Renewing my Blogging Vows

It’s been two months since I’ve written my last post. How did this happen? I really enjoy reflecting, sharing and connecting with other educators through blogging, so I’m renewing my blogging vows! I’ve made getting back to blogging one of my New Year’s resolutions. GET_Badge

Since I’ve been gone from the blogging world, I’ve gotten some great news. I spent a week at SOITA in November for their Google Education Trainer Camp. It was a long week of learning, studying, practicing and test taking.  The application process was pretty long and had high expectations. I am SO excited that I was accepted as a Google Education Trainer!

iste2015badgeI also found out at the beginning of December that my poster presentation for the ISTE Conference this summer in Philadelphia was accepted! I have learned so much at ISTE the past two years in Atlanta and San Antonio, and I am honored to be a part of that sharing again.  Last year I spoke at the EdTech Coaches playground in Atlanta. I can’t wait to take on this next experience and everything else this conference has to offer- it is the ultimate reenergizing and inspirational PD for me!

It’s been a couple of crazy and exciting months.  I’ve been exhausted, and it’s that time of year where we all start feeling bogged down.  So it’s time to get back in the saddle, get some inspiration, hop in a Twitter chat (or ten!) and finish the year strong!

What do you plan to start doing, stop doing, or start doing again this year to help you in your profession?

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Speaking at the EdTech Coaches Playground at ISTE 2014

Like I said in my last post, I’m a little behind on my blogging…

iste 2014 presentation iste 2014 presentationISTE 2014 in Atlanta was another whirlwind experience, and a month later I’m still processing everything. This year, I was lucky enough to present during the EdTech Coaches Network (formerly SIGETC) playground.  I talked about the Digital Citizenship Day I planned back in February. Talking with so many educators who come from different walks of life and have had similar ideas and experiences to those I was sharing was awesome! As much as I was sharing best practices with people, I was getting just as many ideas as others shared their experiences with me and asked provoking questions. I’m really grateful to the ETC network for selecting me as one of the presenters.

All the sites I referenced during my presentation at the playground are on my website here.

I just think we are so lucky to be educators right now.  Imagine teaching during a time when doors were closed, you had to perform all day for students (or bore them to tears), and you were pretty much in it alone and constantly recreating the wheel… picture just 10-15 years ago (if that).  So much has changed.  As exciting as it is for our students to learn in classrooms today, I think becoming a teacher or working in education have become extremely exciting careers to embark on and fields to work in! The number of people ISTE pulled together from all over the world is seriously impressive.  Although I didn’t even begin to meet a fraction of the people who attended, the coaches playground I spoke at, other sessions and just plain down time (wait, when was there down time at ISTE?) led me to making many new connections who I am able to reach out to in an instant over email or Twitter. I am not alone in this thing called education, and I am fortunate to be a part of it with so much technology and so many instant networking opportunities at my fingertips. Thank you ISTE and my PLN for making it another successful year and a very memorable first speaking opportunity at the conference.

Did you attend ISTE 2014?  What did you think?

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Candid EdTech Discussion with Teachers

lunch and learn informationThis year I started monthly Lunch & Learn sessions for educational technology PD for teachers during their lunch bell. October through February, I chose the session topics, many of which covered our new school-wide LMS Schoology. March was designated as a Teachers’ Choice.  

I sent out the pre-survey to see what teachers wanted to talk and learn about.  Most had no preference and were up for learning anything. There was one suggestion that really stuck out to me.  The person had asked if we could discuss technology in the classroom at our school.  Seeing as we rarely have a forum for this (the little time for PD is jam packed teaching and learning the designated topic) and this is the time of year we start deciding on software, hardware, etc. needs for next year, I thought this was a great idea. I sent out an email before Thursday with some question prompts to start the conversation (below).

  • What has worked really well for you in your classroom (lessons with tech, tech tools, etc.)? Why?
  • What has not worked well for you in your classroom (lessons with tech, tech tools, etc.)? Why?
  • What are some hardware or web tools you would love to use if we had it or a subscription/license to the site? Examples:
    • Movie making software?
    • VoiceThread?
    • Piktochart (infographics)?
    • Games/simulations?
    • Hardware?
  • What hardware/web tools and software on your tablets do you use frequently? What aren’t you using very much?

