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Many people see yoga as an empowerment tool. It’s transformative, boosts confidence and inspires self-realization. The ISTE Standards for Educators are also transformative when put into practice.
Like everything in ed tech, it’s not enough to have a bunch of fancy gadgets in your makerspace. You need to have the right materials to meet your goals.
Even if you can’t make it to Chicago for ISTE 2018, you can get a taste of the conference experience from wherever you are.
At ISTE 2018, you’ll find numerous formats and session types to match your learning style.
What inspired ISTE educators most this year? Turns out, it was their students. Here are 13 posts that will inspire you to empower your students.
When many students in Texas and Louisiana should have been returning to school in August, they were instead hunkered down at homes or shelters while flood waters rose around them. Find out how schools kept the learning going.
The June passage of Senate Bill 1839 made Texas the first state to include the Educator Standards in legislation.
Every year, thousands of educators come together at the ISTE Conference & Expo to discover new ways to learn with technology, and ISTE 2017 was no exception.
Apple is creating a work of art in real time using submitted photos from attendees, which are are displayed on a 8-by10-foot mosaic at the conference center entrance.
With 572 exhibitors and a nearly 15,000 in attendance at ISTE 2017, it’s a given that the expo hall draws a crowd. It was standing room only as educators search for ideas, tools and resources for their schools and classrooms.
Jennie Magiera, ISTE 2017 keynoter, encourages educators to find their voice.
Attendees at ISTE 2017 got a taste of the fun and excitement at this year’s Edtech Start Up Pitch Fest where company representatives had five minutes to present their product, followed by three minutes of questions from judges.
Jennie Magiera shows educators how to bring “edventures,” or experiential learning, into the structures teachers have to work within.
ISTE 2017 opening keynote speaker Jad Abumrad tells educators to take risks, focus on the questions and persevere through fear and self-doubt.
ISTE’s Edtech Start-Up Pitch Fest, held annually at the ISTE Conference & Expo, allows educators and a panel of judges to weigh in on the hottest tools and resources coming to the edtech market.
What the Trump presidency means for edtech policy remains to be seen, but it’s possible the administration will have a significant impact on federal policy gains that edtech advocates made during the Obama administration.
Jad Abumrad, creator of NPR's "Radiolab," believes that the act of teaching should be more like the act of living. He will be a keynote speaker at ISTE 2017.
Students who are not empowered report surface learning as their goal — learning enough to meet the teachers’ expectations but no more. In the ISTE Standards PD that ISTE and Metiri Group are co-designing, surface learning is defined as acquiring facts, skills and methods that result in automaticity.
The massive shifts technology and globalization are expected to wreak on the workplace have already begun. In many industries and countries, some of the most in-demand jobs didn’t even exist five or 10 years ago — and the pace of change will only accelerate.
This year’s EdTekTalks at ISTE 2017 will feature edtech thought leaders who will share their creativity and insights in a series of mini-keynotes.
ISTE 2017 presenter Courtney Pepe talks about what she likes most about the ISTE Conference & Expo and shares a little bit about herself.
We asked ISTE 2017 presenter Caroline Haebig to tell us what she likes most about the conference and to share a little bit about herself.
We asked ISTE 2017 presenter Leah LaCrosse what she likes most about the ISTE Conference & Expo and to share a little bit about herself.
ISTE 2017 presenter Nicholas Provenzano talks about what he likes most about the ISTE Conference & Expo and shares a little bit about himself.
Read about some popular ISTE 2017 presenters who are committed to empowering students with technology.
Whether you’re traveling from across town or from across the world, the best part of the conference is sharing with other people.
Make the most of your ISTE 2017 experience with a few tools to help you get organized.
Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani is on a mission to more girls off the sidelines and into computer science careers.
We asked Nancye Blair Black to tell us what she likes most about the ISTE Conference & Expo and to share a little bit about herself.
Aaron Sams talks about what he likes most about the ISTE Conference & Expo and shares a little bit about himself.
With technology, many parents ignore the interactions of our kids online. But just like driving a car or eating a healthy diet, we need to be there to coach and guide our kids through this world.
New ISTE CEO Richard Culatta says he believes "thoughtful impatience" is necessary to accelerate the process of getting the right solutions to the right educators and learners much faster.
ISTE 2017 presenter Reshan Richards talks about what he likes most about the ISTE Conference & Expo and shares a little bit about himself.
