Announcements

  • UnConference for Colorado Educators

    If you are in the state of Colorado especially in the Boulder area, you are invited to an Unconference (RSVP)

    All Colorado educators are invited to the UnConference being held on Friday November 17, 2017 at the IDEA Forge on the University of Colorado Boulder campus (across from the UC Law School).  

    An UnConference is a different type of format than a conference. An UnConference has no keynote speakers, no predetermined panels and we’ll decide on the final topics in the morning at 9 am session. You can use this link to start learning more about how to prepare for an UnConference.

  • And the Winner of the Amazon Gift Card Is.....

    Congratulations Ms. Shawn Lloyd, Library Media Specialist at Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria, VA! Ms. Lloyd is the winner of a $40 Amazon gift card. We hope that you enjoy this gift! Thank you to everyone that completed the survey!

  • A chat with Kelly Anderson about Skype in the classroom, 11/8, 6pm ET

    IVC PLN Chat
    Kelly Anderson, Skype in the classroom
    Wednesday, November 8, 6pm ET

    Learn about Skype in the classroom, Mystery Skype, Skype Lessons, Virtual Field Trips and more. Also news about the free resources from the Microsoft Educator Community and the upcoming Skype-a-thon (November 28-29). 

    Register in advance for this meeting (limit 100). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    Contact Jason Robertshaw for questions (jrshaw @ mote.org).

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  • Join us this Thursday for World Usability Day!

    Join the Inclusive Learning Network in celebrating World Usability Day! On Thursday, November 9th at 7PM Eastern time, a panel of ILN members will come together to discuss the impact of usability and accessibility on all aspects of our lives – from accessing information for learning to daily living and meaningful employment.

  • CoDrone and Coding in the Curriculum

    When: Saturday, November 4th at 9:00 Mountain/ 10:00 am Central / 11:00 Eastern

    Have you ever thought about using a drone in the classroom to teach coding/computational thinking/literacy/science/social studies? Come learn how this Kickstarter project has become a reality!

    Join the ISTE - CS Network as we host a webinar with Wesley Hsu (Robolink Designer) and Kristen Koeblin (Direction of Education) as they share the Why - How - What of using CoDrone in the classroom to teach Coding and Computational Thinking

  • Archived Twitter Chat

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 8pm Eastern

  • Archived Twitter Chat

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 1pm Eastern

  • Interactive Video Conferencing in the Classroom: A conversation with Alan Greenberg, 10/26, 6pm ET

    Join the Interactive Video Conferencing Professional Learning Network on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm ET for a one hour conversation with Alan Greenberg, Senior Analyst & Partner at Wainhouse Research. We will speak with Alan about the current state of educational technology and best practices for adding IVC to your curriculum.

    Alan is an expert on collaborative educational technologies, distance education, e-Learning, and corporate learning products. He has more than 25 years experience as consultant, analyst, communicator, and strategist, and has significant experience helping educational organizations figure out how to drive adoption, helping start-ups launch their products, and supporting larger vendors as they devise new products and services. He is author of numerous reports, surveys, forecasts, research notes, and profiles related to distance education and e-Learning, Learning Management Systems and Learning Relationship Management, ideation / brainstorming technologies, mobile video, virtual worlds, web conferencing, interactive whiteboards, and lecture capture. He also contributes to the Wainhouse Research Blog.

    Wainhouse Research is an independent market research firm that focuses on critical issues in the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) and learning technologies markets.

    Co-hosting the conversation will be Jan Zanetis, ISTE Board Member and Managing Director for the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration and Jason Robertshaw, ISTE IVCPLN Board Member and Senior Coordinator of Educational Technology at Mote Marine Laboratory.


  • Beyond Collaborative Furniture: Making Learning Space Design Matter. Nov. 7, 2017 Webinar

    Join the ISTE Learning Spaces PLN at 7 pm EST (4 pm PST) on Nov. 7, 2017, for our next live webinar-Beyond Collaborative Furniture: Making Learning Space Design Matter. A team of former educators lead by Eric Patnoudes @NoApp4Pedagogy will discuss the "why" of learning space design.
    We’re in the midst of preparing students for a fundamental shift in the nature of work that includes increased reliance on technology, automation, digital platforms and artificial intelligence. However, the look and feel in many of our schools has not changed in over 100 years. Join education strategy team members as they discuss research behind learning space design, avoiding common pitfalls when purchasing furniture and current design trends across the United States.

