Investing in Technology Means Investing in Teachers

By Lois Page, Mary Anne Mather, and Kevin P. Dwyer, Simply Teach Tech Many educators noticed this recent Twitter post (shared below) and passed it on to others. The graphic it points to, based on the work of Ellen Mandinach and Hugh Cline, makes the point that as teacher confidence with technology grows, so grows the impact it delivers as a tool for student learning. Savvy education leaders understand that meaningful professional...

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Condors News in the Primary School
Dec28

Condors News in the Primary School

Ximena Núñez del Prado, Primary School Technology, Coordinator Colegio Roosevelt “Quiet please, we are ready to record the news!” says a student as he clicks the record button in Photo Booth. – Silence for three seconds – “Good morning, Condors! My name is Alex and my name is Sophia. Today is November …” It is 1:15 pm and the fifth graders have just finished lunch. They are volunteering their recess time...

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Shaping Leaders with a Heart
Dec28

Shaping Leaders with a Heart

Andrew Frezludeen, Director of La Sierra International School, Columbia Website – http://lasierrainternationalschool.edu.co   Nestled in the heart of the northern region of Colombia (in Valledupar), La Sierra International School opened its doors on August 15th, 2012 and is now in its second year, on a brand new site. In August 2013, our new site has opened its doors, offering a K3 to a Grade 7 cohort. Many are touting our...

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The True Ardor or the Dreamers of Tomorrow
Dec28

The True Ardor or the Dreamers of Tomorrow

Carlos Sevilla, Grade 11 Student, American School of Quito, Ecuador This past Friday, (God, as if I knew when this will be published) I had the spectacular honor of visiting the Global Issues Network Conference, or as most came to know it or at least here it is known: the GIN conference, A gathering of nations at our doorstep to discuss the issues mentioned in Jean Francois Rischard’s book, High Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years to...

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Fostering Student Leadership  in the Primary School
Dec27

Fostering Student Leadership in the Primary School

Sandra Vasquez and Maria Angela Novoa,  Colegio Roosevelt, Peru There must have been over six hundred shoes strewn all over the classroom floor. Sneakers, high-heels, glittery sandals, running shoes, slippers and rubber boots in all colors, styles and sizes. The collection containers were now empty and it was time to get organized. “I’ve got a red slipper and a green tennis shoe,” yelled Nicole as she rummaged through the pile looking...

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