Programs, Products, and Personalized Learning at ISTE, Oh My!

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This week we have a guest blog post from Jennifer Lotze, the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Hudson School District in Wisconsin, who shares her biggest takeaways from the 2017 ISTE Conference & Expo. Jennifer had the unique perspective of being both an attendee and a presenter at this year's event, which is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world.

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Struggling to read: different causes, same effect

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Struggling readers have some big challenges to cope with at every stage in their lives. Few of us relish being labelled as an underachiever, or even just ‘different’. So it’s no surprise that the embarrassment of being forced to read aloud in front of teachers and classmates has a lifelong impact on a child’s self-esteem, as well as their academic attainment.

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For the love of reading

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There are plenty of fun ways to engage young people with the written word – and don’t forget that any reading is better than none. While youngsters are being lured away from printed books by smartphones and tablets, the good news is that literacy is far from dead: it’s just changing. 

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