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January 14, 2019

Resolve To Teach With Tech In 2019!

From yesterday’s inbox…

Discover how tech can help meet instructional goals.
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Resolve to teach with tech in 2019!

There’s one New Year’s resolution you’ll be glad you committed to in 2019: Resolving to teach with technology.

IntegratingA new ISTE book, Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Tools to Meet the Needs of Every Student, Second Edition, leads the way. In the second edition of this popular title from author Boni Hamilton, you’ll discover how technology tools can support your instructional goals to help you meet the individual needs of all learners. And you’ll find new and immediately applicable tools and practices to support collaborative, student-centered learning.Browse the table of contents.
Read an excerpt for free.

ORDER NOW   Amazon Integrating Tech  BN Integrating Tech

And don’t miss two more new releases from ISTE that are sure to help you invigorate teaching and learning in your classroom in 2019:

Teaching AI:
Exploring New Frontiers for Learning

Browse the table of contents.
Read an excerpt for free.
ORDER NOW   Amazon AI BN AI
Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News
Browse the table of contents.
Read an excerpt for free.
ORDER NOW   Amazon Fake News BN Fake News

ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org.

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

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January 13, 2019

Act Now: Register For Winter Courses At ISTE U

An item from the inbox this past Thursday…

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New year, new skills!

The start of the new year is the perfect time to jump-start your PD. Just days remain to enroll in ISTE U’s best-in-class, self-paced professional learning courses on the hottest topics in edtech, ranging from digcit to artificial intelligence!

Check out the upcoming ISTE U courses

Course Starts Enroll by Cost
Artificial Intelligence Explorations and Their Practical Use in Schools
*ON SALE*
Feb. 5 Mar. 8 $224 Member
$299 Non-member

*Now 25% off with code ISTEU2019
Digital Citizenship in Action
*ON SALE*
Jan. 22 Feb. 11 $186 Member
$249 Non-member

*Now 25% off with code ISTEU2019
Exploring Future Ready Librarianship: Practices for the Emerging Leader
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Jan. 22 Feb. 11 $186 Member
$249 Non-member

*Now 25% off with code ISTEU2019
Exploring the Why and What of Personalized Learning  Jan. 22  Jan. 15  $186 Member
$249 Non-member
Selecting the Right Tech Solutions for your Classroom Feb. 5 Jan. 22 $186 Member
$249 Non-member
Taking Mobile Learning to the Next Level
*ON SALE*
Jan. 22  Feb. 11  $186 Member
$249 Non-member
*Now 25% off with code ISTEU2019

About ISTE U

ISTE U is a virtual hub of online edtech courses designed to help educators build critical skills for teaching and learning in a digital world. Created by ISTE in partnership with a number of leading educators and education organizations, these courses emphasize research-based pedagogy and are guided by instructors who are leading experts in the field.

ISTE U’s courses are self-paced and you can earn graduate-level credit upon completion. Course-specific trailers and syllabi are also available.

 

BROWSE COURSES

Start 2019 off right. Enroll today!

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Virginia: 1530 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 730, Arlington, Virginia, 22209

January 4, 2019

What’s New For Ed Tech At CES?

Also from yesterday’s inbox…

MEDIA AVAILABILITY

 

WHAT’S NEW FOR ED TECH AT CES? ISTE EDUCATION LEADER

TO PROVIDE INSIGHTS

 

Joseph South, chief learning officer, International Society for Technology in Education, will bring his perspective and analysis to CES to help educators understand what’s ahead in 2019. CES, known as the “the ultimate platform for technology leaders to connect, collaborate, and propel consumer technology forward,” always includes major technologyand product unveilings.

 

South expects to see the following:

  • The promise of 5G but questions remain about what it will mean in the classroom
  • Artificial intelligence and its role in education
  • Mixed reality: How it can help teachers reach students in new ways?

South will be at CES Jan. 7 and 8; on Jan. 10 he will moderate a session, “Voice and AI: Are They Kids’ New BFF?” South and panelists will discuss how AI and personal voice assistants are entering the kids’ tech scene, changing much of the interaction between them and their devices.

 

Prior to his role at ISTE, South served as director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education. South is a strong proponent of the active use of technology by learners. While he appreciates the advancements that will be on display at CES, he sees educators and students at the center of all activity.

 

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About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a membership organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

Innovative offerings include the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age—as well as the ISTE Conference & Expo, the world’s most comprehensive edtech event. The organization’s robust suite of professional learning resources feature online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications. For more information, visit iste.org. Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

 

Adam Shapiro

Adam.Shapiro@ASPR.bz

202-427-3603

 

Stacey Finkel

Stacey.Finkel@ASPR.bz

703-304-1377

 

 


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December 27, 2018

Holiday Sale Ends Soon!

From the inbox the other day or so…

Order before Jan. 2 to save an extra 15% on new ISTE books!
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Time’s running out to save 15% on seven new titles from ISTE during our holiday sale!

Use discount code ENJOY15 at checkout to save 15%. Sale ends Jan. 2
And, if you are an ISTE member, you can add this special holiday discount to the 25% off you save every day when ordering from iste.org!


