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Digital Storytelling

Jan 12, 2018

Digital Storytelling: 20 Revelations Part 2

Here is the second set of Jason Ohler’s revelations about digital storytelling. From using digital stories to educate students and letting them pursue their goals, he explains how digital storytelling can be a powerful education tool to help students mature, grow, and think critically.

Yearlong Tech Check

Jan 05, 2018

Tech Check: A Yearlong Technology To-Do List

Editor’s note: Nicole Zumpano, Technology Coach at Coonley Elementary School, has already created her To-Do list for the year. Here is her schedule for 2018. We think you might find this helpful, too.

Ed Tech Wishes for 2018

Dec 29, 2017

Out with the Old, In with the New—Wishes for 2018

We are counting down the last few days of 2017, expectant of what is to come in the New Year. From all of us and our guest authors, we would like to wish you a successful and exciting New Year. We will see you on the other side.

2018 Wishes for Tech in Education

Dec 22, 2017

A New Year and a New Start—Wishes for 2018

As the year winds down and the holiday season is upon us, life slows down a bit and provides time to review the past year and begin contemplating our plans for 2018. We asked some of our guest authors what they wish for in 2018 with regards to education technology—what are their expectations? What do they hope for in 2018? We hope you enjoy their glimpse of the not-too-far future.

Top 5 Resources in November

Dec 15, 2017

Our Top Five Resources in November

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in November.

Tools for Administrators Part 2

Dec 08, 2017

Tools for Administrators Part 2

In my previous post, I shared email tips for educators. Below are a few of the best apps I discovered and important features if you’re looking for additional resources to help manage your email.

Digital Storytelling Part 1

Dec 01, 2017

Digital Storytelling; 20 Revelations Part 1

In this blog, Jason Ohler discusses 20 revelations about digital storytelling. From simple storytelling technologies in the early days of smartphones to the plethora of information that is available today, he tells a story about the good and the bad, the new and the old, and how we continue learning to find our own narrative. This blog encompasses the first of his revelations.

Nov 24, 2017

Take an Hour to Plan for Hour of Code

I’m middle-aged. However, when I look at all of the opportunities students have today to learn, I feel young again. Flexible learning spaces, multiple literacies, maker spaces, and coding with kids are ideas that didn't exist when I was young. As an education technology professional and one-time middle school English teacher, coding with kids and coding as literacy are especially appealing to me.

Top 5 Resources in October

Nov 17, 2017

Our Top Five Resources in October

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.

Nov 10, 2017

Innovative Leadership Exemplified

CoSN educators and technology professionals recently went on a trip to New Zealand to meet with government officials, local leaders and educators to get an insight into the country's education system and its policies. Members of the delegation have been encouraged to document their experiences in a blog. These are some of the highlights and insights from an exciting and interesting trip.

1:1 Initiative One Year Later

Nov 03, 2017

1:1 Instruction: A Letter to My Former Self

Dear 2013 Me,

I know you are very prepared and working hard to make everything perfect. But a lot has changed over the past four years, and I wanted to write you this letter to share advice on topics that you may not have thought of.

Tools for Administrators

Oct 27, 2017

Tools for Administrators Part 1

For years, I have been giving presentations on “Working Smarter, Not Harder: Tech Tools for Administrators.” While this talk has been aimed at school administrators, it has tools for anyone working in a school setting or anyone who is trying to streamline their workday. I have always enjoyed technology and the ability to utilize it for “good,” so anything that helps in that respect is a win for me!

Top 5 Resources in September

Oct 20, 2017

Our Top Five Resources in September

Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.

Character Education

Oct 13, 2017

Character Education Version 2.0–Part I

You thought we needed character education before? Just wait.

We would like traditional character education to be so solid in its perspective that it can survive modern times without much modification. But the character education we have grown up with began during simpler, far less technological times. The reality is that the extreme nature of today’s technology is challenging the relevance of character education in its current form.

Bullying Prevention

Oct 06, 2017

8 Resources for Bullying Prevention and Awareness

National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign held during the month of October to unite communities to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. In order to help you prevent bullying, we’ve collected resources you can use in your classrooms and schools.

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