The most comprehensive ed tech event of the year is headed to Philadelphia in June 2015! Why should you go? Science Leadership Academy principal Chris Lehmann gives you 10 compelling reasons.
Allison Finn of Global Nomads Group kicks off the first round of Ignite sessions at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta by exploring how global collaboration in the classroom teaches students to break down cultural barriers and navigate an increasingly global marketplace. ISTE Ignite sessions feature dynamic, rapid-fire presentations on thought-provoking topics from cutting-edge leaders in the field of education technology.
Cinematic storytelling engages students’ hearts as well as their minds to create meaningful projects that will stay with them long after they’ve forgotten most of the facts they learned in school. Film and broadcast journalism teacher Michael Hernandez offers filmmaking tips to help students create video projects they’ll be proud to share with the world. Watch more education-related videos on ISTE’s EdTekHub, http://www.iste.org/video. Want more ideas for using technology to achieve deeper learning? Get more than 90 recorded sessions from ISTE 2014 on topics ranging from 1:1 to flipped learning: https://www.iste.org/resources/produc…
3D printing can be a powerful learning tool. It can give students hands-on access to primary source materials such as dinosaur bones, allow them to engineer solutions to real-life problems and empower them to help others in a tangible way. Author and maker education expert Sylvia Martinez explores what 3D printing offers for students and how it’s being harnessed in the classroom. Watch more education-related videos on ISTE’s EdTekHub, http://www.iste.org/video Want more ideas for using technology to achieve deeper learning? Get more than 90 recorded sessions from ISTE 2014 on topics ranging from 1:1 to flipped learning: https://www.iste.org/resources/produc…
All too often, teachers load students up with information and then cap off the unit with a project. Project-based learning (PBL) turns that model on its head by allowing students to learn through hands-on work. Technology integration expert Michael Gorman outlines the eight essential elements of true PBL. Watch more education-related videos on ISTE’s EdTekHub, http://www.iste.org/video Want more ideas for using technology to achieve deeper learning? Get more than 90 recorded sessions from ISTE 2014 on topics ranging from 1:1 to flipped learning: https://www.iste.org/resources/produc…
The ISTE Conference & Expo is more than just an education conference. It’s ed tech’s greatest meeting of the minds — the hub where thousands of educators from around globe gather to shape the future of education. It’s an interactive, hands-on lab where you can discover real-world solutions and experiment with the latest ed tech innovations. And this year, it’s in Philadelphia! Learn more at http://isteconference.org.
The E-Rate program, which provides deep discounts to schools and public libraries for internet services, has undergone significant changes in 2014. In this ISTE webinar, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and other experts talk about what’s ahead for this important program.
To successfully teach with technology, schools must cultivate the necessary conditions for innovation to thrive. District superintendent Pat Skorkowsky reveals how the fifth largest U.S. school district has used ISTE’s Essential Conditions for tech integration to spur rapid growth in student achievement. Watch more education-related videos on ISTE’s EdTekHub, http://www.iste.org/video Has your school or district developed the necessary conditions for technology integration? Evaluate your progress with the Lead & Transform diagnostic tool: http://www.iste.org/standards/lead-tr…
Paul Hamilton demonstrates how he uses iBeacon to bring learning to his students at his Queensland, Australia, primary school.
The ISTE Standards serve as a beacon for students and educators as they navigate the digital universe. Teachers and leaders from around the globe share their insights into how the standards are helping them guide systemwide change, design instruction for the digital age and prepare students for an inconceivable future. Learn about the ISTE Standards at http://www.iste.org/standards. Watch more education-related videos on ISTE’s EdTekHub, http://www.iste.org/video.
Why join ISTE? We’ve got at least 10 good reasons. From free professional learning and the ISTE Standards to thousands of connections with like-minded educators who share your passion for ed tech, we’ve got you covered! Visit http://www.iste.org/join to learn more.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin talks about how her Enhancing Education Through Technology Act will give schools the resources, infrastructure, and human capacity needed to prepare students for the 21st century global economy.
Learn about solutions like Google Forms + FormMule Add-On and Google Classroom from a few of our ISTE 2015 Google Learning Academy presenters. Christopher Craft, Ph.D., NBCT Jeffery Heil Jennie Magiera Julene S. Reed, M.Ed. They will be taking your questions so join us for 30 minutes of interactive education.
Join a few of our ISTE 2015 Makerspace presenters for a 30 minute chat. Laura Briggs Technology Resource Teacher Loudoun County Public Schools Sylvia Martinez Co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom Vinnie Vrotny Director of Technology Kinkaid School They will be taking your questions and are looking forward to “hanging out”.
