ISTE ARTICLES

09/29/2020

The parent connection: Bringing families along on the edtech journey

Herman Perez has twin sixth graders in Texas’ McAllen Independent School District. He’s used to seeing them hop on the school issued iPads for homework. Last spring, when the pandemic hit and ...


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...


03/26/2020

COVID-19 thrusts digital equity to the forefront

With millions of students out of school across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, districts everywhere are scrambling to put in place remote learning programs. A big stumbling-block is g...


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...


04/23/2020

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 ...


11/15/2021

Promoting Equity in Learning During the Pandemic

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08/18/2021

6 Ways the Pandemic Transformed Schooling — But Will It Last?

After nearly a year and a half of pandemic-related disruption, going back to school this year will look unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. And that’s a good thing — or at least it shoul...


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. ...


10/21/2020

3 Ways to Ensure IT and Edtech Plans Promote Learning 

If there is a silver lining surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that the national spotlight is shining brightly on equitable access to effective use of technology in schools. But in ord...


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 ...


04/07/2020

9 tips for organizing a virtual learning environment

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10/20/2020

Online Teacher Preparation Clinical Experiences Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Teacher candidates’ clinical experiences and methods of instruction and student engagement are shaped by the PK–12 schools and districts where new graduates teach. Yet, many schools and distri...


10/20/2020

Now Is the Time for Digital Citizenship Education

In today’s technology-rich world, preserving American democracy involves ensuring that digital tools facilitate the productive and equitable exchange of information and opportunity, rather than ...


10/01/2021

Bridge the Learning Gap With Nanolearning

Many educators like myself are feeling the pressures of teaching like never before. One reason is that the pandemic brought a number of new challenges to education, one of which is the learning ga...


10/19/2018

e-Learning Programs Come in All Shapes and Sizes

From Alaska to Arkansas, Districts Are Experimenting with Online Learning to Solve Access Problems Here's a sample of online learning programs serving very different populations: a small district spre...


05/04/2021

High School Theater Pivots to Radio To Keep Performances Going During Pandemic

Much of education during the coronavirus pandemic has involved screens and technology to keep both teachers and students safe. But one Oregon high school took a different approach. Looking to t...


09/17/2020

4 ways to support educator professional development during remote learning

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11/19/2021

How the Pandemic Boosted Parent Engagement in Schools

When Beaverton School District switched to remote learning during the pandemic, the IT department fielded numerous calls from Spanish-speaking families who needed help with technology. But only tw...


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...


12/09/2021

The Hottest Topics in Edtech for 2022!

When you have a monumental event like a global pandemic, it’s really easy to focus on the negative disruptions and miss the positive impacts. And no one would argue that COVID-19 has ha...


11/12/2020

What the 2020 General Election Results Mean for Edtech

The 2020 campaigns leading up to Election Day 2020 have been contentious, and the issue of how to ensure safe and effective student learning during the ongoing pandemic has been a flashpoint. By a...


12/27/2018

Explore These Virtual Worlds for Learning

The COVID 19 pandemic ushered a new era in remote and hybrid learning technologies that gave us renewed perspective on edtech best practices. Across the education spectrum, educators and learners ...


12/27/2018

Keep remote students connected through virtual learning experiences

Most of us can probably remember facing a few challenges in middle and high school — both academic and social. But can you imagine how it would be if you lived in a remote, rural location, hu...


12/27/2018

5 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

Many of our students play video games regularly, and you might, too. That's a good thing. When my 13-year-old is playing video games, he’s using many skills – facts and information are tools t...


03/23/2020

7 ways to make remote learning accessible to all students

Across the nation, equity and accessibility are two of the thorniest issues districts face as they rapidly move toward remote learning. Some states are delaying online learning for all studen...