I just came back from my first ever ISTE conference. And WOW. What a firehose of great people, great information, and great feedback. A fire hose that also greatly exhausted many of the conferencer goers with whom I spoke. By the last day, the lounge chairs were littered with nappers. I’ll bet this is how many felt:
I came away with this takeaway for educators: quality is better than quantity. Let me explain.
The common thread to all of these is favoring quality over quantity. Quality experiences, quality relationships, quality conversations. That beats being overwhelmed by activity, I’d say.
For edshelf, this means adding a better way to present just one or two featured tools, instead of an overwhelming number of them. We’re currently working on a redesign that will do just that.
Oh, and I had one more takeaway:
Thank you, ISTE, for putting on a great conference! I look forward to ISTE 2013.
- Mike Lee, Cofounder of edshelf