Global Collaborator – ISTE Student Standards

Global Collaborator – ISTE Student Standards

3 Stripes

What is a global collaborator?

“Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than the one where they sprang up.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


  1. Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
  2. Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.
  3. Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.
  4. Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.

Teachers who build up global collaborators in their classrooms help students to:

  • “virtually collaborate or communicate with others.”
  • “learn about issues from multiple perspectives.”
  • “work with other students toward a common goal using digital tools.”
  • “research important global issues.”
  • “work together in virtual teams.”

(From page 10 of the Ed Tech Product Development Guide by ISTE)

From ISTE Standards for Students, “Students use digital tools to broaden their perspectives and enrich their learning by collaborating with others and working effectively in teams locally and globally.”


Earn Your Stripe

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

People who have earned this:

  • Profile photo of Tara Bova
  • Profile photo of Emily Goode
  • Profile photo of Leslie Pourney
  • Profile photo of Jamie Russell
  • Profile photo of Amanda Hines