ISTE Standards Release

Last week, the International Society for Technology in Education International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) released their newest standards for students. Of the seven, I believe Global Collaborator is the most important standard for my students because communication skills themselves are of utmost importance in a world that constandards-header-circletinues to become more interconnected. Additionally, learning the programs necessary to facilitate that communication will enhance their experience by giving it a global feeling. If my students can manage this, they will begin to feel more empowered and confident about their communication skills, technological literacy, and writing ability. I believe this empowerment and confidence will eventually lead them to become empowered learners, digital citizens, and ultimately more creative, collaborative, and culturally conscious.

I will collaborate with educators worldwide to find another classroom with which my students can begin communicating (i.e. pen pals). Doing this will give my students a place to begin their digital communication, then they will understand what it means to communicate in the digital world.


Author: Mr. Matt Savill

I am an American citizen in my seventh year of teaching in Korea.

3 thoughts on “ISTE Standards Release”

  1. Nice choice of standard! I was torn between “Creative Communicator”, which I ended up choosing, and this one. Of course, a lot of these standards work together well, and I think the two that we chose overlap a lot. I’m really keen to find some way to get my students interacting globally, too. Though real-time communication might be tricky due to connectivity issues and time zones, I think that a wiki or blog could be a way to do it next semester, or at least next year. Let’s collaborate! ^^

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    1. Yeah, the time zone thing is obviously a major barrier, but setting something up with a class in Japan or China may be possible. Guam or Saipan could be possible, but those would be a stretch. I’m with you as I think blogs would be the best way to go about it for now.


  2. Twitter is a great place to start looking for pen pals. If you decide to look there, let me know and I will be happy to retweet your request.


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