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#ISTE Day 2 In the books :)

Who knew that enjoying a conference so much could be so exhausting…so what are we going to do?? Head to a Karaoke party with my new friends from Symbaloo!! This is scary for a couple of reasons:

  • I am pretty tired, getting my brain to shut down and let me sleep at night has been challenging….
  • Nobody and I mean NOBODY wants to hear me sing
  • Something got into my eye and I look like an ogre…IMG_4634

Back to the conference…Keynote today by Steven Johnson was really good: ideas take time to come out. They are not usually revealed in a single a-ha moment. I really like what he had to say because I have been chewing over several ideas in my head for the past few months and with my partner in crime on this trip, some are starting to develop 🙂 I also learned the following formula coffee = caffeine = stimulants = Hey, I gotta go do something = great ideas. This is good, because I love coffee!!

Saw some really neat things that you can do with Google: Story Builder has some excellent potential to develop some anticipation for upcoming units (see previous post…). A very interesting session on using social media in a project based leaning classroom. Having some of the development of the projects on the web for peer review is an excellent idea – simple enough I wish I had come up with it. Finished the day with a wander through the Expo, this is just too cool for words!

Tonight will be fun: river cruise and singing (look out)! Hopefully we will have enough energy to make it one more day!!


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


One thought on “#ISTE Day 2 In the books :)

  1. This is everything it should be, we’ll except for the ogre eye!! Do take care of that. ISTE is supposed to be a nonstop rush, I think u got it!!! Tell Christine hello, and to keep soaking up stuff. Twitter feed is full of ideas, but I know it is a microcosm of the experience!


    Posted by Becki | June 25, 2013, 9:08 pm

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