I’m at ISTE2016

I am at ISTE2016 in Denver, Colorado as I write this post.

I am writing the post at 9.45am Denver time but I don’t expect any of the students or teachers in Tasmania to be up at this time. Why?

You might like to look at time zones sometime in class and work out how many kilometres away I am from Tasmania and how many hours ahead or behind I am. Is it the same day in Denver as it is in Tasmania?

What is ISTE2016?

ISTE stands for International Society for Technology in Education. I have been to four ISTE conferences over the last few years. Each time I put on a display about the student blogging challenge which I run twice a year. Some of the students in Mrs Coe’s class took part in it last year.

The conference runs for about 4 days and I will be writing some posts about things I learn at the sessions I attend.

The first big session was called HackEd – this was an unconference in that it was those who attended who decided on what was happening on the day.

Today I will be heading to Global Education Day – will get lots of ideas about how to connect globally.

Tonight I will be presenting the poster display about the Student Blogging Challenge along with my friend Mrs Watanabe from California. The posters on the display were designed by three students who took part in the challenge this March. The students were from New Zealand, Canada and Portugal so it will definitely be a global presentation.

Tomorrow on I will be attending many small sessions but also looking at lots of other poster displays and also going to the exhibition hall where all the sponsors put up their displays and show you how their technology is better than someone else’s. It can take days to wander around the hall.