• Teacher Education Network Newsletter

    The Teacher Education Network would like to share our August Newsletter which focuses on our takeaways from the conference as well as shares some information about upcoming events and opportunities. A big thank you to @Dennis McElroy for ​his amazing work putting it all together. Take a look at our news and requests for submissions and also survey completion.

    Thank you!
  • Ethics & Games Monthly with Sherry Jones

    Ethics & Games Monthly with Sherry Jones
    Sunday August 19 at 5 pm MT

    Sherry will be discussing Observer.

    Observer is a cyberpunk and dark dystopian game set in the year 2084, when biohacking and neural hacking become legal. Detective Dan Lazarski (voiced by Rutger Hauer) has been employed by the government to hack people's brains as part of his investigation methods. Lazarski encounters a series of horrific events while neural hacking suspects for an investigation of a possible murder.
  • World of Warcraft Tour this Weekend!

    Join us in World of Warcraft, still going strong after 14 years. This tour will explore the various facets of gameplay, social interactions, commerce, and other activities supported by this multi-user virtual environment (MUVE). We will gather in Sen’jin Village on Sisters of Elune and then make our way to Orgrimmar.

    Maskirovka invites people to the tour (in not so many words)!
  • Archived Twitter Chat July 31, 2018

    View the 1pm and 8pm Twitter Chat
  • Ethics and Games Monthly on July 29

    Ethics & Games Monthly with Sherry Jones
    ISTE Games & Sims Network

    Sunday July 29 at 7 pm ET

    Sherry will be discussing Observer

    Observer is a cyberpunk and dark dystopian game set in the year 2084, when biohacking and neural hacking become legal. Detective Dan Lazarski (voiced by Rutger Hauer) has been employed by the government to hack people's brains as part of his investigation methods. Lazarski encounters a series of horrific events while neural hacking suspects for an investigation of a possible murder.
  • Tech Trek on Friday July 27

    You're invited to come on a Tech Trek with the eLearning Consortium of Colorado on Friday July 27 at 10 am MT. We're trying out this playful format format to discuss/learn about a lot of tech tools and platforms.
  • ISTEAPLN Summit is now History

    #ISTEAPLNsummit ~ Thanks to @MMD15Y @bjfowler0413 @ashmccrory2 @newson_tony @tonybonds @JenniferCreecy & @drmmtatom for speaking at the 1st @ISTEAPLN Summit ~ Archived videos are here: ~ #fhuedtech #fhuedu506 #tn_teta #HigherEd #fhuedu642
  • #DLNchat Tuesday at 4 pm ET on AR/VR into the Curriculum

    Tuesday July 10 at 2 pm MT - Interested in talking or more accurately tweeting at #DLNchat: How Should Academic Programs Integrate AR/VR into the Curriculum? This tweetchat is sponsored by EdSurge, WCET and OLC.
  • #ISTEAPLNsummit ~ 9 AM - Noon CDT 7/12/2018

    Watch for more info about #ISTEAPLNSummit taking place from 9 AM to Noon CDT on Thursday, 7/12/2018 via YouTubeLive. #fhuedtech #tn_teta #ISTEAPLN
  • Ethics & Games Monthly this Sunday July 8th

    Join us for our monthly Ethics & Games which will feature the Indie game, Detention (2016) at 7 pm ET on Sunday July 8th. 

    The game story is based on real historical events. Detention received Steam greenlight in 2016, and became one of the most influential indie games in 2017 for its ability to enhance the horror genre with history, for the purpose of retelling the real horrors that happened to the Taiwanese people during the 1960s era.
  • AR & VR - Learning Transported Summer Book Club

    We just announced at the ISTE conference, the ISTE Games & Sims Network will be doing a summer book club and slow tweetchat of Jaime Donally's book on augmented reality and virtual reality titled Learning Transported

    We'll be using the hashtag #istebook. If you are an ISTE member we can send you the PDF copy. Please join up, you can sign up here.
  • ISTE 2018 OLN Events

    Come see us at ISTE 2018!

