Guide for Conversing with Parents About Learning with Technology
Your Edtech Conversation Guide, a free downloadable resource from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), is the definitive handbook for changing the conversation with parents about how students are learning with the use of technology. The guide offers educators tips for sharing their vision of using technology in the classroom, creative strategies for engaging parents, a worksheet to help them tell their story, and ideas for deepening learning using technology.
According to the World Health Organization, the volume of a classroom should be less than 35 decibels for good learning conditions. But today’s classrooms are much noisier. The average classroom today can be as loud as 77 decibels – that’s equivalent to the sound of a vacuum cleaner!
Don’t miss the latest research from Logitech on how the right edtech can impact student engagement and classroom outcomes. More than 1,000 educators, as well as school and district administrators, were surveyed about current edtech setups and challenges. Readabout how student engagement, focus, and stamina can improve when physical comfort with technology is considered ... and learn what happens when it isn’t. This is a must-read for all who manage and interact with edtech hardware.
For nearly 40 years, the National Science Foundation, on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, has honored STEM teachers nationwide for both their deep content knowledge and their ability to motivate students. The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) are the highest honors bestowed by the United States government for K–12 STEM educators in public, private, and charter schools. PAEMSTawardees, of which there are up to two per state and jurisdiction honored each year, receive a certificate signed by the President; a $10,000 award; a paid trip to Washington, DC; and access to a nationwide cadre of award-winning teachers.
The award alternates yearly between K–6 and 7–12 grades. This Academic Year 2022–2023, members of the public can nominate a teacher at the 7–12 level. Teachers may also directly apply themselves. Nominations are due by January 9, 2023, and applications are due by February 6, 2023. Learn more at www.paemst.org.