Eduverse Series Spotlights Innovation
ISTE Eduverse Talks, a Second Life talk show
highlighting the work of innovative K– 20
educators and thought leaders worldwide,
continues this month with shows on May 5
and 19. Funded by HP, this twice monthly
show features innovations in educational
technology, in both real life and Second Life,
and is filmed and broadcast by the Second Life Community Network
Television Station (SLCNtv).
Episodes are taped before a “live” studio audience on ISTE Island,
and broadcast via the Web and SLCNtv to in-world viewers. If you are
not able to join us in Second Life, episodes are archived on the show’s
official website ( www.iste-eduverse.org). Visit the site to view upcoming show topics and guest bios, as well as to continue conversations
started during the show.
21st-Century Learning Highlighted
ISTE’s Deputy CEO Leslie Conery was a featured
presenter and facilitator at the Northwest Council
for Computer Education (NCCE) Administrator/IT
Summit, “School 2.0: Creating 21st-Century Schools,”
held in February in Portland, Oregon.
The summit’s facilitators, including Conery and a
cadre of administrators and IT specialists from Western school districts, opened the day’s program with a spirited panel discussion about the issues surrounding 21st-century learning environments,
from technology’s ability to engage students, differentiate instruction, and
connect diverse populations around the globe, to the challenges of filtering out the dangerous and distracting elements of the Internet. Attendees
spent the rest of the day in strategy sessions focusing on the leadership,
infrastructure, policy, equity, and data aspects of 21st-century learning
For more details, check out the summit wiki at http://nccesummit2009.
denver JUNE 27–30
Colorado Convention Center
Win a trip to NECC 2010!
Educators are invited to submit
videos telling stories of student or
educational transformation using
technology to become eligible to
win a trip to NECC 2010. All videos
will be featured on ISTE’s new video
portal, www.istevision.org, and will
be entered into monthly drawings
for prizes such as mini notebooks,
iPods, Flip camcorders, and ISTE
During NECC, all submitted
videos will be shown on special
video kiosks, and the grand prize
winner will be selected by the audience at the Member Welcome and
Conference Overview on Sunday
afternoon. To learn more and submit your video, visit www.iste.org/
Sign Up for Popular NECC Sessions
NECC attendees wishing to get into the popular Bring Your Own Laptop
And the Winner Is …
and Open Source conference sessions must preregister, reserve a seat, and
get advance notice of session technical requirements at the NECC web-
site, www.iste.org/necc. There is no charge for
these sessions, but preregistration is required
this year. Check the website for a complete list
of titles, topics, and presenters.
Patricia Paugh, a media specialist at Hopatcong High School in
northwest New Jersey, won the
grand prize—a trip to NECC 2009,
including airfare, hotel, and conference registration—in ISTE’s member appreciation contest.
Paugh was selected from a group
of 80 who submitted essays to
ISTE’s 30th anniversary Tell Us Your
Story page ( www.iste.
org/30). Paugh wrote
about how she uses an
to make learning
vocabulary words fun. She shows
students a sentence with the word
and asks them to guess the meaning. Then she asks them to pick the
correct definition from four choices
before she shows a picture depicting the right answer.