Both lunch bells had some great ideas and feedback, and I think it was a much needed session and overdue conversation. We started off the Lunch & Learn watching a few clips of Adam Bellow’s ISTE 2013 Keynote (started at 38:35-39:44 and 44:25-50:00).  There were a handful of requests from teachers for subscriptions and licenses to different web tools and sites.  There was feedback about some of the current tools we have that can be passed on to the companies.  There were philosophical discussions about how to use technology in the classroom, what types of activities are really making the most use of the tablets with students, and how much is too much?

One of the teachers who attended suggested creating a list of guiding questions for teachers to use when planning their lessons to best incorporate (or not to use) technology. She emailed me over the weekend to let me know she started working on the list!  I think this is a great idea, and I’m looking forward to seeing what she came up with.

While I didn’t plan on using one of the Lunch & Learn sessions to essentially just talk, I’m really glad someone suggested it.  It created a place to have conversations where there really was no formal space before.  It also allowed myself, the Director of Technology, the Principal and the Director of Curriculum who each attended both sessions, to learn more about teachers wants and needs related to technology in the classroom.  I’d say this Lunch & Learn may end up being the biggest success of them all!

How do you create a space for teachers to have this conversation?

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Lessons in Education from Steve Jobs

In one of my graduate courses, I had to pick a leader and read a biography about them. Since the name of my game is technology in education, I decided to go with someone in the technology field. I thought Steve Jobs was a good choice, and I’m glad I went with him.

Aside from knowing he was a creative genius, I really knew nothing about him.  Walter Isaacson could not have painted a clearer picture in his biography Steve Jobs.  Whether you’re an Apple or PC fan, I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in technology.  Not only does the book cover Jobs’ life, but it’s almost like a history of technology too (in part because Jobs had such a big hand in many groundbreaking developments).

Cover of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Cover of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Aside from being an interesting account of the development of computers, other technology and Jobs’ life, there are also many lessons educators can take away from Jobs’ examples (Avoiding his narcissistic and mercurial outbursts, of course!).  I’ll leave you with two of my favorite takeaways from the book.

Adam Bellow suggests in his ISTE 2013 Keynote that schools should be more like start up companies.   Jobs is the perfect example of a risk taker through his start up efforts.  Not everything he tried worked out, but he learned from his (and companies’ ) mistakes.  He wasn’t afraid to take risks, and teachers and students shouldn’t be afraid to take risks either.  When students are afraid to take risks, they become too afraid of getting the wrong answer.  When teachers are afraid to take risks, they become too afraid to try new things in their classroom with students.

Jobs often said that he did not conduct consumer research because consumers did not know what they wanted until Apple showed them what they needed.  As educators, we must find a way to constantly stay ahead of the curve by anticipating what our students will need; they’re relying on us to prepare them for their future. We must give them the skills they will need to change the world.  We must teach them to Think Different.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.  They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.  -Apple’s Think Different advertising campaign

What did you take away from Isasscon’s Steve Jobs?

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Twitter Professional Development for Teachers

So I’m a little late with my blog post about this PD, but better late than never!

The Twitter PD I put on for teachers was broken up into four parts (Understanding Twitter, Creating an Account and Beginning, Classroom Uses, and Building Your PLN) over three weeks.   Teachers were given objectives for each of the four parts that had to be approved by myself or the Director of Technology and then turned in to the Principal by the end of the three weeks to hold everyone accountable.

twitter-bird-white-on-blueResources for all four parts were loaded into our LMS (was Edline at the time, not we’ve moved to Schoology).  Each “part” included links to other websites, articles, blog posts, and basic tasks to complete on Twitter.  All the resources I used can be found on my website by clicking here.

Teachers could work on their own to complete the objectives during the two weeks leading up to the faculty meeting.  At the faculty meeting teachers were broken up into stations based on their level of knowledge or by which of the four stages they had not yet completed.  If a teacher had already completed all of their objectives by the  faculty meeting, they were allowed to leave when we got to the Twitter portion of the meeting. If they did not finish by the time the meeting was over, they still had one week to complete all the objectives.

I was thrilled by the amount of teachers who admitted to finding a use for Twitter (whether for themselves or with their students) after the PD.  Of course, there were still teachers who felt skeptical or chose not to use Twitter, but they at least understand Twitter now.  Every little bit to connect ourselves as educators and to meet the students “where they are” with interactive activities is a step in the right direction.

