What are you looking forward to the most at InstructureCon 2015? Jazz Hands?
I am based in Australia, so for me it is the chance to catch up with Canvas users from all over the world to hear how they are using the tool in their classrooms/lecture halls.
Looking forward to meeting many of you there.
Lots of things!!
Unconference, first night keynote (always fun entertainment), the huge variety of sessions, presenting my own session, sharing & collaborating with everyone, hack night, gondola ride (best view of everything), swag (you know it's true!), and getting to see and talk in person with all the Canvas people I normally only talk with online! :-)
Impossible question to answer! I guess I'd say Hack Night. But the meeting of colleagues is incredibly fun and valuable.
and don't forget about funny tech support/lab phone calls
Seeing what others are doing in Canvas and getting great ideas for my own courses!
I really like Kona's answer. I love seeing all of the innovative things others are doing with Canvas, and then sharing some of my own. Best of all, I love getting a chance to network with everyone!
As promised, I wanted to introduce you to Ericka Aguilar and connect the two of your regarding some of your ideas for InstructureCon 2015 & gamification.
I want to see how others use Canvas and to pick up some new tricks. I'm also looking forward to meeting other K-12 teachers who are simply excited about student-centered learning. InstructureCon is going to be awesome.
Snow in June!!!
Hopefully not this year! All we had were open toed shoes and sandals!
As an employee, I love the time I get to spend face to face with friends that I, all too often, only speak to over the phone. It really is so great to have opportunities to grow relationships.
I also just love seeing all the cool things others are doing in the product.
I'm with Kona in not wanting snow this year.
No snow! No snow! It's chilly enough in the evenings! Yet, it did make for a great story and memories!
Not sure if I will be able to come this year didn't get my paper work done (so we'll see). But if it's a go, I'd say the new Unconference would be what I'm looking forward to the most. I love EdCamps and grassroots lead Professional Development and informal sharing so I think it will be awesome!
Session Ideas for the Unconference:
-Things That Suck
-How can you use Canvas to build Class Community
Re snow: I'm with Kona , but if the snow is coming, just let us know.
Just a LITTLE snow.... Those of us in the south who don't see it on a regular basis might like it
Tis the joy of Utah weather You never know when you might get snow...in the middle of summer.
If there's no snow the InstCon team (myself included) won't get to take another trip to Walmart to buy them out of their umbrellas. It was so much fun last year... see?
And no, I didn't get any bad luck from opening that umbrella in Walmart.
Speaking of InstructureCon, is there going to be a group in Jive for this year's conference?
For us it was closed toe shoes! All we had were sandals!!
Kona , I have reason to believe the answer may be yes...
I am going to be honest and say....SWAG!
I have a question for those of you who've attended InstructureCon before. What is the best way to connect/share contact information with those you meet at the conference? Do you think most people will connect here (Canvas Community), or do people swap LinkedIn information? I'm looking forward to meeting new people, and it would be nice to have an easy, and consistent, way to save contact info! What worked well last year?
For me if the person was on twitter I followed them there. Otherwise it was just via email or the course they had set up for the conference. For this year if they have the community aspect in Jive I'll probably follow them here and on twitter.
Provided my travel dept. doesn't lose another travel request submission, I am going to be honest and say... flyfishing the Provo (after the show, of course). Don't tell my boss...
I used Twitter primarily, then the InstCon Canvas course. I'm presuming that Jive will play a significant role this year - especially if there are InstCon-specific missions...
Kristin Lundstrum, the Twitter community was very active last year. Just follow the conference hashtag and see who all is tweeting. I didn't use the "course" last year very much at all, but I can imagine that the community here will be buzzing during the conference.
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