Thursday, July 3, 2014

#EdTech Team Presents @ISTEconnects Conference

(Pictured L-R: Melanie Beckett, Debbie Stevenson, Emily Young, Chrissy Boydstun, and Julie Gross)
Last week 16,039 tech educators from all over the world met at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference and expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Six Mansfield ISD staff members were selected from among 2,599 applicants to make presentations during the conference.

The MISD team participated in a variety of workshops and sessions and along the way connected with educators from across the country. Inspiration was easily found with educators sharing the ways that they integrate technology.

Some of the session topics included: Twitter in Education, Ignite Sessions, EdTEKTalks, engaging digital learners, iBooks Author, gamification of curriculum, coding, makers movement, App Smackdown, BYOD programs, best apps for making videos, blended learning, Google Apps, Google Classroom, iPad integration, Project Based Learning, Tech in the 1st 5 Days, after-school programs, microblogging, and much more.

Team members representing Mansfield ISD:
  • Melanie Beckett, Lake Ridge HS
  • Chrissy Boydstun, Mansfield HS
  • Julie Gross, Legacy HS
  • Marie Medina, Advanced Academics
  • Debbie Stevenson, Mansfield HS
  • Emily Young, Technology Department
Thanks to Darrell Sneed, Christie Alfred, Doug Brubaker, Cynthia McCallum, Vonda Nunley and Shelly Butler for encouraging the team.