Patrick Bolton, Holly Rowsey and I addended ISTE 2013 (Twitter hashtag: #iste13) in San Antonio, TX from June 23-26. I had the opportunity of going to the following sessions:
SUNDAY, JUNE 23, 2013
Global Education Summit: The Global Ed Summit is a three-hour mini-conference for those interested in globally connecting students and teachers. This is a face-to-face follow-up to the online Global Education Conference.
SIG Open House: Learn what ISTE's 25 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are all about by taking a stroll through our SIG Open House. SIG membership offers a great way to increase your knowledge base and connect with like-minded colleagues. Meet the volunteers who lead SIGs year round, learn more about SIG activities (onsite and throughout the year), and find out how you can get involved as a volunteer.
Learning is an Epic Win: Jane McGonigal is today’s leading speaker on games and the application of game-design to education. Referencing lessons learned through her work creating games for organizations such as the World Bank, the Olympic Games, the American Heart Association, and the New York Public Library, McGonigal will discuss the powers of game play to solve real-world challenges, and to teach 21st century skills like resilience, urgent optimism, and extreme-scale collaboration.
MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2013
SIGAdm Forum: Feeling lost and overwhelmed by the new Common Core State Standards and assessments? You're not alone! We'll provide opportunities to learn and share websites, apps, articles, and other resources.
Best Apps for Special Needs & Learning Differences: Harness the power of tablets to support students with special needs and learning differences. Our team spent several months surveying research, conducting interviews, and field testing to determine the strongest digital learning apps available. Walk away with a list of best apps and tips on how to use them.
Assessing NETS for Coaches & Technology Directors in Higher Education Programs: Accreditation of educational technology programs requires alignment to NETS*C or NETS*TD. The presentation will discuss guidelines for for establishing validity of performance based assessments.
Leading Innovative Change: Times are changing but are schools and districts? We'll show you how we created a powerful vision for innovation and share the steps to guarantee success.
Online Collaboration with Google+ & Google Hangout: Learn how to implement Google+ asynchronous video posts and Google+ hangout synchronous video conferencing to improve communication and collaboration in an online course.
School 2.0: Where are we headed?: Steve Hargadon assembles a panel of experts from the Future of Education interview series to look at the impact of technology on the future of schools.
CAEP Reviewer Training: ISTE is looking for additional program reviewers for CAEP, formerly NCATE. This session will introduce the new standards and review approaches. It is mandatory for program reviewers.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Where Good Ideas Come From: Join best-selling author Steven Johnson, one of the foremost thought leaders in today’s interdisciplinary, collaborative and open-minded approach to innovation, for an inspirational talk as he explores the concept of where and how good ideas originate. Drawing on examples from both inside and outside of education, Johnson will discuss how innovative learners solve problems by borrowing ideas from multiple fields of thought, and how both educators and students leverage peer networks to mobilize as agents of change.
Plagiarism Spectrum: Tagging 10 Types of Unoriginal Work: Turnitin identified 10 types of plagiarism and surveyed nearly 900 secondary and higher education instructors to find out the frequency and problematic nature of these types.
Personalized Learning, One Student at a Time: Hall County is transforming its learning model through the innovative application of technology to enable personalized learning. Hall County will demonstrate how they are doing this by walking through a lesson prepared to support personalized instruction and discuss what it takes to truly personalize learning for students.
1:1 iPads in Teacher Education - Preparing Students for Tomorrow: Find out what happened when a group of content-area specialists introduced 1:1 iPads. We'll talk about why we did it; how we prepared; and what tools, techniques, and processes worked.
More EduTecher's Web Tools to Make Your Classroom Rock!: Thousands of new web tools are released each year, but which ones rock? Come to this session to find out which ones you should try!
MOOCS & Open Online Courses: Experiences, Design & Tips: What makes a good massive open online course? Come share your experiences as a participant or facilitator, or pick up pointers for selecting a MOOC.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
PBL: Finding Your Voice & Choice Through Tech Tools: Student voice and choice in the project-based learning process provides natural opportunities to use technology tools in instruction. This presentation connects tools to student learning.
All You Need to Know about iPads in the Classroom: Come investigate tips, tricks, apps, hardware, and software for using the iPad to support teaching, learning, assessment, collaboration, and more!
I tweeted several times during the course of the four days. One may find those tweets at http://twitter.com/drmmtatom. I used the following hashtags: #iste13, #tn_teta, #fhuedu642, #fhucid, and #sigadm. This was a great learning experience for all that attended!