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Mash-up 101: Let students practice creativity

Mash-up 101: Let students practice creativity

06/23/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Neuroscientist and author David Eagleman doesn’t waver in his belief that creativity can be taught. Just the opposite. He says creativity is the most important thing we derive from education because it provides the courage and the skill set to solve new problems.

“Creativity is a skill…

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PLN picks for ISTE 2018

PLN picks for ISTE 2018

06/07/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

ISTE’s 24 professional learning networks —  which cover topics ranging from STEM and digital citizenship to literacy and digital storytelling — offer ISTE members robust learning experiences…

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Your Guide to ISTELive 21!

06/09/2021

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

It would be an understatement to say that educators at all levels stepped up during the pandemic. The switch to remote learning, and then the move to hybrid, presented challenges to every single educator — from…

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What's new at ISTE19

06/03/2019

Topics: e-sports, ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Each year we survey attendees of the ISTE Conference & Expo to find out what they liked and didn't like and challenge them to think about what new sessions, formats, technologies, speakers or special events…

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Make a plan to tackle the ISTE 2018 Expo Hall

Make a plan to tackle the ISTE 2018 Expo Hall

05/30/2018

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Each year when the ISTE Expo Hall opens and I venture forth, I feel ecstatic. My heart races as I approach each shiny package containing a promising product.

Intrigued, I want to buy…

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4 ways to make CS for all a reality

4 ways to make CS for all a reality

05/24/2018

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Makerspaces, professional learning

Kimberly Lane believes that in the digital age, computer science (CS) should be right up there with reading and writing as a foundational skill.

Lane, blended learning specialist for Lancaster Independent School District near Dallas, walks the talk by helping…

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10 must-read tips for ISTE 2019

10 must-read tips for ISTE19

05/09/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

I have been fortunate to attend quite a few conferences, both as an attendee and presenter, and I’ve learned that the best conferences are more than just a list of presenters and sessions.

Take it from…

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3 ways to attend ISTE19 virtually ... pssst, they're free!

05/28/2019

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, professional learning

Few professional learning experiences surpass the engagement and excitement of exploring edtech with your peers. Traveling to a new city, finally meeting up with your virtual peeps in person and immersing yourself in the collaborative energy of ISTE19…

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5 ways to drive professional learning the UDL way

5 ways to drive professional learning the UDL way

03/06/2018

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, professional learning

Professional development and professional learning are two terms educators hear frequently. But what’s the difference between the two? And why do the different definitions matter?

Professional development (PD) is often defined by someone else, say a school…

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4 ways to get the most from your PLN

4 ways to get the most from your PLN

01/31/2018

Topics: professional learning

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