Write for us! The ISTE blog publishes articles that help educators implement technology in their schools, districts and classrooms. We focus on strategies, tools and ideas that address the ISTE Standards and empower all educators to harness technology to accelerate innovation in teaching and learning, and inspire learners to reach their greatest potential. We’re looking for content written by ISTE members that illustrate how to address the ISTE Standards in schools and classrooms.
The blog is the digital content channel for ISTE, a global education organization with a bold vision that technology can transform teaching and learning, accelerate innovation and solve tough problems in education.
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 our ISTE blog 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
- 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 use in the classroom, please send a query to email@example.com.
- Personnel changes or district/school news: We also do not cover news about districts acquiring new products.
What you should know
- Our writers are ISTE members who 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 from different regions that serve all populations, including rural and urban, schools that are big and small, and those that serve students across the economic spectrum. We want to hear from writers from diverse backgrounds, years of service and experience. And we want articles that focus on different grade bands, cover a range of subjects and highlight a variety of technologies.
Ready to submit?
- Send your article as a Word file to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Allow 60 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 email@example.com. 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.