ISTE learning

Recently The Journal revealed a new and exciting site for professional learning for educators worldwide. ISTE Launches Professional Development Site for Ed Tech at Annual Conference explains how:

At its annual conference this week in Denver, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) launched ISTE Learning, its own professional development Web site for the entire spectrum of education technology. The organization has designed ISTE Learning to serve as both a extensive resource for education professionals’ technology-related needs and interests and an online meeting place for exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, and finding answers.

According to ISTE, the goal of the new site is to help educators incorporate all facets of education technology into their students’ learning environments, specifically by showing them the myriad of ways that students themselves already use popular technology.

Screen shot 2010-07-15 at 12.29.30 PM

ISTE learning encompasses

  • The Commons “Anytime, anywhere professional learning with bite-sized video, articles, and audio.”
  • Learning Labs “Hands-on, self-paced learning embedded in the NETS for application in the classroom.
  • ISTE cafe “Stop for a latte, stay for the learning community and participate in a vibrant PLN.”
  • ISTE U “Develop and grow your professional learning e-Portfolio.”

Certainly well worth a look!

ISTE Conference 2010

The world renowned ISTE 2010 (International Society for Technology in Education) conference concluded in Denver, Colorado last week.

In the true spirit of web 2.0 and the philosophy of sharing, anyone can read and view the contents of the Conference ning, the ISTE Community ning, participants’ blogs, webcasts and VOD (video on demand) and ISTE Connects.

Screen shot 2010-07-03 at 10.05.10 AM

I highly recommend that you make the time to explore all of these fabulous resources!