Thank You, ISTE Members!
In celebration of Member Appreciation Month, Jessica Medaille, ISTE’s senior
director of membership development, has some special opportunities just for you.
Each February we pause to ap- preciate and celebrate ISTE’s amazing, dedicated community
of educators. In challenging times like
these, it’s more important than ever to
nurture your creativity and energize
your perspective. So this year, we
in the Membership Development
Division thought you might enjoy
some quality time focused on polishing your chops as a personal media
producer. We’ll automatically enter all
ISTE members to win prizes, such as
a Flip UltraHD video camera and an
8 GB iPod nano. And we’re offering
a free creativity webinar! Visit www.
iste.org/member-appreciation to learn
more about all of this month’s events,
prizes, and your 40% discount on all
Free Webinar for ISTE Members
With the explosion of Web 2.0 tools
and a host of creativity and productivity software, our digital creativity is
limited only by our imaginations. But
how do we get started? Attend “
Developing Your Personal Media: Taking
Creativity to the Next Level,” a special
members-only, free webinar featuring
Kit Laybourne, media producer, animator, and teacher of media design
at The New School in New York City.
Laybourne will share valuable tips
and insights for creating your personal media from his new book,
Mediapedia: Creative Tools and Techniques
for Camera, Computer, and Beyond.
Mediapedia is a full-color, hands-on,
digital do-it-yourself guide with step-by-step instructions and creative project ideas. (Copies of Mediapedia will
be raffled off during the webinar.)
What’s New with Your Membership?
SIGs. With the addition of two special
interest groups last fall, International
Schools (SIGIntS) and Virtual Environments (SIGVE), ISTE now has 20
SIGs. Membership in all SIGs is free,
so make sure you sign up today at
Awards. Nominate yourself or someone you know for one of ISTE’s prestigious annual awards, including two
new honors: Public Policy Advocate
and Outstanding Young Educator.
We are currently accepting nominations at www.iste.org/awards.
Young Educator Network (YEN). The
YEN is a networking and resource-sharing community for educators
primarily in their 20s and 30s. Share
your opinions about the future of ed
tech while building your network at
ISTE Eduverse Talks Series. Check out
15 episodes highlighting innovations
in educational technology that we
filmed in Second Life and archived
online at www.iste-eduverse.org.
ISTE iPhone app. A set of mobile web-pages are now available for news, networking, and resources.
Institutional Membership option.
Designed to support systemic change
in schools, districts, and universities,
this membership option is available
at discounted group rates at www.iste.
NETS resources. Take advantage
of lesson plans, videos, rubrics,
and much more. Join the discussion
and find valuable NETS resources
at http:/ nets-implementation.iste.
ISTEVision Network. Watch videos
about educational transformation
and share your digital stories with
colleagues at www.istevision.org.
Your personal learning network.
Educators know that the knowledge-rich connections made possible by
social networking tools can enhance
professional development in amazing
ways. Become a part of the sharing,
debating, and innovating by participating in ISTE’s social networks. Join
thousands of ISTE members on platforms such as ISTE’s Nings, Twitter,
Facebook, LinkedIn, Second Life, and
the ISTE Connects blog. Check out
all the possibilities at www.iste.org/