My first ISTE presentation took the form of an Ignite talk. With my dream of giving a TED talk on my mind, I decided to try this new presentation format. To say the least, I am hooked and want to bring this frenetic energy to school this year. My focus was to show the audience that everyone has a story and that Lego stop motion animation can be an exciting tool for students. My sincere hope is that participants were motivating and willing to try this cool and easy to use approach.
Who know, perhaps the fine people at TED will come calling some day!
On March 25, 2015, I participated in an ISTE sponsored Google Hangout to discuss Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age. It was so nice to be connected with the books’s editor, Mark Gura, and another author, BJ Neary.
This June I am pleased to attend the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia. Not only have I wanted to attend this conference to further hone my technology skills, but it is back in my home city, Philly. Already I am creating an outline for the many days of speakers and determining my greatest goals for next year.
(sob) As I write this post, I am reminded that I am not at the annual ISTE conference in Atlanta. Ok, so next year I won’t miss it! Thanks to technology and Twitter, I have been following the events and making copious notes for student learning next year. This all reminded me that I had not posted a recent blog posting I wrote concerning the new book, Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age. For the blog, I summarized 5 things students learn from 3D storytelling. Check it out!