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4 easy ways to update school learning spaces

01/31/2020

Topics: Learning spaces

With enrollment rapidly climbing at Gahanna Lincoln High School a decade ago, the Ohio district had no choice but to add a new building to the campus. And that gave Principal Dwight Carter a rare opportunity:…

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Librarians are key to education's digital transformation

Librarians are key to education's digital transformation

09/21/2018

Topics: Learning spaces, Literacies, Makerspaces

It’s a syndrome seen at so many schools. As school districts face shrinking budgets, some are tempted to find savings by cutting library staff. After all, the reasoning goes, with so many resources available via laptops, tablets or phones, who needs librarians anymore?

We all do, argues…

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Here' 's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

Here's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

06/19/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The new ISTE Standards for Students, released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter…

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Digital Technologies: Australia' 's answer to discipline-based computer education

Digital Technologies: Australia's answer to discipline-based computer education

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Advocacy, BYOD, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Globally, computer education is a focus of many national strategies as awareness grows of the impact of automation and technology. Australia took the opportunity when developing a national curriculum to reframe computer education away from a subset of design and technology to become a distinct…

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Empower students in a collaborative, flexible learning environment

Empower students in a collaborative, flexible learning environment

05/11/2017

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning

Creating active, flexible learning spaces is often associated with modern designs and stylish furniture. But there is a far more important component than sleek desktops and brightly colored…

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Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

Reshan Richards: ISTE 2017 is a networking amplifier

04/26/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Technology infrastructure, Tools

Many of our presenters come to the ISTE Conference & Expo for the same reason that other attendees come: They love the engagement, learning from peers and the electric atmosphere.

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6 ways to personalize learning with flexible seating

6 ways to personalize learning with flexible seating

02/17/2017

Topics: Learning spaces, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning

Putting students at the center of learning takes a double commitment. One to ensure that instruction and learning address distinct student needs, interests and aspirations, and one to provide spaces that support a student-centered program.  

It also…

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Flexible learning spaces focus on helping students be productive, comfortable

Flexible learning spaces focus on helping students be productive, comfortable

01/01/2017

Topics: Learning spaces

Believe it or not, Jeff Spicoli may have been onto something.

“I’ve been thinking about this, Mr. Hand. If I’m here and you’re here, doesn’t that make it our time? Certainly, there’s nothing wrong with a little feast on our time.”

Spicoli…

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Redesign your learning environment!

Redesign your learning environment!

11/08/2016

Topics: Learning spaces, Personalized Learning

Workplace design is changing. At companies like Facebook and Google, the work environment is wide open, a design approach geared toward enhancing flexibility for an agile, mobile workforce.

It’s a concept that also works for classrooms, says Carl Hooker, director of innovation…

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Small tweaks to the learning space can make a big difference

Small tweaks to the learning space can make a big difference

10/15/2015

Topics: Learning spaces

Most educators would agree that digital technologies have changed the education landscape. But one important “technology” receives little attention: the physical learning space…

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