Here are a few things I thought I might pass along....
I still haven't found the video of Stephen Coveys Keynote but got a good idea of what he spoke about thanks to The Cyber Cafe Blog and the Education Weekly blog. If you find a link to the keynote please share in the comments section.
SMART shared the presentation about using SMART products on the EDCompass site for those that wanted to view a presentation again or if they missed it (that's me).
My friend Allison (@abyford) FaceTimed me this morning (on our iPads) and told me about Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli's presentation, The "Yeah Buts": Answering the Top 10 Arguments Against Change using a backchannel at Today'sMeet. The presentation shared the excuses so many use for not moving forward in bringing online learning to schools and how to start making that change. The session shared how to support/encourage change when change is required. Their arguments and suggestions were based on research done with heart patients that had to make changes to save their lives and what strategy led to success. The strategy seems simple - but they say it is the piece missing in schools - that the missing link is tying rational responses with EMOTIONAL responses so that the change is meaningful to individuals. They made the session interactive and participatory by using tools such as Today'sMeet for backchanneling, Fluid Survey to show real time results, and shared their Google Docs Presentation for others to follow along and revisit their presentation after the session.
Listening to David Warlick present always inspires me. I really hope they recorded his presentations but at least I found the backchannel to his presentation that he "created" using KnitterChats. If I am understanding the tool correctly, David created it to use at his presentations and it is not open to the public - cool idea, wish we all had access to it. After the event anyone can go back into the backchannel which he turned into a wiki page and continue the conversations by adding comments, new thoughts, resources, and more. Notice in this Knitter Chat the comments in italics with Davids avatar on the right, those were added after the session. Avatars could be easily added if you use Gravatar.
Mobile Tech Learning blog shared a "tutorial" in their post "The Complete Dropbox for Educators". Since I just this summer, started using Dropbox, I thought there might be others in the education hemisphere that may not know the benefits of Dropbox for storing and sharing files in the "cloud".
Google is testing their new Facebook killer called Google+. I am not even sure how I found this article but someone at ISTE shared it. Looks pretty cool. Hope it outlasts Google Wave.
Google sites now has a new function that will allow users to create Mobile App as easily as creating a regular Google Site. Think of how relevant that is to today's digital natives.
Intel offers free Educational Tools and Resources. Not only do they provide tools to embed within lessons, but they also have professional development resources, and a community to support you in your journey.
Who knows how I found these resources but think they would be pretty cool in a secondary Science class - Visible Body 3D and Google Body (best used in Google Chrome) work in very similar ways but Visible Body requires a subscription. With the Google Body tool you can view the body from different layers zoning in on specific parts and either hiding them or pinning them in place. As an example....I was able to locate the lymph system and pin in place the parts that we think are malformed in our son Greyson so that we have a better idea of what doctors are talking about when they tell us what they can and can't do for him. ***There is genitalia involved so count yourself warned.
And if you plan on attending ISTE in the future (like in San Diego next year) you may want to take note of some suggestions from 12 time ISTE attendee Vinnie Vrotny of what to do and from Steve Dembo (ISTE veteran) for what not to do at ISTE. Both brought to us through the Mobile Tech Learning Blog created using Tumblr.