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Alie Ward

Teach Students To Find the ‘Why’ Behind the ‘How’



Could invisibility cloaks become real technology? In a recent episode of her science podcast, Alie Ward interviewed a theoretical optical physicist who’s working on making it happen.

Why? Because when…


A woman wearing a VR headset smiles in the VR Playground at ISTELive 22

Discover What’s New at ISTELive 23!



The past four years have been tumultuous, but they’ve also been a time of discovery. We discovered the necessity of maintaining human connection in a tech-driven world. We discovered the power of creativity and…


An educator at ISTELive 23 smiles as she wears an AR headset

Edtech’s Hottest Topics for 2023


Topics: Artificial intelligence

What’s new in education? What’s happening in classrooms around the world? What exciting ideas are making waves among educators?

We learn a lot each year from the educators who submit proposals to present…


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10 Most Popular ISTE Blogs of 2022



Looking back at the most popular blog posts of 2022, it’s clear that educators are craving innovative, flexible and thoughtful ways to use tech for learning, as they delve deeper into topics such as digital…


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Expand Your Educator PLN Beyond Twitter


Topics: Social media

Professional learning networks, or PLN’s, aim to bring together practitioners with a common goal. In education, this can mean keeping student and staff information secure, applying best practices when using…


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4 Steps for Engaging in a Community of Practice Using Twitter


Topics: Communities of practice, Social media

I don't know about you, but social media helps me stay current with events in my town, the actions of political organizations, my friends' life events and the status of my favorite nonprofits. The…


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ISTE Members Share the Best Education Podcasts


Topics: podcasting

Podcasts are such an easy way to learn something new, become inspired or just be entertained, but it can be difficult to choose a good podcast because every time you turn around, there’s a new one being hyped.…


An educator and three students work on a robotics project in a classroom

Educators Share New Ideas They're Trying Out


Topics: Tools, devices & apps

As many educators around the world embark on a new school year, there seems to be a feeling of hopefulness and eagerness in the air.

Quarantines and pandemic restrictions have, for the most part, been…


Patty Hagen teaches a PD session in a classroom

Using AI to Support Teacher Coaching


Topics: Artificial intelligence, Edtech coaching

When I became a coach at St. Vrain Valley Schools 10 years ago, I was passionate about supporting early-career teachers. That passion remains today. There’s nothing more…


A woman smiles as she wears sunglasses reflecting the logo of ISTELive 22 in the New Orleans Convention Center.

ISTELive 22 by the Numbers


Topics: ISTELive 22

ISTELive 22 was more than just a conference. It was a homecoming of sorts, as more than 14,000 participants descended on New Orleans for the first in-person ISTE conference in three years.

And judging by…