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ISTE Goodness pt 2

ISTE 2019 part 2

What I did:

Monday, the first full day of ISTE with the Expo Hall open, was a whirlwind! ISTE is organized chaos–it functions like a well-oiled machine–yet, it is like going to Disneyland before the invention of the fast pass during peak season. People are scrambling to find out where to go, things are jam-packed, long lines occur, and you can’t do everything you want to.

Cate Tolnai
Cate Tolnai

That being said–I had a blast and maximized my time in Philadelphia! I started my day off with getting myself breakfast in coffee at a social event for the release of Cate Tolnai’s and Lindsey Blass‘ book: Power Up Your Classroom. It was a great gathering of minds! I got to see so many of my friends from California and had the pleasure of meeting new people from around the country. I am so glad I went because I got to meet Jamie Halsey in real life! We have connected so much on Twitter, and now finally in the flesh, and I am so glad we did.

Expect the unexpected

Scott, Jonathan, Jamie, and Michael
Scott, Jonathan, Jamie, and Michael
after Joy Hacks for Any Classroom: Combining Play, Content and Creativity

This unplanned meeting let me to change my plans up a little, and I attended a session called “Joy Hacks for Any Classroom: Combining Play, Content and Creativity.” I loved it! It was all about how to hack what you are already using to make it your own and make it even better. It gave great practical tips like using existing formative assessment tools differently such as Kahoot and Gimkit!  They demonstrated how they leverage these tools in different ways to create renewed and engaging experiences. The presenters, Michael Matera & Jonathan Spike, killed it! The session was not only entertaining but educational, as well. I took a lot from their presenting style, and it’s something that I hope to incorporate in my own presentations.

Josh and Jeff from Gimkit with Scott
Josh & Jeff from Gimkit

After the session we took a ton of pictures with the presenters and Gimkit founders: Josh (creator) and Jeff (co-founder), which is cool because Matthew talked about using the tool on our TNT Edtech Podcast. After the photo-ops, I hung out with Jonathan Spike. We walked around, got coffee, and chatted! He just recently released a new podcast called The LaughEd podcast, and I just so happen to be a guest on Episode 7, so be sure to check that out. What makes this podcast unique is that it doesn’t focus so much on pedagogy. Rather, it is very light-hearted and highly comedic. It is real teachers telling real stories that are really crazy and quite humorous. Need a break from the struggle of life and education? If so, then dip right into the sweetness of the LaughEd Podcast!

I truly believe that this podcast will go far and that there’s a lot of crossover. I don’t think that you need to be a teacher to laugh with this podcast. Jonathan’s an excellent host and knows how to bring out the best in his guests!

Jonathan Spike and Scott Nunes touring Philly; location: I Love Philly sign.
Jonathan Spike and Scott Nunes with I Love Philly sign.

The Expo Hall experience

Scott and Rachelle at the Note Affect Booth
Scott and Rachelle at the Note Affect Booth
Ivan Casanova from Schoology and Scott
Ivan Casanova from Schoology and Scott

After parting ways with Jonathan, I went to the Expo Hall, scored some sweet swag, like Rachelle Dene Poth’s book In Other Words (you can find my contribution on pg 156). I connected with Schoology’s EVP of marketing Ivan Casanova and saw my friend Liz Lubeskie present on a #k2cantoo topic at the booth. She rocked it, as she did on Episode 10 of the TNT Edtech podcast! I also connected with the Wakelet team! They have been such a huge part of my journey, especially Callum

Scott Nunes and Liz Lubeskie
Scott Nunes and Liz Lubeskie


Party for #Flipgridlive!

Scott Nunes with Jake Miller
Scott Nunes with Jake Miller

The later part of the day involved me going to socials for CUE, Adobe, and Flipgrid! I was stoked that I got to connect with Jake Miller! He has amazing tutorials for common tech tools on twitter but in gif format. They are super quick and easy. He is a must follow! Also, on his podcast, Edu Duct Tape, he adds humor to many tech tips with show guests! I linked to my favorite episode with Jen Giffen (Shukes and Giff podcast)!

