What is ISTE?
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier nonprofit membership organization serving educators and education leaders. ISTE is committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world and serves more than 100,000 education stakeholders throughout the world.
In addition, the staff of the Ministry of Education, university teachers, K-12 technical staff, library and media experts, teachers and principals and other educational representatives will also transform feedback from the public into draft standards from a practical perspective. The scope of the ISTE standard covers the world. In the United States alone, it covers schools, educational institutions, and organizations in 50 states, and the application rate has reached more than 90%.
The other authoritative standard, CSTA standard (the United States "K-12 Computer Science Framework"), which stands side by side with ISTE, is set by the American Computer Science Teachers Association.
The two major standards have basically become the benchmark for global technical education reference, and are an important basis for the current global teaching material development and teaching design, and affect the development of global education.
What is ISTE Seal of Alignment?
Resources and products designed with the ISTE Standards in mind are choosing to demonstrate their commitment to support critical digital age learning skills and knowledge.
Regardless of a solution’s intended grade level, purpose or content area, by addressing the ISTE Standards and learning a Seal of Alignment, a solution is shown to consciously, purposefully and meaningfully support best practices for digital age teaching and learning.
ISTE considers a solution aligned to the ISTE Standards only after an extensive review conducted by trained ISTE Seal of Alignment reviewers, and it has been determined to meet all critical elements of a particular standard indicator in accordance with specific review criteria.
By earning a Seal of Alignment, ISTE verifies that this product:
- Promotes critical technology skills
- Supports the use of technology in appropriate ways
- Contributes to the pedagogically robust use of technology for teaching and learning
- Aligns to the ISTE Standards in specific ways as described in the review finding report
Why Matatalab sealed by ISTE important?
ISTE reviewers conducted a comprehensive review of Matatalab's materials, including:
- Matatalab Coding Set
- Matatalab Lite
- Matatalab Pro Set
- Musician add-on
- Artist add-on
- Animation add-on
- Sensor add-on
- Seven curriculum books
- Mobile app
- Online training program
According to the explanation from ISTE that “when you see the seal, you’ll know the resource or tool provides a high-quality, standards-aligned learning experience that enhances students’ digital age skills.” Educational products, courses, and other solutions, if they are officially reviewed by the company, prove to be in compliance with the ISTE standard and are a leader in teaching in the digital age.
At present, only dozens of educational or technology brands in the world, including Google, Microsoft, etc., have been certified. Matatalab is the first programming robot brand in China to get the certification, and it is also the first in China to obtain hardware and courses , Software fully certified brand. Improve students’ computational thinking skills is one of the most important missions of Matatalab, the seal from ISTE proves that Matatalab can help students well-prepared for this new world and even make the world become better.