ISTE 2013 “Where the Energy is Palpable”
After attending a conference I like to go through my notes, links and tweets and see what might be worth looking into when I am back at the office. When you attend a conference like ISTE you are not able to attend more than a fraction of all that is offered and sometimes they leave you with almost impossible choices: Chris Lehman, George Couros and Will Richardson keynoting at the same time as an example. That is when Twitter comes in handy. After you have made your choices on where to go you are able to follow the tweets from other sessions and luckily many educators share their notes as well. Everything else would be disappointing since sharing, collaborating and connecting seems to be the ongoing theme at conferences these days! This year I decided to listen to George Couros since I am hoping to invite him to our school to work with school leaders in Norway!. Below you will find the list of the session I thought were worth attending or getting information from! If you have more/better links feel free to post them in a comment! One last observation: San Antonio is a great place for a conference! The River walk is great! You can walk or jog for miles and there are no cars! Only restaurants, small shops, birds and beautiful flowers and plants!
Sunday June 23
- We stand in line for our Windows Surface RT. Seems like a good alternative to the iPad for those schools who are considering tablet initiatives!
- Epic Leadership Event exploring gamification from a leadership perspective.I did not attend this event but know many who did! More info here.
- Conference Welcome and Opening Ignite Session to kick off your conference experience right! Presenters get five minutes each to inspire,amaze and intrigue using only 20 slides. It is a great idea and a way to organize the sharing of ideas you could easily use at your own school. We will be using this at our conference this year! One of the speakers was Carry Ross, and I had the pleasure of meeting her later at a EdTechWomen Dine at ISTE on Monday evening.
- Connected Learners, My presentation Global Collaboration Project 7:00pm–8:30pm, SACC Tower View Lobby; Table 32
Monday June 24
- Take Thinking Deeper in Digital Age PBL, Suzie Boss, Journalist at Edutopia. slides here.
- Abundant Learning: Four New Strategies for Connected Classrooms, Will Richardson
- Technology Transforms Pedagogy: Combining the Tools and the Vision, Chris Lehman
- Leading Innovative Change, George Couros
- The Creative Learning Revolution You Can’t Afford to Miss, Gary Stager
- School 2.0: Where Are We Headed? Steve Hargadon, Classroom 2.0
- Create Using Today’s Technology Tools, Kevin Honeycutt,
Tuesday June 25
- Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson,
- We Like to Move It! Activities with Mobile Devices, Shelly Terrell,
- More EduTecher’s Web Tools to Make Your Classroom Rock! Adam Bellow,
- Twitter 201: Build Your PLN with Advanced Tips and Tools, Susan Bearden
Wednesday June 26
- Curation, Creation, and Communication for Digital Age Administrators, Steven Anderson, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools with Kyle Pace
- You’re Invited to Change the World, Adam Bellow, eduTecher / eduClipper