ISTE Day 2

Another great day at ISTE 2011. In the picture above are two of my colleagues. We had a great day and a great conference. My wife is a veteran of many conferences but this is her first ISTE Conference and she is thrilled with all that she has learned. Tonight at dinner as our group discussed today’s activities there was a palpable excitement. Everyone present related at least one very positive event or learning that they were taking back with them.

This morning’s keynote by Stephen Covey really began the day on a high note for me and gave me one piece of the puzzle and question that lived in me prior to attending the conference. It’s part of the change that I envisioned for our students. Following the keynote I purchased Stephen Covey’s, “The Leader in Me,” and began to read it. I also learned great deal on the display floor following my colleagues around. The picture above of Dave & Scott with Mobi was part of that journey. I learned a lot at the Microsoft booth and got a chance to try some mathematics simulations that use Kinect & Windows 7’s new Kinect SDK. Those new tools will give educators some really amazing capabilities. I also learned about Dreamspark from Microsoft which gives students and schools some amazing new tools, I learned so much today that my head hurts. I’m really grateful that I got a chance to come and I have much of tomorrow to learn some more.