Denver was a blast. And this time around, I had four fabulous colleagues from St. Mary's Academy attending ISTE2016 with me. Between the five of us, we represented a wide range of content areas, experience levels, and tech-comfort, and as we discussed the highly positive learning that all of us were experiencing at the conference, a question arose.
How can we bring this amazing work home?
A daunting prospect, to say the least. We all knew it would be next to impossible to remember and/or summarize everything we learned over the five intensive days of Denver sun and fun.
So instead of trying to bring it all back, we decided to each create an artifact of some kind that answers four questions. And during our inservice week, we will engage in a speed-geeking activity where the five of us, plus two other colleagues who attended MasteryCon with me this month, will share our artifacts and offer a few inspirational highlights about what we learned.
My artifact is still in progress since I'm attempting to make it a bit more organic and visual, but here's a sneak peak at what I've got so far. Enjoy!
"Finding the Right Balance in Tech Use" (Tormala), Edutopia, April 10, 2018.
"Keynote is just a slide creator...isn't it?" (Tormala) EdTechTeam, Jan 2018.
"Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction". (Tormala) EdSurge, March 21, 2017.
"Confronting the Abominable Snow Day". (Gilbert & Tormala) Edutopia, Feb. 2017.
"Video Interviews with iPads: The Power of Mobile Technology". (Tormala) EdTechTeam, Jan 2017.
"Discomfort, Growth, and Innovation." (Tormala) Edutopia, Oct. 2016.
"5 Epiphanies on Learning in a 1:1 iPad Classroom." (Tormala) Edutopia, July 2014.