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Design Thinking, or What an English Teacher Learned From Working With Web Developers

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Amanda Winkelsas explains that she has learned that the design thinking approach is just as useful for building the technology tools for lesson planning and curriculum mapping as it is for doing the lesson planning and curriculum mapping itself.

Flip the Traditional Into Amazing: Creative Uses for Flipgrid

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Why Flipgrid? According to Getting Smart teacher blogger, John Hardison, it "offers these students an engaging and reliable platform to express their knowledge, questions, and creativity."

The Importance of Understanding Technology, Coding & Computational Thinking

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To many students, technology is still a black box that requires a tech support person to fix, and according to Jamie Beck, this needs to change.  For students to be successful in the future, they need to become competent and confident with technology—and troubleshooting—in various forms.

There’s a Reason Why Teachers Don’t Use the Software Provided by Their Districts

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By: Thomas Arnett. Why do 70% of districts’ software licenses never get used? Thomas Arnett breaks down what motivates teachers to change the way they teach and why their motivation helps us understand why software licenses go unused.

Why Social Studies is Becoming AI Studies

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We’ve all witnessed how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping lives and changing the world. AI is not a tech issue, it’s a social studies issue and it’s time to start bringing youth into the conversation and preparing them for the future of work.

A Look at MakerBot Education

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3D printing is being used to support STEM integration, design thinking and more all over the country. Jamie Back explores MakerBot Education's resources.

6 Keys to a Successful Classroom Technology Pilot

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By: Gerard Dawson. A superintendent and an instructional coach share how they got started using video-driven teacher observation.

Going Global with Virtual Field Trips

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Why use AR and VR? These tools enable educators to provide powerful opportunities for students to do more than learn through videos or photos.

Active Learning, Data-Informed Decisions and Security Headline Educause

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Tom recently attended the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference where he spoke with Cisco’s Education Advocate, Dr. Lance Ford, about active learning, data-driven supports, and flexible secure learning.

Facebook For Education: Activate, Collaborate, Innovate

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With the recent launch of its new Facebook for Education microsite, Facebook is showing that innovation is not just a part of its past, it is a part of its future. Here are some of their top resources for education.