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Over the past decade, thousands of U.S. public schools — traditional and charter, from elementary through high school — have begun trying something different. Join the conversation by attending the EdSurge Fusion Conference on Personalized Learning.
A Wisconsin school district didn’t want to tighten the reins and potentially discourage teachers from using edtech. Instead, district leaders developed a teacher-friendly procurement process that makes finding, vetting and implementing new tools as fast and painless as possible.
A school's culture is a key component in determining how effective educators are at using technology for learning. These six factors can determine if your school is creating a culture of innovation.
Much of the focus on digital equity is on hardware, software and bandwidth. It's time to shift some of the attention to how well teachers-in-training are prepared to use technology as a classroom tool.
As schools move from paper to digital, many parents find themselves in an information void. Mobile-only families often find viewing websites and newsletters on their phones to be cumbersome and some face connectivity challenges.
Educators can improve family tech literacy by sending home instructional handouts in the parents’ native language, offering hands-on tech demonstrations at events like back-to school nights and hosting family tech nights aimed at families with low tech use.
Finding devices and solving connectivity issues is the first challenge of digital equity. Teaching educators and the larger community to use this technology meaningfully is a much more nuanced challenge.
Educator Luis Perez writes about how the TED Masterclass helped him tell his story. "We educators are the light the world needs, not only for our students, but for each other. Let’s turn to that light and make it shine bright and strong — let’s lift each other up and support each other and yes, it’s OK to cry and let our humanity shine through."
Creating student smartphone guidelines presents an opportunity for educators to partner with parents and children about the use of devices and digital mental health.
If we want to transform the way all students and teachers engage and learn in an online educational environment, we needed to address the elephant in the room: digital equity.
As more schools and districts join the fledgling movement to make high-quality instructional materials freely available to all, they’re increasingly discovering the truth behind several common myths about OER.
When done right, blended learning enhances curriculum and provides learners with something they were unable to do before. Follow these four tip to ensure you're doing blended learning right in your school or district.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. And that’s a good thing.
Each member of a student's IEP team, like each member of the Avengers, brings unique skills, talents and experiences to the table to aid in the consideration process.
In its purest form, advocacy aims to guarantee that the voices of the underrepresented are heard and taken into account when decisions are made that directly impact their rights, lives and best interests. All advocacy efforts should focus first on securing what's not available to students but is critical to their immediate educational needs.
Before educators can do anything to help parents cross the technology divide, they have to build trust.
Learn the crucial nuances that distinguish the terms personalized, differentiated and individualized.
As education leadership continues to evolve, so do the standards that define a leader. That's why ISTE is refreshing the Administrator Standards with help from educators from around the world.
Every educator must be a digital change agent willing to lead the shift toward digital environments as technology becomes ubiquitous in our schools.
Over the last five years, data on mobile learning from the national Speak Up Survey has shown that students use multiple devices to engage with school work and tasks.
The new Guidelines for Conducting and Reporting EdTech Impact Research in U.S. K-12 Schools supports vendors as they research the effectiveness of their product or service, and also serves as an informative lens for decision-makers.
School, for the most part, doesn’t help students find purpose, and the consequences are enormous, writes ISTE Chief Learning Officer Joseph South.
Blogging is a great way for teachers to share what they're doing in the classroom and offers an opportunity to get feedback and do what educators encourage students to do – reflect on their learning.
Find out how IDEA Public Schools use video coaching to train leaders in their Principals in Residence program.
Use technology and the ISTE Standards for Students to strengthen school vision and prepare students for the future.
ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association collaborated on a series of resources designed to help prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.
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.