Wed 6/27: ISTE report, Day Four
Here’s my report on the final day of ISTE 2012:
You’ll Flip Over This! Classroom Flipping: How We Did It
This session was marginally useful because it provided a very basic overview of the traditional model of flipped classrooms. The two tech facilitators walked through their efforts to flip learning at some elementary schools in Virginia. Most of this stuff was very basic or was already covered my previous workshops.
Even More Google Geekiness
This was a fun if disorienting workshop. The presenter, a hyperkinetic guy who was one of the founders of the Google Teachers Academy, ran through a total laundry list of new features in Google Apps that users might find cool or interesting. The list was so long that he had to rush through considerably, but I still found the session entertaining and productive.
Besides that, I had an underwhelming day. Two of the four sessions ended in walkouts with no makeup. I did have a chance at the end of the day to sweep the exhibit hall and talk with some of the LMS vendors that I had not yet connected with. It will be good to return home to Hotchkiss tomorrow.