Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
I used it for two main purposes this year:
- Student shares
- Live performances
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
At various time throughout history schools have taken on new technology imperatives. From the slate to the pencil to the mimeograph to the fax machine. Then computers, email... the eternal stream roller that is progress and innovation.
There have always been the new "must haves."
I'm sure with all of those iterations of educational transition there have been naysayers. People who shunned the pencil. Thought the mimeo was a ridiculous expense. Saw no use for a fax machine. Tried to leave computers unplugged. Even email, in 2015, gets the occasional "I don't use that" response from the occasional staff member (yes, not a joke, last year, 2014, as a New York City Department of Education employee I was told by a colleague to communicate via handwritten notes because he "doesn't do email").
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
That's it. It's over. I'm riding the rails outta town. Philly, you've been amazing. Thank you for the hospitality.
ISTE? You are my hero.
This was my first ISTE experience and it was everything the hype said it would be. I've long been a member of the #notatISTE crowd, but this year I had the good fortune to see it live.
Tons of great sessions.
Tons of places to meet and connect.
Great events to unwind and socialize.
Unfathomable amounts of incredible people sharing awesome stories of the amazing things they are doing in schools.
My brain hurts. In the best way possible.
Thank you, ISTE.
Thank you to all the friends I got to see again, and all the new people that are no longer strangers. Thank you Philly for hosting. Thank you all.
At some point there will be a longer reflective blog post, or four. But for now I just needed to say thank you.
Thank you, ISTE and everyone I had the great fortune to interact with. It was an amazing experience.