It’s only a few days away, but the EdReach team will be at ISTE (that’s the International Society for Technology in Education- for your newbies) in Philadelphia, PA. The conference starts Sunday, June 26th and runs until Wednesday, the 29th. We’ll be starting out on Saturday, though, at EdubloggerCon, which is a fabulous “unconference” hosted by Steve Hargadon. EdReach will be live blogging, taking pictures, and catching up with educators from all around the world. Although many of the sessions and workshops will be stellar, ISTE offers all sorts of opportunities to connect with educators. I find that the Blogger’s Cafe is my favorite place to hang around, and you may very well see us trying out our new Skype webinar tool, or recording material for podcasts later in the week.
I’m going to try to be the best listener I can this year. The best thing about ISTE, is the ability to hear the stories from some of the most innovative educators in the world. Most of the time, I hear these stories in the hallways after a session, at lunch time, at dinner time, and anytime in-between. Like many of our students- I don’t always learn best in the traditional “spaces.”
Some questions that I will be asking is:
What’s the most exciting thing you did with students in the past year, and what platforms and tools were most useful to you?
It’s a pretty good guess we’re going to hear a lot about iPads and tablets, but I sure hope there’s more. As our mission is Taking Education Forward, we feel it’s our duty to be there. We hope to see you there!
Image Credit: ISTE