The best part of ISTE in 2013 was getting to meet people from all across America with different backgrounds in technology. I learned new technology tools and tricks from the people I met.
What advice would you have for students who have never been to ISTE, or who are nervous about going to ISTE?
I would tell them not to worry. My first time I was a little afraid of what ISTE would be like, but one thing to remember is that some of the adults you meet are nervous and that this may be their first conference. Don’t fret, the time goes by fast because you’re having such a great time.
What are the top 5 items you MUST take with you to #ISTE14?
1: A mobile technology item, such as an IPhone, so you can collect data, such as phone numbers, places, cool websites, a map, and share it through social media.
2: Your adventurous side (That may not qualify for an “item.”)
3: a charger :)
4: a bag ( to carry all of the fun, free stuff you get at ISTE)
What advice would you give for new TEACHERS who are going to #ISTE14 for the first time?
My advice is almost the same as new students, except, make friends at ISTE. You’re an adult, you’ve survived college and the real world. NOTHING can stop you from exploring new technology and having the best time of your life. The people you meet at ISTE could possibly change your life, and you can change theirs through your ideas. Express your ideas! Meet new people! Most importantly, HAVE FUN!!!
Any other advice that you want to offer attendees this year?
If you have already been to ISTE, then you know your way around ( I would hope). ISTE 2014 won’t be the EXACT same, but just as fun. Since you know the whole bundle, I won’t write/type a paragraph, but be sure to EXPLORE ALL of ISTE 2014.
Share the fun spots your family is hitting while in Atlanta…
My family isnt going to many places in Atlanta because we are leaving a day after ISTE to go to the mountains. However, we are going to the Coke Museum. Oh, and most importantly, we are going to ISTE 2014.