ISTE Ideas June 27th, 2011

First random conference reflection of the day – the highlight of my day, and energetic pick-me-up was hearing the enthusiasm the students described their projects with. As a teacher sometimes the prep work involved to integrate technology successfully can feel overwhelming. Hearing un-coached, honest feedback from random students was rewarding. They were not trying to tell me what they thought I wanted to hear (since there was no grade attached), all of the students could clearly articulate what they did, learned, and liked. I hope to start tomorrow in the same uplifting manner.

Besides presenting my own poster session – the two sessions that will most directly inspire me were the Digital Storytelling SIG and GigaPan. I spent the train ride home envisioning ways to enrich the curriculum and already taught content with both tools. I haven’t had time to delve to far into the topics, but there were many wonderful resources for exploration later this summer.

Digital Storytelling


  • Community Robotics Education & Technology Empowerment. They have training and other opportunities for teachers.

Posted from Diigo. The rest of ISTE ideas group favorite links are here.

About Lisa Butler

Middle school geography teacher, tech trainer, Flocabulary MC, Nearpod PioNear, and Edcamp Hershey Founder. I have embraced the power of purposeful technology and am creative with their application. If I am not doing something with ed or tech, I am probably reading children's books, baking with a toddler sidekick, running around, or dreaming of traveling.
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