I am very fortunate that this was my third time attending ISTE. My first time was as a techie middle school language arts teacher in Atlanta (2014). My first time attending I didn’t know what to expect and was overwhelmed with so much to see and do. I do however have fond memories since I interviewed for my current job as an Educational Technology Specialist the day after the conference ended.
My second time attending ISTE was last year in San Antonio (2017) and it was a whirlwind of excitement and information.
The best part of attending ISTE is getting to meet and chat with #edtech leaders and members of my Twitter PLN.
For me, the highlight of this year’s conference is that
My second poster session was “Let’s Get Googley!” sharing ideas and resources for using Google Apps for Education to foster the 21st Century 4 Cs.
I highlighted resources for projects using Google Drawings and other apps. I shared about two of my schools’ initiative to get all teacher’s Google Level 1 Certified (with nearly 50 teachers passing the level 1 exam).
A number of the teachers I spoke with are using Google apps but not really using Drawings; which is my favorite app in the G-Suite.
I showcased student projects and shared Quick sheets for my Planet and Travel Poster Projects as well as creating memes and graphic organizers.
Jennifer Hall is an Educational Technology Specialist for Atlanta Public Schools.