Thursday, June 29, 2017

What's Your #ISTE17 Story in 6 Words?

ISTE 2017 has come to a close. If you are like me,  you are a combination of exhausted and excited by all of the learning and connecting that took place.

You might also be overwhelmed. I've felt that way some years, as I looked at all of the ways others are innovating with technology for the benefit of student learning and feeling like I or my school or district were woefully behind.

Or do you have lots of questions? Are you wondering if technology and teaching are moving in the right direction? Maybe you are asking yourself the big, philosophical, "Why?" and "What are the implications of this?" questions.

I'm always fascinated by what everyone takes away from a giant gathering of educators like ISTE's annual conference. Especially since I get to experience only the smallest slice of what takes place. I want to know what others got out of it. Are you curious, too? Then read on, and let's see if we can collaborate to find out!

A Challenge For You

Can you summarize your ISTE experience or thoughts in six words? Not four or five. Not seven or eight. But six? (And yes, words like "the," "and," "or," etc. count!)

Six words forces you to think deeply about your choices and hone in on the meat of what you learned, took away, or are still wondering about.


If you are not familiar with the idea of the Six Word Story, this HuffPost article will give you an overview. So will a quick look at the hashtag #6WordStory on Twitter.

Now, Contribute Your Story!

I'd like to learn about everyone's learning at ISTE 2017 by curating ISTE 2017 Six Word Stories using Storify. Will you please contribute?  Here is how to contribute your story:
  1. Reply to the Tweet below with your ISTE 2017 Six Word Story.  (Rememberwords like "the," "and," "or," etc. count! I won't include stories that break the six word rule in my curation.)
  2. Include BOTH of these hashtags on your Tweet: #ISTE17 #6WordStory
  3. You can include a photo from the conference that enhances your story if you wish. Just please practice good digital citizenship and make sure it's a photo you took and/or have permission to use.




Here Are The Stories!

Please keep contributing! The Storify below will continuously update as new stories are added. 





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#ISTE17 Day Three

During the final day of ISTE 2017,  I spent some time perusing the Exhibit Hall in between a great workshop on building digital portfolios with Google Sites and a session on using Open Educational Resources (OER).  So, there were fewer tweets yesterday, and the majority of them were from the OER session.

As always after a conference like this, my brain is full, I have a lot to contemplate, and my resource kit is more stocked than it was a few days ago.

I'm thankful for all of the presenters who take time to prepare and share their knowledge and ideas. In his OER session yesterday, Andy Marcinek brought up the fact that we are far to siloed in education. Those of you who make the effort to share at conferences like ISTE and through your tweets and blogs help break through the silos, to the benefit of all learners and educators. Thank you!!!!

Here are my tweets and the tweets of few others from the last day of ISTE. I hope all who attended, both in person and via Twitter, took away as much or more than I did!





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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

#ISTE17 Day Two

I was contemplating going to the mall
for lunch when I looked up and saw this!
My second day of ISTE 2017 was HOT! Great music. Inspirational speaker. Fun learning. And, a REAL FIRE in Downtown San Antonio!

Fortunately, the fire was mostly an inconvenience, causing the Marriott to be evacuated and the mall to close. And driving me a couple of blocks away to Fuddruckers for lunch to escape the choking smoke. No one was injured.

See my Storify below for highlights from the day! If you've been at ISTE this year, or if you are learning from afar on Twitter via the #ISTE17 hashtag, what's been something new you've taken away? Take a moment to share in the comments below so we can all learn together!





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My First Day at #ISTE17


June 26, 2017 was my first day at the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference. I've used Storify, one of my favorite social media tools, to summarize my experience by curating my tweets as well as the tweets of others which caught my eye throughout the day. (As click through my story, you can hover on any photos or videos to see the tweets associated with them.)

ISTE is an amazing conference for educators! Wonderful sessions filled with cool tech tools and deep ways to use them for teaching and learning plus thoughtful panels and conversations on deeper concerns in education. It's hard to put into words! There is abundant sharing from the conference on Twitter. Even if you can't attend in person, follow the #ISTE17 hashtag. You can learn no matter where you are!






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