Monday, July 1, 2013

ISTE Wrap Up

What a great conference my last ISTE was four years ago in San Antonio as a newbie tech person I was a little overwhelmed by the magnanimity of conference.  Four year later I was still overwhelmed.  Great sessions, great thinkers and great ideas!  Here were my big take a ways.

1.  Twitter Rules:  I did not take a single note via Word, Evernote, or any type of text tablet.  I simply just tweeted out all my thoughts and re-tweet others for my take home and implementation.  I just finished compiling all my tweets into categories to help me organize and implement.

2.  The power is in the people.  As great as social networks are there is still power in meeting the people that  I follow or know via the Internet.  It also is introduced me to new people and made some great connections.

3.  Time:  It is so precious to all of us we have make the most out of face to face training. Why are we wasting time training skills that can be taught by a 3 minute video.  Lets use face to face training for deep rich learning that affects our students!