Each quarter, the ISTE Board of Directors gathers to provide strategic leadership, offer financial oversight and plan for the organization’s future. Our most recent meeting focused on the impacts of the COVID-…
Topics: digital equity
During a unit on African-American history, Nicole Butler-Hooton asked her second-grade students if they had ever seen anyone in real life who looks like her friend Mr. Hale, a Black teacher from Texas. The…
It’s a syndrome seen at so many schools. As school districts face shrinking budgets, some are tempted to find savings by cutting library staff. After all, the reasoning goes, with so many resources available via laptops, tablets or phones, who needs librarians anymore?
We all do, argues…
West TV has been a staple of Massachusetts’ West Elementary School for the last five years. When the show was on hold during COVID-19, technology coach Katherine Fowler could tell that the kids really missed it…
When Alexandra Marlette joined her Atlanta area high school’s technology club, she was the only girl. Despite having experience programming complex robots, she was talked over, not listened to and a 15-…
As a child growing up on a Louisiana bayou, Kimberly Eckert understood that an education was her ticket to a different life. Books and learning were right up her alley, but her dream parted ways with the…
Hadley Ferguson, ISTE Impact Award winner, was a founder of the popular DIY PD model
As models for professional development go, EdCamp seems an unlikely success.
At an EdCamp…
Topics: Education leadership
In a corner of their high school fabrication lab, Amy Tran’s students are building a model of London. But this isn’t just any London.
It’s a futuristic smart city where garbage-collecting robots use sensors to navigate the streets, smart lights turn on and…
Topics: Project-based learning
Leon Tynes couldn’t believe what his students were telling him.
Black men, they said, comprise fewer than 2 percent of U.S. educators. And that number is shrinking at an alarming rate.
A black male educator himself, he’s no stranger to the diversity problems that still…
When Carla Jefferson became the edtech coordinator for Darlington County Schools in South Carolina in 2015, she was posed a challenge: How can the district get teachers where they need to be with technology?…