ISTE at 30


I remember when I turned 30. It struck me that I was learning to drive the year that the current freshmen were born. I couldn’t dunk a basketball at will anymore (though I like to think I had the good sense not to). We had started a family and number two was on his way. And with the old 60’s mantra, “Never trust anyone over 30!” somewhere deep in the back of my mind, I realized there was a lot to celebrate and that the best was yet to come.

This year we find the International Society for Technology in Education at the same point in its life and you are invited to celebrate the past and look towards the future through digital storytelling. Bernajean Porter is kicking off the project with a free ISTE webinar on Friday Jan. 30th at 2 p.m. EST. Join us then and/or join in the ongoing conversation about the project on ISTE’s Storytelling Corps wiki. Here is the official description of tomorrow’s webinar:

NECC 2009 in Washington D.C. will mark thirty years of ISTE and ed tech history. Join ISTE and our new Digital Storytelling SIG for this free webinar that will introduce you to basic digital storytelling concepts and ISTE’s current storytelling project.

This project aims to collect the many stories detailing the journey of successes, challenges, lessons learned and celebrations of education technology making a difference for our kids. Participants will explore local, national and global benefits for gathering these stories; the difference between digital stories and storytelling; resources, ideas and strategies for getting started; and reflect on some examples of exemplar storytelling that leaves an enduring impact on viewers of all ages.


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  1. Gretchen Ripple said:

    It is too bad that this webinar was during the day. There is no way for a full time teacher to participate, unless they happen to have a prep at that time.

    I hope it went well Joe! Are you going to post an achieve of it somewhere?

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