What is a conference like ISTE without great conversations with friends and colleagues – old and new!
Starting on Monday evening I had excellent conversations at a dinner with each of these folks. Always something to learn through frank discussion, disagreement and fine-tuning ideas – beyond 140 characters!!
- Steve Dembo @teach42
- Chris Lehmann @chrislehmann
- Anita McNear
- Will Richardson @willrich45
- Brian C. Smith @briancsmith
- Gary Stager @garystager
- Katherine Walraven @katwalraven
I had the opportunity to chat with the super smart and energetic Jennifer Corriero at a café in the conference centre. She proudly showed me her new book that she created and produced in celebration of her 30th birthday.
I met the following folks at their well-organized and informative conference session for beginning users of Twitter and other social media.
As always, David Thornburg is entertaining and forward-thinking. He truly has been one of our pioneers and continues to lead. Am thrilled he is the Opening Keynote for the ECOO conference in Toronto, Ontario in November.
- David Thornburg http://www.tcpd.org/
I had the pleasure also of bumping into Meg, whom I’ve known for a long time. We always share lots of laughs and tease the daylights out of each other. She introduced me to her friend Cindy Lane – another firecracker with lots to offer the educational world!
- Paula Naugle @plnaugle and I spent a wee while chatting!
I was fortunate to meet Gavin Dykes and to listen to the great projects that he and his Futurelab colleagues have implemented. We were on a panel together – along with Jeannette Weisschuh and Brenda Sherry.
Becky and I met over Twitter after we discovered that we had a history of knowing many folks in common – mostly from the Logo world and from the Lego Logo robotics world. We took the opportunity to have a coffee together. A great hour. Glad we connected!
- Becky Fisher @beckyfisher73 /
Ontario Colleagues and Friends
- Robert Martellacci @MindShareLearn
Well, a real highlight for me was to have so much time to wander, and to chat, with colleagues and friends from Ontario. One would think we’d had enough of each other – all living in the same region. But, in fact, we are scattered across Southern Ontario and so don’t get to see each other face to face that often. I am honoured to call these awesome educators my friends.
…and from the ECOO conference committee…
- Zoe Branigan-Pipe @zbpipe
- Ron Millar @ron_mill
- Harry Niezen @harryniezen
- Brenda Sherry @brendasherry
There are quite a number of Ontario folks whose presence at the conference I missed and many folks at the conference whom I had wished to see, but didn’t.
Check these people out. You won’t be disappointed!