Tag Archive: iste

Jul 28

Why I Attend ISTE

This summer, I attended my 7th ISTE/NECC Conference. I didn’t write up a conference reflection post when I got back, but was thinking recently about why I attend, despite several reasons why it may not be a great idea. The timing of the conference isn’t that great. It falls right in the middle of Summerfest and …

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Jul 01

Remembering #ISTE13

After returning from San Antonio and the ISTE conference, my fourth in five years, a lot of thoughts were racing through my head.  As I tried to think about how I could organize things into something meaningful, I realized that coming up with a bulleted list might be the way to go.  Here we go. …

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Jun 21

Do You Remember Your First Time?

What a difference 5 years makes. This time, back in 2008, I was heading to San Antonio for NECC, a newbie to the Ed tech world. I was traveling to the conference alone, not really knowing anyone with the exception of a few online friends I was hoping to meet face to face for the …

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Jul 02

My Favorite ISTE Tweets

I didn’t attend ISTE this year, but tried to follow along on Twitter as best I could.  There were a lot of great conversations but I was disappointed in the lack of sessions being streamed.  In the past, people would fire up their laptops, open UStream and those not in attendance could follow watch some …

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Jun 24

No ISTE This Year, But…..

I’m not attending ISTE this year, but that won’t stop me from learning, connecting, and having fun.  A few people were commenting on Twitter and Facebook last week about not going and an idea, from Cheryl Lykowski and Tim Childers popped up, let’s have a twitter hashtag for those of us not attending ISTE – …

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Jul 07

Let’s Play The Feud!

I was extremely fortunate to be asked to participate in an incredibly fun event at ISTE in Philadelphia.  The ISTE Conference has been one of the highlights of my summer for the past few years and something I begin looking forward to way before the school year ends.  This year, I was part of a …

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Jul 01

Initial ISTE Wrapup

I’m sitting in the airport waiting to head home after an exhausting time in Philly for ISTE 11. While I try to wrap my head around the experience, I ponder what made it so enjoyable? The city? The people? The sessions? The evening functions? The learning? Well, I keep coming back to the relationships I’ve …

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Dec 06

More Twitter Favorites

Here’s the latest installment of “Twitter Favorites” Susan Thomsen  shared The Best Children’s Books 2010: A List of Lists and Awards  http://bit.ly/dBw1MB  Shannon Miller shared Ideas for Librarians Who Want to Embrace the Power of Cell Phones http://ow.ly/3iAkN      Tim Gwynn  shared this new app – Viber: an iPhone app that just may beat out Skype. http://tcrn.ch/hKdCe5   From …

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Oct 29

WEAC Convention

In Wisconsin, public school students didn’t have school for the past two days because of “Teacher’s Convention.” WEAC, our state union, puts on a two day conference on the last Thursday and Friday of October.  Typically, the conference alternates in location from Milwaukee to Madison each year.  This year, it was in Madison.  I’ve attended …

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Jul 03

More about ISTE

I’m still processing ISTE. There have been lots of recap blog posts in the last couple of days and I want to point out a couple that caught me eye. Here are some: Dean Shareski feels the conference is about the people. I agree. Meeting people or saying hi again face to face to those …

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