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5 Tips for ISTE 2017

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 in Connect2Tech | 0 comments

5 Tips for ISTE 2017

Last year was my first ISTE conference. It was completely overwhelming. It was not only my first time at this conference, it was also my first visit to Denver. This year, I will be traveling to San Antonio for the event. As with any large conference,  you will go back to your hotel room every night with a migraine if you are not prepared. So here is my advice for all first timers. Don’t try and attend sessions all day long. Seriously, your head will explode. Pick a couple of really relevant ones for each day. You may even want to just focus on one topic, say coding or Google Apps....

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Innovator-the Long and Winding Google Road

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in Connect2Tech | 0 comments

Innovator-the Long and Winding Google Road

Waiting to find out if you made the most recent Google Innovator Cohort #WDC17 is painful. You check your email all day, hang out on Twitter, and pretend not to be doing these things while at work. I thought the date was yesterday. I instead got another surprise-I was invited to the Google Geo Institute in Mountain View. Yes, I’m going to the Mothership. In looking up  the location on the map to find hotels I realize that the Googleplex is really a small city in itself. So why don’t they have a Google themed hotel and waterpark nearby? I should mention that I first applied for...

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Sketch 50 Challenge

Posted on May 21, 2017 in Connect2Tech | 0 comments

Sketch 50 Challenge

I have not embraced the sketchnoting craze. I’ve tried and failed miserably. Keep in mind that I taught art for several years, and consider myself a fairly decent artist on several levels. However even armed with an iPad Pro and pencil I have been unable to successfully draw anything on my device that would even remotely be considered art. Oh, I’ve met Sylvia Duckworth, I own her book, and attended her presentations at ISTE 2016. I downloaded ProCreate and followed her instructions. Still no success. So I decided this was just not my thing. I was meant to draw and take notes with...

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We’re Live in 5, 4, 3, 2 New and Improved Website!

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Connect2Tech | 0 comments

We’re Live in 5, 4, 3, 2 New and Improved Website!

After much work I am ready to officially launch my new website created by the one and only Briana O’Hern (aka my daughter). I am so proud of her and her accomplishments. She is so smart and put in a lot of time to set this up for me in time for the latest Google Innovator deadline. My video and vision deck are submitted and the only disadvantage to getting it done early is that I now have a longer wait to find out if I make the Washington D.C. cohort. I have so many other plans for the summer. ISTE in San Antonio, EdTech Team‘s Master Class World Tour in Chicago, and hopefully...

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ISTE Recap

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 in Connect2Tech | 0 comments

ISTE Recap

The best thing about ISTE (or any conference in my opinion) is connecting with other educators. So far I have seen Doug Robertson, my hero Alice Keeler, Matt Miller, Sylvia Duckworth, and Adam Bellow. All awesome, all passionate about changing education. Adam Bellow did his Gizmos and Gadgets session and I can’t believe I came out and did not buy anything (the day is young). I love the way teachers are connecting and sharing. I need to reflect on the changes I am going to make in my classroom next year. Definitely no lecturing. No textbook-just collected resources in iBooks Author. More...

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