I’ll leave you with something I heard at ISTE13,

We must prepare students for their future, not our past!

Tech To You Later!

Untangling the Web: Perfect Summer Read

At the beginning of the week I purchased Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow’s Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching. I was so impressed by Bellow’s ISTE 2013 Keynote that I had to read his book, and I’m glad I did!

Untangling the Web: 20 Tools to Power Up Your TeachingDembo and Bellow give a detailed description of 20 web tools that any teacher could use in his or her classroom. I was already familiar with a handful of the tools mentioned in the book, but I still learned a great deal about each one of them. This is an excellent resource for any educator, whether they are new to technology in the classroom or an experienced edtech user! Best of all, you get a great sense of what each tool can do without feeling like you’re reading the entire Twilight series; the book is a very quick read!

My favorite aspect of this book is the versatility of each of these tools.  Scrolling through my Twitter feed and some of my favorite edtech online resources, I often feel like so much stuff is aimed at elementary and middle school students or iPad, Android, and mobile users.  Students at my school (grades 9-12) use Tablet PC’s (basically a laptop that you can write on the screen), so I can count any tools that stop at a tablet or mobile app out of our repertoire.  Every single web tool mentioned in the book can be used at any grade level and is intended for a computer, with many of them being mobile/app compatible!

This is the perfect book to read while you soak up the last of the summer sun before returning to school this fall.  It will leave you with tons of ideas to immediately incorporate into your teaching next year.  I’d love to hear what you thought of the book and how you plan to use some of the tools they featured.

Tech To You Later!

Free Digital Citizenship Resources from the FTC

In my ISTE13 reflection post I wrote that I had learned about FREE print resources the FTC will send you for students and parents about digital citizenship, online safety and more for FREE!  Just as soon as I had learned about this awesome resource, I had already ordered hundreds of pamphlets for our students and parents. I was so impressed that I thought it was too good of a resource not to share!

digital citizenship resourcesI ordered four publications that I think will be great resources for a digital citizenship day sometime during the school year.  I’ve included the PDF’s to three of the resources below (you can download each PDF from FTC’s website, whether or not you order the print publications).

My vision for a digital citizenship day would start out with a guest speaker in the morning, and the kids would progress through their normal class schedule with each discipline focusing on a specific area of digital citizenship.  Each subject area would essentially teach the same lesson to ensure all students receive every important digital citizenship lesson.  For example, English could talk about email, discussion board and online etiquette; Fine Arts could focus on Copyright and Fair Use; another subject would focus on students’ online presence, image they portray of themselves and what their social media profiles say about them as a person; and so on.  I plan to distribute these FTC resources to teachers to share with students on this grandiose day.

The PDF versions of each of these resources can also be found on the bottom of our school website’s Tablet Help and Resources page.

Get your copy of these resources and more at (they take a couple weeks to arrive)!

I welcome any feedback you have for additional resources or thoughts on a digital citizenship day for high school students.

Tech To You Later!

Adam Bellow’s ISTE 13 Keynote

Unfortunately, my flight left too early on the last day of ISTE 2013 to see Adam Bellow’s closing keynote. After hearing a number of reviews and seeing the buzz about the speech on Twitter, I had to watch the video recording.

Thank goodness I did!

Adam begins about 23 minutes into the video. I highly recommend watching him to anyone in education. I especially recommend watching this speech to anyone who feels alone in their quest to make a difference in students’ lives or anyone who has been questioning why they went into education in the first place.

Some of my favorite quotes and points Bellow makes during his speech are:

  • The idea of “cook vs eat; create vs consume”
  • “Make school more like a start-up [company]”
  • “Respecting failure and embracing curiosity”
  • Have a dream, fail, figure it out, improve, and achieve your dream
  • “We can’t get someone who thinks differently if we want them to all think the same!”

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ISTE 2013 Conference: 4 Days in 1 Post

ISTE2013I was fortunate enough to attend my first ISTE conference this year.  It was an awe inspiring, eye opening and often times an overwhelming experience.  I want to reflect on the sessions, posters and products I loved and the key takeaways I gained before the conference is, all too soon, a distant past. I’ll do my best to include links to resources and websites I gained at the conference. Warning: this is an extremely long post!

