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ISTE 2013

EduPunx are going to ISTE  in San Antonio!

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Epic Leadership: Beyond the Hype of Gamification

Sunday, 6/23/2013, 9:00am–12:00pm, Grand Hyatt Texas Ballroom A

Recently, gamification in education has been a trend characterized by two very different perspectives. Some see engagement, concentration and collaboration, while others see isolation, social dysfunction and addiction. This interactive, 3-hour session will dispel the myths surrounding gaming, draw clear connections between games and learning, and give attendees practical examples of this pedagogical approach happening right now in schools all over the world. A combination of experiential learning, presentations from gaming experts, and a special appearance by ISTE 2013 opening keynoter, Jane McGonigal, this session will explore gamification from a leadership perspective and will demonstrate how games can help us create rich, dynamic, and challenging learning environments.

SIGVE Open House

Sunday, 6/23/2013, 3:00pm–5:00pm, SACC Tower View Lobby

Learn what ISTE’s 25 Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are all about by taking a stroll through our SIG Open House. SIG membership offers a great way to increase your knowledge base and connect with like-minded colleagues.


SIGOL Forum: Connect, Collaborae and Create with a MOOC

Come and learn from others about how a massive open online course (MOOC) offers you choices about your learning and how you can go about participating in one

SIGVE Machinima Fest

Monday, 6/24/2013, 5:30pm–6:45pm, SACC Lila Cockrell Theater

Machinima is a new form of media creation and storytelling using games and virtual worlds. Celebrate the videos created by students and teachers!


SIGVE Playground

Tuesday, 6/25/2013, 1:30pm–5:00pm, SACC Park View Lobby

This incredibly fun half-day event has been a feature of ISTE conferences since 2007! Come learn just how immersive 3D virtual worlds can be! Hosted by ISTE’s SIGVE


Wednesday, 6/26/2013, 11:45am–12:45pm, SACC 213

Games for the Brave Beginner: Integrating Games into Your Instruction

PowerPoint Jeopardy is not enough! Learn how and why to use games to support your curriculum from a panel of teachers, practitioners, and administrators