EduPunx are going to ISTE in San Antonio!
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.
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.
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
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!
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
PowerPoint Jeopardy is not enough! Learn how and why to use games to support your curriculum from a panel of teachers, practitioners, and administrators