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Write for us!

ISTE’s new online content hub keeps educators informed about the latest methods for learning and teaching with technology. We’re looking for content written by educators for educators on topics related to integrating digital age skills into schools and classrooms.

The hub is the digital content channel for ISTE, the premier nonprofit organization serving educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world.

Who reads our content

We strive to inform and engage educators at all levels, including classroom teachers, education leaders, technology coordinators, library media specialists, tech coaches, teacher educators and anyone else interested in using technology to support deeper learning.

What we publish

We love to publish lively, engaging content that is clear and direct. Please read some of our past articles to get a sense of our tone and style before you submit. We accept several types of content, including:

  • How-to articles, 500-1,500 words
  • Articles about digital learning trends, best practices and innovations, 500-1,500 words
  • Tips for using specific tools or techniques, 250-500 words
  • “Best of” lists, such as specific tools, resources, apps
  • Reviews of resources, such as products, tools, software and books, 500-700 words
  • Classroom, school and district success stories, 500-1,500 words
  • Video tips, 2-3 minutes

Have another idea? Surprise us! Send a short query to Diana Fingal at dfingal@iste.org.

Want to write a guest post for our ed tech blog? Contact Nicole Krueger at nkrueger@iste.org.

What we don’t publish

  • Research articles, case studies or literature reviews: ISTE's content hub is not a research journal. Please don't send us a description of your research study, and don't include an abstract or overview. If you feel you could write an engaging short article about your research, please first send a query to Diana Fingal at dfingal@iste.org.
  • Press releases: We do not interview company executives or publish promotional content. If you are a working educator who would like to write about a tool you love or contribute an unbiased ed tech product review, please send a query to Diana Fingal at dfingal@iste.org.
  • Personnel changes or district/school news: We also do not cover news about districts acquiring new products.

What you should know

  • Most of our writers are educators or education thought leaders.
  • We prefer submissions that clearly connect content to the ISTE Standards.
  • If you write for us, you’ll earn our sincere gratitude, a byline and respect from your peers, but no money.
  • We like lively and engaging content written in AP style. We especially like a first-person point of view and a conversational tone.
  • Please identify all adults mentioned in examples or as sources by first and last name, position and/or job title, school or district, city and state/province, and/or country. Identify minors by their full names when possible.
  • Avoid hypothetical situations or composite characters. If you must use them to illustrate your point, make it clear they’re hypothetical.
  • We include no more than two author names per article. We grant bylines only to writers, not to contributors, mentors, supervisors or partners who worked on a project.
  • We prize diversity and look for articles that span all grades, subjects and technologies.

Ready to submit?

  • Use our online submission form to upload your article. If the form gives you a hard time, contact submissions@iste.org.
  • Allow 30 days for a response.
  • Submitting a manuscript does not guarantee publication. We reserve the right to decline an article at any point even if we've already conditionally accepted it. Our acceptance rate is approximately 40%.
  • If you have photos, graphics or video that illustrates your article, send them our way and we’ll consider them!
  • If you’d like a little help developing your article, submit a query to acquisitions editor Diana Fingal at dfingal@iste.org. Briefly describe the article you want to write and why our audience will love it. Let us know the tool, technology or technique you want to write about, its primary impact on learning or teaching, and how your topic addresses the ISTE Standards.