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Rowan-Salisbury School District's edtech playground gives teachers access to a curated selection of tools they know will work on the district’s networks and also encourages them to get involved in choosing technology for their classrooms — something 60 percent of teachers believe they should have but only 38 percent actually do.
UDL is also an excellent framework to guide your professional learning, helping you move from one-size-fits-all PD to professional learning designed by you, recognizing your — and your students’ — variable strengths and needs.
Find out how ISTE Professional Learning Networks can help you improve your teaching and boost your career.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.
Do your teachers dread their professional development days? Inspire enthusiasm by giving them a choice and a part to play in a collaborative districtwide edcamp.
Reaching beyond school walls opens up a world of vibrant learning communities in which educators share ideas and propel each other to grow.
Twitter offers great opportunities for educators to share, collaborate and find great ideas!
It's never been easier to listen to podcasts on the go, and the number of quality edtech podcasts is growing all the time. Here are 16 educator-recommended podcasts sure to enhance your PD.
If attending the ISTE Conference & Expo feels out of reach financially, don’t worry. With a bit of strategy and planning, ISTE 2018, June 24-27 in Chicago, won’t break the bank.
Educators should be just as aware of their online presence as they tell students to be. Here are 9 tips to help educators create a positive digital footprint.
A look at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for teacher professional development.
Good tech PD can be difficult to pull off. If you want to make it engaging, convenient and memorable, organize a districtwide conference.
The best online courses create opportunities for students to explore and find information, and then figure out how to use it and apply it.
These four tools will help edtech coaches improve efficiency and productivity.
Turn day-long edtech professional development into an edcamp – an educator-driven, educator-led gathering where participants share ideas, practices and strategies.
Think Snapchat is a social media app for teens? Think again! This school administrator thinks Snapchat may be the best app ever created to help educators share their stories.
Looking for high-quality PD? These four resources have been vetted by ISTE Seal of Alignment reviewers so you know they're based in the ISTE Standards.
With Game Day, educators offer students a learning activity they'll love and a professional development session that demonstrates how to use games as instructional tools.
Edchats and edcamps got started when a few people began sharing ideas with each other and decided to expand the audience. Today, both edchats and edcamps are held globally and participants aren’t hesitating to tweak them to fit their own needs (and time zones).
This three-step curriculum planning process allows teachers to create artifacts, evaluate resources and analyze processes related to learning and teaching as laid out in the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy and the ISTE Standards for Teachers.
Join the ISTE Professional Learning Networks for a global multilingual Twitter chat on the educational benefits of gaming.
Just as classroom educators seek to extend the domain of learning outside the classroom, leaders must strive to make professional learning an ongoing, ubiquitous experience for educators.
While we have more communication tools than ever, it’s become increasingly difficult to make sure our messages get through to our desired targets. Close the teacher communication gap with these five tips.
Teachers and administrators alike consistently rue the lack of time they have for the professional development they need to use digital age learning tools to their full potential. Make the most of the time you have by fitting a little PD in every day.
ISTE 2015 Iron Chef event challenges educators to create innovative professional development ideas.
ITPD3 is a professional development approach that uses tutorials, small-group face-to-face sessions and resource ebooks to keep ed tech PD flexible and accessible.
Creating your own webinars are a great way to offer flexible PD. Follow these seven steps to produce interactive webinars that improve not only the level of webinar engagement but also the level of engagement with the material and, by extension, pedagogy in the classroom.
In this video, ISTE 2015 presenters share their top ed tech coaching tips for optimizing time and achieving positive and successful tech integration.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
Today’s technology makes personalized learning an attainable goal. Here are five things to consider as you make the transition from a traditional classroom to a personalized learning environment.
The Burlington High School Help Desk in Massachusetts is one of the first and most successful student-run genius bars in the nation. Facilitator Jenn Scheffer gives her step-by-step guide for starting a student tech team in your school.