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.
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.
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