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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.
Like everything in ed tech, it’s not enough to have a bunch of fancy gadgets in your makerspace. You need to have the right materials to meet your goals.
Sean Gaillard, a North Carolina high school principal, set out to create an uplifting school culture and ended up sparking the #CelebrateMonday movement.
Many of our social interactions, whether at home or in school, are happening with a screen rather than face to face, and while there are many benefits to technology, we must not forget what makes us human: social and emotional awareness and, most important, empathy.
Educators can get some much-needed assistance with character-building lessons thanks to Character Day on Sept. 22.
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.
John Kao, a self-described innovation activist, says today’s education system is ripe for innovation on many levels. In the case of schools, that means supporting ways for young people to practice innovation.
Connect your students to classrooms and experts from around the world. Find resources on the Global Collaboration Day website.
Join #ISTEChat to find out from the experts how you can write an amazing ISTE 2017 conference proposal.
Got a great ed tech lesson plan, 1:1 rollout or scalable program you've implemented at your school or district? Why not submit a ISTE 2016 conference proposal and share with other educators.
Students who experience other cultures and develop skills in a connected world are better prepared to be productive and compassionate citizens in an increasingly global economy, and they are able to improve their communication skills, collaborate effectively and be ready for multicultural workspaces.
ISTE 2016 offered inspiring keynotes and EdTekTalks, engaging student presentations, hundreds of indepth sessions and too many connections to count as more than 19,000 educators and exhibitors flooded the Colorado Convention Center in Denver June 26-29.
More than 19,000 attendees and exhibitors traveled from 73 nations to Denver for ISTE 2016. Check out this infographic for a breakdown of some of the other stats from the conference.
Education has had some big successes in Washington, D.C., this year and the biggest success of all was passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Inspired by the animated character Ms. Frizzle and enabled by a 1:1 program, third grade teacher Michelle Cordy gives her students experiences that take them beyond the walls of the classroom.
In a world rife with social struggles between races, genders, classes and countries over material and symbolic resources, ISTE keynote speaker Ruha Benjamin sees schools as laboratories of democratic participation, where society incubates a better world in the hearts and minds of its students.
The maker movement and game-based learning are two hot topics in ed tech right now. Try these three lesson ideas that pair games and making in the classroom.
Michelle Cordy, a third grade teacher from Ontario, Canada, calls herself an applied researcher. She believes more teachers need to be researchers who test out new approaches and analyze the results.
Districts from around the country are spending millions on mobile devices and many are allowing students to bring their own technology to school. But effective learning with tech doesn't happen magically.
ISTE tapped celebrity ISTE authors who are experts in subjects like flipped learning, cybersafety, digital citizenship and personalized learning for a Hollywood Squares type game at ISTE 2016.
After engagement with thousands of education stakeholders over the past year, the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students were released at ISTE 2016 in Denver. Use these tools to get started.
Educators are well past the point of debating whether STEM belongs in the classroom. Most agree that it’s vital. Now the question becomes how to do it effectively.
Participants in the ISTE Game Show at the TIP Pavilion in the expo hall found learning to be fun and games.
Ruha Benjamin, a keynote speaker at ISTE 2016, thinks children should not have to lose who they are to be leaders in science.
ISTE spent a year asking educators from around the world what the next generation of digital learning standards should look like. The revised standards reflect those ideas and concepts: student empowerment, creation, global collaboration, computational thinking, data analysis and more.
Students want to control the pace and style of their learning, and they want educators to trust the they can handle it.
According to futurist Michio Kaku, ISTE 2016 Opening Keynote speaker, teachers don’t need to fear for their jobs. Their role in the next decade as mentors to our students is assured — as long as they embrace it.
The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are aspirational and amplify student voice.
With the refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students completed and ready for unveiling Monday at ISTE 2016, the attention now turns to revamping the ISTE Standards for Teachers.
ISTE Attendee Experience Manager Elizabeth Glau guides you through the halls of the Colorado Convention Center and gives you some must-know info about the many events at ISTE 2016.
Futurist and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku has some advice on how educators can inspire students to be big thinkers. The ISTE 2016 keynote speaker will share some of his own ideas in Denver this summer.
If you’ve never been to an ISTE conference before, there are two words you need to keep in mind: It’s big.
Whether you’re traveling from across town or from across the world, the best part of the conference is sharing with other people.
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.
We take attendee feedback seriously. Take a look at all the innovations at ISTE 2016 thanks to YOUR suggestions on our conference survey.
Even if you can’t make it to Denver ISTE 2016, you can get a taste of the conference experience from wherever you are.
Let’s face it, ISTE 2016 is big! Here are seven ways to prepare for crowds, lines and overstimulation.
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.
It's time to move digital citizenship to the activism stage. Students should be encouraged to use digital tools to improve the world around us, to support causes, empower others and create better environments.
To prepare students for success, encourage kids to evolve and develop as creative individuals.
We asked past ISTE conference attendees to tell us what their conference must-have items are. Here's what we learned.
A good badging program gives students control of their learning. Here are four ideas for using badges to inspire kids.
Yes, teenagers spend a lot of time on social media. But it isn't as bad as you think. Read these five myths about social media use.
From inventors and researchers to social entrepreneurs, these five mini-keynote speakers will inspire you with their forward-thinking ideas.
If you’re eager to get out and enjoy Denver’s sights and sounds during ISTE 2016, we’ve got some tips to get you started.
Downtime is just as important for creativity and building memories as scheduled activities. Here are five places at ISTE 2016 where you can let the learning come to you.
A number of new online platforms are streamlining the search and bid process to making tech buying easier for school districts.
If you stopped for just five minutes at every booth, it would take 46 hours to conquer the acres of opportunities in the ISTE 2016 Expo Hall. So you might want to plan ahead.
