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Making the switch to, or adding, ebooks and audiobooks to your district or school can feel like a big undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are five things to consider to avoid costly or time-consuming pitfalls.
Educators should look for tools that allow learners to get creative in demonstrating their learning, rather than regurgitating information. Start with these four apps.
Busy educators can use these six Google workflow tricks to efficiently manage their time.
Smart speakers, or voice controlled digital assistants, are excellent at responding to questions about facts, they sound friendly and polite, and have everlasting patience. But should you get one for your classroom?
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.
According to neuroscience and the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) theory, there is no one right way to learn. Fortunately, numerous tech tools offers a variety of ways for all students to engage, receive information and express their learning.
When we give students more chances to lead in the classroom – to set their own learning goals and become the creators – we empower them in their learning.
Screencasting not ony offers a way to customize and create personalized learning activities for your students, but also to communicate with students, colleagues and parents.
Using a mobile device, augmented reality (AR) superimposes computer-generated images, videos and animation onto the real world, and it has the potential to become an exciting tool for enhancing curricula and inspiring creativity in schools.
Founder and CEO of littleBits Ayah Bdeir shares her advice for igniting students' imaginations and getting them engaged in STEM.
Many organizations, from Disney to Khan Academy, have joined Code.org to offer hundreds of activities centered on coding and computational thinking.
Try these 9 tools to help students write essays that express their thoughts and ideas.
Before you embark on a district 1:1 initiative, make sure you're getting buy-in from all stakeholders. Here are five ways to crowdsource ideas so you know you're making the right technology decisions.
It's often difficult to engage introverted students in class discussions. Using Google Docs and Chromebooks educators can connect with students who feel more comfortable sharing their views and opinions in writing.
CS First is a free web-based program that exposes students to computer science through video tutorials and modules that students participate in as after-school, in-school and summer programs.
Join the ISTE Professional Learning Networks for a global multilingual Twitter chat on the educational benefits of gaming.
Use a variety of digital tools, such as Twitter and Kahoots, to make learning assessments fun for students and useful for educators.
Check out the ISTE Professional Learning Network's latest season of web events, presented by members for members on topics ranging from digital citizenship to gamification and global collaboration.
Language arts teachers who assign at-home readings to students were the first flipped learning advocates. Here are some digital tools to make the process more interactive, engaging and trackable.
Creating and maintaing digital portfolios can allow tech coaches to check for gaps in their content knowledge, maintain continuous professional growth and model digital age learning.
You want to keep your students' parents informed, and you need their support of their children's learning. Check out our classroom-tested approach and tools for staying connected with families.
Open educational resources are high-quality, free and easy to use. Go to these top sites, and they’re also easy to find.
The days when cell phones were nothing more than classroom distractions are over. Help your students turn the smartphones in their pockets into high-powered learning machines.
Everyone loves apps. The key for educators, however, is to find budget-friendly apps that go beyond the cool factor to enhance learning. Here are a few of our expert members’ top suggestions for new apps to try in your classroom this year.
Tech integration expert Boni Hamilton breaks down her best classroom technology tips by learner type and teacher skill level.
Use QR codes, AR apps and posters, and iBeacons to get students moving and engaged while bolstering their executive functioning and comprehension skills.
Dipping your toe into the sea of mobile apps can be overwhelming because there are thousands to choose from. To get started, try some apps designed to help you and your students get organized and become more efficient.
App smashing allows students to create a project in one app, save it and then open that image or movie in a second app to add features that aren’t offered in the first app.
Lesley University faculty member, ISTE author and early adopter Maureen Yoder talks to a variety of vendors pitching innovative ed tech products in the ISTE 2015 Expo Hall.
The recently released Apple Watch is more than just a cool accessory. Its unique features and apps have the potential to change how you and your students do school.
Educators should encourage students to use 3D printers to create original designs that are meaningful and complex.
In this video, ISTE 2015 presenters share their top tips for getting started with making in your classroom.
ISTE 2015 learning academy presenters show you how to make the most of Google Apps for Education and other Google tools in your classroom.
Educators can always use a few tips and tricks to make their lives and work more efficient. Here are five strategies to make your life easier.
Instructional videos can help you differentiate learning and flip your classroom to allow more hands-on and one-on-one time with students. It’s easy to create your own with free or paid screencasting tools!
The Google Apps for Education suite is a cloud-based set of tools that can promote better collaboration, productivity and creativity among teachers, students and parents.
Educators can use Apple’s suite of free creativity apps to build engagement and inspire creativity in the classroom while addressing Common Core and ISTE Standards.
Third-party certification programs prove their bearers have learned how to use a set of tools in the classroom. But does this tech training prepare educators to enhance learning as well as other types of professional development?
To choose the apps, websites and hardware that will work best for your projects, think first about your learning goals. To get you started, check out a few of our favorite PBL tools.
Digital storytelling can engage your students in the writing process while giving them practice in valuable technology and critical thinking skills. Here’s how to lead them through the process in eight easy steps.
What are the best tools and resources for project-based learning? See our community members’ top picks.
Many educators don’t realize how easy it is to create their own instructional videos or podcasts. Follow this guide to record lessons, tutorials and other content for your students, then share them as open educational resources.
Memorizing formulas does little to help kids understand math concepts. Give kids a solid grasp of geometry using digital fabrication tools to create and explore both physical and virtual manipulatives.
Today’s educators must figure out how to engage and motivate their technology-driven students while keeping them safe. Here are 10 field-tested strategies to keep middle schoolers engaged and on task when using online tools.
Eager to try out a 3D printer in your classroom? Here are 10 ideas to help you use them to promote real learning.
Second graders learn their directions by writing a song and creating a music video using the mnemonic device “Never eat soggy waffles.”
How can you turn resistant writers into passionate publishers? Give students ownership over their writing as well as digital tools to make the process less painful.
Apple’s iBeacon technology lures students to learning by sending alerts to their iPads.
By choosing and applying mobile apps using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a guide, teachers can help students progress through lower- to higher-order thinking skills.
By putting pedagogy first and tapping into the ISTE Standards for Coaches, ed tech coaches can help their learning partners get over their fear of using new technology so they can meet the Common Core State Standards.
Teach your students to capture history as it happens by following events on Twitter and archiving the artifacts in a way that lets them easily organize and present their understanding.
As the lead learners in their schools, principals have an obligation to model effective use of technology, says innovative learning specialist Beth Still.
Educators can choose from five free e-portfolio tools that will help students organize, share and reflect on their work.
Ed tech blogger and speaker Leigh Zeitz presents a personalized research project that allows students to address all six of the ISTE Standards for Students while they learn how to use online collaborative tools.
6 stops you’ll want to make on the new ISTE website
In the hands of educators, web 2.0 tools can become a powerful catalyst for changing the way students learn.
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.
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.
Learn the crucial nuances that distinguish the terms personalized, differentiated and individualized.