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This time last year, I was attending the ISTE conference in Denver, Colorado. But, unfortunately this year I am #NotatISTE.

Even though I am not there in person, I can attend parts of the conference virtually. Here are some of the ways to do that:

1. Twitter – you don’t need to be a member of Twitter to take part in the conversations there. A great place to get ideas for use in the classroom, tools to use on your blog and other educators to chat with around the world.  You do need to be a Twitter member, though, if you want to include your opinion on any of the topics.

Follow hashtags on Twitter – #ISTE2017, #ISTE17, #NotatISTE2017, #NotatISTE17

2. #NotatISTE Google+ Community – this began a few years ago and now has thousands of teachers and educators around the world participating in this community. You have a chance to create your own avatar and include it on your own badge with ribbons. There is a Daily Challenge as well as a general challenge for the conference period.

3. ISTE unplugged live – sessions run by educators not attending ISTE and using the Blackboard Collaborate rooms for the presentations.

4. Periscope – follow educators as they video what is happening at ISTE. Check out #passthescopeedu and their weebly found here, Shelly Sanchez has part of the keynote here.

5. Follow Sue Waters who has created a great blog post about NotatISTE and how she makes the most of attending the conference virtually.

6. Flipboard – a way to curate lots of blog posts relating to ISTE

7. Livebinders – another way to curate resources from ISTE

Introducing you to …

Our new magazine showing off the posts of our blogging students around Tasmania.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

This is a Flipboard magazine which is open to the world but I don’t advertise it on Twitter or anywhere so probably will only be seen by classes here in Tasmania.

I began this magazine when we had out previous blogging setup but I have deleted the posts from those students and decided to start fresh from this year.

To add posts to this magazine, I look at the posts created by students on class blogs and students who have their own blog – if they are a great example of writing for the age of the students involved, then I flip the post.

Hope you enjoy reading the stories and information from this magazine. You can add the code to your own blog and have it on the sidebar in a text box.

Using Flipboard Magazines

Do you read lots of posts on the internet and then forget where you found them? How can you collate all these interesting links in one place?

Create your own Flipboard magazine.

While reading the tweets from ISTE2015 and notatiste15, I have started collecting some interesting posts and images that some of you might enjoy looking at as well.

On the right sidebar I have the magazine and you can read on either your iPad or computer. On the iPad, you flip pages like a book, but on your computer you keep scrolling down the screen.

To read the full post just click on the main part or the title. This will open and allow you to comment as normal. If you want to save that to your own flipboard magazine click on the + sign or the envelope to email it to yourself.

If you create your own magazine, I would suggest you also download the bookmarklet so you can add posts easily when you are surfing the net. Make sure you check out Sue Waters educator guide for Flipboard – she describes everything you will need to know.

I also have a lot of other flipboard magazines. Just click on my avatar in the magazine and it will open to show them all. You can have private magazines as well.

How could you use the flipboard magazine in your classroom?