Speakers Flexed their Flexibility Muscles at ISTE 2019

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With ISTE 2019 come and gone, it’s now time to reflect on what we learned and what takeaways we want to bring back to our communities.

The theme of this year’s conference was “bold educators activate change”. So in reflecting, I asked myself what I learned about bold educators. What do bold educators look like? What are their attributes? How do they impact their classrooms and students? Based on the sessions I attended, I kept coming back to one answer to all those questions: flexibility.

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TCEA’s Focus on Empowering Exploration

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Last week, attendees at TCEA 2019 had the honor of hearing Dr. Mae Jemison speak. Dr. Jemison was the first woman of color in the world to travel into space and is currently an advocate for the importance of STEM learning to foster the next generation of problem solvers and leaders.

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The Future of Education Technology: Trends for 2019

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A fresh new year is upon us once again and we’ve caught up with our ‘chief geek’ Martin McKay - our Chief Technology Officer and one of the founders of Texthelp, to see what his predictions are for Education Technology this in-coming year. If you're attending #FETC2019, which is THE Future of Education Technology Conference, you won't want to miss what Martin has to say!

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Top 6 Takeaways from EdWeek’s Pathways to Personalized Learning Summit

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

Personalized learning starts when we focus on making learning personal. It’s about igniting student’s passion for learning and empowering students with tools and strategies to reach their individual goals.

As a newer model of learning, there are still a lot of questions surrounding implementation. The virtual Pathways to Personalized Learning Summit, hosted by EdWeek and sponsored by Texthelp, brought educators, administrators, and edtech teams together to look at these big questions and chart pathways forward.

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Ease First Day Jitters: Kick Off the Year with Learning Profiles

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This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.” It’s a strong statement from one of my education heroes, Rita Pierson. She understood deeply what many of us do, that relationship building is crucial for powerful learning to happen. As we head back to school, our kids are navigating new routines, new subjects, and new friendships. We can ease back to school blues and first day jitters with ice-breakers and get to know you games, but these activities also present a unique opportunity to begin building learning profiles with our students.

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