New Board Members Elected
The following members will begin two-year
ISTE Board terms in June:
Computer-Using Educators (CUE), Inc.
Corporate Member Representative
PK– 12 Schools Representative
Gwyneth Anne Jones
Teacher Librarian and Technology Specialist
Murray Hill Middle School
School District Administrator
Pocatello School District
Special Interest Group Representative
Independent School District 748
Teacher Educator Representative
ISTE Welcomes New Affiliate
The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (www.
njasl.org) is the newest ISTE affiliate, bringing the total
number of affiliates to 80 organizations worldwide.
Affiliates are like-minded organizations around the
world that help advance ISTE’s mission in local, regional, national, and global arenas. They are autonomous,
nonprofit professional membership organizations that
function at a grassroots level to effect change in educational technology.
ISTE’s Affiliate Network represents more than 100,000
educators and professionals, including classroom teachers;
trainers and technology coordinators; leaders who set
policy at the school, district, or government level; and
innovative business leaders who create mission-driven
products and services that transform education.
ISTE encourages all of its members to belong to at least
one affiliate organization. To find affiliates in your area,
see the directory at iste.org/affiliates.
ICOT Soon Available on the iPad
ISTE’s Research & Evaluation
Department is making its ISTE
Classroom Observation Tool
(ICOT, iste.org/icot) available
on the iPad platform.
ISTE staff will demonstrate the
iPad version of the tool at ISTE’s
annual conference and exposition
in San Diego, USA, in June.
The ICOT rubric is free; however, users will need to
install Microsoft Office 2011 (PC and Mac) or eCOVE
(iPad) to use the digital version. ICOT is also optimized
for Windows-based laptops and tablets.
ICOT is a platform for recording observations of technology use in classrooms. Check boxes and pull-down
menus allow users to easily record a variety of classroom
characteristics and automatically aggregate data or export
it into other programs. Educators use ICOT to collect data
on classroom groupings, teacher roles, time and types of
technology use, and the NETS.
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