Recent articles

You don' 't have to be a scientist to incorporate STEM

You don't have to be a scientist to incorporate STEM

12/18/2014

Topics: Mobile learning, Robotics, Standards, STEM & STEAM

Sara Hunter was recognized as a 2013 ISTE Emerging Leader. Nominations for 2015 awards are open now through Feb. 2015. Amazing educators are encouraged to apply!

Most people are…

MORE

Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

Time to redesign curriculum for the digital age

12/03/2014

Topics: Curriculum, Standards

In too many schools, technology integration has come to mean retrofitting new technology to outdated curriculum. Digital tools are tacked onto lessons, simply replacing functions that were once performed with traditional tools, such as pen and paper.

There's a wide gulf between…

MORE

Simulation game helps students understand traumatic brain injury

Simulation game helps students understand traumatic brain injury

11/07/2014

Topics: Gamification, Gaming, Standards

From a tackle in a football game to a fall on an icy sidewalk or a car accident, the dangers of traumatic brain injury are real and sometimes even fatal. To help educate students about traumatic brain injury and heighten their awareness and ability to make informed decisions,…

MORE

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Lead with vision

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Lead with vision

10/31/2014

Topics: Education leadership, Standards

ISTE Standards for Administrators 1: Visionary leadership

Sometimes it's hard to even remember the days when easy, instant access to a world of information wasn't available to…

MORE

Get students talking with digital tools!

Get students talking with digital tools!

10/27/2014

Topics: Standards

Both the Common Core and ISTE Standards expect students to demonstrate oral communication skills as early as kindergarten. But while the Common Core's…

MORE

The missing Gallup question: How are schools using technology?

The missing Gallup question: How are schools using technology?

08/22/2014

Topics: Standards

The release of the 46th Annual PDK/Gallup Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools reveals a high level of public engagement in the issues surrounding public education. Americans are demonstrating greater levels of…

MORE

5 tips for making the shift to personalized learning

5 tips for making the shift to personalized learning

08/12/2014

Topics: Personalized Learning, Standards

The idea that school should focus on the learners might seem like a no-brainer. After all, helping people learn is the whole point of education, isn't it?

Of course, it's more complicated than that. The U.S. education system was based on and most teachers and administrators have been…

MORE

Know the ISTE StandardsT 3: Model digital age learning

Know the ISTE StandardsT 3: Model digital age learning

07/24/2014

Topics: Standards

ISTE Standards for Teachers 3:  Model digital age work and learning.

There are a lot of good things about…

MORE

Put me in, coach! I' 'm ready to teach with technology

Put me in, coach! I'm ready to teach with technology

07/21/2014

Topics: Standards, Tools

These days, ed tech coaches are in high demand, thanks in part to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which require educators to integrate technology into the classroom. Much like the…

MORE

Connect English learners to science with online projects

Connect English learners to science with online projects

07/21/2014

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Online learning, Project-based learning, Standards, STEM & STEAM, Tools

For many of us, learning science in school meant opening worn textbooks, watching projector slides in a stuffy classroom and dissecting rats once you got to eighth grade. Did you ever ask yourself, "How is this relevant? How can I take this knowledge, go out into the world and use…

MORE