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What’s New at ISTELive 21


Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The custom platform we built for ISTE20 Live was such a hit with attendees that it would have been easy to leave it alone for this year’s event. But we just couldn’t stop tinkering to make the experience even…


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From Shark Tank to the ISTE Conference — Texas District Rethinks PD


Topics: ISTELive, Professional development

Michael Cardona, superintendent of the San Marcos school district in Texas, didn’t set out to send 68 staff members to the ISTE conference in Chicago in 2018. But he did, and it’s still paying dividends for his school district four years later.

Cardona took over as superintendent of the…


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5 Ways Educators Can Get More Done in Less Time


Topics: Productivity

Do you manage your time or does time manage you? The lines between work and home life have blurred over the past year of remote working conditions for many educators. The feeling of always having something to…


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The Hottest Topics in Edtech in 2021


Topics: Digital Citizenship, digital equity, esports, SEL, Virtual & augmented reality

For a few years now, we’ve shared the hottest edtech trends of the year based on the topics resonating with educators at the annual ISTE conference. Although the topics themselves often don’t change much from…


Infographic: ISTE20 Live By the Numbers


Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo


Each year for over four decades, thousands of educators have come together to learn how to improve learning with technology. And even though this year was a lot different, the tradition continued…


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Experience Virtual Reality at ISTE20 Live


Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, Virtual reality

Remember the feeling of sitting next to a fellow edtech enthusiast at the ISTE Conference & Expo and starting up a spontaneous conversation while the room…


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Get Gaming: Esports in the Classroom Supports Learning


Topics: esports, ISTE Conference & Expo

From informal after-school clubs to highly organized and competitive high school leagues, esports continue to spread rapidly in schools throughout the country.

For those involved, the recent explosive…


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Developing Technology Excellence in Teachers Requires Lots of Practice


Topics: Teacher preparation

If teacher candidates are to learn how to integrate technology, teacher educators and PK-12 mentor teachers must value, promote and demand that technology be an essential element to good teaching.…


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NASA Brings 6 STEAM Projects to ISTE20 Live


Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, NASA, STEM & STEAM

NASA experts will present six STEAM projects that educators can bring back to their classrooms at the NASA Playground…