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Reaching beyond school walls opens up a world of vibrant learning communities in which educators share ideas and propel each other to grow.
Think Snapchat is a social media app for teens? Think again! This school administrator thinks Snapchat may be the best app ever created to help educators share their stories.
Let's be honest: Teaching is not easy. Follow these five steps to become the fearless teacher you were meant to be.
With the goal of empowering students at the forefront, our district is implementing the new ISTE Standards for Students across our PK-12 school district. Here are five ways to get started.
Find out how ISTE Professional Learning Networks can help you improve your teaching and boost your career.
Strategic planning is vital when addressing the needs and challenges that districts, schools and community stakeholders face every day in diverse learning environments.
What's a coach to do when tasked with communicating to all types of adult learners? Personalize it! Try these four tools to differentiate your training.
Expand your digital toolkit and explore new ideas for learning and teaching by joining us for the ISTE Professional Learning Series. Presented by members for members.
Are you an ISTE Conference & Expo newbie? Then this post is for you. Learn everything you need to know to get ready for the most comprehensive ed tech event in the world.
Even if you can’t make it to Denver ISTE 2016, you can get a taste of the conference experience from wherever you are.
Make the most of your ISTE 2016 experience with a few tools to help you get organized.
Join the ISTE Professional Learning Networks for a global multilingual Twitter chat on the educational benefits of gaming.
Since 2003, Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up survey has generated valuable data about student, parent and teacher use of technology in education that has influenced public policy and informed district tech integration plans. Participate in Speak Up 2015 now!
Just because you may be among the few ed tech integrators at your school today, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Why not bring others into the fold? Why not begin to see yourself as a catalyst for change? What would happen if you did?
Getting connected doesn't have to mean staring at a computer screen. Nerdy Teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares his tips for connecting offline.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are a handful of the best.
When educators connect, they do more than simply share resources. They become each other’s most valuable resource, says author and former teacher Steve Dembo.
Creating and maintaing digital portfolios can allow tech coaches to check for gaps in their content knowledge, maintain continuous professional growth and model digital age learning.
Teachers and administrators alike consistently rue the lack of time they have for the professional development they need to use digital age learning tools to their full potential. Make the most of the time you have by fitting a little PD in every day.
These 7 summer reads include books that inspire, books that help you succeed in the classroom and how-to books to help you implement new learning strategies. Some are just plain fun.
ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia was an inspiring week full of learning, doing, collaborating and sharing. See what you may have missed!
ISTE 2015 Iron Chef event challenges educators to create innovative professional development ideas.
The Obama Administration's Future Ready program aims to get districts on the path to digital transformation.
Five ways to make your life easier as the end of the school year approaches. These apps, sites and ideas are sure to make you smile.
Senate committee adds a dedicated digital learning program to ESEA bill.
Before teachers can adequately prepare their students for the digital age, they must first be prepared themselves. Updating teacher education programs with modern equipment, opportunities to practice and a unified vision that addresses technology may be the first step to education reform.
Third-party certification programs prove their bearers have learned how to use a set of tools in the classroom. But does this tech training prepare educators to enhance learning as well as other types of professional development?
The Verizon Mobile Learning Academy is a rigorous 10-week course designed to teach teams of educators how to effectively implement mobile technology in a school or district.
Part of preparing students for the digital age is helping them become critical consumers and responsible curators of online content. Administrators can do their part in achieving this by giving teachers the knowledge and support they need to teach, model and promote digital citizenship.
Professional learning lies at the heart of any tech coaching program. To remain effective, coaches must continually evaluate the PD they offer to ensure it’s delivering results for teachers and students.
For improvement in your school or district to be truly systemic, it must involve a step-by-step process that staff can measure and repeat regularly.
For us, February is all about appreciating what ISTE members are: a force for change. Thank you for everything you do.
To really make an impact on student learning, administrators must keep up on the research and provide training not only in the use of the tools, but also in how to determine the best technology and instructional approach for learning goals.
Ed tech specialist Karen Richardson challenges educators to make at least one professional promise for the new year.
From the maker movement to STEM to project-based learning, explore some of the most inspiring and informative moments from ISTE 2014.
Before mobile learning can make an impact on student achievement, teachers need to learn new instrutional strategies.
Want to attend ISTE 2015? Here are a few ways to fund your trip.
A district leader’s role in a systemwide tech initiative doesn’t end once the purchasing decision is made. To succeed at improving student learning, technology integration needs a learning culture that provides ongoing training and support for teachers at all skill levels.
Once a year, educators get the opportunity to put their hands on the most exciting new technologies and learn directly from the pioneers who are innovating their use in the classroom.
Boulder Valley School District’s creative approach to implementing 1:1 iPads includes enticing public funders by providing equitable access to digital devices.
Discover tools and strategies for collaborative learning with Encore ISTE 2014 — exclusively for ISTE members.
Jack Hostager and Ian Coons started the Iowa Student Learning Institute to revolutionize the state’s approach to education using the power of student voice.
To bring about the changes students need, educators must first invest in themselves.
Educators who apply technology to nudge students toward deeper learning are leading the charge. Are you one of them?
Standard 5 of the ISTE Standards for Teachers is all about teacher knowledge — how to keep it current and how to pay it forward. To meet the standard, educators should participate in professional communities face to face or online to discover new ways to use technology to improve student learning. And they should complete the circle by becoming teacher leaders who present that knowledge to others in the field.
Is it possible for one person to change the world? Adam Bellow explores how teachers can make a difference, one student at a time.
No matter how well-prepared a new teacher comes with new ideas and methods for teaching, the school’s culture remains the most influential factor in determining success or failure.
No matter where you are on the path to tech integration, you’ve learned something others can benefit from.
Watch Allison Finn's Ignite session on global collaboration at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta.
Explore some of the most fascinating topics in ed tech with the ISTE Virtual Conference.
Boost your ed tech skills on a budget with ISTE's professional learning series, free for members.
Student data has the potential to completely revolutionize education. But it is only as effective as an educator’s ability to use it. Here are five things leaders must provide to help their staff make the most of data systems.
Much like over-the-counter medicines, student data should carry easy-to-understand labeling and guidance to help people use it properly.
At the HackEd14 unconference, attendees learned firsthand the importance of connecting with other educators and supporting others to do the same.
A districtwide iPad implementation allows educators and teacher to embrace flipped learning and incorporate a project-based approach across all grades and subject areas.
Teachers care about creating authentic learning experiences, and it’s up to coaches to show how technology can help them do that.
Educators have become some of the world’s most active content consumers. But why aren’t more educators creating their own digital content?
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.
If educators can capture kids’ passion for Pokemon Go, imagine the learning and engagement they can create. Here are 14 ways you can use the augmented reality game to promote and build excitement about your school and drive learning for students.
Asking students what they want to be when they grow up is no longer relevant in our rapidly changing workforce. Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist for Google, offers 17 questions we should be asking instead.