Scott Nunes with Claudio Zavala
Scott Nunes with Claudio Zavala
Scott Nunes with Michael Drezek
Scott Nunes with Michael Drezek

The evening socials were amazing because I got to interact with EDU Gladiators like Rabbi Michael Cohen, Claudio Zavala, Jennifer Casas Todd, The Hyperdocs Girls, and Michael Drezek! I gained wisdom from all kinds of CEOs and business leader thanks to Adobe, then at Flipgrid Live I chatted the night away with amazing people like DBC authors: Tamara Letter, Tara Martin (just released: Cannonball In), Tisha Richmond, and Elisabeth Bostwick! What a great way to end a busy, fun-filled day!

Scott Nunes with Tamara Letter, TaraMartin, and Tisha Richmond
Scott Nunes with Tamara Letter, TaraMartin, and Tisha Richmond
Scott with techrabbi and Jonathan spike
Scott with Rabbi Michael Cohen and Jonathan Spike

ISTE19 — Pace Yourself

Pace Yourself

Scott's ISTE Relfection:Pace yourself

ISTE was amazing! I connected with so many people from across the country. I was hoping to meet some of my professional Learning Network from across the globe but that didn’t happen, and I’m okay with that because ISTE is crazy. It is crazy good and crazy busy–it is the largest piece of organized chaos that I have ever witnessed. The whole thing runs like a well-oiled machine, but at the same time, it’s extremely overloading! 

 

So here’s what I did, here’s what I experienced, and here is what I plan to do…

 

What I did:

Before the conference even started, I hit the ground running! I had a ton of issues with my flight, which meant that in order to get to Philly at a decent time I had to use up all my miles to get there. Thankfully a flight opened up on Alaska Air and I was able to use all my miles and get it direct flight to Philly! There goes my Hawaiian vacation! However, those miles were well spent.

 

Right when I got to Philadelphia I went to the conference, bags and all. The Jefferson Station is right beneath registration, so I maximized my time, got registered, got everything all squared away, and then I dropped everything off at my hotel and immediately met up with my co-host, Matthew. We did a quick sightseeing tour and met up with our friend, Erin Kiger (rhymes with tiger), from the Undrcaff3inatED Podcast, and explored Saints Peter and Paul Basilica. The place was gorgeous! Across the street, Pope Francis donated an Amor statue to mirror the Love statue and to symbolize the Church’s love for the people of Philadelphia. 

 

The first session we attended was awesome! We did this thing called a Goose Chase, using the Goose Chase app. I went with a team of four and we went around the city completing different activities on the app. We didn’t win but we had a blast, and that’s all that matters! It was during this time that I did the popular Rocky Run video up the famous flight of stairs in front of the Museum of Art. You will have to check out the video on my Twitter page: http://bit.ly/rockyrunvid

 

Next, we went at a place called Pete’s Pizza, and it hit the spot! I was so tired from flying, being up for so long, and running those stairs that right after lunch, I took a quick nap so that I could rally. I met up with our friend, Erin, again and we went to the ISTE podcasting area and had a great time hanging out with Chris Nesi,  the host of many podcasts, including The House of Edtech. We watched as he had Kasey Bell (podcaster, author, and blogger) on his show–that was so cool! He had Erin and me on his show along with others. Immediately following that I ran into Glenn Irvin and Mike Washburn from the Oneducation podcast. After all that, we walked all the way from the Convention Center to Pat’s Steaks (Home of the Original Cheesesteak). I really liked all of the different ethnic separations in the city because it gave you a feel you were in a completely different place, and the Latino section reminded me of parts of Modesto; it was like I had a part of my home in the heart of Philly!

 

Soon after we got to Pat’s, a bunch of podcasters and those interested in podcasting showed up. I met so many people that I’ve been following on Twitter that I was overwhelmed with joy!  I parted ways with the Oneducation crew and hung out a lot with the 4 O’Clock Faculty group. What a great group! Even though I’m new they welcomed me warmly as one of their own, and after Pat’s we went to the Reading Terminal Market. The place was a madhouse, jam-packed with people, and there was a line around a couple of corners. Once we finally got inside it was doubly crazy. It was fun and I ran into many of the ladies from the My 53s group, and snagged a great picture with Rachelle Dene Poth!

 

Things were so intense and it was hard to get food, so the group ended up leaving. I stayed a while longer to try and connect with folks from my district, but they too decided to leave, and they had a great time having Korean BBQ in town, not far from the convention center. I went up to my room to rest and called it a night pretty early so that I could get up and seize the day the following day.

