ISTE Report + Free Resources

Last week I was at ISTE! It was my first time there and it was definitely an experience. It was, among other things: overwhelming, inspirational, exhausting, illuminating, and fun. My favorite part was talking to teachers – whether it was at the Infinite Campus booth, during listen and learn sessions, at the poster sessions, or just sitting down to have a cup of coffee. 

Resources for teachers 

My big goal at ISTE was to get the word out about all the free resources Campus makes available to you. One free resource now available to teachers is campuslearning.com. This website is a “teacher community” and content and the content is designed for teachers on how to use Campus. For example, when you click through to the Understand Campus section, all the documentation, videos, etc. is geared toward teachers. 

There are other features on campuslearning.com too. It has information about what’s new, events and opportunities, and more. It’s new, so it will continue to evolve and grow with resources and information for teachers. There will be a separate post all about campuslearning.com coming soon. 

This blog, of course, is another thing I encouraged teachers to check out. I post something new about every other week and subscribing is the easiest way to get notified. If you choose to subscribe, Teachers On Campus will not be filling your inbox with all kinds of messages, just notices of new blog posts. 

Drawing winners and survey results 

We invited teachers to complete a short survey a chance to win one of three $250 gift cards. Congratulations to our winners! 

Emily Taylor, Red Lion Area School District, Pennsylvania 

Joanne Suhr, Lyndonville, New York 

Ronni Morrissey, Calvert County, Maryland 

Survey respondents represented K12 pretty well with approximately 24% teachers of PreK-4, 44% teachers of grades 5-8, and 32% teachers of grades 9-12. Regarding using technology in the classroom, 65% stated they use online rubrics, 70% use online discussions and 81% use online quizzes. 

Thank you gifts 

We handed out tumblers to Teachers On Campus subscribers and other teachers who stopped by to share about Campus – both the good things, and the we-need-to-make-it-better things. Nearly 100 educators from all over, some from as far away as Hawaii, walked away with a thank you gift for their time: a tumbler ready for their favorite summer (or winter) beverage! 

It was great, let’s do it some more 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by or chatted with me anywhere throughout the conference. It was a pleasure to meet you and learn from you. Hearing directly from teachers in the classroom is the biggest thrill in my work. 

If we didn’t get a chance to talk, I invite you to join our community of teachers, here at Teachers On Campus or campuslearning.comI am hoping to attend SXSW in March 2020 and ISTE in Anaheim next June. Let me know about your plans if you have ideas for a session. You can contact me by commenting on this post, leaving a message in the Contact tab of this blog, or submitting a story idea on this blog. I’ll be posting more details soon!

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