For the fourth year I recently participated in the Not-at-ISTE community, and the past few days have been devoted to learning and sharing and connecting with other educators and tech-enthusiasts from around the world. Much of the learning revolved around the happenings actually AT ISTE in San Antonio, but for many of us, our learning was from afar. We didn't lack the opportunity to watch sessions, view keynotes, and learn from many edu-heroes. Most presenters willingly share their resources with anyone who is interested. And for the notatISTE crew, that meant nearly 2,000 interested folks from around the world!
Here is a link if you are interested in exploring this community of learners and leaders. Trust me, there are many leaders in this community. There have been robust conversations and IGNITE sessions and Periscopes and such support over the last few days! I can't wait to go back through the session notes and delve in more deeply on many topics!
One of the first things I'll be exploring is Flipgrid - a video discussion community to engage my students. I'll give voice to their learning by allowing them to use video to explore, explain, question, wonder, and share! There are endless ways this could be used in my classroom—from explaining mathematical thinking to exploring a creation they want to make to sharing wonders and wows with their classmates—I am very excited as I'm learning how to combine this with other apps and sites to engage students while allowing them to use video to share both within and outside of our community of learners.
For any #notatiste community members who are reading this, please help me further my learning so I can more effectively use Flipgrid with my students in the fall. Here is a link to allow you to share your aha-moment or best learning from our few days together.
Summer learning is the best—it energizes you and helps you to continue to grow and learn, as well. Each year #notatISTE humbles me by making me realize just how many educators there are who willing share their own passion so that I may share mine with my students!
A wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, lifelong learner, educator