I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Superior Tech 4 Teachers in Clearwater and it was fabulous! First there was an opening keynote with Bryan L. Miller and Katrina Keene and the top tech toys. There was an entire table full of tech toys/tools to use in the classroom. Really there were 2 tables and I had to control myself from creating my Christmas Wish List.
Tiggly Words software for 1st grade and when school starts back I will be sure to get a kid's point of view of the fun!
He showed some pretty inspirational videos and had the crowd in tears as well as laughing out loud.
How lucky was I to get a photo with Brad Waid and Kevin Honeycutt? Seriously #edheros here!
Of course one of my most favorite people in the world, Stacey Simpson @simpsonsuperstars knows her and we had to take a selfie. Check that off my Bucket List-meeting another #edhero
Book Creator is another favorite app not only for me but my firsties. Anissa Labrador shared some examples of first graders and high school students collaborating on a shared book that even made it to iTunes. My Pet Monster started with the younger students drawing monsters and writing stories about them. The high school students then digitized the monsters and they were too cute, pretty true to the original. The cutest part-the younger students read their stories. Seriously a collaborative effort that made serious memories for all involved.
Remember those tech toys from earlier well there was a Tope Tech Tools session. This Padcaster in the photo is the #1 on my wish list-seriously it is the same quality as those roving news vans. I even have the portable green screen ready for some excited adventures this upcoming year.
You might have noticed the title of the blog post is my new favorite-Buncee. What is Buncee? Only the most amazing presentation tool to hit teachers. Did you see the slide way at the top right under the title? The is a Buncee I created to give highlights from ST4T and there are links?!? Did you see the dancing taco? I can't wait to learn more and share this resource this upcoming year. The fabulous Amber, @Edtechamber presented a session on getting on the #Buncee Bus. Here I got a special one on one mini session of all the features Buncee has to offer. There were 20 people sitting on the floor to hear the session-the most packed one of the sessions I attended.
This is Claire and I think we are going to be good Buncee friends. She is in the area and has tons of ideas of how to use Buncee to integrate technology into lessons and daily routines. Loved hearing her sorties about her own kids and Buncee and she shared examples.
ST4T was such an amazing experience. There were so many sessions to choose from and my wheels are turning about presenting next year. I need to start collecting samples and stories now to prepare and hope to share the same stage as some of my #edheros.