ISTE Gems {Part 1 of I have no idea because I am STILL processing}

Compartment #1: Steven Johnson

I knew going into ISTE 2013, the biggest technology conference of the year, that I would be overwhelmed, excited, inspired, awestruck the minute I walked into the door. And of course, ISTE did not disappoint. Three jam-packed days of educational technology goodness. And I wasn’t even there the full FIVE days.

There are so many things I am STILL processing, now from over a week ago. So, I MUST compartmentalize to process. For now, in compartment #1, sits my takeaways from Steven Johnson‘s keynote speech. I tweeted throughout his talk, so much so, that may non-educator brother-in-law threatened to unfollow me if I didn’t stop hogging his Twitter feed. I didn’t stop.

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So here’s what I took away, all tucked neatly in this Haiku Deck:

#ISTE13 Gems

There were so many great things about this keynote. Maybe it was the atmosphere– being surrounded by educators who wanted to be there. Maybe it was the message speaking directly to me, and indirectly to me through my Twitter PLN. Maybe it was my gratefulness that I was granted the opportunity to be there in purpose, to witness the power of connected educators. Nevertheless, I was moved. Moved to create great things. Moved to let small hunches cultivate.  Moved to be innovative beyond the four walls of my classroom.

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New on my summer reading list? Of course, Steven Johnson’s Where Do Good Ideas Come From? It should be on yours, too.

Part 2 coming soon. As soon as I figure out what compartment of brain it’s going.

oneluckygal

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About Mindi Vandagriff

Proud fire fighter's wife. Energetic mom of two creative boys. Passionate teacher of everything {currently 4th grade}. Schoology Ambassador. Haiku Deck Guru. Closet #edtech geek. View all posts by Mindi Vandagriff

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