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[Weekly EdNews Round Up] ISTE Announces Plans to Expand Conference Series

[Weekly EdNews Round Up] ISTE Announces Plans to Expand Conference Series

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Didn’t make it to ISTE in Chicago this week? No worries, you can read all about the conference’s plans to expand, along with stories on the Supreme Court’s ruling in ‘Janus’, teacher’s running for office in Oklahoma and why kids have different brains, all in this week’s EdNews Round Up!

As ISTE Sees Record-Breaking Year, It Plans to Expand Conference Series
Specialized events throughout the year will focus on computer science, soft skills and digital leadership, ISTE CEO Richard Culatta said.

Supreme Court Ruling in ‘Janus’ Deals Blow to Working Families
In 5-4 decision, justices discard decades-long precedent, side with corporate interests determined to destroy unions and rig the economic system.

Fed-Up Teachers Are Running for Office in Oklahoma. Can They Win?
Fired up, but wary about political pitfalls, teachers running for office in Oklahoma make their case to the voters—and sometimes end up competing with each other.

The Benefits of Cultivating Curiosity in Kids
Studies suggest that curiosity is linked to joy on the job, social skills and even a happy disposition. And in an academic context, greater curiosity generally predicts greater success.

This Neuroscientist Explains Why Today's Kids Have Different Brains
Neuroscientist David Eagleman has a lot to say about the brain, and he’s done so in a lot of places. This week he gained yet another new audience: a room full of thousands of educators as the opening keynote for the ISTE 2018 conference in Chicago.

7 Real-World Math Strategies
We asked our audience how they're using the real-world to teach math, and then compiled their most intriguing responses.

Schools and the Fight Against Fake News
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Educators and philanthropists are developing tools to help differentiate between reporting, opinion, advertisements, and falsehoods. Will they work?