At ISTE 2016, you’ll find numerous formats and session types to match your learning style.
Skyping with students around the globe can be an enriching experience, but one common obstacle — communication barriers — can derail even the most organized global learning experiences.
Make the most of your ISTE 2016 experience with a few tools to help you get organized.
Every educator has a unique story that explains their passion for ed tech. It's those personal, inspiring stories about learners who've been ignited by ed tech that influence education transformation.That's why, as part of Advocacy Month, we've asked educators to share why they support ed tech.
A Canadian kindergartener and his dad are on a mission to increase the world’s kindness quotient. Their tool of choice? Kid-crafted bookmarks.
Can you flip your elementary school classroom? Flipped learning pioneers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams say it all comes down to getting the greatest value from your face time with students.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
At ISTE 2016, attendees will hear from three diverse and distinct voices — a scientist, an activist and an educator — whose messages span science, research and education.
Creativity is the ability to make new things or think of new ideas, and you can help your students work their creativity muscles by using these four strategies.
If you're looking for ways to fund your trip to ISTE 2016, we can help. Here are five ways to get funding to attend the conference.
There's something for every educator to learn from these nine articles – all written by ISTE members – that offer standards-aligned ed tech ideas on topics as diverse as flipped learning, virtual reality and digital citizenship.
The digital age has created an explosion of opportunities for student entrepreneurs like Sean McCulloch, 16, who has created his own brand of clothing that he sells on the website he designed and built himself.
According to author Sharon Sakai-Miller, author of Innovation Age Learning: Empowering Students by Empowering Teachers, we need to shift our educational emphasis from getting students to acquire knowledge to teaching them to use it.
Hundreds of educators gave us their ideas on what the new generation of ISTE Standards for Students should look like. Take a look at the draft and let us know what you think.
Educators can become change agents by taking small steps toward transforming their classrooms.
The 10 most popular posts on the EdTekHub included tips and advice from educators on how to align lessons with the ISTE Standards and the Common Core State Standards and step-by-step guidance on how to replicate those lessons in any classroom.
Learn how to teach and model digital citizenship from more than 20 real-world scenarios outlined in the ISTE book Effective Digital Learning Environments: Your Guide to the ISTE Standards for Coaches.
Kindergarten and PK students can participate in cross-cultural communication and collaboration with students around the globe. Learn how during this Professional Learning Series webinar.
Teaching can be lonely and challenging, particularly for innovative teacher leaders on the cutting edge of ed tech. Download these three inspiring posters for your classroom as a reminder that you are not alone and that your PLN, both online and in person, has your back.
The education law that will replace No Child Left Behind includes a major ed tech provision in the form of a flexible block grant.
Although it’s been slow in coming, technology allows for a paper-free classroom. Get there faster with Google Apps for Education.
In the innovative age, success is determined not by knowledge but what you do with it. Educators should ask 3 questions about every lesson: What? So what? Now what?
Games are a popular — and effective — classroom tool. Educators can use them to immerse kids in content, assess learning and modify behavior.
Download one of these free social media cover photos or social media badges to share your passion as a catalyst for learning.
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.
As part of Digital Citizenship Week, Emily Weinstein offers five common myths about kids’ experiences with technology and social media that she encountered while researching these issues at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and working with Common Sense Education.
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.
Connected educators from around the world made their commitment to education transformation clear by sharing their entrsekt magazine cover shots.
Replace rows of desks and lectures at your school with active learning spaces where students are collaborative, classrooms are comfortable and teachers inspire creativity and deep content knowledge.
PDK/Gallup poll results indicate that respondents are very concerned about teacher quality and support professional learning programs like ISTE's that advance teacher quality through team-based professional learning involving superintendents, administrators, teachers, tech coaches and IT directors.
In her ISTE 2015 keynote speech, journalist Soledad O'Brien makes the case that equal access to education is the new civil rights issue.
There are several innovative ways to extend the learning, excitement and enthusiasm of ISTE 2015 year round.
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.
Nearly 16,000 attendees traveled from 76 nations around the world to Philadelphia for ISTE 2015. Check out our infographic for a breakdown of some of the other awe-inspiring stats that result when so many passionate educators gather in one place for a common cause.
ISTE 2015 wrapped up Wednesday after four days of learning, sharing, inspiring, experiencing and, of course, walking.
At ISTE 2015 Tuesday, attendees were treated to a poignant keynote by Jack Gallagher, a Point/Counterpoint style debate about coding in schools, and lots of excitement in the Expo Hall, ISTE Central and the playgrounds.
Start-Up Pitch Fest, EdTekTalks and oodles of sessions were the highlights on Monday at ISTE 2015.
Fledgling companies introduced their innovative ed tech solutions at the ISTE 2015 Ed Tech Start-Up Pitch Fest.
ISTE 2015 is in full swing in Philadelphia! See some of our best shots from Sunday's opening events.
These tips and techniques will help you develop a plan for getting the most out of ISTE 2015.
ISTE 2015 will feature a host of new session formats, special events and initiatives – all designed to evolve the overall conference experience.
Microsoft OneNote allows efficient classroom organization without all that messy paperwork.
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.
ISTE is reaching out in person and virtually to education constituencies to seek input and feedback in order to refresh the ISTE Standards for Students.
Educators can always use a few tips and tricks to make their lives and work more efficient. Here are five strategies to make your life easier.
Want to make ISTE 2016 a catalyst for change in your school or district? Here are a few tips for collaborating with your team.
It’s not easy to be an ed tech proponent in isolation. Fortunately, your ISTE membership adds tens of thousands to your support network.
Digital Learning Day offers an opportunity to highlight great teaching and showcase innovative teachers, leaders and programs using digital age techniques to improve learning and teaching.
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.