I visited the websites of these professional organizations and compared them using three factors: 1. Mission, 2. opportunities for professional development and networking, and 3.benefits to members. I reviewed the following three professional organizations.The Association for Educational Communications & Technology is the leading international
leadership in Educational technology and its application to the learning
The International Society for Technology in Education is a source for professional development and innovation. ISTE provides leadership and service to improve teaching, learning, and school leadership. It provides the effective use of technology in K–12. In addition, it provides the information, networking opportunities, and guidance to education. As far as enhancing your craft as a teacher, I would recommend this professional organization.
The International Technology Education Association (ITEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering for educators. The mission is to promote technological literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and promoting the professionalism. ITEA strengthens the profession through state and national legislative efforts, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities. This organization provides the government support and leadership to schools. It is extremely useful for teachers who want to further the knowledge of government and technology.