Jane McGonigal, Keynote

I’ll start with the opening keynote speaker, Jane McGonigal. She was AWESOME! She spoke about gaming in education.  I like to think of myself as pretty open to any technology that can enhance the learning process, and more importantly, any technology that can enhance the learning process that kids really enjoy!  However, I’ve also noticed that I can feel myself putting up a wall when people talk about gaming in the classroom.  McGonigal’s keynote truly inspired me to work with teachers to incorporate simulations into the classroom. Where a simulation may not be best fitted, to encourage teachers to use the “10 positive emotions” people love about games into their lessons. I have a photograph of Jane’s slide listing these 10 positive emotions in order below (joy, relief, love, surprise, pride, curiosity, excitement, awe & wonder, contentment, creativity).  These 10 emotions are one of my favorite and most applicable takeaways from the entire conference.

McGonigal Keynote ISTE 2013McGonigal also shared some eye opening data on the amount of gamers, hours gamers spend playing video games and the brain “on games.”  McGonigal shared two previous games she had a hand in making- they were truly impressive.  The first, Evoke, encouraged students to save the world.  The second, Find the Future, was a mission to get more young people in the New York Library.

If you know of some great secondary games/simulations for the classroom, please share them with me by commenting on this post.

Intel Education Spotlight

Later Monday, I attended the Intel Education corporate spotlight session called Lessons from the Field- 1:1 Computing in Action.  This inspiring presentation was led by Dyane Smokorowski, Darcy Grimes and Dr. Amy Lou Weems (each of which is the deserving recipient of the Teacher of the Year award in their respective states).  These three teachers highlighted different projects they have done in their own classrooms.

First up was Dr. Amy Lou Weems. She discussed a handful of resources that she uses in her home economics classes.

  • Planet Power
  • Seriously Amazing
  • Choose My Plate (lets the students see how healthy their habits are now, and then has them change their age to see how their habits need to change for the future)
  • Career Clusters from to help the students shape their academic careers
  • The Jason Project
  • Students do different projects that incorporate many different subject areas- Interior design of a house, combines art, math, economics, design principles, etc.

Dr. Weems used practical web tools that helped shaped students educational pathways and tools they could use for the rest of their lives to ensure a healthful lifestyle.

Next up, was third grade teacher Darcy Grimes.  She spoke about the economics project she did with two other schools across North Carolina. Grimes and the other two teachers planned the project together and kept kids at the same pace.  Students were to create their own business and product or service in a small group with their classmates.

They were allowed to choose any device in the classroom to complete the different steps of the project.  Some devices worked better for one group’s plan, and some worked better for others.  When the project was finished they presented their businesses. But, not just to their own classmates.  All three schools video-conferenced, so the students could present to the other two classes as well.  Then students from all three classes had the opportunity to vote on their favorites and purchase the goods and services from any other business within the three classes.  Grimes, and the other two teachers involved, didn’t just tell their third grade students about economics and how the world is a big place where we all must work together.  Those third grade students from the mountains of North Carolina executed actual “global” collaboration and economics.

Lastly, we heard from Dyane Smokorowski about her middle school language arts students from Kansas. She talked to us about the idea of Recipes vs Relevance for students. I absolutely loved this correlation.

Recipe: Teacher provides students with an assignment, the exact template the final piece should be turned in (8 page paper, 12 pt. font, etc.), and all the steps to get there.  A recipe doesn’t teach students to think on their own, it teaches them how to follow instructions.

Relevance: Teaching students valuable, career readiness skills.  Using project based learning, where the teacher guides, but the students lead.  They fail at times, but that is part of the learning process and they learn from that, make corrections, and finally come to a solid conclusion/solution. 

The students in Smokorowski’s class have one large PBL experience every year.  This particular year, her students were creating video games about books they had read.  Students used Inkscape, similar to Adobe Illustrator (but free).

Dyane wanted to teach her students that Google isn’t the only way to find information; talking to a knowledgeable person can be just as enlightening as finding a great internet resource.  Students Skyped with experts from a university in Utah about different areas  of gaming and computer programming. Smokorowski’s students contacted a high school in California, and those students created any animated characters Smokorowski’s students needed for their games.  With a little outreach, these 8th grade students from Kansas were working with people in Utah and California- all student initiated!

To top off an already incredible project, the Kansas Department of Education and the Governor invited Smokorowski’s students to speak and present what they had done and learned.  The students put together and executed the presentation- not Smokorowski.  Absolutely incredible!

