Cross posted I spent the better part of the beginning of this week at ISTE11 in Philadelphia. While there is so much to digest, I want to share an initial reflection. To do that I need to return to January and Educon 2.3. When I left Educon 2.3 this winter, I felt like something was different than Educon 2.2. It wasn’t the speakers, discussions, SLAstudents, or organization. In fact, the conference itself is world class and I love...
With most of the PLP team at ISTE11, I am watching tweets, posts, and youtube uploads from my backyard. Here’s one I just watched from ISTE connects, interviewing our PLP Community Leader Kevin Honeycutt talk about Garage Band on the iPad. You share so well, Kevin! Love watching the kids,...
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