Our very own Daniel Litwin is at ISTE 2018 meeting with the respected thought leaders, cutting edge and innovative companies, and educators who are passionate about telling their story to him. We will be updating this as the show goes on with all of photos, interviews, and updates in one place. But if you want to follow it in real time you can follow us on Twitter at @EducationTechMS!

Katie Martin has hit the stage, and opens her keynote talk by telling us her reason for teaching: empowering students to have a voice

Katie reminds the crowd that our system was based on a very industrial model, and that’s it’s time for a creative overhaul to make students thoughtful problem solvers. It’s the “symptom of system.”

Luis Perez (TED speaker), who lives with a visual impairment, says that with hope, learners can overcome any obstacle. He found that hope in technology, which not only makes things easier, it makes them possible

“What drives me to learn is just curiosity. I enjoy it.” – Andy Weir

Daniel is in the session with the notable author, Andy Weir. Weir is best known for writing the novel “The Martian” that inspired the Matt Damon movie.

The hesitance of companies and educators to adopt gamification is quickly becoming a thing of the past. Gamfication is an emergent approach to instruction that facilitates and encourages motiviation using game element and mechanics and companies are going all in on this method for today’s youths.

 

 

 

We caught up with LEGO to discuss how they use technology at different stages of development to teach different skills.

 

State of ISTE is focusing heavily on digital citizenship this year; it’s time to prepare students for how to be responsible citizens in a digital world.

Finally landed and ready to hit the streets (or booths)!

Daniel left as the sun was rising on Monday.