Tag Archives: ISTE

ISTE in Philly is Back Again

21 Jun

It’s long overdue, but now Philly’s slammin’. And it’s because as many as 20,000 educators are descending upon the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the 2019 ISTE Conference and Expo.

I arrived tonight to stunning views of the city — a bird’s eye view, giving us a bit of calm before educators take this town by storm.

And I am excited. I am excited to learn. Excited to present 5 sessions. Excited to spend time with passionate educators both that I’ve known for years… and that I will cross paths with for the first time as our shared interests draw us into the same session or booth or event or conversation or coffee break (or even bar across the street to sneak in a bit of Women’s World Cup).

I am excited.

So, I hope see you at the conference (or at least on Twitter via @NancyeBlackEdu or using the #ISTE19 hashtag)….. and that ISTE 2019 greets you with a jet black Benz, plenty of friends, and all the Philly steaks you can eat.

Cheers!

See session details on my ISTE presenter page.

Catch me at ISTE 2017!

25 Jun

So excited for another amazing year at the ISTE Conference. This is a time to connect with friends new and old, learn from the best in edtech… and recharge for another year of transforming teaching and learning through education innovation.

I’ve been thinking about how to make the most of this week for months. You can check out my interview on the ISTE Blog to learn more about the presenters I’m looking forward to seeing, tips for #ISTEnewbies and those #notatISTE, and top ways to connect and collaborate at the conference. There is so much to do at ISTE, and you can bet I’ll be making the most of every moment!

As you plan out your #ISTE17 schedule, be sure to check out one or more of my sessions below. These sessions maximize the best of progressive professional learning strategies to provide an experience that you will not want to miss!

 

ISTE Bytes

Monday, June 26, 8:30–9:30 am
Lila Cockrell Theater

One hour of inspiring 2 minute showcases, featured with other amazing speakers like Monica Burns, Hall Davidson, Steve Dembo, Leslie Fisher, and more!

 

How to Turn Technology Initiatives Into Educational Movements (Workshop: WH213)

Monday, June 26, 12:30–3:30 pm
Grand Hyatt Bonham E
with Craig Black, IT Project Manager

Learn more and register here!

Start turning your tech initiatives into an educational movement with innovative, proven strategies for aligning your vision and planning, cultivating buy-in from stakeholders and showcasing the incredible results. We’ll share why initiatives drift aimlessly when technology is deployed with too little direction or planning, and help you avoid making those mistakes with your ideas.

 

Promote Student Voice Through Elementary Technology Centers (Workshop: WH303)

Tuesday, June 27, 8:30–11:30 am
Grand Hyatt Presidio A

Learn more and register here!

Centers are an ideal way to provide differentiation and independence in the elementary classroom. Certain types of centers, like podcasting or graphic design, also promote student voice through media creation. Learn to empower and showcase students’ voices through hands-on experience with six types of dynamic centers. Lesson templates included!

 

Teach All the Memes!

Tuesday, June 27, 1:15–2:15 pm
216AB

Learn more here.
No registration need! Come laugh and learn with us!

Memes are a pervasive, dynamic part of digital communication. Join this award-winning educator and student duo to learn what memes are, why they are powerful tools for both teaching and learning, and how to make three forms of image- and GIF-based memes. Includes resources and adaptable lesson ideas!

Will I see you at these Summer 2016 Education Conferences?

14 Jun

I am so excited about three upcoming conferences that I will get to be a part of this summer!

As you may know, I’ve done a lot less travel this past year since the arrival of my (totally adorable) baby boy. It’s been a wonderful year and true delight to have the opportunity to spend a lot of time home with him. Nevertheless, I can’t wait to get out to connect with and support my fellow educators more over the next two months!

So, in case you’re out and about, here’s where you can find me. And if you’ll be attending any of these conferences, let me know and be sure to say hello. 🙂

Superior Tech for Teachers: Education Technology Conference
June 15-17, 2016 in Clearwater, FL
More info: http://superiortech4teachers.com

CjoboeaXEAAPa_V.jpg-large8 Ways to Maximize Learning with Mobile Devices
Friday, June 17 @ 9:00 – 10:00 AM, Room: Protagoras C104

It’s a Small World: Elementary Global Collaboration
Friday, June 17 @ 12:30 – 1:30 PM, Room: Sapho A201

ISTE 2017
June 25-29, 2016 in Denver, CO
More info: https://conference.iste.org

Powerful Technology Centers for Elementary Students: Workshop
Saturday, June 25 @ 12:30–3:30 PM, Room: CCC Mile High Ballroom 2A

Innovative Elementary Writing Activities for the Digital Age: Workshop
Sunday, June 26 @ 12:30–3:30 PM, Room: CCC Mile High Ballroom 2C

Taking Your Mobile Learning to the Next Level: Interactive Lecture with ISTE Faculty
Monday, June 27 @ 2:30 – 3:30 PM, Room: CCC 601

How to Turn Your Technology Initiatives into Educational Movements: Workshop
Tuesday, June 28 @ 4:30–7:30 PM, Room: Hyatt Regency, Capital Ballroom 2

ISTE_2016-Digital-Badge_presenterIt’s a Small World: Elementary Global Collaboration: Interactive Lecture
Wednesday, June 29 @ 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM, Room: CCC 401

I will also be with the 3D Network Leadership team at the
Networking Fair on Sunday from 3-5 PM in CCC Lobby D
and the
3D Network Gathering on Tuesday from 10-11 AM in the PLN Lounge.

