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COVID-19: Support urgent federal funding for effective edtech use

05/19/2020

Topics: coronavirus, COVID-19, Online learning

With school closures likely to extend into the 2020-21 school year, educator readiness remains a large…

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Interview: How Wyoming is reimagining edtech professional learning

02/27/2020

Topics: Advocacy and funding, ISTE Certification, professional learning

State leaders, including Wyoming’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow, are learning that access to technology alone doesn’t guarantee improved pedagogy. Access must be matched by efforts…

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Interview: Defining effective edtech use

02/20/2020

Topics: ISTE Standards

In the past decade, state policymakers have invested heavily in devices and infrastructure to narrow the digital divide in schools. Many are now recognizing that, to ensure these investments are achieving their…

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Growing ME: Bridging the equity gap through mentorship 

01/07/2020

Topics: digital equity, diversity

In my past position, I offered professional development to new mentor teachers. Research shows us that the number of people entering, and staying in, the teaching field is declining. But what I find even more…

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3 steps to dismantle inequities in your school

11/02/2019

Topics: digital equity

I have the good fortune of working with talented educators around the country who are committed to centering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in their work. In my roles as a former founding school leader…

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A student demonstrates technology to a parent.

3 strategies for engaging parents about using tech for learning

09/09/2019

Topics: Parents, Social media

When parents are informed about how educators are using technology for meaningful learning, they are more likely to become passionate advocates for school technology. Here are three creative ways  beyond…

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An educator talks to a parent about the benefits of technology

How to talk to parents about learning with technology

09/05/2019

Topics: Inclusion, Parents

There’s a lot of guidance out there on how to talk to parents about student privacy, the home-school connection and acceptable use policies. And it’s valuable information. But what if you shared a new story…

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Getting ed leaders on board with tech

06/18/2019

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It can be challenging to get a ground-level view from a district office. Halton Catholic School District in Burlington, Ontario, has an innovative approach to fix this problem.

As in many districts,…

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Michael Bonner shares five ways educators can check their implicit bias.

5 ways educators can check their implicit bias

05/07/2019

Topics: digital equity

Michael Bonner’s degree in psychology gave him insight into the power of the mind. What he didn’t know was how that knowledge would come into play in the classroom.

Bonner, a second grade teacher in a…

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Edtech coaches can use these seven tips to help teachers overcome their technology fears.

Banish tech phobia: How to get teachers on board with edtech

04/01/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

We’ve all heard about veteran educators who have been teaching the same way for years and are reluctant to integrate technology into their practice.

Why should they? It’s scary to try something new,…

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