ISTE ARTICLES

06/30/2015

ISTE 2015 draws nearly 21,000

PHILADELPHIA – July 1, 2015 – The International Society for Technology (ISTE®) in Education today wraps up another stellar annual conference with nearly 21,000 registered attendees and industry r...


12/27/2018

Reinventing teacher training

The next time the idea of revitalizing classroom instruction seems daunting, take heart from Mia Kim Williams, Ph.D. Williams, an ISTE Board member, is the associate professor of curriculu...


03/17/2018

WHAT WORKS: Program turns teachers into STEM researchers

Cybersecurity is the digital Wild West, and students at College Station High School in Texas are preparing for it by creating a virtual network and using it to practice stopping simulated attacks – ...


09/21/2020

4 action steps to prepare new teachers to use edtech

Think back to the first time you entered a classroom responsible for teaching a small group of students with a lesson you had designed. Remember how excited (or nervous!) you were the day your stu...


06/25/2016

ISTE and Microsoft collaborate to provide new school planning and professional learning resources

ISTE and Microsoft collaborate to provide new school planning and professional learning resources Multi-project initiative to include first of its kind blueprint for school transformation, leade...


07/06/2020

Edtech students help K-12 educators with online teaching during pandemic

When the coronavirus pandemic hit and schools closed, students in Sarah Schroeder’s educational technology classes at the University of Cincinnati suddenly found their skills in high demand. ...


12/27/2018

From taboo to trending: Formerly restricted, social media is the new learning tool in classrooms

It’s the first day of kindergarten in Williston, Vermont, and Sharon Davison is sitting beneath a tree outside the classroom, sharing treats with her students. “What kind of sound...


02/14/2017

Capella University earns ISTE Seal of Alignment for Professional Development Courses for Digital Age Classrooms

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 15, 2017 - The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) today announced that Capella University earned the Seal of Alignment for Readiness to the ISTE Standard...


10/19/2018

Using Systems Thinking to Leverage Technology for School Improvement: Lessons Learned from Award-Winning Secondary Schools/Districts

This paper offers lessons learned about what it takes to successfully leverage technology for school improvement based on a cross-case analysis of eight award-winning secondary schools/districts aroun...


03/31/2015

Social media presence is modern-day rsum

Mention the topic of social media in an educational setting and you're sure to get some strong feelings. There is typically no middle ground when it comes to educators' feelings on the use of Twitt...


10/19/2018

Applying the Design Framework to Technology Professional Development

Building on contemporary research on teacher professional development, this study examined the practices of a technology-focused learning community at a high school in the United States. Over the cour...


10/19/2018

Interactive Videoconferencing: Connecting Theory to Practice for Preservice Teachers

The purpose of this work is to examine using interactive videoconferencing (IVC) to provide preservice teachers with a model of exemplary reading instruction to transfer their learning and implement e...


10/19/2018

Teacher Candidate Responses to Digital Games: 21st-Century Skills Development

Researchers conducted a mixed-methods study with 21 undergraduate university students majoring in education to determine their ability to recognize the motivational factors and 21st-century learning s...


06/13/2019

Trina Davis: She’s reinventing how educators learn to teach STEM

To create unforgettable STEM experiences for students, teachers need to have them first. That’s how Trina Davis sees it. An associate professor for Texas A&M University’s Department of ...


10/19/2018

Learning Connections: No Robotics in School? 4-H Can Help

There’s no shortage of opportunities for young people to engage with robotics. They can participate in competitions, after-school clubs, summer camps, and even a few classes or mini-classes. B...


10/19/2018

The Use of Confidence Intervals as a Meta-Analytic Lens to Summarize the Effects of Teacher Education Technology Courses on Preservice Teacher TPACK

The validity and reliability of the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework to measure the extent to which teachers can teach with technology, hinges on the ability to aggregate ...


12/27/2018

Reimagine your classroom with gamified learning

As I was preparing to take the GRE a few years ago, I knew I needed to brush up on my math skills. Considering the best way to go about this, I vaguely recalled a friend telling me about Khan Acade...


12/27/2018

Empowering learners is a messy, iterative process

If there’s one thing I’ve learned as an educator, it’s that bringing big-picture ideas to life with students is a collaborative and often messy process. Lesson No. 2: That’s OK, especially whe...


10/19/2018

Are You Ready to Teach Secondary Mathematics in the 21st Century? A Study of Preservice Teachers’ Digital Game Design Experience

This research study examines preservice teachers’ experiences of learning through game design. In particular, we investigate how their perceptions of digital games have evolved through the proce...


12/27/2018

Are tablets better than laptops for 1:1? No

Outside of the early elementary grades (K-4), laptops are best for learning, and I've got the evidence to prove it. Don't believe me? Test my reasoning for yourself! Here are just a fe...


10/19/2018

Point/Counterpoint: Can Assessment Technologies Make Standardized Testing Obsolete?

Yes Our educational system claims to be about high expectations for all, regardless of ability. It says that, with the right teaching and some effort from the student, a low-achieving student can l...


10/19/2018

Evaluating Modes of Teacher Preparation: A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Remote Observations of Graduate Interns

Although technology-mediated learning has its advantages, it does not come without operational tradeoffs. Thus, consideration of the effectiveness of new modes of teacher preparation in comparison to ...


09/20/2018

Successful edtech initiatives have these traits in common

Over the last 30 years, I’ve worked on national and international projects focusing on the integration of digital technologies in formal learning environments from the preschool to the uni...


12/27/2018

Listen to the voice of students

All over the globe, people are talking about transforming education. Lawmakers, activists, university professors, kindergarten teachers, school administrators, parents, millionaires and even movie...


10/19/2018

Qualitative Analysis of Student Perceptions of E-Portfolios in a Teacher Education Program

In the last decade, e-portfolios have moved to the forefront of teacher preparation programs across the United States. With its widespread use, faculty and administrators need to understand teacher ca...