Blog 7/10 - ISTE Reflection and Sharing
About a month before I left for ISTE I looked over the sessions. I noticed the first day was titled "HackEd" and it intrigued me enough to dig deeper. I didn't have to dig too deep because it was the only session offered that day and I found out quickly why. HackEd was an unconference. It was exciting to know that I could participate in an EdCamp with people from all over the country, and possibly the world. I attended a session on augmented reality, 1-to-1 deployment strategies, maker spaces, and digital story telling. It was amazing to hear all of the different experiences teachers were having with these various topics.
Right after lunch there was also something called a Smack Down. Participants were invited up to the front of the crowd to share one idea. Oh, and you only get 90 seconds and then you are buzzed off the stage by @jeffbradbury. I decided to jump in on the action and share the Stick Around app. It was fun to be a part of the action and not just a spectator.
I want to encourage you to try it out for yourself. Go to edcamp.wikispaces.com and try and find an EdCamp near you. If you EdCamp once, you will go back to the website to find the next one as soon as possible.
Tomorrow: Genius Hour