This session taught me that anything is possible as long as educators are inspired and still have the desire to do great things!  Teachers have to be willing to let go of all the control and not need a cookie cutter final project from students.

Intel Education Free Resources

With over 800 sessions at the conference, it was easy to miss something.  Luckily, I just happened to be walking by when this session was starting and popped in.  Julia Fischer, the Professional Development Strategist for Clarity Innovations, was presenting this session by Intel Education. She shared tons of free, online resources from Intel for teachers and educators.  I’ll link to them below.

Props to Intel for their commitment to providing free and awesome tools for teachers!

Digital Citizenship: A Crosswalk from Common Core to Core Curriculum

We heard from Gail Desler, Natalie Bernasconi and Kelly Mendoza in this interesting session.  Key takeaways from this session were about infusing digital citizenship lessons throughout every subject area multiple times throughout the year since technology can be found throughout the Common Core standards and students are faced with needing to make good, online decisions every day.  We need to teach our students to “be upstanders, not bystanders!”

Desler, Bernasconi and Mendoza have all played a role in the formation of the Digital ID Wiki, which contains an abundance of digital citizenship resources.  This wiki is going to come in handy when I begin to plan a digital citizenship day in the fall for our students.

The four foci of the wiki are:

  • (Students) Stepping Up- bullying awareness
  • Building Identities- Digital tattoos, how will you show up on Google?
  • Respecting Boundaries- Copyright, plagiarism, fair use
  • Protecting Privacy- Internet safety and privacy

They also discussed Common Sense Media and some of the cool things they offer.

(At one of the poster sessions, I found out the FTC will provide free digital citizenship resources to schools. I feel horrible, but I cannot remember the presenters or the name of the poster to credit sharing this valuable information. When I logged on to order some resources, I found there are great resources for Business and Health too.  We will also have the PDF versions of digital citizenship resources I ordered on our school’s website.  Order yours at

Technology PD for the Truly Reluctant Poster

I absolutely loved this poster session by Rushton Hurley.  He shared some great ideas for teachers who are uncomfortable diving into technology- start small and build on that.

  • Let kids pick how they want to submit something- not everything needs to be a paper or a PowerPoint. Let’s take a video for example.
  • Start week one by telling the kids to research and choose a platform to make a video because “I may not know how to do it”.  Yes, it is okay to admit to kids that you, as the teacher, may not know how to use every tech tool out there.
  • Let kids work in groups on a video.  This way any student who may not know how to make a video will learn from his/her peers.
  • If a student truly does not want to make a video, give them the option to make a poster.  This is also a “safety net” to avoid any excuses on the due date.  Computer crashed- where’s your poster? File wouldn’t convert- where’s your poster? Link is broken to view video- where’s your poster?  You get the idea.
  • Have a script (content) check half way through the project.  This will allow you to make sure the students truly understand the material. This is also a good way to grade a majority of the assignment before the due date, or to make sure a student doesn’t completely fail if they show up with no video or poster on the final due date because they have already completed the “meat” of the project.
  • Have students upload the video to a video site, like YouTube, and submit a link to turn in the final video.  This will eliminate video formats not working correctly or flash drives, DVD’s etc. being turned in.
  • On turn in day, let all students share their videos with the class.

Hurley’s website and resources can be found at

Changing Your Technology ‘Tude

Laureen Reynolds from Staff Development for Educators presented a handful of different free, online web 2.0 tools to use in the classroom.

  • Photo Peach– easy digital slideshows that are ready in seconds. This is a great resource to meet Common Core standards requiring students to create and present.
  • Dropbox– a cloud based filing cabinet.  I use Dropbox and love it!
  • Lino– a virtual bulletin board.  Reynolds said she started using it with colleagues to communicate ideas and information when they cannot always connect face to face, but has now started using it with teachers and students for assignments.  This would also be a great collaboration space for students to communicate about group projects.
  • Power of blogs for quick information.
  • Pixton– has a free version to create digital comic strips.  When she said “free version”, I was assuming the features would be very limited.  As she walked us through this tool (she walked us through every tool, which was very nice!), I was extremely impressed with the amount of options the free version offers.