    Webinar Connection: To join the meeting, go to https://iste.adobeconnect.com/learningspace/ and select the Guest option. Enter your name and state you are from and click/touch Enter Room. You will enter a holding area where you will wait until the meeting starts.

    Sign up on this form if you want to receive a reminder for this event.

  • Archived Twitter Slow Chat Day 5

    Friday, September 29, 2017

  • IVC PLN wants your feedback! (You could win an Amazon gift card!)

    The IVC PLN is looking for ideas and topics that interest YOU! As we plan for this year's professional development opportunities, we have created a new format. We are going to be doing a Virtual Happy Hour every other month with a topic that you choose. This will be a live video conference with PLN members about the topic of interest. It will be through Zoom, so all you need is a computer with a camera! (No special equipment.) This will be a great networking and informational opportunity! The discussion on the topic will be lead by a facilitator and everyone is welcome to ask questions or answer questions if it's something that you know about! 

    We will also have the traditional webinar style professional development and would like feedback for those topics as well! 

    There will be a drawing for an Amazon Gift Card once you fill out the survey. The survey is only 3 questions! It won't hurt, I promise!

  • Archived Twitter Slow Chat Day 4

    Thursday, September 28, 2017

  • Archived Twitter Slow Chat Day 3

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Present at ISTE18!

    Share your own expertise on Virtual Environments and Augmented & 3D Virtual Reality at ISTE18 in Chicago!
         What tools are best? How are they optimized for learning? What works with kids? Can you bring kids to the conference, in person or "in person" virtually?
         Let's ramp this up, virtual friends. Virtual Environments Network's Playground proposal is going in this week, and it has been a rewarding team effort to work on it utilizing a shared Google document: collaboration at its finest.
         At the very least, submitting a proposal for ISTE18 will give you the experience of putting together such a thing for your own professional improvement. Do it! Do it now!

    Visit the conference website and submit a proposal!

  • Archived Twitter Slow Chat Day 2

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

  • Archived Twitter Slow Chat Day 1

    Monday September 25, 2017

  • VR Grab Bag Items

    Check out the discussion in the Games & Sims Network! Dr. Len Scrogan is sharing news, information and resources with us in his short VR Grab Bag Items.

  • Share your knowledge of Early Childhood Tech!

    Hello, everyone!

    Please consider submitting a proposal to present at ISTE 2018 which will be held in Chicago, IL, USA, in June of 2018. Presenting is a great forum to share the fabulous things you do with kids plus you get to meet amazing people during your session! Moreover, it can only support the cause for early childhood education when multiple voices are submitting sessions. Your knowledge is valuable! Sharing your experience is critical! Research has shown that children have more brain growth and build the foundation for all future learnings in their early years. Let's share with our colleagues how we use technology in ways to support that growth. 

    See link attached for the proposal site.

  • Fall Webinar Announcement

    Join the Administrator Network and Learning Space Network for an exciting webinar on the administrative issues on learning space design.

    Space: the final frontier.

    These are the voyages that many administrators are making to redesign schools for learning, to explore strange new furniture, to seek out new life and new designs, to boldly go where no administrator has gone before! (Apologies to Gene Roddenberry).

    Learning Spaces and Administrators Networks present Dr. Joseph Barrow, Superintendent, Fayette Georgia County Schools, in a webinar discussing district and school level redesign of learning spaces.

    Make sure to invite your building and district administrators to this exciting event.

    Date/time: 7:00 p.m. EDT, (4:00 pm PDT) on September 26, 2017.

    Here is a link to join the conversation: http://iste.adobeconnect.com/learningspace/

    While not required, we’d love to know if you are joining us by RSVP by visiting this link so we know who will be attending and can email you the recording link.

    Joseph Barrow, an accomplished veteran educator, is beginning his fifth year as Superintendent in Fayette County. He’s received multiple professional honors, including being named the 2017 Georgia Superintendent of the Year. He represents the state on the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) executive committee and has been recognized locally as a “Diamond in the Rough” AVPRIDE honoree.
    (Link to full bio.)

