Blog 1/10 - ISTE Reflection and Sharing
Over the course of ISTE I was also able to talk with my Augmented Reality virtual mentors @TechMinock and @Techbradwaid and they have introduced me to a whole other level of AR in the classroom. @adambellow has inspired me with his view on schools/education and I was fortunate to meet him and also sit in on some sessions in which he spoke. EduSlam is an awesome resource for teachers and I was able to connect with the creators (@HollyClarkEdu and @TanyaAvrith) of this great website as well.
It is not my intent to leave anyone out, but it would take me all day to include everyone that I was able to connect with while at ISTE. With 16,000 people in attendance, if you didn't meet anyone, you were probably at the wrong site the whole time.
ISTE is an educational technology conference. It is one of the largest in the world. However, I chose to write my first blog post not on a new tech tool I discovered, but about the people I was able to connect with. Twitter is great, but it holds no inherent value. The value of Twitter is its ability to connect people all over the world. It gives me the ability to ask questions, get answers, and share ideas with a larger audience. And it is not just for educators. My goal this year is to help students see the professional and practical value of Twitter and help them connect with a larger audience.
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