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In the age of citizen journalism, media literacy is more vital than ever.
What will the Trump Administration’s focus on school choice mean for investments in education technology and broadband infrastructure.
ISTE will introduce the next generation of its member magazine starting with the July 2017 issue.
The question has boggled scientists, philosophers and educators for millennia. How, in fact, do humans process, remember, retrieve and use information?
At Baltimore County Public Schools, students can to access multiple and varied opportunities for learning, exploration and enrichment.
How tech coaching works, what the goals are and exactly who takes on this role is being worked out in classrooms and districts around the globe. And while there may be some uncertainty as to how to navigate the coaching terrain, experts say the relationships among the various stakeholders are the bedrock.
Steve Isaacs is a firm believer in the maker movement, which allows students to be hands-on with their learning and to create products.
At 17 Maya Penn is a eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and environmentalist.
ISTE Board of Directors President Mila Thomas Fuller writes about what's in store for ISTE in 2017.
Instead of teachers delivering lessons to students sitting in rows, what if we trusted students to choose their places?
Do virtual and augmented reality have the potential to transform education on the scale of laptops and Google Apps? You may be surprised.
Mali Bickley talks about how teachers can create learning environments that foster the skills needed to become caring, contributing and creative global citizens.
ISTE member Ixchell Reyes specializes in teaching English as an additional language to students who hail from all corners of the globe.
Empowerment, equity and empathy are emerging as three key components of the 2017 ISTE Standards for Teachers.
Of all the titles Timothy P. Shriver holds – social leader, educator, author, film producer, entrepreneur – one gig always stands out: chairman of the Special Olympics.
Schools, of all sizes and locations, have plugged into the power of technology to transform learning and teaching.
Kristin Ziemke writes that the most important thing we can do for students is help them tell their stories.
How do we reach beyond our divisive and hate-filled climate to find our better selves and return to a culture of civility that promotes critical thinking and engaged citizenship?
Real-time, growth-based formative assessments are essential in order to get immediate feedback about student performance and offer small data instead of the macro look that usually happens only at the end of the year. A good place to start is to make sure educators are using the right technology.
Coding education over the past five years is igniting worldwide interest as teachers gain expertise, and new products make it possible for teens and college students to improve the world right in their classrooms.
Strategic planning is vital when addressing the needs and challenges that districts, schools and community stakeholders face every day in diverse learning environments.
Tiffany Shlain is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker who Newsweek magazine spotlighted as one of the women shaping the 21st century. But the real story behind Shlain’s success is how she’s using film and technology to do just that.
Walls have been torn down and new digital bridged have been erected across our planet to connect us all. Anthony Salcito writes that with ubiquitous access to information, availability of rich content, perpetual creation and sharing, the ability to change awareness, tolerance and career readiness is more possible – and perhaps more needed – than ever before.
ISTE took a fresh approach to updating the student standards, reaching out to a wide range of contributors – including 295 students – and seeking grass-roots, expert and global input.
As the technology coordinator at the Foote School in New Haven, Connecticut, Julianne B. Ross-Kleinmann pursues her passion, which is instructional technology in the service of learning and teaching. And she does it by creating a well-rounded environment.
With the proliferation of “big data,” it’s easy to get carried away with gathering data without a sense of purpose. That’s like trying to solve a problem without knowing exactly what you’re solving for.
ISTE spent a year asking educators from around the world what the next generation of digital learning standards should look like. The revised standards reflect those ideas and concepts: student empowerment, creation, global collaboration, computational thinking, data analysis and more.
There is a constant chatter in education about the benefits of creativity and how to teach it. Can it be taught? What does it look like in the classroom? Why is it important? Everyone from business executives to students has a stake in this vital, yet often viewed as loosey-goosey, concept.
We may have stopped arguing about whether the use of information and communications technology in education is effective, but most countries are far from recognizing that it’s not enough just to use ICT/ The whole system needs adjustment in order for it to work, writes Dominic Savage, director of the education world forum.
Where will we be in a dozen years if we continue to create a cesspool of disrespect and indignities through our online comments? Do we stay this course, or instead find a place where we set expectations about how we will communicate with each other?
When young people get involved in a community of shared interests and expertise, learning happens as an organic side effect of creating, mobilizing and being part of the life of a community, writes cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito.
Scrum, is a project management strategy borrowed from the tech industry, is starting to catch on in schools that focus on project based learning.
