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Richard Culatta

ISTE CEO: Shaping the future is in our DNA

09/25/2019

Topics: Computational Thinking

I recently came across the T-shirt I was given when I volunteered at the 30th ISTE conference. In case you’re wondering, it still fits, as does the role ISTE has played in helping me stay ahead of important…

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Manoush Zomorodi

Manoush Zomorodi on where technology is taking us

09/25/2019

Topics: podcasting

Journalist, author and entrepreneur Manoush Zomorodi says she found her true calling nearly six years ago when she became a podcast host. A former breaking news reporter for the BBC and business and tech…

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All in! 4 leaders share how a districtwide vision led to transformation

06/17/2019

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Standards for Education Leaders

Too often, tech integration is driven by innovative teachers working alone in classrooms, tech directors and coordinators with too many teachers to adequately serve, or a single school that becomes the showcase…

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Students program a robot

Building AI: When student creators meet artificial intelligence, sparks fly

06/17/2019

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Coding & robotics

Gati Aher already has some ideas about how artificial intelligence could improve her after-school job.

It’s a small business with a heavy focus on marketing, where some employees spend hours each day…

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Mike Welsh

Mike Walsh discusses AI, 5G networks and our relationship with tech

06/17/2019

Topics: Artificial intelligence, Digital & media literacy

When you want to know what the future holds for your students, Mike Walsh is the go-to guy.

Walsh is the CEO of the very appropriately named consultancy Tomorrow, but his description of his role is more…

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Children work together on a computer

CT Competencies: Embrace integration across the curriculum

06/17/2019

Topics: Computational Thinking, Computational Thinking Competencies, ISTE Standards

When embarking on your school or district’s computer science (CS) journey, computa­tional thinking (CT) should be taught first, primarily because CT helps learners under­stand the logic and algorithmic…

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Trina Davis

Trina Davis: She’s reinventing how educators learn to teach STEM

06/17/2019

Topics: STEM, Teacher training

To create unforgettable STEM experiences for students, teachers need to have them first.

That’s how Trina Davis sees it. An associate professor for Texas A&M University’s Department of Teaching…

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Nikki D. Robertson

Empowering students to be masters of their own learning

06/17/2019

Topics: Libraries, student-centered learning

During my first stint as an elementary school librarian in the mid-1990s, I stumbled upon the magic of learning centers. Centers, which allow students to choose from a variety of learning activities, empower…

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A high schools student tends a hydroponic growing system

Food computer is catalyst for growth at innovation lab

06/17/2019

Topics: student-centered learning

At Andover High School in Andover, Massachusetts, students’ work on a computer-controlled hydroponic growing system earned a gold medal at an international tech competition in China.

It was a high honor…

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Jason Trinh

Building a diverse, inclusive edtech community

06/17/2019

Topics: digital equity

When students enter our classrooms for the first time, teachers may unconsciously judge them based on where they sit. Did they choose a seat front and center? They must be eager to learn and participate. Did…

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