ISTE is over and it sucks. I love this conference. The Ed Tech world is a whole different side of education that most (as sad as that is to say) don't get. There is no experience like it, and I hope I can swing it where I go every year now (as much as I hate it, I pay for myself). I met new people, discovered cool new tools, saw great speakers, and I even got to have pizza with Steve Dembo!. So here it is, the final recap...everything is awesome, the things that sucked, and somewhere in between. I will post another total recap sometime tomorrow when I have sleep and my brain works
EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!
1. Honest to GOD,EVERY SESSION I WENT TO TODAY- I started my day off with Tammy from Ess Dack. I love her presentation in that included little, but awesome tips and tricks for some very common things. Essdack ALWAYS delivers. If you want to see the things she shared go to my twitter feed @ld112265. I also saw a little of Steve Dembos video class, and I really wish I had stayed for more. He is a fantastic speaker with an energy and style that suites me. Makes me want to ba Den Star Educator Now. And last but not least, I saw the panel with Erin Klein, Kyle Pace, Adam Bellow, and Michelle Baldwin. I learned a new tool in Scoot and Doodle and learned some great new things to do with apps I already knew like Aurasama and Capzles. I am absolutley blown away that Erin Klein is still in the classroom. If I could move to Michigan so my children could have her as a teacher, I would. What would it take to get her to GA....Come on Erin
2. Jeff wont try to spell his last name with the closing Keynote- Holy Cow Batman, he should have been the opening. He was awesome. His kids are very lucky to have him and we were lucky to be blessed with his presence
3. The Death of @Iste2014line- I really dont get why you would leave early from this, but it was great for me. I ACTUALLY GOT IN STARBUCKS FOR A PICK ME UP
THAT WAS NOT COOL!!!
1. THE FINAL SESSION SCHEDULING- I don't get this scheduling. They schedule wo sessions filled with ed tech rockstars at the same time. Kyle Pace, Erin Klein, Adam Bellow, and Michelle Baldwin did a panel on tomorrow tools at the same type as Leslie Fisher's gadget session. What? Did the schedulers get tired after an all night scheduling session. I had to choose, so I picked the ones I dont see every year in the panel. Leslie's gadgets will have to wait for the GA conference. On top of that, they put the panel in one of the smaller rooms. #thingsican'texplain
2. Friends Leaving- I got to hang with some awesome new people, especially the crew from IL. It's sad to see them go. Although........hanging out with single people takes a tool on this married guy with three kids
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
1. Peach Pops- Oh Iste, thank you so much for ordering to many of them. I got to fiill myself with the sweat taste of GA peaches.....oh sorry that sounds creepy. It falls here because I partook a few to many times
Filling the War Chest (the cool new tools from today)
1. Scoot and Doodle
3. You Tube Annotations- use them to do a choose your own adventure
Things to look forward to tommorrow
2. I guess my total recap and a nap.............