Helping students to fail forward is the foundation of Nicholas Provenzano's teaching philosophy.
Dató Yasmin Mahmood, CEO of Multimedia Development Corporation in Malaysia, has been tasked with leading the country to become a developed digital economy by 2020. And if anyone can do it, she can.
ISTE CEO Brian Lewis talks about why leadership and professional development are critical for transforming learning.
Students around the globe are taking to the internet to make their voices heard, and adults are beginning to listen.
Screen time, that scourge of modern society, might not be as bad as we thought. Fact is, not all screen time is the same and some brilliant learning is happening on those screens.
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. talks to entrsekt about his vision for U.S. schools.
Jennifer Scheffer, a mobile learning coach for Burlington Public Schools in Massachusetts, has her students work with real people – peers, teachers and community members – and offer real solutions to real problems.
Luis Pérez helps educators integrate technology in ways that empower all learners using universal design principles.
The refreshed ISTE Standards for Students, to be released at ISTE 2016, will emphasize self-directed learning.
Don't let the procurement process cause paralysis for your school or district. Follow these tips to make effective buying decisions.
Computational thinking is increasingly being recognized globally to be as important as reading, writing and arithmetic. Essentially, it involves a set of problem-solving skills and techniques based on computer science concepts that provide a structured approach for teaching students how to think in the digital age.
The ISTE Standards for Students are being refreshed to accommodate a need for student metacognition.
What happens when you let students take an idea and make it a project with real-world applications? You foster creativity and teach students to have an entrepreneurial mindset.
Games teach students how to solve difficult problems, become better thinkers, learn to handle failure and collaborate with others.
Many assumptions we make about games and gaming – as time-wasters or worse – simply don’t provide a full picture of why gamification is one of the most important trends in international commerce and education.
Many educators are using social media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter, in their classrooms with students as young as kindergartners.
ISTE members have always been at the forefront of education transformation. Giving students a voice and helping them become lifelong learners are the keys to change.
In the Q&A with entrsekt editor Julie Randles, Kevin Carroll inspires people to pursue their dreams with passion and gusto.
ISTE is more than its conference, standards and passionate community. It's a support system for educators.
Bijal Damani left a lucrative job to do what she loves: Inspire and challenge children to be the best they can be.
As a caused-based organization, ISTE is more than just a membership organization and more than a nonprofit. ISTE serves all educators.
When it comes to students behaving inappropriately online, embrace the teachable moment instead taking the tech away.
James Phillip Knight, known to most as the chief education adviser at TES Global Ltd., has a deep curiousity and commitment to technology in education and employment.
The mutual commitment of Virtual Educa and ISTE to support contemporary professional learning opportunities for educators is embodied in a memorandum of understanding that was established between the two groups in June.
A growing number of educators are turning to game-based learning as a way to better engage today’s students and teach them how to fail positively.
Digital equity is about making sure everyone has equal access to technology tools, computers and the internet.
Getting buy-in for a 1:1 digital conversion requires a culture of innovation that starts at the top. Leaders need to set the example by leading meetings, hosting town halls, visiting schools and remaining active on social media.
The trajectory of the work underway by the ISTE corporate and foundation relations team has been undeniably positive in recent months, driven by program improvements, refreshes and innovative new ideas.
LeeAnn Lindsey, an academic professional for technology infusion and professional development at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, believes ed tech inspires new ways for teaching and learning to take place.
Scientists say 50 percent of happiness is determined by our genes.Chalk up another 10 percent to life circumstance. But that still leaves 40 percent we control daily. Ninety percent of long-term happiness stems from how your brain processes the world, not the external world itself.
Teachers are more than just leaders in their own classrooms. Federal initiatives such as the STEM Master Teacher Corp and Teach to Lead point to a seismic shift to a vision of teachers as leaders and catalysts of improvement at the school, district and national policy levels.
The evolution of media from controlled channels like newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television networks to social media means that anyone can become tomorrow’s retweet royalty or social scum.
Braun’s Pencils of Promise schools prove anyone can start a movement that matters.
If we’re really focused on serving our students and if we really believe in digital citizenship, then we must behave the way we expect our students to behave in real life and in the virtual world/
For the past 20 years, McCoy, now the principal at Spring Lake Middle School in Cumberland County, North Carolina, has been in search of perfection in a variety of educational positions.
In the digital age, computational thinking — the ability to solve problems using technology, among other things — will be a necessary skill set for students, teachers and citizens.