  • Archived Twitter Chat Aug 29, 2017 at 8pm

  • Archived Twitter Chat Aug 29, 2017 at 1pm

  • Hybrid Playful Experiences: Playing Between Material and Digital Report

    here is a free digital report from the University of Tampere in Finland titled Hybrid Playful Experiences: Playing Between Material and Digital on hybrid experiences in play. By hybrid experiences, the report look at playful experiences and design in 3D printing, miniaturization of technology, the Internet of Things and the maker movement. You might not have time, especially with the school year starting to read the full 118 page report but might like to save the link for future references.

  • Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) looking for submissions by Aug 20th

    The Virtual Education Journal (VEJ) invites Games & Sims to contribute each issue. While the focus generally is on virtual worlds, video games, AR and VR they have always been very open to anything game related we have submitted. We have also put in articles about coding.  This is a practitioner journal. It is not peer reviewed. It is also open to anything that your students may have written also. I have had undergrads submit write-ups of their projects. I know some other people have had their k-12 students write about Minecraft. It’s a place for you to highlight projects, professional development and even book reviews. They also love screenshots and pictures.

    If you want to submit anything, email as a word doc or docx single spaced to Roxie Vojtek  rvojtek@edovation.com  Include pictures as .png or .jpg in the highest resolution possible.

    Here’s last year’s issue that came out before last year’s ISTE conference

    Summer 2016 https://issuu.com/edovation/docs/vej_summer_2016_denver

  • 2017-2018 STEM Network Leaders

    As the new chair, I am pleased to introduce you to the 2017-2018 STEM Network Leaders!

    Incoming Chair: @Karey Killian
    Outgoing Chair: @Julianne Ross-Kleinmann
    Professional Development Chair: @Cathy Collins
    Conference Chair:
    @Aaron Kleinmann 
    Communications Co-Chairs:
    @Sophie Chambers, @Faith Plunkett, and @Charles Randolph
    Members At-Large
    @Danielle Edmonds, @Robert Funk, @Steven Jones, @Tracey Knerr, @Melanie LeJeune, and @Kristy Sevy

    Welcome to the new members and welcome back to the returning members. Get ready for a fantastic year!

  • Join a DEN Committee!

    ISTE DE PLN is forming committees to broaden our support base. Each committee is led by an ISTE DE PLN Leader. We are seeking ISTE members who may interested in joining our efforts as outlined here. If this is you, please complete our interest form.

  • ISTE First Online Meetup for people in Ed, Ed Leadership or other Ed Doctoral Programs

    Monday August 7 at 8 pm ET/6 pm MT.
    We'll do a Zoom meeting - Join URL: https://ucdenver.zoom.us/j/227358111.
    Yes, it will be short since I'm using my student account for it. The agenda is short also - What events or online networking do we want to do?

  • Call for Community Blog Posts

    We are currently seeking submissions for the ISTE Digital Equity Community Blogs.  If you are interested in sharing content, please fill out this form and we will be in touch.

  • GooseChaseEDU – mobile scavenger app

    Today GooseChase just launched GooseChase EDU. Read more on their website. https://medium.com/goosechase-edu/introducing-goosechase-edu-6ecab6f1dfce

    There’s even new features – such as game library, free educator accounts and submission feedback.

  • Presentations Available from the Leadership Playground

    Our first Leadership Playground was a huge success.  Thank you to our presenters & participants!  Check out the fun on this short video.  

    Presentations are being linked to the playground schedule document HERE.  If you were unable to join us in San Antonio or are looking for materials - follow the link.  We will continue to add materials as we receive them from our presenters.

    Best wishes for a successful start of school, my friends.

    Peace - Jen LaMaster (Past-President, APLN)

  • Archived Twitter Chat July 25, 2017 at 8pm

  • Archived Twitter Chat July 25, 2017 at 1pm

  • ISTE 17 Recap Webinar

    Join us tonight at 8pm EST for the ISTE17 Recap Webinar! /http://librariansnetwork.weebly.com/