NAF Next Conference
July 18-20, 2016 in Orlando, FL
More info: http://naf.org/event/naf-next-2016

Take Your Mobile Learning to the Next Level
Monday, July 18 @ 9:45 – 11:00 AM

Effective Classroom Management with Mobile Devices
Monday, July 18 @ 1:15 – 2:30 PM

A Coming-of-Digital-Age Story

13 Mar

A Coming-of-Digital Age Story
By Nancye Blair Black
Performed by Laney Blair

Used to be, learning at school was a bore.
Textbooks and textbooks and textbooks. Snore!
In class, teachers would talk, students would hear.
It was the same old story year after year.

Until one day, our principal suddenly appeared
With a class set of computers. The students all cheered!
Our teacher showed us what these new tools could do.
We played fraction games. We Skyped with the zoo!

And then it was our turn. She turned us all loose
To research and learn about a topic we choose.
I tried simulations. Collected data, too.
I emailed an expert. Read cutting-edge news.

Next, it was time to share what we’d learned,
To demonstrate knowledge and mastery earned.
In front of my classmates, I started to doubt,
But then all of a sudden, the words just poured out.

I showed them my slideshow with media galore.
My friends clapped and asked questions and begged me for more!
My teacher joined with them. Could this really be?
That along with my teacher, now a teacher was me?

It was hard to believe, but the message seemed clear;
My work mattered enough to see, read and hear.
And if sharing my ideas could matter to you,
All this work would actually be worth it to do!

So, I darted online to blog on my day.
Would the rest of the world really care what I say?
I posted my project as my global debut.
Other teachers and students were soon commenting, too!

And now, I can’t count all things I can share;
I’m an author, filmmaker and scientist extraordinaire.
My voice makes a difference. I now know it’s true….
And technology helped me to share it with you.

4 Reasons 3D is Vital to ISTE 2014, plus SIG3D’s Webinar Video

26 Sep

With ISTE 2013 only just behind us, it’s already time to start thinking about submitting proposals for next year’s conference.  The ISTE 2014 Conference will take place in Atlanta, GA from June 28 to July 1, but the call for participation ends in just a week on October 2nd.

As you consider your submitting for next year’s conference, it has never been more important to consider including 3D technologies.  Why?

1.  The International Society of Technology in Education is an organization that represents the interests and priorities of educational technology leaders.  Each year, the conference program and exhibit hall reveal the both newest and more effective technologies and edtech practices to nearly 20,000 attendees.  In recent years, 3D technologies in design/modeling, 3D printing and stereoscopic 3D have represented the true cutting edge in educational technologies.  Including sessions, demonstrations, and hands-on offerings that allow educators to explore these technologies maintains the ISTE Conference’s reputation as the quintessential home for edtech innovation.

2.  3D technologies and applications are internationally relevant to educational best practices.  Stories, research and case studies of successes in teaching with 3D have emerged from countries across 6 continents, with applications spreading widely across the United States, India, and Europe.  With attendees participating from around the world, the ISTE Conference is the perfect venue for exploring and sharing emerging practices relevant to the global learning community.

3.  Knowledge and skills in emerging technologies lead to success in emerging careers.  With 3D applications exploding in design, technology, engineering and manufacturing industries, exposing our students to learning and creating in three dimensions prepares them for future success in college, careers and life.

4.  Teaching and learning with 3D technologies leads to significant learning benefits.  Research from case studies around the world are demonstrating that teaching with 3D technologies is good for students.  For example, when teaching with stereoscopic 3D video, interactives, and simulations, students demonstrate significant increases in learning gains, retention, abstract concept mastery, and more.  A great overview of these benefits can be found in my Stereoscopic 3D Enhances Learning infographic.

To get a better idea of the ISTE proposal process, ways that 3D relates to edtech’s hottest topics, and how to identify your own area of expertise to share, watch our SIG3D September 2013 Webinar archive video: How to Write a Great Proposal for ISTE 2014… and Why SIG3D Members Should!

And if and when you do submit your 3D technology-related proposal for ISTE 2014, I would love to hear about it.  Please, feel free to share about your ideas and approach in the comments below.  I look forward to connecting with you now and at the ISTE  2014 conference!

SIG3D ISTE14 Webinar