ISTE inspires the creation of solutions and connections that improve opportunities for all learners by delivering: practical guidance, evidence-based professional learning, virtual networks, thought-provoking events and the ISTE Standards.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use the ISTE standards as guidelines when planning a lesson and help spark ideas for engagement.

Intrinsic Motivation

Intrinsic motivation refers to performing an action or behavior for the sake of enjoyment.


Involving the actions or input of a user; especially : of, relating to, or being a two-way electronic communication system (such as a telephone, cable television, or a computer) that involves a user’s orders (as for information or merchandise) or responses (as to a poll)

Tech Connection to Classroom: Use a free tool such as Nearpod to create interactive slides such as a poll, collaborative board or drawing. Can import Google Slides and Powerpoints as well.


The act of teaching a skill and/or imparting knowledge onto someone else. Includes from Danielson Domain; 3a- Communicating with Students, 3b- Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques, 3c- Engaging Students in Learning, 3d- Using Assessment in Instruction, 3e- Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Using a tool such as Jing or Screencastify to video record a lesson or strategy so students can view at anytime.


A graphic, visual representation of information, data, or knowledge.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Canva is a free tool that allows users to create visually appealing infographics.


Personalized learning strategies and goals that target an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, often thereby encouraging more learner ownership over the learning process/experience.

Tech Connection to Classroom: Embed Goals as comments in Google docs to continually remind students of the learning goals and strategies that they can use to be successful.