Initiate a thoughtful discussion about mobile learning within your school or district.
Emily Weinstein offers five common myths about kids’ experiences with technology and social media that she encountered while researching these issues at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and working with Common Sense Education.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.
You don’t have to be a computer scientist to teach coding, and students don't need devices to learn coding skills.
Sean Gaillard, a North Carolina high school principal, set out to create an uplifting school culture and ended up sparking the #CelebrateMonday movement.
Many of our social interactions, whether at home or in school, are happening with a screen rather than face to face, and while there are many benefits to technology, we must not forget what makes us human: social and emotional awareness and, most important, empathy.
Educators can get some much-needed assistance with character-building lessons thanks to Character Day on Sept. 22.
What's a coach to do when tasked with communicating to all types of adult learners? Personalize it! Try these four tools to differentiate your training.
John Kao, a self-described innovation activist, says today’s education system is ripe for innovation on many levels. In the case of schools, that means supporting ways for young people to practice innovation.
Connect your students to classrooms and experts from around the world. Find resources on the Global Collaboration Day website.
Join #ISTEChat to find out from the experts how you can write an amazing ISTE 2017 conference proposal.
Got a great ed tech lesson plan, 1:1 rollout or scalable program you've implemented at your school or district? Why not submit a ISTE 2016 conference proposal and share with other educators.
Students who experience other cultures and develop skills in a connected world are better prepared to be productive and compassionate citizens in an increasingly global economy, and they are able to improve their communication skills, collaborate effectively and be ready for multicultural workspaces.
ISTE 2016 offered inspiring keynotes and EdTekTalks, engaging student presentations, hundreds of indepth sessions and too many connections to count as more than 19,000 educators and exhibitors flooded the Colorado Convention Center in Denver June 26-29.
More than 19,000 attendees and exhibitors traveled from 73 nations to Denver for ISTE 2016. Check out this infographic for a breakdown of some of the other stats from the conference.
Education has had some big successes in Washington, D.C., this year and the biggest success of all was passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Inspired by the animated character Ms. Frizzle and enabled by a 1:1 program, third grade teacher Michelle Cordy gives her students experiences that take them beyond the walls of the classroom.
In a world rife with social struggles between races, genders, classes and countries over material and symbolic resources, ISTE keynote speaker Ruha Benjamin sees schools as laboratories of democratic participation, where society incubates a better world in the hearts and minds of its students.
Districts from around the country are spending millions on mobile devices and many are allowing students to bring their own technology to school. But effective learning with tech doesn't happen magically.
ISTE tapped celebrity ISTE authors who are experts in subjects like flipped learning, cybersafety, digital citizenship and personalized learning for a Hollywood Squares type game at ISTE 2016.
The maker movement and game-based learning are two hot topics in ed tech right now. Try these three lesson ideas that pair games and making in the classroom.
Michelle Cordy, a third grade teacher from Ontario, Canada, calls herself an applied researcher. She believes more teachers need to be researchers who test out new approaches and analyze the results.
Ruha Benjamin, a keynote speaker at ISTE 2016, thinks children should not have to lose who they are to be leaders in science.
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.
After engagement with thousands of education stakeholders over the past year, the 2016 ISTE Standards for Students were released at ISTE 2016 in Denver. Use these tools to get started.
Educators are well past the point of debating whether STEM belongs in the classroom. Most agree that it’s vital. Now the question becomes how to do it effectively.
Participants in the ISTE Game Show at the TIP Pavilion in the expo hall found learning to be fun and games.
With the refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students completed and ready for unveiling Monday at ISTE 2016, the attention now turns to revamping the ISTE Standards for Teachers.
Students want to control the pace and style of their learning, and they want educators to trust the they can handle it.
The 2016 ISTE Standards for Students are aspirational and amplify student voice.
According to futurist Michio Kaku, ISTE 2016 Opening Keynote speaker, teachers don’t need to fear for their jobs. Their role in the next decade as mentors to our students is assured — as long as they embrace it.
ISTE Attendee Experience Manager Elizabeth Glau guides you through the halls of the Colorado Convention Center and gives you some must-know info about the many events at ISTE 2016.
Futurist and theoretical physicist Michio Kaku has some advice on how educators can inspire students to be big thinkers. The ISTE 2016 keynote speaker will share some of his own ideas in Denver this summer.