You can follow Reynolds’ blog at

Five Global Tech Trends that Will Change Everything Educational

I will admit, this session was different than what I expected. I left this session almost afraid of technology, but it was very interesting!  The key takeaway from this session was: get your kids talking and asking questions about technology.  Jason Ohler discussed:

  • Augmented Reality
  • Semantic Web- the web will make more predictions and become more of a “suggestion box”
  • Transmedia Storytelling
  • Multisensory Projection
  • Smart Clothes- Google Glass and the capability to live stream a video as you’re having a conversation
  • Xtreme BYOD- Kids will be bringing robots, Google Glass and “math hats” to school
  • IPv6- Everything will have an IP address.  Ohler used the example of a low tire on a vehicle.  The tire will send out information that it is low, the car will do a search for nearby gas stations and/or tire stores that can fill the tire and calculate directions to the nearest spot.  The car will then tell you, the driver,  what’s going on, where to go to fix it and how to get there.

Ohler also talked about the idea of an all-encompassing e-portfolio (including academics, service, etc.), which is an idea I’ve been playing with for a while.

Through my own thoughts, I’ve wondered the best way to set up an e-portfolio from the time our students enter as freshmen; have it capture everything they do at our school through academics, extra-curricular and service; narrow the focus as they get older and start to decide what they want their major to be in college; and present a final portfolio to a panel upon graduation.  If you have any ideas, I’d love for you to comment at the end of this post.


Vendor Expo

The vendor Expo started Monday morning.  I wish I had taken a picture of the vendors on Monday, as opposed to Wednesday afternoon to better show the craziness of the Expo.

vendor expo ISTE 2013

By the time I left the vendor Expo, I felt…well…exhausted and dizzy! Everywhere you turned there was someone scanning your badge for a giveaway, telling you about their product and/or services and people giving new toys a try.  I definitely learned about some new products I want to check out.  Some of which that I’m looking the most forward to learning more about are: vendor expo ISTE 2013

Coaching for Education Transformation

This panel discussion included past ISTE president, Holly Jobe.  Throughout this discussion, the panelists described their successes and best practices for technology coaches.  The three main elements of effective coaching they went over are:

  • Relationships- build and connect: what have you learned from the teacher, too?
  • Relevance- what is relevant to this class/subject?  Start with end in mind and work backwards
  • Reflection- teachers reflect on what was learned and how it went over

They also made some other recommendations when talking about the three big points above.

  • Start with the willing teachers and create a ripple effect through word of mouth
  • Start with the content and pedagogy- then pick a technology tool that enhances the goal (DUH!)
  • Start with reasonable, realistic and practical tools
  • Don’t ignore any levels of teachers- challenge the advanced, and work with the newbies.  This is something I need to make sure I get better at.  It’s always easy to skip over the advanced technology users because they’ve already got it.

Some further resources they shared with us can be found at:

Cultivating Digital Age Instructional Leaders

Ending the conference with Melissa Shields’ upbeat presentation was just what I needed! She gave me some great ideas and left me feeling like I had gotten what I came for at the conference.

Shields shared a handful of thought provoking statements with us that I want to share.

  •  If your child were going in for surgery, would you want a surgeon who hadn’t changed/improved his practices and methods since 1957? Then why would you want your child to have a teacher who hasn’t changed/improved his practices in years?
  • Students say they have to “power down” when they come to school
  • Prepare students for their future, not your past

Shields talked about an activity she had done at a district retreat with all the school principals and administrators.  She gave each schools’ team a flip camera and 30 minutes to create a script and record a video podcast to be uploaded to the district website and Facebook pages by noon that day.  They were nervous at first, but all came away making requests for flip cameras at their schools! I’d say that was a successful activity.

She also shared about the impressive grant she recently received and what they do with the money. Click here for more information about the grant can be found here.

The link to her comprehensive wiki and ISTE presentation resources can be found by clicking here.


And That’s a Wrap

As I’ve rambled on in this post, I feel like I haven’t even grazed the surface of what I learned, saw and experienced at ISTE 2013.  Being surrounded by thought leaders and inspiring people for four days definitely gave me a boost of energy and some invaluable takeaways from the conference.  I can’t wait to get the school year rolling to implement some of the ideas that were shared at the conference (ok… maybe I’m not ready to give up my summer that fast).

If you attended ISTE 2013 I’d love to hear about the sessions you attended and enjoyed most.

Tech to You Later!