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ImageSo yesterday was my first day at an ISTE conference…WOW!! A colleague was able to make the trip with me and we left the comfy confines of Oklahoma City bright and were in San Antonio by 9:00, at the convention center by 9:30, registered and in our fist line by 9:45. 30 minutes later I have a new Microsoft Surface RT (which I am using right now btw’s) and some time to kill. Wanting to attend the opening session at 1:45 we head back over to the convention center at 1:30…Ooops, that was too late, line #2…so we missed the very opening remarks, we were able to see most of the session. Really cool, but not super great. Enough to have us wanting more…Break number 2, explored the Alamo, hung out in some other hotel’s lobby for Starbucks, planned day one and got ready for day two. Keynote started at 5:45, I check twitter and see the longest line I have ever seen, so we haul the mail back to the convention center and get into it! Keynote #1 was dynamic: Jane McGonigal was really inspiring with her message about gaming and all of the positive influences that come from it. See here TEDTalk here – http://youtu.be/dE1DuBesGYM. Supercharged we head out to dinner, get out our conference final programs (all 196 pages of it…) and totally re-work our day one strategies. Really looking forward to day two and all of the cool things that it will bring!!!


About Scott

My name is Scott. After 18.5 years as a high school math teacher in public education I have made the move to become a full time PhD student. This decisions was difficult, but has been one of the most rewarding things that I have ever done. Teaching in high school was an incredible experience for me, so leaving an environment that I loved for the unknown was a challenge. As I high school teacher, I taught almost every math course that could be offered. I was able to earn National Board Certification in Young Adult Math. I was honored as my building Teacher of the Year, no mean feat at Edmond Memorial High School!! My career changed as I became fascinated with educational technology and all of the things that it can do for teachers. I flipped my class. I used iPads and blogging (in high school math!!). I started using gamification and mastery learning. I changed my practice. I chose to go back to school to learn as much as I could. To bring that knowledge from academia and research to the teacher on the front line. I have had the opportunity to present at several conferences and share what I have learned with others. Its through these connections that we can be the best teachers we can for our students. They deserve it and we sell ourselves short when we don't give it. I love talking with teachers about change. About incorporating educational technology. About the power that they have to change lives. My blog space is me, it shares my passions and frustrations, my joys and my learnings. If you are interested in what I am studying, please visit my graduate school pages. If you are interested in the flipped classroom, I have some links to get your started. I would love to meet you! Do not hesitate to reach out! I would enjoy the opportunity to work with your staff or trade ideas with your teachers - let me know! Have a great day! #BeBrilliant


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