ISTE 2015: Reflections as an Attendee and Presenter

It’s been almost two weeks since I arrived back home from my trip to the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference in Philadelphia. I, like many attendees and presenters out there, have had a difficult time blogging on my experience. I have started three posts and abandoned them all. There is just too much to say! As well, I wanted to share the experiences of my co-presenter and first time attendee, Margaret Westaway.

So, as I don’t shy away from learning new things and piling more work and stress onto myself (yay!) and this is an area I want to learn more about for my students, I decided to publish an audio recording of what Margaret and I love doing. We love to reflect and ask each other questions about everything! Of course the only way for me to get this ISTE whirlwind out of my head is to talk about it.

So here we go! In this recording (remember this is the first recording I have ever done, thank goodness my husband is a patient teacher), Margaret and I discuss our experiences as attendees and presenters at ISTE, as well as a side track into reflecting on how ISTE honed our philosophy about Makerspaces. If you are thinking of attending and/or presenting at ISTE 2016, we highly recommend it. We will be there!