Magazine article Technology & Learning

The ISTE Blues

Magazine article Technology & Learning

The ISTE Blues

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It's easy to be overwhelmed by the ISTE data overload, between the content-filled sessions, the keynotes, the poster and playground spaces, and the endless conversations. Here are a few tips to help ensure you keep the learning going after the conference is over:

From the Middle: It doesn't matter what your role is in your organization--you've just spent four days gathering content that you need to share. Take the "lead from the middle" approach and decide how you can share what you've learned with your peers, administration, technology staff, and any others who could benefit. This could also be an opportunity to use a new medium to share information. Try using a presentation platform, blog site, or creative new app that you experienced at the conference.

Stay in Touch: I've said a number of times that the best place to make connections at ISTE is standing in line waiting to purchase that delightful iced coffee or refreshing bottle of water. Ido suggest we change the phrase "standing in line" to "standing in the PLN line," because that's where we end up exchanging email addresses, Twitter and Instagram handles, and district names for future collaboration with educators from around the globe. …

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