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Learn how 11-year-old Marley Dias started a movement for diversity in media and how her #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign is impacting students across the U.S.
In this inspiring video, Jennie Magiera challenges educators to give voice to the untold stories. A sincere and deft storyteller herself, Magiera opens up about both personal and professional challenges, shares incredible student stories and student-created content, and encourages educat.
Try these five simple strategies to make learning more accessible for all students.
Watch this Ignite talk to learn how you can boost student motivation and engagement with a badging program.
Founder and CEO of littleBits Ayah Bdeir shares her advice for igniting students' imaginations and getting them engaged in STEM.
Four ideas to help you combine analog methods and digital tools to spark creativity and empower students to cross curricular lines with their art.
3 ways you can help improve student outcomes by encouraging digital health and wellness, one of the nine elements of digital citizenship.
Let's be honest: Teaching is not easy. Follow these five steps to become the fearless teacher you were meant to be.
Employ a patenting system in science class to reward innovation while fostering collaboration.
In this EdTekTalk, Code.org and Hour of Code co-founder Hadi Partovi explains why schools in the digital age must teach computer science as a foundational skill, just like biology and math — and why the U.S. is missing a major economic opportunity if they don't.
The Open Agriculture Initiative offers a global project-based learning opportunity for students that empowers them to find solutions to real-world problems.
Students are often limited by the oversimplified, presupposed narrative of academic success. When learning is personalized with ed tech, students write their own stories.
Keep Connected Educator Month going all year long, continue to build your PLN and learn how becoming a globally connected educator can be surprisingly simple.
Ruha Benjamin sees schools as laboratories of democratic participation, where society incubates a better world in the hearts and minds of its students.
Michelle Cordy, a third grade teacher from Canada, considers herself an applied researcher, a term that describes how she experiments with education theory by applying it to the eager young faces who show up in her room in every day.
LeVar Burton, host of beloved television program "Reading Rainbow" is committed to quality education for all. In the ISTE InnerView, Burton talks with ISTE CEO Brian Lewis about the importance of reading.
In this EdTekHub InnerView, Nicholas Provenzano sat down with ISTE CEO Brian Lewis to chat about his freedom to fail philosophy and how it’s changing students’ attitude toward learning for the better.
15-year-old Miles Rasmussen uses a drone and GoPro camera to document his outdoor pursuits and share his adventures with others.
In this Ignite video from ISTE 2015, Vinnie Vrotny shares the digital age "gifts" that educators must give their students to encourage exploration.
National Geographic photographer Annie Griffiths discusses the impact of educating women in impoverished countries.
At age 10, Amy O’Toole became one of the youngest people ever to publish a peer-reviewed science paper. She proved that young kids are capable of thinking deeply about scientific topics -- if adults let them.
If your students don't love school, maybe it's time to throw out the rule book and make radical changes. Seventh-grade teacher Pernille Ripp did just that and her results speak for themselves.
Movements like #CelebrateMonday and #SparkEDU illustrate how to model good digital citizenship by being positive online. In this video, ISTE CEO Brian Lewis talks to Discovery Education about why educators need to model good digital citizenship.
Jennifer Schlie-Reed a digital learning coach and ISTE award winner, creates YouTube videos to help teachers learn how to embed technology in their lessons.
When it comes to school transformation, one trait many leaders struggle with — and which may be, arguably, the most important for education leaders right now — is the ability to encourage risk taking.
Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, motivated educators during his ISTE 2015 EdTekTalk with the inspiring story of the genesis of his educational nonprofit and with words of wisdom that apply to everyday life.
ISTE 2015 keynote speaker Jack Gallagher talks about why we must stop disregarding our students’ strengths and differences in pursuit of a one-size-fits-all education.
ISTE 2015 closing keynote speaker and former Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst has come a long way since he attended his first ISTE Conference & Expo in 2010. And he attributes it all to being willing to leave his comfort zone. Here are five ways all educators can use this piece of advice to up the innovation ante in their classrooms.
ISTE 2015 keynote speaker Soledad O’Brien describes how Google Expeditions can help disadvantaged students get firsthand experience with potential careers.
Russian roboticist Sergei Lupashin says the best way to get students interested in STEM is by engaging learners in competitions that challenge them to imagine, create and refine solutions to real-world problems.
Technology infusion and professional development coordinator LeeAnn Lindsey explains the three biggest challenges of teaching digital citizenship.
ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia was an inspiring week full of learning, doing, collaborating and sharing. See what you may have missed!
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.
ISTE 2015 has finally arrived! To help you hit the ground running, we've created a video tour of the Pennsylvania Convention Center so you can get your bearings and see what we have in store for you. Find out where all the big events are and get some tips for optimizing your conference experience.
At the Lead & Transform Town Hall at ISTE 2014, keynote speaker and district superintendent Pat Skorkowsky revealed how the fifth largest U.S. school district used ISTE’s Essential Conditions for tech integration to spur rapid growth in student achievement.
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!
In 2010, Clintondale High School flipped instruction by having students watch their lectures on video at home and do their assignments in class, where they could get help from teachers. The new approach reduced the failure rate at the school dramatically.
When it comes to protecting student data privacy, it’s imperative that school and district teachers, staff and administrators practice good data management for using online apps and services.
Young maker movement phenomenon Super-Awesome Sylvia explains how to make a pendant that pulses to the beat of your heart using an Arduino, an open source pulse sensor and some LED lights.
Flipped learning pioneer Aaron Sams answers the most common questions he gets about his flipped classroom video.
Seventh graders in Los Gatos, California, documented their science project on arthropods in a music video. They wrote the song, captured the footage and sang.
Sitka High School’s Fab Lab give students experience using 2D and 3D design skills, the most essential skill sets for all manufacturing programs.
The ISTE Standards serve as a beacon for students and educators as they navigate the digital universe. Teachers and leaders from around the globe share their insights into how the standards are helping them guide systemwide change, design instruction for the digital age and prepare students for an inconceivable future.
FlipSnack is a tool that turns PDFs or JPEGs into digital flipbooks, allowing students to create books, magazines or newspapers and share them with parents, peers and the public.
Computational thinking enables students to recognize when and how technology can boost their own critical-thinking, creative and problem-solving skills and help them devise innovative solutions to real-world problems.
Second graders learn their directions by writing a song and creating a music video using the mnemonic device “Never eat soggy waffles.”
To get the best results from pair programming, remember that communication is key — and good manners don’t hurt either!
Apple’s iBeacon technology lures students to learning by sending alerts to their iPads.
Cinematic storytelling engages students’ hearts and minds to create meaningful projects. Film and broadcast journalism teacher Michael Hernandez offers filmmaking tips to help students create video projects to share with the world.
Learn about the sweeping changes that the FCC made to the E-Rate program last summer and how they apply to your school and district.
Maker education expert Sylvia Martinez explores how you can harness 3D printing in your classroom.
The ISTE Conference & Expo is more than just an education conference.
Technology integration expert Michael Gorman outlines the eight essential elements of true project-based learning.
In this EdTekTalk from ISTE 2014, Make magazine founder Dale Dougherty talks about why so many people are drawn to Maker Faires and why it’s vital to bring making back to school.
In this EdTekTalk from ISTE 2014, Shaherose Charania talks about how her passion for technology and desire to make a difference in the world prompted her to create Women 2.0 to inspire the next generation of technology leaders.
In this EdTekTalk from ISTE 2014, Emily Pilloton talks about how she used the power of design to inspire students in Bertie County, North Carolina, to create architect and build confidence.
In this EdTekTalk from ISTE 2014, researcher Guy Hoffman talks about robots that read and express body language, play improvised jazz music and respond to human emotion.
Stop animation is an easy way for students of all ages to make videos. Check out this video about making stop animations that a ninth grader created in under an hour.
Jeff Charbonneau, 2013 National Teacher of the Year and ISTE 2014 Closing Keynote speaker, encourages educators to ask themselves and their students, “What if?” to really make things happen, in school and in life.
Much like over-the-counter medicines, student data should carry easy-to-understand labeling and guidance to help people use it properly.
ISTE is making it easier for members to contribute, share and connect with its new print magazine, entrsekt, as well as a robust online publication and a refreshed website.
In this EdTekTalk from ISTE 2014, artist Phil Hansen talks about how a life-changing injury forced him to rethinking how limitations inspire creativity.
Teach your students about the mechanics of bird flight by letting them “become the bird” using a free game and Microsoft Kinect.
Shannon McClintock Miller, district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School in Iowa, asked students from around the world what they wanted from school. She shares their responses – and how educators can address them – in this keynote address for the K12online conference.
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.
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.
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.