Here are notes and things I've seen so far that someone following ISTE would want to know. These may post in other posts, but I'm extracting just ISTE information for those following the conference and will post it each time I get a long enough list.
I'm going to be sharing a lot about collaborative writing and Common Core writing standards. For US educators to start teaching collaborative writing that we're going to have to align and help them understand how it will meet the standards they are using. While this will relate to anyone who wants to use cloud tools, those implementing common core standards will be very interested. This is the form to complete if you're interested in getting a copy of the book.
When I couldn't go to ISTE in 2006 (It used to be called NECC) - this is what I did - I wrote a whole series of virtual posts that year and many people even thought I was there! Here is what I did back then to encourage those of you who are left at home.
You should read this page if you're at ISTE and if you're not. It is created using Smore - an app recommended at the smackdown today. It includes many of the other events of iste that you'll want to join.
I'll be presenting on Tuesday for remote ISTE with Maggie Tsai talking about social bookmarking as part of research (I'll also include some slides on common core from my new book Collaborative Writing in the Cloud from eye on education.) Here's information on all the ways you can participate remotely.
I've created an ISTE12 pinterest board and am inviting anyone who wants to share cool things. Just send me a message on Twitter that you'd like to be added. Remember that hashtags work in Pinterest. Tag it #iste12 and I'll find it and pin it to the pinboard.
If you're attending ISTE and can get there a tad early, SocialEdCon (formerly edubloggercon) has always been one of my FAVORITE things to do. I'll miss a smidge of the morning to do a keynote smackdown with Steve Hargadon, Kathy Shrock but the rest of the time I plan to be there. I plan to have my daughter there with me some of the time.