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Introducing Students & Parents to the @ISTE Standards for Students

Introducing Students & Parents to the @ISTE Standards for Students

The ISTE Standards for Students names practices in which many innovative educators are already engaged. It gives a standard language for educators to speak to each other about their work. It also provides language and justification for doing this work when speaking with administrators. When implementing standards with students, it is also important to introduce them and their parents to the standards which you are working towards.To help with that, ISTE teamed up with Flocabulary to create this video.

7 Ways: The ISTE Standards for Students Music Video

The poster below illustrates the seven standards highlighted in the video.

Bringing the Standards to Life in The Classroom

When implementing lessons that bring these standards to life, think about how this might be reflected for students. Here are some ideas:

  • Have student digital portfolios set up by the standards.
  • Have classroom bulletin boards that represent each standard. On the bulletin board, provide sample student projects that come to life with QR codes.
  • Let students know what standards they are addressing in their work.
  • Showcase student work organized by standard on your teacher website.

Lisa Nielsen (opens in new tab) (@InnovativeEdu (opens in new tab)) has worked as a public-school educator and administrator since 1997. She is a prolific writer best known for her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator (opens in new tab). Nielsen is the author of several books (opens in new tab) and her writing has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal (opens in new tab), Tech & Learning and T.H.E. Journal (opens in new tab).   

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