My personal favorite part ISTE13 was walking around and looking at all the cool techy stuff. There was everything from big companies, like Google, to small school groups. It was also fun collecting all the ribbons at each stand. It even turned into a competition of who could get the most ribbons. I lauged later on because, before we started having a competition, I was taking off ribbons because I thought everyone didn't think it would be cool to have too many ribbons. But overall is was stunning.
What advice would you have for students who have never been to ISTE, or who are nervous about going to ISTE?
To everybody who is nervous, there is nothing to be worried about. Just stay focused, relax, and have fun. There is nothing overwhelmingly hard at ISTE that is too hard to figure out. Just act like it's any other presentation.
What are the top 5 items you MUST take with you to #ISTE14?
-A Positive Mind
- Proper Clothes
-Bag (To carry all the free stuff you get at ISTE!)
What advice would you give for new TEACHERS who are going to #ISTE14 for the first time?
Keep an open mind. Even if you don't think the tool will help you, right it down. At some time it will come in handy. Don't just look for one thing. Take in as much as you can.
Any other advice that you want to offer attendees this year?
The #1 thing to anything is to have fun. If you aren't having fun you shouldn't be doing it. Life is short and you only have one chance at it so ake the most of it.
Share the fun spots your family is hitting while in Atlanta...
My family has already been to Atlanta before so I don't think we will be hitting a lot of places.