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North Carolina Adopts the ISTE Standards for Students

09/10/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards, ISTE Standards for Students

Decision Will Empower Students and Harness Personalized Learning 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 10, 2019 — North Carolina’s State Board of Education recently voted to adopt…

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Projects that will make your students crave school

09/22/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students, lesson plans

Is this the year you’re determined to do something drastically different in the classroom? Maybe you’ve been teaching for decades and a particular lesson needs a fresh coat of paint. Maybe you’re a new teacher…

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6 real-world NASA citizen science lessons any teacher can lead

7 NASA citizen science lessons any teacher can lead

04/26/2019

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students, STEM & STEAM

Even as a die-hard science geek, molecular biologist Melanie Peffer found her science classes painfully boring. It wasn’t until she started engaging in authentic scientific inquiry in real-world labs that she…

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Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

Embed digital citizenship in all subject areas

09/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Educators encourage teachers to “create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.” As a result of these learning experiences, the ISTE Standards…

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Teach students to manage primary source overload

Teach students to manage primary source overload

09/20/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students

Imagine you’re a seventh grader researching the history of segregation in the United States. Your teacher wants primary sources. You visit the Library of Congress website and type in “segregation.”

Your query returns nearly 10,000 results. Narrowing your search to “segregation…

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6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

6 ways to help students manage their smartphones

09/11/2018

Topics: Assessment, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Flipped learning, ISTE Standards for Educators, ISTE Standards for Students, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, Parent engagement, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Helping students manage smartphone use might not seem like the type of subject that schools should be teaching. But given how widespread cell phone use is among teens and how broadly devices…

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Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

Project Citizen: Bring civic engagement to your classroom

08/21/2018

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning

Student activists at Florida’s Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High, who attracted global attention by demanding better gun laws after 17 of their classmates were killed inspired some Eugene, Oregon, students to take on a civic engagement project of their own.  

The…

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Empower learners through project-based learning

Empower learners through project-based learning

08/15/2018

Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards for Students, Project-based learning, Student empowerment

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: A teacher wants her students to engage in project-based learning (PBL) and also demonstrate their learning. So at the end of a chapter or unit, she assigns them to research a topic, collect some images and present their slideshows to the class…

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Avoid these 4 edtech mistakes in your classroom!

Avoid these 4 edtech mistakes in your classroom!

08/14/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students, Student empowerment

Yes, even teachers make mistakes. I know because I’m one of those imperfect teachers. I’ve taught students of all ability levels, and I’m the parent of three amazing children who, like my students, have very different capacities for learning. As director of instruction and digital media at a 1:1…

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Embed computational thinking into PBL

Embed computational thinking into PBL

07/17/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, ISTE Standards for Students, STEM & STEAM

Like many of my students, my daughter, Anisa, is very familiar with using electronic circuits to make designs …

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