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4 action steps to prepare new teachers to use edtech

09/21/2020

Topics: Higher education, Teacher prep

Think back to the first time you entered a classroom responsible for teaching a small group of students with a lesson you had designed. Remember how excited (or nervous!) you were the day your student teaching…

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6 ways edtech coaches can easily build professional networks

02/13/2020

Topics: coaching, ISTE Standards for Coaches, PLNs

When Leslie Fagin transitioned from being a high school English teacher to being a district instructional technology coach, she suddenly found herself without her people.

“I knew how to use technology…

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4 easy ways to update school learning spaces

01/31/2020

Topics: Learning spaces

With enrollment rapidly climbing at Gahanna Lincoln High School a decade ago, the Ohio district had no choice but to add a new building to the campus. And that gave Principal Dwight Carter a rare opportunity:…

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LGBTQIA educators create a community with EduPrideAlliance

01/23/2020

Topics: digital equity, ISTE Expert Webinars

Nancy Jo Lambert didn’t know what to expect when she attended the Equity Action Forum at the ISTE19 conference. And she certainly didn’t expect to leave…

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Teachers paying teachers? Four guidelines for school leaders

11/14/2019

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If you're an educator who hasn't heard of TeachersPayTeachers.com (TpT), you might be missing out on a new way to access classroom materials created by teachers, for teachers. Online educational…

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4 benefits of an active professional learning community

09/16/2020

Topics: Online learning, PLC, Professional development

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 potential. …

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ISTE19 by the numbers

07/08/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Every year, thousands of educators come together at the ISTE Conference & Expo to discover new ways to learn with technology, and ISTE19 was no exception!…

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Lead with instruction — not tools!

06/11/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards

The districtwide adoption of the ISTE Standards for Students in 2016 supported L.A. Unified School District's  turnaround from tool-driven to…

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Embed the learning sciences into professional learning

06/05/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences, professional learning

Have you ever been to a professional learning (PL) session and loved the ideas presented but left thinking, “There is already too much on my plate. How am I ever going to implement this?” As educators we…

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How and why Flipgrid and learning sciences work together

05/27/2019

Topics: Course of Mind, Learning sciences

Educators are constantly looking for the latest strategy, tech tool or trend to use with students. But sometimes it’s the long-established strategies — backed by research — that can make the biggest impact.…

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