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ISTE Standards Spotlight

Standards Spotlight: Introduce students to our small, connected world with the Global Collaborator standard 


Topics: ISTE Standards

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing became clear: It truly is a small world and we’re all in this together. That’s why it’s never been more important to provide students with opportunities to con­…


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Interview: Defining effective edtech use


Topics: ISTE Standards

In the past decade, state policymakers have invested heavily in devices and infrastructure to narrow the digital divide in schools. Many are now recognizing that, to ensure these investments are achieving their…


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Take students on a live wildlife safari


Topics: Global collaboration, ISTE Standards, ISTE Standards for Students

Stacey Moore knew she couldn’t take her 30 Virginia third graders on safari in Africa, so she did the next best thing: She brought the safari to her classroom and connected her students to naturalists who…


Richard Culatta

ISTE CEO: Shaping the future is in our DNA


Topics: digital equity, ISTE Standards, Seal of Alignment

I recently came across the T-shirt I was given when I volunteered at the 30th ISTE conference. In case you’re wondering, it still fits, as does the role ISTE has played in helping me stay ahead of important…


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North Carolina Adopts the ISTE Standards for Students


Topics: ISTE Standards, ISTE Standards for Students

Decision Will Empower Students and Harness Personalized Learning 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — September 10, 2019 — North Carolina’s State Board of Education recently voted to adopt…


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CT Competencies: Embrace integration across the curriculum


Topics: Computational Thinking, Computational Thinking Competencies, ISTE Standards

When embarking on your school or district’s computer science (CS) journey, computa­tional thinking (CT) should be taught first, primarily because CT helps learners under­stand the logic and algorithmic…


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Lead with instruction — not tools!


Topics: ISTE Standards

The districtwide adoption of the ISTE Standards for Students in 2016 supported L.A. Unified School District's  turnaround from tool-driven to…


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Turn screen time into learning time


Topics: ISTE Standards, Screen time

Screen time gets more bad press than a Hollywood star in rehab. But the fact is, not all screen time is the same. Screen time is like food: Some of it’s bad for you and some of it’s good for you, and moderation…


Strengthen school vision with technology

Strengthen school vision with technology


Topics: ISTE Standards, ISTE Standards for Educators

Schools are complicated places. We have mission statements and visions, district points of pride and learning objectives, new initiatives, variable funding and shifting enrollment. All of this is enough to make educators’ heads spin.

So, what can be done? There are some who opt to wait…


Getting at the heart of the empowered learner

Getting at the heart of the empowered learner


Topics: ISTE Standards

The ultimate goal of our educational system is to develop students as college-, career- and life-ready individuals who can thrive in a global, high-tech world. This goal can be supported or discouraged based on the learning environment, materials and instructional choices that are made for…