State-level EdTech conferences provide tremendous opportunities for making connections with other like-minded educators. These connections can lead to amazing collaborative opportunities. If you aren't connected with your local EdTech organization, here is a list of ISTE affiliates across the US.
Below are links to the three presentations that I gave this year at Macul13. I hope that they will be helpful to someone and start you on a journey toward improving your instruction and providing your students with opportunities to create, collaborate, and communicate.
The Digital Natives are Restless
Today’s hyper-connected, Facebook using, youtube posting, always moving digital natives are restless. They are tired of being confined to the classroom, relegated to turning in insignificant assignments and kept in their seats. This session will explore the characteristics of "digital natives" and the responsibility educators have to challenge them. The digital natives are restless and they need our help.