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Oregon Teacher of the Year Brings Inclusion and Connection to Students

05/01/2021

Topics: digital equity

During a unit on African-American history, Nicole Butler-Hooton asked her second-grade students if they had ever seen anyone in real life who looks like her friend Mr. Hale, a Black teacher from Texas. The…

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The Hottest Topics in Edtech in 2021

01/29/2021

Topics: Digital Citizenship, digital equity, esports, SEL, Virtual & augmented reality

For a few years now, we’ve shared the hottest edtech trends of the year based on the topics resonating with educators at the annual ISTE conference. Although the topics themselves often don’t change much from…

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Teaching anti-racism

09/29/2020

Topics: anti-racism, digital equity

We’ve reached a watershed moment in racial history. What will educators choose to do with it?

When high school junior Jadyn Page first watched the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of…

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9 Resources for Teaching Anti-Racism

04/20/2021

Topics: digital equity

How do you nurture anti-racism in children? Can educators and parents teach young people to see past their unconscious bias and ingrained beliefs to truly empathize with peers of color? How can white educators…

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5 pandemic-friendly resources for bridging the digital divide

04/20/2020

Topics: COVID-19, digital equity, Online learning

If educators have learned anything from the coronavirus outbreak, it’s that digital equity is a complex and moving target. Never has the breadth of the digital divide been more apparent — and never has it been…

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COVID-19 thrusts digital equity to the forefront

03/26/2020

Topics: COVID-19, digital equity, ISTE Expert Webinars, Online learning

With millions of students out of school across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, districts everywhere are scrambling to put in place remote learning programs. A big stumbling-block is guaranteeing…

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7 ways to make remote learning accessible to all students

03/23/2020

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, digital equity, Online learning, UDL

Across the nation, equity and accessibility are two of the thorniest issues districts face as they rapidly move toward remote learning. Some states are delaying…

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Authentic Inclusion: Focus on design rather than accommodation when using classroom technology

03/27/2020

Topics: Assistive technologies, digital equity, Online learning, UDL

Educator Chris Bugaj remembers when his daughter was learning about insects and the environment as a second grader. One day, the assistant principal came to school dressed in a beekeeper’s outfit. He told the…

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Equity literacy for STEM educators

02/19/2020

Topics: Computational Thinking, digital equity

In the context of STEM education, it is not enough for schools to identify the content and skills needed for K-12 students to become STEM ready. School leaders, STEM educators and educational stakeholders must…

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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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