    Communities Networking Fair
    Sunday, June 24, 3:00–5:00 pm
    Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom

    Three Cheers for Online Learning: Building a Winning Personalized Learning Environment
    Monday, June 25, 2:30–3:30 pm
    Location: W176abc

    Online Learning Network Annual Meeting
    Tuesday, June 26, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
    Location: W177
  • ISTE Conference 2018 - International Session

    We want to invite you to join us for an internationally-focused session at the ISTE Conference 2018 - "Technology for Individuals with Disabilities Around the Globe," presented by the International Committee of the ISTE Inclusive Learning Network. The session will be held at the Chicago conference in W177 on Tuesday, June 26, 4-5:30pm CDT. You can also attend the session virtually at
  • ISTE Mobile Learning Network June Newsletter - Conference Edition!

    The ISTE Mobile Learning Network's June 2018 Newsletter is now available! This "Conference Edition" includes information about several MLN events at the conference, including:

    • MLN Annual Meeting
      • Monday, June 25th 3-4pm
    • MLN Social Event
      • Monday, June 25th 5:30pm-7:30pm
      • Location: Timothy O'Toole's Pub - Downtown Chicago
      • Space is limited, RSVP today!
      • On the Red Shuttle Route
    • PhotoQuest
      • Tuesday, June 26th 7:30 - 9:30 am
    • MLN Playground
      • Wednesday, June 27th at 9am-1pm
    We look forward to seeing you in Chicago!

    View Newsletter Online
  • ISTE Game Nite in Chicago

    This year, we will convene in McCormick Place Room W179a from 5:30 to 7:30pm on Monday, June 25th.

    The 5th Annual ISTE Games Nite is back! It is time to head the call for heroes to descend on Chicago and dispense gaming justice! This year we have a great mix of digital and analog games, serious games, commercial off the shelf games, and of course there’s card games, social deduction, and board games.
  • Running of the Trolls

    Saturday June 9 with the start at 9 pm ET

    We’re Running with the Trolls. This is actually a good thing. For the fourth year in a row, in the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) game, World of Warcraft there is an annual in-game charity event to celebrate Pride Month and to raise funds for the Trevor Project.

    Here’s a video so you can see the fun in-game everyone is having. Read more about the #TrollRun2k18 on reddit.
  • Archived Twitter Chat

    Archives for both the 1pm and 8pm Twitter Chats.
  • ISTE CS Firehose 2018

    Join the ISTE Computer Science Network as we open the valves and turn on the CS FIREHOSE 2018 with a very special opening keynote from a true champion of computer science education, Dr. Mitch Resnick, creator of the Scratch programming language and LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab.

    The ISTE Computer Science Network is dedicated to the promotion of computational thinking and computer science education.  The network promotes and provides ideas, resources and events for integrating computational thinking and computer science into every school and classroom to create equitable access for all students. The need for CS educational initiatives is urgent with worker shortages throughout the field. To actualize computer science for all, it must be the professional responsibility of all educators to infuse computer science standards and cultivate young minds to think computationally. 

    So, be prepared to get drenched with new and exciting CS info, resources, and ideas from 12:30 PM through 6:00 PM with sessions provided by quality professional development leaders and educators including those confirmed from Microsoft (ISTE Mission Sponsor), Google for Education (ISTE 2018 Gold Sponsor), WeTeach_CS, MIT Media Lab, Bootstrap, BirdBrain Technologies, Unity3D (ISTE 2018 Silver Sponsor), NCWIT, Heidi Williams (ISTE author of No Fear Coding) and many more. 

    These intense series of interlocking sessions preceding the ISTE Chicago Conference and Exposition the afternoon of Saturday, June 23 in rooms 186, 183C, and 187C of the McCormick Place West building is FREE, but preregistration is necessary via the ISTE conference website.  Premium registration is NOT required.  Look forward to seeing you there!
  • To The Moon Game covered in this month's Ethics & Games

    On Sunday Sherry Jones led us through an Ethics & Games webinar on To The Moon. You can see the slides at

    To the Moon (published 2011, 2014, 2017) is available on STEAM.
  • School Violence from the Perspectives of Those on the Front Lines

    Dr. Jena Kiekel, Assistant Professor at University of St. Thomas is asking for respondents for a survey on a research project on school climate around the subject of school violence. Please read her discussion post in our community and here is the survey. It is estimated that it will take 10 - 15 minutes to complete the survey.
  • G Suite in the Arts Classroom Global Hangout!

    Hey Arts & Tech educators!

    We will be hosting an online hangout in June!

    Hangout with us online to learn how performing arts and visual arts teachers can use G Suite to streamline and enhance documenting the creative process with their students.
  • Ethics & Games Webinar Sun May 27 at 7 pm ET

    Join us for Ethics & Games with Sherry Jones as she presents To The Moon on Sunday May 27 at 7 pm ET.

