Technology has become a crucial part of our existence. From communication to learning, technology has made it easier and more convenient for us to go about our daily lives. Today, technology continues to evolve and encompass various fields and industries, including education.
The ISTE Conference & Expo is proof of that, and has been going on for more than 30 years. It is a premier forum where people learn, exchange ideas, and discover more about education technology. This year, the ISTE Conference & Expo is nothing short of remarkable. If you are wondering about how to keep the edtech ball rolling post-ISTE, here are a few things you need to remember:
If you’ve met a friend or two, or even a dozen acquaintances, don’t forget to get in touch with them and make the conscious effort to meet them if possible. The conference, its sessions, and its presentations aren’t the only means to learn and absorb education technology. Interacting with your peers is a great way to be updated, meet new people, and have intellectual conversations with people who have the same interests as you. Talking to them may even change your way of thinking. So, if you’ve already gone to the conference, add your new acquaintances on Facebook, LinkedIn, and other forms of social media to keep you posted. You can also join social network threads like online communities, or even simple Twitter conversations with others, using the hashtag #ISTE2015.
Recall subjects that piqued your interest the most.
Joining the ISTE Conference is useless if you don’t bother trying to apply the tools and activities you’ve learned about. So, try to recall the most important activities that will be most beneficial to your students, apprentices, or other colleagues. If they are unique teaching methods, apply them to test their effectiveness. If they require additional investment, get in touch with the manufacturers to see which has the best rates. Also, spread the word. If you’re one of the lucky ones in your teaching community who were able to go to the conference yourself, tell your colleagues about what was on offer. Maybe even throw them a few freebies you got from the conference.
Conquer your goals.
Whether you’re a conference veteran or a newbie, you’ve probably set goals for yourself and have only chosen to go through presentations that may be in line with your set preferences and interests. Use your new-found knowledge as a tool for meeting personal effectiveness and development goals, whether it be in explaining, learning, and applying technological advancements or creating new teaching methods to enrich the learning experiences of students, trainees, and the like.
The ISTE Conference was established to create innovative teaching. Make this possible by remembering these post-ISTE Conference activities.
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