ISTE ARTICLES

03/30/2020

Exploring education with AR and VR

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03/30/2020

5 pandemic-friendly resources for bridging the digital divide

If educators have learned anything from the coronavirus outbreak, it’s that digital equity is a complex and moving target. Never has the breadth of the digital divide been more apparent — and ...


03/31/2020

COVID-19: Get federal funding for your district!

The COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact schools across the country. As closures extend further into the year, states and districts are leveraging online learning models, and strategi...


04/05/2020

Flexibility is key to successful remote learning

Adjusting expectations has been a theme of learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio’s Lakota Local Schools, a suburban K-12 district with more than 16,700 students, designed its remote learni...


04/06/2020

Meeting students' social-emotional needs during a COVID-19 lockdown

High school junior Sadie Bograd doesn’t mind having extra leisure time to catch up on her novel reading or binge-watch the latest season of The Good Place. But there are moments when the unstruc...


04/07/2020

9 tips for organizing a virtual learning environment

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04/10/2020

Sketchnoting brings power of brain science to the classroom

In 2016 Nichole Carter attended a session on sketchnoting at the ISTE conference, and it changed her teaching forever. That pivotal moment also sparked a passion that’s led her to become a sketc...


04/17/2020

Teach students how to read — and understand — digital text

Creating online educational content isn’t as simple as transferring printed materials to a virtual space. One of the barriers, researchers have found, is that students don’t comprehend online ...


04/23/2020

3 ways to make remote learning more engaging

Like many teachers, since COVID-19 I've been teaching all of my classes remotely. Although I am not new to online teaching or coaching, I wasn’t sure how to make the experience fun and engaging ...


04/23/2020

How states can reimagine teacher preparation to ensure edtech skills

How can state leaders help new educators understand how to best leverage technology for classroom instruction? Educator preparation programs have the opportunity to help candidates use digita...


04/23/2020

How states can support edtech priorities

Professional learning that improves educator practice is supported by ongoing, job-embedded coaching. Therefore, to build educators’ capacities in technology-empowered pedagogy, state leaders ca...


04/27/2020

Five tips for designing materials for remote learning

Before we go any further, a big thank you to the many teachers who’ve put together content, often at a few days’ notice, to try keep learning going during these uncertain times. Over the past week...


04/29/2020

How to Lead a School District in a Crisis

Remember when 1:1 devices were a luxury and video lectures felt subversive? For many school districts, it wasn’t that long ago. Over the past few decades, education has been dipping its feet ...


05/05/2020

ISTE Launches Initiative to Bring Clarity to  EdTech Product Information

WASHINGTON, D.C. — May 5, 2020 — The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) today announced the launch of the Universal Learning Technology ID. This new initiative aims ...


05/07/2020

NASA Keeps the STEM Lessons Going From Home

From launching simple paper rockets to learning how to read satellite images, NASA has assembled a rich collection of STEM activities for students from kindergarten through high school to do on th...


05/08/2020

Help Students Become Savvy Media Consumers

In 2016, Stanford History Education Group conducted a study that showed students at the middle school, high school and college level all demonstrated “bleak” reasoning skills. More than 80% of...


05/11/2020

ISTE Moves Educator Certification Online, Offering Educators Flexibility as They Prepare for Sustained Digital Teaching 

ISTE offers fully online ISTE Certification for Educators in response to COVID-19 WASHINGTON – For the first time, ISTE will offer ISTE Certification for Educators in a fully online...


05/12/2020

Design class allows students to choose their own learning adventure

In the beginning, middle schoolers in Gina Baragone’s design class sought a lot of hand holding. But after a semester of making their own choices, directing their own learning projects and ad...


05/19/2020

COVID-19: Support urgent federal funding for effective edtech use

With school closures likely to extend into the 2020-21 school year, educator readiness remains a large barrier to online learning implementation. In some states, previous investments in educator c...


05/27/2020

Design authentic distance learning experiences with PowerPoint

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05/27/2020

Digital Citizenship in the Time of COVID-19: How can states change the narrative?

As technology becomes increasingly ubiquitous in students’ lives, it is becoming more important for educators to model and teach how to conduct positive, safe, legal and ethical behaviors online...


06/01/2020

Education Leaders: Get Federal Funding for Your District!

As school building closures extend into 2021, states and districts continue to leverage online and blended learning models to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to do so effectively, s...


06/03/2020

9 resources for teaching anti-racism

How do you nurture anti-racism in children? Can educators and parents teach young people to see past their unconscious bias and ingrained beliefs to truly empathize with peers of color? How can wh...


06/10/2020

NASA makes a game of trying to save world’s coral reefs

NASA’s latest citizen science project is a serious global endeavor cloaked in a video game. The project, dubbed NeMO-Net, turns preserving the world’s coral reefs into a gamified experience...


06/15/2020

ISTE Launches Summer Learning Academy to Build Educators’ Online Teaching Skills

WASHINGTON. D.C. — The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) today announced the launch of its Summer Learning Academy 2020, which will be held July 13-31, 2020. The thre...