ORDER NOW Find the guidance you need to ensure students are fully prepared to navigate the volumes of information coming through their devices in Fact vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News.
ORDER NOW Discover positive examples and recommendations for moving toward digital equity in K-12 and teacher education in Closing the Gap: Digital Equity Strategies for Teacher Prep Programs.
ORDER NOW Get a systematic approach to bringing a STEM lab to your school in Building a K-12 STEM Lab: A Step-by-Step Guide for School Leaders and Tech Coaches.
PRE-ORDER Go on a journey of self-reflection and assessment of your teaching practice with Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice.
ORDER NOW Get examples of how to design authentic projects that make the most of current and emerging technologies in the updated 10th anniversary edition of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, Third Edition.
PRE-ORDER Support your PBL learning with the new jump-start guide, Project-Based Learning: Strategies and Tools for Creating Authentic Experiences.
ORDER NOW Explore how technology tools can support your instructional goals and help you meet the individual needs of all learners in Integrating Technology in the Classroom: Tools to Meet the Needs of Every Student, Second Edition.

Start shopping!

Remember, ISTE members save 25 percent on books every day when ordering from iste.org.

We’ve got your PD covered! Special pricing and free custom webinars available on bulk orders. Email books@iste.org for details.

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December 22, 2018

Helping Students Distinguish Between Fact And Fiction: New Book

An item from Thursday’s inbox…

New Book from ISTE Shows Educators How to Help Students Distinguish Between Fact and Fiction in the Age of Fake News

 

The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier source for books about education technology, is releasing a new book, Fact Vs. Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, to equip educators with tools and resources to help students discern fact from fiction in the information they access not only at school, but on the devices they carry in their pockets and backpacks.

The advent of the 24-hour news cycle, citizen journalism and an increased reliance on social media as a trusted news source have had a profound effect not only on how we get our news, but also on how we evaluate sources of information, share that information and interact with others in online communities. When these issues are coupled with the “fake news” industry that intentionally spreads false stories designed to go viral, educators are left facing a new and challenging landscape. This book will help them address these new realities.

The book includes Five Core Principles to help educators “shatter your students’ biases while simultaneously sharpening their information skills”:

1. Be aware of your own biases.

2. Think about technology as tools for building empathy.

3. Provide students with language that allows them to challenge ideas, but that does not attack people.

4. Model positive behavior in your own digital and analog interactions.

5. Give students the chance to reflect.

 

Co-author Darren Hudgens explains that his presentation that informed the book was meant as a wakeup call to educators to discuss issues of digital literacy in schools. “I tried to draw out that this new phenomenon of ‘fake news’ is actually not new, but the growth of the internet and mobile technology it has been scaled like never before. The misinformation filter bubble is alive and well. We aim to empower our readers (and those they educate) to ‘pop it.’”

 

Co-author Jennifer LaGarde explains that she, too, felt a sense of urgency to be part of the solution: “I want our students to be better than we are at spotting actual bias and disinformation while also being savvy enough to not be manipulated by those who toss around the term ‘fake news’ to describe anything they disagree with.”

 

“It’s a book that provides educators with strategies to help their kids apply a healthy skepticism to the massive amount of information they consume daily. It’s a book for teachers teaching the ‘notification generation.’”

LaGarde views the book as a call for educators to recognize their own biases, examine the ways those biases affect their teaching, and consider ways to adapt existing media literacy programs so that they relate to the ways today’s learners access information.

The book includes:

  • Instructional strategies for combating fake news, including models for evaluating news stories with links to resources on how to include lessons on fake news in your curricula.
  • Examples from prominent educators (elementary, secondary and higher ed) who demonstrate how to tackle fake news with students and colleagues.
  • A fake news self-assessment with a digital component to help readers evaluate their skills in detecting and managing fake news.

The book is available for purchase at iste.org/FactVsFiction

Jennifer LaGarde currently works with educators and school and district-level leaders worldwide to develop innovative instructional practices. LaGarde’s work has been recognized by School Library Journal, The New York Times and The Carnegie Corporation. She holds a master’s degree in library science from Appalachian State University and National Board Certification in school library media.

Darren Hudgins is director of instructional technology at the Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum (OETC). In addition to his professional development responsibilities, Hudgins is the OETC events lead for several boutique events including IntegratED Portland | AcceleratED Portland, SPARK and Leading Schools. Hudgins holds an M.Ed. along with dual bachelor’s degrees in human development and social sciences.

 

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About ISTE
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is a membership organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. ISTE serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.

Innovative offerings include the widely adopted ISTE Standards for learning, teaching and leading in the digital age—as well as the ISTE Conference & Expo, the world’s most comprehensive edtech event. The organization’s robust suite of professional learning resources feature online courses, consulting services for schools and districts, books, and peer-reviewed journals and publications. For more information, visit iste.org. Subscribe to ISTE’s YouTube channel and connect with ISTE on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Adam Shapiro

Adam.Shapiro@ASPR.bz

202-427-3603

 

 


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