Welcome to the web version of the ISTE member magazine.
“The world no longer cares how much you know; the world cares about what you can do with what you know.”
– Tony Wagner, Innovation Education Fellow,
Professional learning networks (PLNs) provide answers to questions, solutions for problems, ideas for innovation and a lifeboat off our “Educator Island.” Today, PLNs often include colleagues across many social media platforms and virtual groups, making it challenging to meet face to face.…
Last year, a group of high school students wondered what it would take to govern a country. So they organized. They wrote a constitution. They set up an economy. And they ran their mock government outside of class all year long.
The project wasn’t graded, and they didn’t…
I often see discussions in ISTE Connect, home of our online communities, asking for advice about a tool that does this or software that does that. “I need a typing app that works with fourth graders on an iPad.” “Our school is looking for a new LMS.” “I’ve tried this assessment software,…
Topics: STEM & STEAM
Cecilia Rodriguez Alcala’s Facebook page resembles that of many young adults: photos of art she likes, snapshots of her nieces and nephews, a group selfie on a night out with friends in Asunción, Paraguay. She also quotes Abraham Lincoln and posts links to media coverage of her job.…
Topics: Parent engagement
Previous experience routinely colors our expectations, and that was certainly the case for us when 60 iPads arrived in our small village school in Purley on Thames, United Kingdom. These wonderful devices were presented to us by the JDO Foundation in response to our application to engage…
In its purest form, advocacy aims to guarantee that the voices of the underrepresented are heard when decisions directly impact their rights, lives and best interests.
When it comes to education, all advocacy efforts should focus first on securing what’s not available to…
When Kathryn McGrane heard a co-worker describe the concept of flipped learning, the fifth grade teacher at Illinois’ DuJardin Elementary had a feeling it could help engage her students and empower them in their own learning. She followed her instinct, researched the method and began using…
Step into a school makerspace, and you might expect to see science students programming robots, tinkering with circuits or accomplishing miniature feats of engineering.
While there’s plenty of that going on in Harpeth Hall’s Design Den, you’re just as likely to see…
Not long ago, I was a high school student sitting in a classroom wondering how taking a particular class would help me in life.
Luckily, most of the courses I was taking actually complemented what I planned to study in college – computer science.