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notatisteBecause of a family health issue, for the first time in forever, I won’t be traveling to ALA or ISTE this year.

I am finding ways to contribute to my committees remotely and will do a panel from home on Tuesday.

But, ya know, it’s not quite the same and I will be missing special friends I get to see and learn from face-to-face only once each year.

I just discovered a little ray of sunshine in the form of the ever-helpful, always-got-your-back Peggy George, who is also #notatISTE this year.

In a conversation with Vicki Davis for Vicki’s 10-Minute Teacher Podcast, Peggy shared her five top tips for not feeling left behind and I am now onpeggy top of them all!  Here’s the podcast transcript and here’s a little summary of Peggy’s favorite strategies.Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 6.02.56 PM

1. Join the G+ NotAtISTE Community the central location where you’ll find links to shared resources, meet and share with other folks not there and find opportunities to present.  On the left of your screen you’ll see a lovely array of categories for resources and participation including: introductions, badges and ribbons, daily challenges, ignites and Periscope links, blog posts, photo sharing, polls, posters and more. (There are already nearly 1500 members.)

2. Follow both Twitter hashtags #notatISTE17 and #ISTE17 for tips about links to presenters and resources.  You’ll discover resources from those hashtags aggregated at the new NotatISTE17 Community on Participate.com. Peggy has already started a fabulous collection of resources on Participate and points us back to her curated resources from ISTE16.

3. Check out and bookmark the LiveBinder for NotatISTE17 where Peggy has already gathered links to very interesting presentations. slides and organized with tabs and sub-tabs ready to go.  (Don’t forget to click on those sub-tabs!)

Don’t miss the LiveBinder that’s already so well-populated and packed from NotatISTE16,

4.  Peggy suggests that once your checkout the hashtags and the resources they lead to, start following folks who share those things that interest you most–presenters, participants, bloggers–and build or bolster your network.

5. Of course this is about connecting. For the good of the group, Peggy and Vicki encourage us to share what we learn; no matter where we are learning.joycenotatiste

And there’s more:

Thanks Vicki and Peggy!

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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