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Darryl Joiner

Leaders must be the change they want to see


Topics: ISTE Standards for Education Leaders

Last February, during a meeting with a group of middle school students, I was asked why I chose a career in education.

I shared that there was never a point in my education when I liked school, and that…


Two girls show their sketchnotes

What Works: Sketchnoting engages students while building comprehension


Topics: Learning sciences, Sketchnoting

Laura Steinbrink works hard to engage her students.

So it distressed her when two bright students in her high school literature class in Plato, Missouri, copped bad attitudes about having to study The…


A girl looks through a microscope

Measuring what matters


Topics: Assessment, Personalized Learning

As educators pursue more personalized, student-driven and inquiry-based approaches to learning, one obstacle that continues to rear its head is the inability of widely used assessment models to successfully measure student learning and growth.

Critics say traditional models simply can’t…


A boy is making a podcast

The power of storytelling


Topics: Digital storytelling

The diagnosis hit hard. After a series of car accidents, Luis Perez discovered he had a visual impairment that could eventually leave him blind.

While losing the light was painful enough, it was the…


Richard Culatta

ISTE CEO: Shaping the future is in our DNA


Topics: digital equity, ISTE Standards, Seal of Alignment

I recently came across the T-shirt I was given when I volunteered at the 30th ISTE conference. In case you’re wondering, it still fits, as does the role ISTE has played in helping me stay ahead of important…


Manoush Zomorodi

Interview: Manoush Zomorodi on where technology is taking us


Topics: podcasting

Journalist, author and entrepreneur Manoush Zomorodi says she found her true calling nearly six years ago when she became a podcast host. A former breaking news reporter for the BBC and business and tech…


A student works on a laptop

All in! 4 leaders share how a districtwide vision led to transformation


Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Standards for Education Leaders, Online learning

Too often, tech integration is driven by innovative teachers working alone in classrooms, tech directors and coordinators with too many teachers to adequately serve, or a single school that becomes the showcase…


Students program a robot

Building AI: When student creators meet artificial intelligence, sparks fly


Topics: Artificial intelligence, Coding & robotics

Gati Aher already has some ideas about how artificial intelligence could improve her after-school job.

It’s a small business with a heavy focus on marketing, where some employees spend hours each day…


Mike Welsh

Mike Walsh discusses AI, 5G networks and our relationship with tech


Topics: Artificial intelligence, Digital & media literacy

When you want to know what the future holds for your students, Mike Walsh is the go-to guy.

Walsh is the CEO of the very appropriately named consultancy Tomorrow, but his description of his role is more…


Children work together on a computer

CT Competencies: Embrace integration across the curriculum


Topics: Computational Thinking, Computational Thinking Competencies, ISTE Standards

When embarking on your school or district’s computer science (CS) journey, computa­tional thinking (CT) should be taught first, primarily because CT helps learners under­stand the logic and algorithmic…