The WeVideo team just got back from spending 4 days in the lovely city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to participate at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo! We had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of educators and industry representatives to talk about what’s new in EdTech.
We were so impressed by the booths at ISTE— did you know that one company, iSchool Initiative, even brought their Digital Learning Revolution Tour Bus directly to the exhibitor room? McGraw-Hill Education also blew me away with their bright red booth fully equipped with tablets and an energetic speaker ready to inform everyone about the neat initiatives they are bringing to the EdTech table.
For a sweet afternoon pick-me-up I had the chance to swing by the SRG Technology booth to witness them giving away milkshakes to people eager to learn more about Blender™ (I am sensing a ‘play-on-words’ here). Last but not least, of course, the Google booth was frequented by quite a few! They had a full “Teaching Theater” set up where they talked about all sorts of EdTech, including digital storytelling.
The buzz from everyone at ISTE was very positive. Everyone we spoke with expressed how much they were enjoying ISTE, and so many people were wearing ISTE spirit wear of some kind. The most popular accessories of the week were the ribbons (note to self: have WeVideo make ribbons for next year). Red, blue, white, brown, yellow, rainbow— some with ribbons down to their toes!
(Photo via @isteconnects)
Seeing everyone so passionate about EdTech and finding new innovative ways to transform their classroom was refreshing. Not only did we get to forge new connections, we re-connected with some of our current users and got to hear feedback on how they are using WeVideo for Education in the classroom!
– Deb Boisvert, Technology Coordinator, Deerfield Community School
– Laura Coulter, Teacher and Learning Coach, Westwood High School
– Brad Lieberman, K12 Tech Coach, Upper Dublin School District
– Michael Chelone, Network Admin, Whitehall School
– Lisa Thompson, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
We also had a GIVEAWAY! Each day of ISTE we gave away a ‘classroom pack’ of WeVideo for Education to 1 lucky person who entered at our booth! We had over 300 people enter to win, but our three lucky winners are:
- Nicole Baselice from Lake Mary Preparatory School
- Kimberly Childress from Bulkeley High School
- Alex Glade from Heartland AEA
If you haven’t had the chance to check out our latest WeVideo features, such as green screen, screencasting, or comments and markers, it’s never too late to sign up for a 30-day trial of WeVideo for Education!
All-in-all we had a blast! We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Colorado for ISTE 2016!