Hang out with a few of our ISTE 2015 Coaching presenters as they discuss the solutions they have found to common coaching challenges. Sara Frey Lynne Horiuchi They will be taking your questions and are looking forward to a lively discussion!
Explore the ISTE 2015 mobile app! Learn more at isteconference.org/mobile
Ready for the conference? Check out our video tour of the Pennsylvania Convention Center to get your bearings and find out what we have in store for you. Keep up on all the happenings in throughout the week, whether you’re onsite or following along from home, at http://www.iste.org/explore/conferenc….
In this short clip from the Lead & Transform Town Hall at ISTE 2015, Dallas Dance welcomes participants and introduces students in attendance from Philadelphia’s own Science Leadership Academy. Keep up on the latest from ISTE 2015 at http://www.iste.org/explore/conferenc….
Middle school English teacher Pernille Ripp talks about the importance of student voice in the first ISTE Ignite session of ISTE 2015 (isteconference.org). Keep current on all the up-to-the-minute conference action at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Award-winning journalist and activist Soledad O’Brien kicked off ISTE 2015 on Sunday night with an impassioned talk about the importance of equity and access in education and technology’s potential to deliver both to previously underserved populations. Check out all the latest from ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Let’s get this party started! Attendees kick off ISTE 2015 by rocking out to the Big City All Start Band at the Welcome Celebration on Sunday night. Keep up on all the conference happenings this week at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
ISTE 2015 is just getting started in Philadelphia, and excitement is in the air! Attendees can’t wait jump right into networking and learning about the latest in ed tech, from the hot new tools to the pedagogy behind using them to enhance their students’ learning. Follow along all week long at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
The Expo at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia is one of the largest ed tech specific exhibitions in the world, with nearly 600 companies packed into a hall the size of five football fields. Stop by to see demos of the most innovative and cutting-edge classroom technologies in action. Find out more at isteconference.org/2015/expo.
2014 TED Fellow Sergei Lupashin used drones to demonstrate how learning — and wildly successful inventions — can come from epic fails during his EdTekTalk at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. Find out what else is happening at ISTE 2015 this week at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Lesley University faculty member, ISTE author and early adopter Maureen Yoder talks to a variety of vendors pitching innovative ed tech products in the ISTE 2015 Expo Hall. Find out what else is happening this week at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Each year, educators flock to the ISTE Conference & Expo from more than 100 nations around the world, drawn by their shared interest in using classroom technology to improve learning. Find out what else is happening this week at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
The ISTE Conference & Expo’s more than 16,000 attendees include not only educators, but students who share an interest in educational technology. Keep up on all that’s happening this week at ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Where else can you find more than 550 vendors specializing in technology that supports and enhances learning? Conference attendees come to the ISTE 2015 Expo Hall to discover the latest and greatest ed tech tools. Find out more at isteconference.org/2015/expo.
Each year, ISTE recognizes exceptional educators and leaders who are paving the way for connected learning. Congratulate this year’s winners! Learn more about the ISTE Award program at iste.org/lead/awards.
Playgrounds at ISTE 2015 are informal learning spaces where attendees can get their hands on classroom technologies. In the Computing Teachers Playground on Tuesday morning, attendees watched a robotics demo. Find out what else is happening at ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news
At the ISTE 2015 Tuesday Keynote, comedian and former educator Jack Gallagher tells a story about his son getting swept out to sea and the realization that he could not save him on his own. Gallagher relates this life lesson about his son, who has autism, to education. Find out what else is happening at ISTE 2015 this week at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
One of several presenters at the third ISTE Ignite session at ISTE 2015 on Tuesday, tech coach David Navis told a rapt audience what it’s like to help a teacher use technology to engage his students. Find out what else is happening at ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Attendees of ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia have more than 1,000 learning experiences to choose from, including informal, hands-on playgrounds. At this playground, students demonstrated how robots they built can square up in robot battles. See what else has been happening at ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Audience members were moved on Tuesday at comedian and former educator Jack Gallagher’s keynote address, where he discussed what he has learned as the parent of an autistic child. Catch up on all that’s going on at ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
ISTE members often say that they meet first online, then connect with their virtual peeps in person when they converge at the annual conference. Likewise, the attendees who meet for the first time at ISTE 2015 will keep the connections going virtually year round. See what else has been happening at ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
ISTE’s Young Educator Network (YEN) is a unique community where educators 35 and under who have a shared interest in using classroom technology can network, socialize and collaborate. Learn more about YEN and other ISTE Professional Learning Networks at connect.iste.org.
