The ISTE special interest group for media specialists (SIGMS) is hosting a tech playground at the ISTE conference. This tech playground has a theme of “21st Century Media Centers.”
As you probably know, I am neither a media specialist nor a teacher librarian, but I AM ridiculously lucky because I was invited to participate by Jennifer Hanson of Primary Source (you may remember them from our previous post about their global book club).
I’ll be talking about Research and Inquiry from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Monday, June 25. Specifically, I’ll be discussing Google Reader and Diigo, two of my absolutely favorite tools.
Tech playgrounds are great ISTE events. They feature educators demonstrating tools and techniques in informal, small group presentations. Think of them as gallery walks through the world of technology. They’re also great ways to get an up-close and hands-on look at ed tech in ways that larger sessions and workshops don’t allow for.
I hope you stop by and see me and all the other amazing participants of the SIGMS playground. You can follow the #SIGMS hashtag on twitter for updates and you can check out the SIGMS playground wiki, which contains a complete schedule of the day’s playground events. You can also check out ISTE’s list of the other tech playgrounds here.