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How One District Bridged the Digital Divide


Topics: social-emotional learning

Prior to March 2020, we knew we had a digital divide in Highline Public Schools that prevented too many of our students from accessing their learning from home. Once the decision was made to close schools, we…


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3 Ways To Stay on the Path To Digital Equity


Topics: digital equity

The pandemic has challenged all educators and pushed us further than we ever thought possible. In less than a year, schools and districts launched online programs to meet the needs of students and families.…


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Recommendations for Helping Students Catch Up After Disrupted Learning


Topics: Education leadership

As students return to the classroom, addressing instructional time lost to COVID-19 may be one of educators’ greatest challenges this new school year. Although students have made a range of…


ISTE Founder Dave Moursund poses with educators at ISTE19

Visionary ISTE Founder Left a Legacy of Innovation and Promise



Dave Moursund, who founded the organization that would become the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), died Sept. 1 at the age of 84.

He helped transform a relatively small…


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6 Ways the Pandemic Transformed Schooling — But Will It Last?


Topics: Assessment, digital equity, Global collaboration, Personalized Learning

After nearly a year and a half of pandemic-related disruption, going back to school this year will look unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. And that’s a good thing — or at least it should be. 


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Words Matter — Supporting LGBTQ Colleagues and Students  


Topics: Equity and inclusion

As I work through the requirements of my ISTE Certification, I am learning more about using the…


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How School Districts Can Get the Most Out of American Rescue Plan Act Funds


Topics: edtech funding

States and districts are planning how to invest their share of the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds from the…


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A Silver Lining Playbook for Turning Disruption Into Innovation


Topics: Education leadership

After more than a year of struggle and stress, many educators are hungry for a return to normal. But what are they really going back to?

Copious research shows that in education, what’s familiar and…


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How States Can Support the Next Generation of Digital Citizens


Topics: Digital Citizenship

The American Rescue Plan Act recently made unprecedented investments into…


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5 Ways To Get on Top of the Education Recovery



Across school systems and around the globe, the pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on students. Some have thrived in online learning environments, while others have suffered from low-quality or…