Let’s face it, ISTE 2016 is big! Here are seven ways to prepare for crowds, lines and overstimulation.
Asking students what they want to be when they grow up is no longer relevant in our rapidly changing workforce. Jaime Casap, chief education evangelist for Google, offers 17 questions we should be asking instead.
It's time to move digital citizenship to the activism stage. Students should be encouraged to use digital tools to improve the world around us, to support causes, empower others and create better environments.
To prepare students for success, encourage kids to evolve and develop as creative individuals.
We asked past ISTE conference attendees to tell us what their conference must-have items are. Here's what we learned.
A good badging program gives students control of their learning. Here are four ideas for using badges to inspire kids.
Yes, teenagers spend a lot of time on social media. But it isn't as bad as you think. Read these five myths about social media use.
From inventors and researchers to social entrepreneurs, these five mini-keynote speakers will inspire you with their forward-thinking ideas.
A number of new online platforms are streamlining the search and bid process to making tech buying easier for school districts.
Skyping with students around the globe can be an enriching experience, but one common obstacle — communication barriers — can derail even the most organized global learning experiences.
Every educator has a unique story that explains their passion for ed tech. It's those personal, inspiring stories about learners who've been ignited by ed tech that influence education transformation.That's why, as part of Advocacy Month, we've asked educators to share why they support ed tech.
A Canadian kindergartener and his dad are on a mission to increase the world’s kindness quotient. Their tool of choice? Kid-crafted bookmarks.
Can you flip your elementary school classroom? Flipped learning pioneers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams say it all comes down to getting the greatest value from your face time with students.
At ISTE 2016, attendees will hear from three diverse and distinct voices — a scientist, an activist and an educator — whose messages span science, research and education.
Creativity is the ability to make new things or think of new ideas, and you can help your students work their creativity muscles by using these four strategies.
If you're looking for ways to fund your trip to ISTE 2016, we can help. Here are five ways to get funding to attend the conference.
There's something for every educator to learn from these nine articles – all written by ISTE members – that offer standards-aligned ed tech ideas on topics as diverse as flipped learning, virtual reality and digital citizenship.
The digital age has created an explosion of opportunities for student entrepreneurs like Sean McCulloch, 16, who has created his own brand of clothing that he sells on the website he designed and built himself.
According to author Sharon Sakai-Miller, author of Innovation Age Learning: Empowering Students by Empowering Teachers, we need to shift our educational emphasis from getting students to acquire knowledge to teaching them to use it.
Hundreds of educators gave us their ideas on what the new generation of ISTE Standards for Students should look like. Take a look at the draft and let us know what you think.
Educators can become change agents by taking small steps toward transforming their classrooms.
The 10 most popular posts on the EdTekHub included tips and advice from educators on how to align lessons with the ISTE Standards and the Common Core State Standards and step-by-step guidance on how to replicate those lessons in any classroom.
Learn how to teach and model digital citizenship from more than 20 real-world scenarios outlined in the ISTE book Effective Digital Learning Environments: Your Guide to the ISTE Standards for Coaches.
Kindergarten and PK students can participate in cross-cultural communication and collaboration with students around the globe. Learn how during this Professional Learning Series webinar.
Teaching can be lonely and challenging, particularly for innovative teacher leaders on the cutting edge of ed tech. Download these three inspiring posters for your classroom as a reminder that you are not alone and that your PLN, both online and in person, has your back.
The education law that will replace No Child Left Behind includes a major ed tech provision in the form of a flexible block grant.
Although it’s been slow in coming, technology allows for a paper-free classroom. Get there faster with Google Apps for Education.
In the innovative age, success is determined not by knowledge but what you do with it. Educators should ask 3 questions about every lesson: What? So what? Now what?
Games are a popular — and effective — classroom tool. Educators can use them to immerse kids in content, assess learning and modify behavior.
Download one of these free social media cover photos or social media badges to share your passion as a catalyst for learning.
Just because you may be among the few ed tech integrators at your school today, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Why not bring others into the fold? Why not begin to see yourself as a catalyst for change? What would happen if you did?
Getting connected doesn't have to mean staring at a computer screen. Nerdy Teacher Nicholas Provenzano shares his tips for connecting offline.
When educators connect, they do more than simply share resources. They become each other’s most valuable resource, says author and former teacher Steve Dembo.
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.
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.