ISTE 2015: EdTech, Ribbons and Milkshakes!

July 10, 2015 / By

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.
WeVideo ISTE 2015
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.
WeVideo Education Team
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!
Ribbon Man ISTE 2015

(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!

WeVideo Logo 2015“I cannot believe how fast WeVideo renders the green screen! I can’t believe how much money we spent on software that we thought would be the solution.”

– Deb Boisvert, Technology Coordinator, Deerfield Community School

WeVideo Logo 2015“It’s my favorite tool right now because we are one-to-one in the school.”

– Laura Coulter, Teacher and Learning Coach, Westwood High School

WeVideo Logo 2015“Every time a teacher comes to me with any questions video related, WeVideo is all I have them use.”

– Brad Lieberman, K12 Tech Coach, Upper Dublin School District

WeVideo Logo 2015“Low impact on our network.”

– Michael Chelone, Network Admin, Whitehall School

WeVideo Logo 2015“WeVideo takes student creativity to another level. Allowing them to incorporate videos and images to portray their learning.”

– 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!
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About the Author

Casey Schumacher

After graduating from Georgia State University in 2014 with her BBA in Marketing, Casey moved out to California to take a chance on Silicon Valley. She joined the WeVideo sales team in March 2015 and handles all Sales Development. When she is not helping to transform the classroom, she is hanging with her dog Ramen, rock climbing or reading.

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