June 26, 2011
Today was the first day of #ISTE11 – the International Society of Technology in Education conference in Philadelphia. ISTE is a professional organization for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK-12 and teacher education. As I work with K-12 teachers and have undergraduate students develop materials to be used in the K-12 classroom, I knew this would be a valuable conference to attend and present.
It’s hard to formulate all my thoughts into a coherent statement, so I’m listing random phrases, statements, and organizations that struck me as something on which to reflect, and something to investigate further.
- “Unlocking potential” (theme of conference, but worth reflecting upon)
- Joining forces as a community to unlock potential
- Avoid the dreamkillers
- Pursue your passion with a purpose, to make a difference
- Embrace your own global journey Research Journalism Initiative (LINK)
- SHOUT (I’ve participated in these online seminars by Smithsonian scientists before)
- ePals – global electronic pen-pals
- The MY HERO Project
- Recommended book: Story Circle: Digital Storytelling Around the World, by John Hartley and Kelly McWilliam
And now for some of my favorite tweets…
I have a feeling the phrase “unlocking potential” also refers to the potential I still have to make a difference on students and teachers. More to come in Day Two…