ISTE ARTICLES

05/15/2015

Technology leaders: Do you have the Tech Trinity of Expertise?

Thirty-five years ago, cutting-edge districts introduced computer labs into their schools. As these new devices arrived, the teacher who knew the most about them emerged to teach “computer class” ...


03/05/2015

Is technology a gimmick in your classroom?

I am guilty of using technology to trick students. When I began teaching in 1996, I decided to turn one of my traditional lectures into a PowerPoint. My ninth graders were captivated by the words sc...


10/19/2018

Extreme Makeover School Edition

How the 2009 Sylvia Charp Award winner used technology to transform a once struggling school district When new leadership assumed responsibility for the Glen Cove School District back in 2005, it was...


10/19/2018

Passport to Digital Citizenship

Journey Toward Appropriate Technology Use at School and at Home Technology has changed our lives. In fewer than 30 years, we have gone from barely hearing about cell phones, laptops, and MP3 players t...


05/15/2018

Leaders in Edtech Honored with Prestigious ISTE Awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 15, 2018 – The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has selected its 2018 award winners, including educators who work to increase access to com...


12/12/2018

How a schools culture affects edtech

Boni Hamilton has been evaluating how technology works in the classroom for more than two decades. She has written two books about integrating technology in schools and wro...


10/19/2018

Feature: Harness the power of technology

Today, U.S. educators are teaching in the midst of a technological revolution. Technology promises to provide innovative solutions in the nation’s classrooms, just as it has transformed the way...


02/04/2015

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Systemic improvement

ISTE Standards for Administrators 4: Educational administrators provide digital age leadership and management to continuously improve the organization through the effective use of information and tech...


10/19/2018

FEATURE: Excellent Educators Engage

Dozens of judges pored over stacks of applications, model lessons, letters of recommendation, résumés, and CVs from teachers, media specialists, administrators, tech integrators, ed tech...


10/19/2018

Research Windows: What Does the Research Say?

What does research say about the impact of technology on learning outcomes? It’s a question that ISTE’s Research and Evaluation Department fields often, but it’s difficult to answer...


08/07/2015

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...


12/28/2018

New student standards are comprehensive approach to developing lifelong learners

When ISTE released its first student standards in 1998, digital technology in schools was mostly limited to a computer lab students visited once or twice a week. Technology use was primarily focuse...


12/28/2018

Empowering teachers to implement technology-driven educational programs

Teachers see technology as integral to education and want to use it. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by GfK on behalf of Samsung Business, 90 percent say that modern technology is an...


04/01/2015

How today's tech is impacting the earliest learners

Technology has a trickle-down effect. While baby boomers may have been the first generation to adopt computers and the internet, for instance, it didn't take long for their teenagers to surpass the ...


10/19/2018

Feature: Excellent Educators

ISTE’s award winners exemplify what it means to be innovative, engaging, and connected. It isn’t difficult to find excellent educators among ISTE’s membership. After all, people w...


12/28/2018

New ISTE standards aim to develop lifelong learners

When ISTE released its first student standards in 1998, digital technology in schools was mostly limited to a computer lab students visited once or twice a week. Technology use was primarily focuse...


04/01/2015

Assistive tech is a hotbed of innovation

Holly Palmer's 5-year-old son, Maceo, is a marvel to her; a bright light whose glow she believes could sweep him into adulthood capable of designing buildings, writing symphonies or falling in love....


10/03/2018

There's more to digital equity than devices and bandwidth

The past decade has seen a narrowing of the digital divide when it comes to two things: the number of devices in classrooms and the Wi-Fi that transforms these devices into powerful learning tools. B...


09/30/2015

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Create a digital portfolio

ISTE Standards for Coaches 6: Content Knowledge and Professional Growth As educational practices have changed over time, so too have perceptions about learning and knowledge. At one time,...


12/01/2014

Know the ISTE Standards for Administrators: Create a learning culture

ISTE Standards for Administrators 2: Administrators create, promote and sustain a dynamic, digital age learning culture that provides a rigorous, relevant and engaging education for all students. ...


06/25/2015

Know the ISTE Standards for Coaches: Digital age learning environments

ISTE Standards for Coaches 3: Digital Age Learning Environments. Technology coaches create and support effective digital age learning environments to maximize the learning of all students. ...


01/14/2015

Wegner's ed tech accomplishments get nod from Obama and peers

There she was in the White House, along with 120 other school superintendents, and there was President Obama, at the podium. And then there was this: " "And then you got Mary Wegner, super...


05/03/2014

Stop talking tech: 3 tips for pedagogy-based coaching

One of the best ways a tech coach can reach teachers is to stop talking about technology. It may seem counterintuitive, but focusing on technology can be alienating, especially for the skeptics and ...


10/19/2018

Member Profiles Derek Kelley

Maybe the Best Ed Tech Tool Is Not a Tool at All Derek Kelley, a coordinator of instructional technology training and software, initially joined ISTE in 2000 so he could get L&L magazine. “L...


10/19/2018

Point/Counterpoint Is Educational Technology Shortening Student Attention Spans?

YES We are a Game Boy, instant message, instant gratification culture. Life moves fast, and if you don’t multitask, you can’t keep up with it. There’s no time to focus too much atten...