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FEATURE: Excellent Educators Engage

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Dozens of judges pored over stacks of applications, model lessons, letters of recommendation, résumés, and CVs from teachers, media specialists, administrators, tech integrators, ed tech advocates, and more. 

The task was daunting, given the number of impressive applicants for ISTE’s…

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FEATURE: Chat It Up: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Twitter Chats but Were Afraid to Ask

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, you have undoubtedly heard of Twitter. Beyond its entertainment uses, the free service has been a major boon to educators, who use it to connect with colleagues, share resources, communicate with experts, and personalize their…

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FEATURE: Beyond the Gallery Wall

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Imagine this: You are wandering through an art gallery when you come upon a new exhibit of student art. You can tell right away that this is not your typical display. Some of the works appear to be traditional paintings and photographs, but some pieces look only half-finished, and others appear to…

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Navigate the Digital Rapids

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How can we teach digital citizenship when the digital landscape is changing so rapidly? How can we teach proper online social interactions when the students are outside our classroom and thus outside our control? Will encouraging students to engage in global collaborative environments land…

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