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  • Posted in: ISTE Standards

    My choice would be Google Sites as well. They are free and easy to build. The time you would spend "teaching" the students about starting their website would be minimal. ------------------------------ Karla Kiper Director of Technology Integration East ...

  • Posted in: ISTE Standards

    Hi Allen, It would be great to know if there were any further documents attached to this graphic. A break down of how these can be achieved. The standards themselves seem quite unapproachable for students. I work with primary students and would love ...

  • Posted in: ISTE Standards

    My first choice would also be the New Google Sites. (I don't know when we will stop calling them new?) A second easy to use free option is Adobe Spark Pages . I usually give my students a choice on which sites to use.  ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: ISTE Standards

    I hope these answers are helpful, @Susan Akers !​ ------------------------------ Simon Helton Director of Community Engagement International Society for Technology in Education ------------------------------


  • Welcome to the Education Leaders Network

    Hello and welcome to the Education Leaders PLN. Please read our welcome letter for updates to the PLN and more ways to connect. Read More
  • Announcing an Exciting New Partnership with FLEXspace

    The ISTE Learning Space Network is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Flexible Learning Environments eXchange™ (FLEXspace).

    FLEXspace is an innovative and robust tool that supports a highly-engaged group of experts, decision makers, influencers, and practitioners from higher education, K-12, libraries, museums and industry committed to improving learning space design and implementation. FLEXspace provides a sophisticated suite of features that allows users to document and showcase learning spaces, share resources and best practices, work collaboratively with colleagues and partners, and connect with an ever-expanding worldwide community.

    While currently you’ll see a collection that contains largely Higher Ed classrooms, we are hoping that the Learning Space network can use this space for ideas ranging from simple classroom changes to creating new and innovative learning space.

    FLEXspace membership is free for schools. Visit to explore the website resources and user guides, or 'sign in' to the portal to search or contribute learning spaces. We haven’t automated sign ups by K-12 schools yet, so your membership will have to be approved, but it only takes a day or so.

    Created by educators for educators, FLEXspace was launched in 2012 by the State University of New York (SUNY), the California State University system (CSU), CCUMC, the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, SCUP, and the founding sponsor-partner Herman Miller™.  Initially, a team of experts united from integration, Architecture, Facilities and Space Management, Faculty, Instructional Design and Academic Technology experts to design a platform and taxonomy that enables FLEXspace users to upload photos, videos, and support materials, and to detail the furnishings, facilities, technology equipment, and learning and assessment strategies being used in a space.

    Today, FLEXspace has over 3000 members from 1300 unique institutions across 45 countries, with a core team of global experts, advisors and an emerging research and evaluation group from industry and academia.

    The current members are primarily higher education institutions. However, this partnership will allow our members to expand the database to K-12 classrooms as well, so we can learn from each other.

    Also, FLEXspace will be at the A4LE LearningScapes conference in Chicago in November, so stop by and say HI if you're there.

    So, sign up for FLEXspace today and let others know about it. Our goal is to surpass the 3000 higher Ed members with a collection of passionate K-12 space designers. Read More
  • ISTE MLN Newsletter - September 2018

    Hello all!

    Happy new school year to all! I hope the start of this new school year has been successful for each of you. We are happy to provide the 1st MLN newsletter of the school year to you. In this issue, we focus on productivity tools to support your teaching. 

    -MLN Steering Committee

    ISTE MLN Newsletter - September 2018 Read More
  • STEM Leadership Team 2018-2019

    Dear STEM PLN Members,

    On behalf of the STEM PLN Leadership Team, we welcome you to the 2018-19 school year and we are excited that you have chosen to be part of our learning network.

    It doesn't matter if you like STEM, STEAM, or STREAM, everyone is welcome here! We will continue to promote topics that are important to you, so your feedback is crucial. Computer science, robotics, and the engineering design process are areas that we already know many of our members care about. Please fill out the survey below so that we can focus on providing even better learning opportunities for everyone.

    STEM PLN Leadership Co-Chairs

    Julianne Ross-Kleinmann Co-chair
    Jessica Shupik Co-chair
    Steven Jones Incoming Co-chair
    Charles Randolph Incoming Co-chair
    Juliet Boone 
    Cathy Collins 
    Joseph Kleinmann 
    Janine Feil 
    Michelle Palmieri 
    Faith Plunkett 
    Darshell Silva 
    Johannes Strobel 
    Jorge Valenzuela 

    Read More
  • Archived Twitter Chat - August 28, 2018

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