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Joseph South

ISTE Certification helping create a critical mass of change agents

06/17/2019

Topics: ISTE Certification, Professional development

A year ago, I made a bold promise at the ISTE conference. I said I’d buy a Philly cheesesteak at ISTE19 for every ISTE Certified Educator there if…

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Jon Corippo, chief learning officer of CUE

Partnerships net critical resolution that makes edtech a priority

06/17/2019

Topics: Advocacy

California schools are funded at a per-pupil level that currently places them at somewhere between 46th and 49th out of 50 states. This lack of funding is compounded by the fact that the cost of living in most…

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ISTE Board President Bill Bass

We’re in it together: Serving the best interests of students

06/17/2019

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I often think about how much school has changed since I started teaching almost 20 years ago. I didn’t have a computer, mobile phones were large and bulky, and the in­formation I could use to teach my students…

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Maryland students combine coding, electronics, design and agriculture to create smart hydroponic planters.

What Works: Nerd farming and vetting edtech tools

03/22/2019

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Can a group of eighth graders end world hunger using Arduino and a 3D printer?

Maybe not. But they can make one heck of a salad – and in the process discover how coding can help them solve…

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Janice Mertes explains why leadership matters for edech funding.

State leadership matters for edtech funding

03/22/2019

Topics: Advocacy, Advocacy and funding

In Wisconsin, the goal of the Digital Learning and Technology team is to help our state’s educators leverage digital tools to increase student engagement and outcomes, rather than to develop educators’…

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Teaching design thinking to students helps them formulate and solve all kinds of problems.

Knowing what to solve opens doors to discovery

03/22/2019

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Innovation leads to progress in industry as well as in education. Steve Jobs suggests that “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Considering the great impact of innovation and reflecting…

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Pana M. Asavavatana gives students problem-solving skills instead of step-by-step instructions.

Teaching for technological fluency

03/22/2019

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Have you ever been in a situation where you assign a task involving some type of technology to your students and the first thing out of their mouths is, “How do I do that?” I used to take this as a sign that I…

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Joe Kmoch – one of ISTE’s longest-serving members – has a long history of advocating for computer science in schools.

Retirement hasn’t slowed this CS advocate one bit

03/22/2019

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If there’s an initiative to boost computer science in schools, Joe Kmoch – one of ISTE’s longest-serving members – probably has a hand in it.

He helped develop some of the earliest K-12 computer…

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David Benoit of ISTE has been helping districts align instruction with technology.

Partnerships help leaders meet districtwide priorities for learning

03/22/2019

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As school districts across the globe work to integrate technology into classrooms, we must acknowledge that one approach, one strategy, one tool never fits all. Every district – whether it’s urban or rural…

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Boris Yarmakhov, Ph.D., is hoping the Russian Association for Technology in Education will help narrow the digital equity gap in Russia.

Russian educators develop digital competencies based on the ISTE Standards

03/22/2019

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Computers have been used in Russian schools since the 1980s, first as curious machines that helped computer science teachers explain how information is stored and processed, and then as tools students…

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