Creative Communicator – ISTE Student Standards

Creative Communicator – ISTE Student Standards

3 Stripes

What is creatively communicating?

“The most valuable thing a teacher can impart to children is not knowledge and understanding per se but a longing for knowledge and understanding, and an appreciation for intellectual values, whether they be artistic, scientific, or moral. It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. Most teachers waste their time by asking questions that are intended to discover what a pupil does not know, whereas the true art of questioning is to discover what the pupil does know or is capable of knowing.” – Albert Einstein, Science


  1. Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
  2. Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  3. Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
  4. Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.

Teachers who build up creative communication in their classrooms help students to:

  • “select specific tools for a digital project or product.”
  • “use multiple digital sources of information.”
  • “create their own digital artifact or project.”

(From page 9 of the Ed Tech Product Development Guide by ISTE)


From ISTE Standards for Students, “Students communicate clearly and express themselves creatively for a variety of purposes using the platforms, tools, styles, formats and digital media appropriate to their goals.”


Earn Your Stripe

  • Watch the video above.
  • Submit below any experiences you completed with students that pushed them to be creative communicators.
  • Explain the connection between these experiences and the ISTE standard.

People who have earned this:

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