#ISTE14 Is Over but the Learning Is Just Getting Started

ISTE is more than meetups, and social media is more than tools. It is a series of W.O.W. moments that take your breath away, and I am honored to share mine with you.

Even if you weren’t able to attend ISTE this year, you can benefit from the knowledge sharing that took place in Atlanta. Below are resources that can empower you to inspire some W.O.W. moments of your own.

Genius Hour Live Binder – Comprehensive resources for implementing a Genius Hour. A great extension from the amazing Genius Hour panel I was a part of.

Bring passion to the classroom with Genius Hour – My blog post for ISTEConnects on what Genius Hour can accomplish in your classroom.

#YouMatter resources – a collection of my best resources on #YouMatter.

Teacher Cast ISTE – Video demonstrations and audio interviews from various companies and individual attendees.

Brainwaves YouTube Channel – Interviews with a variety of presenters and changemakers at ISTE, including yours truly!

Cybraryman’s Guide to ISTE – Links galore to information about the conference.

Happy exploring, and I hope to see you at next year’s ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia!


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Choose2Matter LIVE at Downingtown STEM Academy

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Educators: Nominate Someone for the 2014 Bammy Award for Student Initiative

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Getting to the Heart of Collaboration

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Resources for #NETA14 Presentations By Angela Maiers

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Choose2Matter LIVE Comes to Estherville, Iowa – Please Follow Along!

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Broke, Busted and Disgusted – Can We Spare Students This Fate?

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Increase Learning By Securing Students’ Hearts

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Make Room On Your Bookshelf!…

I recently had the pleasure of discussing the Habitude of curiosity, and its impact on education, with the wonderful Doug Rice.  Doug is an engaging writer and researcher who also records a podcast that explores learning and discovery across an array of disciplines.  You can listen to our conversation here. Doug also recently published The… Continue Reading

Download my free, new e-book: Passion Matters!

  Having authored seven books printed in the traditional way, I’ve decided it’s time for me to explore the brave new world of e-publishing. I have created a lot of evergreen content over the course of my career and am excited to find new ways to freshen it up and share it with you again…. Continue Reading

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