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Submit a proposal for ISTE 2018 by Sept. 29

Think big. Be bold. Submit for ISTE 2018 in Chicago, June 24-27.iste2018
Think back to that lightning-bolt moment that changed everything — that tech innovation you brought to your classroom, that scalable program you implemented, that successful edtech initiative you led. It would make an amazing ISTE 2018 conference session!The ISTE 2018 call for
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#FLedChat – Wednesdays at 8 pm ET

Every Wednesday at 8 pm you can join other Florida educators in FLedChat! The twitter hashtag is #FLedChat.

Do you have something you would like to share? You can be a guest if you volunteer. Tammy Neil, FSTE board member, is one of the leaders of this awesome activity.

Chats are archived in Storify …

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Highlights of ISTE 2017

Here are highlights of ISTE 2017 in San Antonio from ISTE affiliate rep, Dr. Rita Oates. Included is information on the 2018 and 2019 dates and locations of the ISTE conference.

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Computer coding as a foreign language? Florida lawmakers again push the idea

We’ve seen this move from the Florida legislature before. In August 2017 they are talking about taking this idea to the legislature in 2018.

Here’s the February 2017 version from before the legislative session opened in March:

Computer coding as a foreign language? Florida lawmakers again push the idea

…Aimed at preparing students for high-tech …

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February 23 is Digital Learning Day

How will you and your students observe Digital Learning Day? While the set date is Feb. 23, you can certainly celebrate anytime! provides info and ideas.

Register your school or event here:

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In the comments, share what you did!…

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Get a 25% Discount on ISTE Membership

ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, is extending a special offer to our members:

Join ISTE or renew your ISTE membership through Dec. 31, 2016, and receive a discount of 25% off your basic or premium membership!

You know the powerful benefits of connecting with like-minded educators through FSTE. Nothing beats collaborating with …

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Register for ISTE 2017 in San Antonio in June 2017

Extraordinary educators deserve an extraordinary conference. What is the ISTE conference like? Here’s a short video with some highlights of ISTE 2016 (in Denver) that may get you interested in attending ISTE 2017 in San Antonio.

ISTE members can get a discount on registration fees. (You can get a 25% discount on your ISTE membership …

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Newsela, a 3-year-old startup that promotes literacy in K-12 education, gives teachers curated news articles to share with their students. With the help of intelligent software that adjusts article text to match a student’s reading level, teachers can use comprehension quizzes to get immediate feedback when kids are stumped. Newsela is currently in 75% …

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ISTE 2017 conference proposals due by 9/29/16

ISTE 2017 will be in San Antonio, June 25-28, 2017.

Submit your proposal for a session, poster or workshop here:

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TIME is wrong: Screens in schools are not a hoax

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CUE — the California affiliate of ISTE — has provided this rebuttal to the editorial from Aug. 31, 2016, by Dr. Nicholas Kardaras titled “Screens in Schools are a $60 Billion Hoax.” Dr. Kardaras is a licensed social worker who runs a center for addicted teens in New York.

Another …

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