Following #ISTE13 From A Distance – Thank Goodness for Hashtags!

I first noticed the power of following a conference hashtag two summers ago during the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston. While I was unable to attend the event due to a number of schedule conflicts, I was amazed at the number of resources that I was able to access by following the tweets of the attendees during the conference.  With this in mind, I decided that I would spend some time going over the stream of tweets from ISTE’s Annual Conference to try to fill some of the void that I am feeling from missing out on the biggest Ed Tech conference on the planet.

As I began to look through the Twitter stream on the #ISTE13 hashtag and save some of the more interesting links to my Diigo bookmarks, it struck me that I should be sharing them here as well. I am sure I missed a number of great resources trying to follow the action in San Antonio from so far away, but here are a few that piqued my interest.

Leading Innovative Change – Google Doc from presentation by George Couros (Thanks to @wfryer for tweeting it!)

Changing Our Vocabulary As Technology Integration Coaches
This post from Wes Fryer reinforced the point “that non-techy terms are important when we want to win the hearts and minds of parents as well as other teachers.” Check out the great list of alternatives that Wes gives to help schools make this transition.

10 Killer iPad Projects Students Will Love #ISTE13 – from Sandy Kendell (AKA EdTech Sandy), an EdTech Specialist in Texas.

The Persistent Appeal of Technology in Learning – from Edutopia

Free Resources for Better Content Creation – from Horry County Schools in South Carolina

Stay tuned for more…

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