ISTE ARTICLES

10/19/2018

Learning Connections Game Play Is Important for Learning

How can you engage students and trick them into learning math? We did it using an instructional video game called DimensionM by Tabula Digita. It’s no secret that kids love games. Today’s ...


12/27/2018

Math is not a performance subject

Research tells us that for our math brain to grow, teachers and students need to develop intuition for math and make visual connections. Yet many math teachers learned traditional math and got teachin...


10/19/2018

Learning Connections The Adventures of the 109'ers

Wireless computer labs, the Internet, and blogging allow students to connect with the world, help foster curiosity, and create real-time learning. Students are em­powered to look beyond the familiar,...


10/19/2018

Learning Connections Mathcasts: Show-and-Tell Math Concepts

Ten-year old Jessica perfects her fraction model while Ben gets ready to solve a geometry problem. Down the hall, excited third graders draw base-10 blocks to demonstrate place value. Today is mathcas...


01/13/2014

Teachers Can Engage Learners Through Gaming With New Book From ISTE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Jan. 13, 2014 – Everyone is back to school from the winter break and likely more than a few kids got a Wii U or a new Wii game as a gift. Now with Teach Math with the Wi...


02/02/2015

Make math concrete with digital fabrication

For too many students, doing mathematics means just plugging numbers into a memorized formula to get an answer. And because they don’t understand the formulas they’re using, they often fai...


12/27/2018

Sal Khan describes the passion behind Khan Academy

Sal Khan is the founder of Khan Academy, a nonprofit with the mission of providing free, high-quality education for anyone, anywhere in the world. Born and raised in New Orleans, Khan graduated from...


10/19/2018

Knowledge Growth in Teaching Mathematics/Science with Spreadsheets: Moving PCK to TPACK through Online Professional Development

Inservice teachers need ways to gain an integrated knowledge of content, pedagogy, and technologies that reflects new ways of teaching and learning in the 21st century. This interpretive study examine...


10/19/2018

Designing and Incorporating Mathematics-Based Video Cases Highlighting Virtual and Physical Tool Use

As there has recently been an onslaught of video cases being developed and implemented with preservice teachers, it is important to evaluate how we should use these cases. This research investigates t...


10/19/2018

Impact of Online Professional Development on Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in Fifth Grade Mathematics

Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. Thi...


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...


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...


07/23/2018

5 things you can do to bring computer science to all your students

There’s no doubt that in today’s world, computer science (CS) is foundational knowledge for all students and coding is a foundational skill — just like reading and writing. Yet many schools, esp...


10/19/2018

Point/Counterpoint Do Students Need to Memorize Facts in the Digital Age?

YES You find yourself in an unfamiliar town with a car that appears to be taking its last breath. You have a choice between two garages. One has the fastest diagnostic tool and mechanics who have trai...


01/24/2018

Ensure equity in your BYOD classroom

The bring your own device (BYOD) movement in K-12 schools has skyrocketed over the past five years. In fact, about 83 percent of U.S. school districts have policies — or plan to have policies&n...


08/23/2015

5 standards-aligned lesson plans

In June, I wrote about five fabulous lessons you could “steal” from Project ReimaginED, a Gates Foundation-supported online community where educators discuss and share resources that are a...


12/27/2018

Should we teach computer science in elementary school? No

My school has computer science instruction in K-8, but it focuses on keyboarding practice, using programs to create products, research skills with proper citation and digital citizenship. Our sc...


08/06/2015

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: PD and program evaluation

ISTE Standards for Coaches 4: Professional Development and Program Evaluation.Technology coaches conduct needs assessments, develop technology-related professional learning programs and evaluate the i...


12/27/2018

Vint Cerf says it's time to teach students how to learn, do

People expect big things from a man known as the father of the internet. Vinton Gray Cerf – Vint to his friends – doesn’t disappoint. His vitae is riddled with the acronyms and accolades of a...


10/19/2018

Too Cool for School? No Way!

This is the age of cool tools. Facebook, iPhone, Flickr, blogs, cloud computing, Smart Boards, YouTube, Google Earth, and GPS are just a few examples of new technologies that bombard us from all direc...


08/28/2017

3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum

Scratch has become a popular way to introduce coding to young people around the world. Yet many schools are just beginning to realize the potential of Scratch to support project-based learning acro...


07/20/2014

Know the ISTE Standards for Teachers 1

This is the first in a series of Know the ISTE Standards columns exploring the ISTE Standards for Teachers, which evaluate the skills and knowledge that educators need to teach, work and lea...


09/21/2019

Standards Spotlight: ISTE Learner standard provides a road map to lifelong scholarship

Like most educators, I’m a learner first. I want to know all there is to know about teaching to best meet the needs of my students. That’s why I went to college for 15 years to gain my teachin...


02/21/2018

How to develop computational thinkers

The demand for computer science (CS) in schools has many teachers wondering which components of CS they should implement first. A couple of years ago, I asked myself the very same question, and I...


10/19/2018

Upside Down and Inside Out

Educators are notorious for jumping on passing fads and chasing the newest innovations, from the open classrooms of the 1970s to the one-laptop-per-student initiatives of the past decade. It’s ...