If we want our students to succeed in their careers and life in the digital age, we must begin teaching them the skills — such as selecting, evaluating, synthesizing, inferring and analyzing data — that will allow them to use technology to its full potential.
Staying constantly connected is drowning us all in a state of cognitive overload and unresolved stress. Here are a few lifelines from psychologists to help you navigate information overload and right your mental ship.
We’ve long used grades to keep score, but maybe the true value of the education needs to come from the result, rather than the process. What if students learned incredible lessons about empathy and humanity while solving, examining or illuminating extraordinary problems?
Assistive technology helps educators serve students with disabilities and close the performance gap. The goal is to look at how technology can minimize disability.
Despite many countries’ attempts to improve and update education systems, many struggle with deploying newer technologies.
As educators, we need to teach students to use social media tools proficiently enough to leave a mark that will allow others to find them, see who they are and determine what they are capable of doing.
Before teachers can adequately prepare their students for the digital age, they must first be prepared themselves. Updating teacher education programs with modern equipment, opportunities to practice and a unified vision that addresses technology may be the first step to education reform.
Bev Perdue, North Carolina’s first female governor, dedicated her governorship to protecting and strengthening education while shepherding her state through the worst economic climate since the Great Depression.
Just what is the Internet of Things? Check out our handy infographic to find out what it is, what it can do for you and the obstacles slowing its progress.
Tracking student data has the potential to revolutionize learning — and to make students vulnerable to companies and individuals who can access their information. Educators and lawmakers are rallying to propose legislation that will help navigate the perils of privacy issues while delivering the benefits of student data.
No matter what role you have as a professional, you can use powerful narratives to lead and teach using a broad range of tools like video, blogging and social media.
Successful disrupters are indifferent to what is said about them, reframe the problems their industries face and remove limitations.
Educator Keith Ferrell has hopped around the globe, teaching with technology in Venezuela and Singapore.
As more and more kids used technology at earlier ages, it’s important to identify strategies and tools that best fit our youngest learners.
Some female leaders are working to combat challenges faced by women in ed tech, such as salary inequality, nonrecognition, barriers to career advancement and inappropriate conduct.
Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, a lifelong advocate of student-centered learning, established the DeKalb Online Academy, which helps teachers prepare to virtually instruct students. This academy was the first of its kind in the county.
Brian Lewis, ISTE CEO writes that the future of any brand is multiplatform. Passionate educators want to experience ISTE in multiple ways.
We can spend millions of dollars on educational technology, but if students don’t have a reason to want to use it, all those tools are nearly useless. Students need to hear that they matter.
If you’re concentrating on the device in a BYOD initiative, you’re setting your students up for failure, says ISTE member Lenny Schad. Instead students need to know how to navigate the digital landscape – regardless of the device they are using.
While the concept of technology as a tool for innovation in education is not new, we are witnessing an evolution of thought leaders – from the classroom to the corporate boardroom to elected officials – who are recognizing technology’s impact on transforming education.
Good ideas don’t just happen. There are things you can do to plant the seeds of great ideas.
Former FCC commissioner shares her experiences as a leader, industry activist, envoy.
Valerie Thompson, chief executive of the e-Learning Foundation based in Berkshire, England, writes that it is our moral imperative to deliver on a fundamental vision for education where learning is truly personalized, and all students maximize their full potential.
Many educators believe students should be taught coding as young as kindergarten to build critical-thinking skills and prepare for careers of the future.
LeVar Burton, host and executive producer of the popular PBS program “Reading Rainbow,” says he’s committed to improving children’s education through innovative uses of storytelling.
When the mental images of the great teachers I’ve had in my life float around this brain of mine, there is a recurring slide show of the ones who, in those precise, unforgettable life moments, changed me forever.
Movement engages students, energizes learning
ISTE membership provides a gathering place for all educators and helps them “find their tribes” – those colleagues with whom they can learn, teach and share best practices for technology integration.
Backed by a shared commitment to leading education transformation through pedagogical excellence that is ably supported by technology, ISTE and the Learning Links Foundation (LLF) have entered into a collaboration that will empower education stakeholders.
Integration of arts into STEM inspires new mindset
All over the globe, people are talking about transforming education.
Clayton Wilcox, Ed.D, superintendent of Washington County Public Schools in Maryland, likes to compete, especially on an inward level
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.
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.
Most educators recognize the need for digital citizenship, but many are at a loss for how to teach it. Here are some resources to help.
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.