    The indie game above received a 10/10 score from steam folks.
  • VEN Pioneer of the Year Award Announcement(s)!

    Dear Virtual Environments Pioneer of the Year award nominees and nominators,

    We want to thank you for nominating someone (or having been nominated!) for the ISTE VEN 2018 Pioneer of the Year Award. In past years to date, we have held the announcement of the award until the conference. This year, ISTE has already contacted the recipients with congratulations! As a result, we feel it only right to let everyone know the results (though the official award will be bestowed at the conference proper).

    This year’s ISTE Virtual Environments Pioneer of the Year Award goes to our own Mary Howard!

    Mary has worked tirelessly as an advocate for the integration of cutting edge technologies in the classroom. As a sixth-grade teacher, Mary has students working within an Open Simulator (The Islands of Enlightenment)  platform to enhance her curriculum and ignites students’ passion for learning through game-based experiences, virtual scavenger hunts, 3D building opportunities and more! She has presented for 9 years at the statewide ISTE affiliate conference (NYSCATE) and was recognized in NYSCATE Volunteer Hall of Fame where she serves on the board and planning committee.

    Mary’s ISTE involvement increases every year and this is her 4th year as a presenter. She’s provided two Expert Speaker Series webinars and is an active VEN PLN leader, stepping up into Co-Chair position for 2018-19. Mary was recognized as a 2018 New York State Teacher of the Year finalist.

    Even in a brief conversation with Mary you will recognize that technology is her passion. You’ll also likely walk away with a tip or two that you can take back to your classroom! She shares her experiences with digital VR/AR and other EdTech strategies on her blog, Other valuable insights about Mary’s work can be found at the following links:


    Please congratulate Mary Howard when you see her, be it at ISTE18 in Chicago or online in any of the myriad ways she makes her presence, her experience, and her smile moving forces in the world of educational technology.

    Finally, four other nominees will be honored with Certificates of Recognition —at our annual meeting at ISTE2018  after our Playground (Monday, June 27, at 11:00am)—for their outstanding work in virtual environments. These deserving educators made this year’s decision even more difficult than in previous years.

    Please also congratulate:
    Renne Emiko Brock
    Valerie Hill
    Wayland Scott
    and Barbara Seaton

    All best, y'all, and hugs all around,
    Scott and Andy
  • Webinar to Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day - Thursday May 17th 8pm Eastern

    The Inclusive Learning Network invites you to join us for a webinar in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day on Thursday, May 17th at 8 PM Eastern Time. The webinar will feature authors from Dr. Shiguru Ikuta’s upcoming book: “Handmade Teaching Materials for Students with Disabilities.” The webinar is co-sponsored with the UDL, AT and Special Education SIG of SITE and will feature ILN members Elizabeth Dalton, Susie Gronseth, Cindy and Kevin Anderson.

    To join the webinar, log into Zoom with the following link: You can tweet during the webinar using the #InclusiveLN hashtag.
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Recording - Ethics & Games

    For the monthly Ethics & Games webinar from the ISTE Games & Sims Network, Sherry Jones @autnes led us through the Vanishing of Ethan Carter. The game won the Best Game Innovation Award at 2015 British Academy Games Award (BAFTA).
    The visuals in the game are beautiful, the plot twist is mind-blowing and Sherry as a philosophy instructor is able to bring in Spinoza’s Ethics.
  • The Inclusive Learning Network needs YOU

    Your Inclusive Learning Network Needs YOU to join the InclusiveLN Board and share your talents! It is not too late to join the team. We are looking for folks to join the 2018-2019 board and support Communications, Advocacy, Professional Development, International Relations, and other supportive roles. You can make a difference and create long lasting professional friendships! If you would like to get involved, be sure to complete the ISTE Volunteer form within the next 24 hours! We hope you will join us!
  • Archived Twitter Chat

    April 24, 2018 1pm and 8pm chats
  • Step Into the Halls of Story

    Join us for a livestream and if you want to come into Second Life, a tour of Fantasy Faire  at 9 pm ET/ 6 pm PT. We'll be meeting at the Halls of Story. 

    The Halls of Story is where the Literary Festival of this year takes place.  It also features the docks for the dragon-borne party ship Fairechylde, where the Fairelanders gather to dance the night away!