Next week I’ll be attending the International Society of Technology in Education’s 2013 conference. So why spend a valuable week of my summer half way across the country inside a hotel rather than doing some vacation travel that is on my “must do” list?
This conference is designed to bring together like-minded educators in a setting that allows them to collaborate, explore ideas, and view emerging technology.
The keynote address speaker is by Jane McGonigal – click here for a link to her TED talk regarding computer gaming and her theory of how the right computer games can help transform players into virtuosos that can solve real world, high-level problems. Our students are spending increasing amounts of time playing computer games – can we get them to create the epic win face when we have them solving problems in our classrooms? This should be a great discussion.
My schedule includes a day-long session of best practices in Moodle Course Design. I’ll also be discussing flipped classrooms, global collaboration, 1:1 environments, and hearing people like George Couros (for twitter educators, @gcouros) talk about leading innovation change. Plus, this is a great opportunity to meet all those folks on twitter that are a valuable part of my PLN.
Anyone else out there going to ISTE 13? What are you most excited about doing during your conference experience?