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Michael Niehoff is a Getting Smart Columnist. He is a teacher, leader, blogger, and student advocate. Connect with him on Twitter: @mwniehoff
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Rev Up Robotics Aims for Computer Science Accessibility & Application

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Rev Up Robotics, the latest book from ISTE, is intended to be a hands-on, step-by-step guide for any teacher who wants to engage their students and teach real world skills through robotics. It is designed to help K-8 teachers in any content area get started in these skills, level-up practice and engage their students at higher levels.
iLead Schools Creating Authentic, High Quality Project-Based Learning Environments

iLEAD Schools Creating Authentic, High Quality Project-Based Learning Environments

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iLEAD Schools are offering deeper and more personalized inquiry-based learning, fueled with a rich culture, creativity and commitment to necessary elements that facilitate high-quality project-based learning for all students.

Teaching Technology, Digital Literacy as Global Competencies

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We can use technology to have our students transform their world and the world at large by ensuring their digital literacy.

10 Inevitable Education Evolutions Educators Can Lead

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If educators allow politicians, researchers, and pundits to take charge of the evolution in education, it will be delayed and implemented with less clarity. It’s time for teachers to be change agents, thus owning the profession.
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Project-Based Learning Provides Path For Increased Awareness of Self, Others and the World

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Project-based learning may be the ultimate instructional approach for many reasons, but none possibly more important than its ability to propel a learner’s journey toward self-actualization.

5 Ways to Make All Students Lead Learners

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Teaching is the highest form of learning. Yet many students never have the opportunity to become lead learners where they learn at the highest level by having the responsibility of teaching others. Check out five ways all educators can expand the opportunity for all students to learn at the highest level by all becoming teachers.

21st Century Education Student Bill of Rights

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Access to a relevant, personalized, applied, tech-infused and choice-based education should be non-negotiable for all students. It’s time for a 21st Century Education Student Bill of Rights.

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