From what I saw, my feeling of what are the hot topics today is:
- Problem-based learning
- Augmented reality
- Gamification (huge!)
- Mobile devices
- QR Codes
- Integrating the arts
- Professional development
- Google Apps
- Professional learning network
- Create vs. Consume
- Flipping the classroom
- This is the first time I attend a conference that includes a Conference Welcome and Opening Ignite Session. This is going to be a must for all other conferences I attend. It really set the tone and provided an overview of what to expect at the conference.
- ISTE13 introduced an Interactive app. This is great! I didn't need to carry the heavy program book (which has 200 pages). Besides, there was a game to play, a section for various social networking options, a QR code scanner, a message board for attendees, my planner, conference updates, and important information.
- Attendees got to witness the unveiling of the new ISTE logo! That was exciting! This is what the new logo looks like.
|Moby and me.|
If you have an extra hour or so, I invite you to see the outstanding and inspiring closing keynote by Adam Bellow: "You're invited to change the world."