 

What I plan to do:

 

Here is my takeaway for that first day: Be present in the moment, enjoy time with friends, and allow yourself to take in as much as you can. However, at the same time, don’t overdo it because at this stage of the conference there’s still so much more to experience. Next year I really want to do the pre-conference sessions and the Badge Summit, which we had a giveaway for earlier!

 

I may even get there a little bit beforehand. I’m already planning out some different sessions and working on some collaborations. Oh, I’m so excited about that! Plus, next year I will be bringing my family. The plan is they will be at Disneyland while I’ll be at the conference during the day and then we’ll do Disneyland together in the evening. Kind of tricky, I know, but a portion of the conference will fall on my son’s birthday and so it will be a treat from that standpoint and I’ll take a whole day off from the conference to celebrate. To help out my wife, I’m hoping the in-laws will come along! If not we’ll have to figure something else out…but who doesn’t want to go to Disneyland, right?

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Episode 10: League of Mightiest Schoology Heroes

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LDI

LDI is right around the corner! Be sure to get involoved with this leadership opportunity! We will be co-hosting a #CUEHike with Central California CUE, and cannot wait! Participants will recieve an honorary sticker and more!

Episode 10: League of Mightiest Schoology Heroes

In Episode 10 Scott shares how he got started using Twitter one-year ago at the Schoology Next Conference.

Inpreperation for This year’s Schoology Next conference, we chat with 6 of the Schoology Ambassadors including Philip Pulley, Melissa Riggs, Denise Shovlin, Liz Lubeskie, Jerilyn McConchie, and Scott Nunes to share about why they use Schoology, differences from other LMS and CMS (Google Classroom), pro tips, and wish lists.

Tech Avengers: Philip Pulley from IL @PhilipPulley; Melissa Riggs from CO @RiggsRealWorld; Denise Shovlin from PA @Ms_Schovlin_DASD; Liz Lubeskie from PA @LizLubeskie; Jerilyn McConchie from TX @macnbeans; and Scott Nunes from CA @MrNunesteach

check out tntedtech.com for show notes

Our Story

We came up with the name TNT (Teacher and Tech Coach) because we wanted something dynamic, familiar, and explosive!

Follow us

 

@tntedtech

@mrnunesteach

@mattedtechcoach

 

When do We publish?

We publish our podcast every other week, and  inbetween to hold folks over we throw out a teaser of the upcoming episode.

Why we love CUE

We love CUE not just because we both serve as board members for Central California CUE, but because CUE is like family!

CUE members have nourished us, given us key insights, and given us their best, and we want to give back, and help make things better!

Still #grindtime

We are still all in this summer–We have knocked out ISTE 2019, and Matthew has participated in the NEA, TCE, and  CS in Sac conferences!

Now we gear up for Schoology Next in Boca Raton, Florida!

 

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us on Twitter, that is where we are most active or via our website at: www.tntedtech.com

The TNT Edtech Podcast is powered by CUE!

ISTE

We are super excited for ISTE! Come see us of you are going, and if not follow the hashtag #NOTATISTE and stay tuned to our podcast because we are hoping to squeeze in some live recordings!

LDI

LDI is right around the corner! Be sure to get involoved with this leadership opportunity! We will be co-hosting a #CUEHike with Central California CUE, and cannot wait! Participants will recieve an honorary sticker and more!

Episode 9: Mmm Mmm EdTech Goodness

The TNT Edtech Podcast shares out that it is now powered by CUE for the next 6 months! Matthew discusses Gim Kit and Scott discussion Gamification, PBL, and his end of the year project. Mentions Michael Matera, Glenn Irvin, Chris Aviles, and Jonathan Spike; #xplap #games4ed #gamification #PBL

Our Story

We came up with the name TNT (Teacher and Tech Coach) because we wanted something dynamic, familiar, and explosive!

Follow us

 

@tntedtech

@mrnunesteach

@mattedtechcoach

 

When do We publish?

We publish our podcast every other week, and  inbetween to hold folks over we throw out a teaser of the upcoming episode.

Why we love CUE

We love CUE not just because we both serve as board members for Central California CUE, but because CUE is like family!

CUE members have nourished us, given us key insights, and given us their best, and we want to give back, and help make things better!

Its #grindtime

We are all in this summer–It is conference season! Scott and Matthew (especially Matthew) are going to a bunch of conferences and different Professional Development opportunities.

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us on Twitter, that is where we are most active or via our website at: www.tntedtech.com

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