Award-winning educator, author and blogger Josh Stumpenhorst tells educators that, when it comes to integrating new technology into the classroom, they must first ask themselves why they are doing it before they ever get to how.
The annual ISTE Conference & Expo is the premier ed tech event in the world. Wonder what it’s like? Check out just a few of the highlights from ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To learn more, go to isteconference.org.
“How often do 17,000 educators passionate about education technology get to come together from around the world to talk about what they love and learn from each other?” Answer: Once a year, at the ISTE Conference & Expo, where they finally get to meet their virtual colleagues face to face. See what else is happening at ISTE 2015 at iste.org/explore/conference-news.
Jenn Scheffer, faculty facilitator of one of the first and most successful student-run genius bars in the country, describes some of the powerful ways that the Burlington High School Help Desk gives students real-world opportunities to build invaluable digital age skills in her ISTE Ignite talk at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia. Find out more about the ISTE Conference & Expo at isteconference.org.
Social networks are a growing part of our daily lives. But what people may not know is that these powerful and diverse online communities can also inform the way students learn, the way teachers teach and the way educators communicate and share ideas. Let’s Get Social is an instructional tool. In this book, educators can learn everything they need to know about integrating social learning at all grade levels using the popular educational social network, Edmodo. With valuable tips and resources for both new and experienced users, it provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo’s suite of tools and apps in their classrooms. Learn how to leverage Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more.
Robotics researcher and inventor Sergei Lupashin demonstrates some of the innovative solutions — such as an aerial photo kite — that result when students are engaged in systems engineering challenges.
In her ISTE 2015 keynote, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien explains how Google Expedition can change disadvantaged students’ lives by showing them careers they never knew were possible in an immersive 3D experience.
Sample session from ISTE 2015.
Sample session from ISTE 2015.
ISTE Mobile Learning Academy Course 3: Seamless Mobile Technology Integration Page: Framework for Technology Integration
Code.org and Hour of Code co-founder Hadi Partovi explains why schools in the digital age must teach computer science as a foundational skill, just like biology and math. Watch more talks from experts in ed tech beyond at http://www.iste.org/videos.
ISTE 2015 closing keynote speaker and former Illinois Teacher of the Year Josh Stumpenhorst has come a long way since he attended his first ISTE Conference & Expo in 2010. And he attributes it all to being willing to leave his comfort zone. See more talks about the wonders of educational technology at www.iste.org/videos.
ISTE 2015 keynote speaker Jack Gallagher talks about why we must stop disregarding our students’ strengths and differences in pursuit of a one-size-fits-all education. Watch more inspirational talks about the powers of educational technology at http://www.iste.org/videos.
Adam Braun, founder of Pencils of Promise, motivated educators during his ISTE 2015 EdTekTalk with the inspiring story of the genesis of his educational nonprofit and with words of wisdom that apply to every life. Watch more inspirational talks with an ed tech angle at http://www.iste.org/videos.
The ISTE Essential Conditions are the 14 critical elements necessary to effectively leverage technology for learning. They offer educators and school leaders a research-backed framework to guide implementation of the ISTE Standards, tech planning and systemwide change.
“For too long we have ignored the voices of our students,” says Pernille Ripp, an educator, author and ISTE member. Watch her powerful Ignite presentation from ISTE 2015 on empowering students and cultivating student passion.
At age 10, Amy O’Toole became one of the youngest people ever to publish a peer-reviewed science paper. Previously disinterested in science, O’Toole’s passion was ignited by an educator who empowered his students to conduct real scientific research. In her EdTedTalk at ISTE 2015, O’Toole invites educators to push boundaries and challenge the notion that children can’t do real science.
Closing keynote speaker Josh Stumpenhorst, an award-winning teacher, coach, blogger and author, will challenge attendees to throw out the old rule book. He will challenge ISTE 2015 participants to think outside the box and push themselves to revolutionize learning.
Join Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, ISTE authors and flipped learning pioneers, for an interactive look at what flipped learning looks like as it is implemented in various subject areas and grade levels. Learn where flipped learning overlaps with other teaching and learning strategies like inquiry, PBL, UDL and mastery.
Fourteen presenters have just five minutes and 20 slides each to share their passions in a continuous rapid-fire presentation!
Join us for this provocative series of five mini-keynotes from thought leaders beyond the world of ed tech. From futurists to designers to social entrepreneurs, this session will inspire and intrigue. Presenters: Adam Braun, Amy O’Toole, Annie Griffiths, Hadi Partovi, Sergei Lupashin
Don’t miss this new presentation format featuring 18-20 presenters, each with just three minutes to share their best technology integration moment.