It’s that time of year again when thousands of educators and ed tech folks gather at the International Society for Technology in Education conference.
And this year’s edu-fiesta takes place here in my home state of Texas – in the relaxing (though hot!) city of San Antonio.
The Edublogs team looks forward to meeting up with everyone! Here’s a quick guide of must-attend events and more…
Want a Free Edublogs T-shirt?
We’ll be bringing some along!
Instead of just passing them out to random people at ISTE, we’d love to make sure our loyal readers here get one.
We’re Giving Away Free Edublogs Too!
Our team will have 100+ yearly Edublogs Pro subscriptions to give away to those that we talk to.
Saturday’s Hack Education Un-Conference
Formerly known as EdubloggerCon and SocialEdCon – this year’s iteration is known as Hack Education.
Don’t miss out on what is arguably the best day of ISTE, where attendees decide on topics and have open discussions and share.
Conversations and connections that start here are then built on the rest of the week.
There is no formal signup, but it is helpful if you register at the Classroom 2.0 Hack Education page here.
Student Blogging Challenge Poster Session
Come meet Sue Wyatt, the founder and organizer of the Student Blogging Challenge, along with prolific blogging experts Tracy Watanabe, Linda Yollis, and our own Sue Waters!
When: Sunday from 7pm – 8:30pm
Where: SACC Tower View Lobby – Table 24
Bring along your questions about student blogging and upcoming challenges or just stop by to say hello.
This is a very informal “Poster Session” where you can come and go as you please.
EdTech Karaoke After-Party!
Edublogs is thrilled to be co-sponsoring the largest evening event at ISTE again this year – EdTech Karaoke 2013!
This year’s party includes two karaoke stages, a social lounge area, a picture booth with a real Texas armadillo, and several thousand of your closest friends. Don’t let the numbers scare you, there will plenty of space for everyone.
Food trucks will be on hand and the first 1,000 attendees will receive a couple of complimentary beverages too. So come early and hungry!
And we promise not to force you to sing!
When: Tuesday from 7pm – 12am
Where: Sunset Station (about a 10 minute walk from the Convention Center)
You must RSVP to attend and pick up your badge from booth #8248 by 1pm on Tuesday.
Schedule an Edublogs Campus Demo
We’re available to schedule a time to connect up for a demo or chat about how Edublogs Campus can provide blogs, eportfolios, and websites for your entire school or district.
More Blogging About ISTE
Here’s a quick hint (to see if anyone notices) about an exciting new project we’re about to roll out here on Edublogs. Very soon, it will be easier to search for and discover content that users are blogging about based on topics that interest you.
You should be excited about this 🙂
I’ve been testing it out and already found several exciting posts about ISTE from blogs across Edublogs that you should definitely check out:
- It took 62 years but ISTE here I come! – by Heather Davis
- ISTE is a Family Reunion – Jerry ‘Cybraryman’ Blumengarten
- Why ISTE 2013? – Colleen McCloskey
- Preparing for ISTE 2013 – Dodie Ainslie
- Can’t attend ISTE 2013? – Emre Firat
We encourage you to blog about the sessions you attend and the conversations you have. If you include “ISTE 2013” in the post title or tag, we’ll soon have an amazing new way for people to find your posts and share in on your experiences!
And if you don’t already have a blog on Edublogs, then this is a perfect time to start a new one!
¡Nos vemos en San Antonio!