Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA was flooded last weekend with nearly 20,000 education technology professionals and corporations from over 60 countries at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.
This year’s theme was “Unlocking Potential” through the use of the best and newest technologies to improve teaching and learning experiences. ARKive was amongst 500 other global education technology companies and organizations present at the 5-day conference.
Wildscreen USA’s Program Assistant, Shelley Alingas, was able to attend several workshops and networking sessions that covered topics from how teachers use twitter in the classroom to how global information systems can be an effective tool for teaching about climate change. One teacher from Indiana first heard about ARKive while sitting next to Shelley during a Google Maps and Google Earth workshop – when the presenter pulled up Google Earth on the big screen, she ecstatically pointed out the ARKive layers!
Shelley promoted ARKive in a poster session in the Broad Street Atrium in the Pennsylvania Convention Center and met teachers and educators from all over the world, fascinated by ARKive and its free educational resources. This was ARKive’s first year attending the conference and we hope to continue to be involved with it in coming years to promote ARKive to US-based educational audiences. Next year, the conference will be held in San Diego, California, closer to our dolphin and sea lion friends!
For more information visit: www.iste.org
Shelley Alingas, Wildscreen USA’s Program Assistant