Sometimes the only way to make progress is to leave something behind.
The 33rd annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) kicked off yesterday in San Diego, where thousands of educators from around the world have convened for the next three days to talk about the impact of technology in schools.
Enthusiasm ran high on the first day, as dozens of teachers, technology staff, and administrators took to Twitter (#iste12) to get the conversation going. Here’s a short roundup of some of the best comments so far.
I have yet to have a student tell me they can't use technology in class because they haven't received any PD on it. #ISTE12
— Sean Junkins (@sjunkins) June 25, 2012
— Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher) June 25, 2012
Prensky: the war is over. The digital natives won. Find ways to listen to them.
— Andy Losik (@mrlosik) June 25, 2012
— Marianne Malmstrom (@knowclue) June 25, 2012
— Jessica V Allen (@jessievaz12) June 25, 2012
"21stcentury skills" have been around since the 1990s but we have not done a good job of specifying those in practical way - Fullan #iste12
— Stephanie Sandifer (@ssandifer) June 25, 2012
"The change is within our grasp", very positive encouragment by Michael Fullan #ISTE12
— Angela Thomas (@Ange_Tho) June 25, 2012
"If you think you're not good at something, it's probably because you haven't been taught it well." repeated props by Dr. Bialik #ISTE12
— Melissa (@melissad0312) June 25, 2012
— Tess MacMillan (@tmacmillan) June 25, 2012
Keep up with the EdTech team's ongoing coverage of ISTE 2012 on our ISTE page.