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

GigaPan

  • 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.

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About Lisa Butler

Middle school teacher of Social Studies and Spanish, tech trainer, Flocabulary MC, Nearpod PioNear, and Edcamp Hershey Founder. I have embraced the power of blogging and reviewing products. If I am not doing something with ed or tech, I am probably reading, baking, running, or traveling.
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