The biggest edtech conference in the world, ISTE, took place in Chicago last week, and y’all, it did NOT disappoint! Here are 8 Things I Don’t Want You to Miss From ISTE 2018.
ISTE is my busiest conference, and I spend most of my time presenting and signing books. In case you missed it, I shared all of my presentations in a. I wish I had more time to learn, but the power of connecting and sharing enabled me to cultivate some goodies even though I couldn’t attend a lot of sessions.
I love Twitter and following thecan help me put my finger on the pulse of what’s happening at the conference. But Twitter can overwhelm, and I really wanted to get some feedback from my connections who were in attendance so I asked the to share their favorite takeaways. Below are some of the most interesting and presentations that they shared.
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(in no particular order)
My buddiesand did a bazillion presentations ( .) But I thought this creation session for Chromebooks would interest you the most!
Based on the philosophy and ideas from their best-selling book,, this session will help you rethink what’s possible on Chromebooks!
And if you don’t have a copy of their book,. (You can thank me later!)
Leave it to Tony Vincent to show us the power of emojis! I have learned so many tips fromover the years, and I promise there are some super cool and student-centered strategies embedded . Learn about the history of emojis, what they mean, and how they affect communication. Below is just a screenshot from his page, and it is just the tip of the iceberg of the awesome ideas he shared!
As I shared in theand , the next stage of AR and VR is student creation and that was definitely abuzz at ISTE this year.
Melanie Arringtonin the . Check out all of the great ways students can now create augmented reality and virtual reality!
How stinkin’ cute is this? Check out this awesome website of ideas and resources from the Unleash Your “Incredibles” Superpowers session by Brooke Higgins and Debbie Perkins. (Thanks to Matt Sly for sharing it in the.)
In this site, you will find ideas geared toward tech trainers and instructional coaches on everything from collaboration and facilitation to mentoring and blended learning.
Marlena Hebern and Jon Corippo presented ideas from their fabulous book,. I didn’t get the chance to attend any of their sessions, but Kim Voge raved in and shared . Be sure to explore not only this book but the to maximize student potential in your classroom.
Micah Shippee presented this fabulous idea on using Google Slides to create an app-like experience. Brilliant! (Again, I must mention my love for Google Slides as the!) Check out below, and thank you to Shannon Morgan for sharing with the .
One of the biggest things buzzing around ISTE this year was about some of the updates that Google announced to Google Classroom and Google Forms. Google does a great job at responding to the needs of teachers and students, and I think we are on the precipice of some interesting changes.
The focus of these updates is about giving teachers more control. Whether you agree with the philosophy or not, these updates were made because teachers have been requesting it through the feedback portal. Google reads every single piece of feedback and prioritizes their updates based on teacher need.
If you’ve logged into Google Classroom recently, you may see this new pop-up:
I am playing with the new features now and working on a blog post that I will share with you soon.
Poster sessions can spark new ideas, conversation, and can showcase student innovation. Nate Simons shared. (Thanks, Nate!)
What were your favorite takeaways from ISTE? Please share in the comments below!
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