Jessie Erickson Spotlight

NDATL representative, Jessie Erickson was a presenter at The International Society for Technology in Education conference in New Orleans this past month. ISTE is a “nonprofit organization that focuses on accelerating innovation in education through the smart use of technology in education”. There were about 14,000 people in attendance this year attracting teachers, industry representatives, library media specialists, technology coordinators and directors, educational leaders, and technology providers and researchers worldwide.

This conference is a space for hand-on-learning from the brightest leaders all in the effort to grow education and minds through the power of technology.

Jessie gave five different presentations with one being on the main stage, JoyBots. See her presentations below:

Cajun Doodle:  Got a little cajun in your soul? Start to doodle and let it roll. Collaborate visually and share your creative soul! Doodle, draw, sketchnote or illustrate on our ISTE Creative Constructor Lab "wall". Add your own personal design, word or character to create our community CCL mural. Special guests, the CCL program team and educators, will be on hand with ideas, tips and tricks to get your creativity flowing from analog to digital so you can take your wall art, digitize it, and share your creative spirit to the community!

Photo Walk in New Orleans:  Enjoy a beautiful morning in New Orleans mingling with others of like minds. We will set out in the morning on a fun, engaging walk as we collaborate and share rich conversation. Photo opportunities while networking with others from around the world will be part of the fun.

Seven Ways to Enhance Literacy and STEAM with Digital Tools:  Come explore new and unexpected ways to enhance literacy and STEAM with digital tools in your classroom. You will leave with ready-to-use templates and turn-key to engage learners, embrace creativity, student voice, choice and make learning more dynamic. Bring your imagination and get ready to create!

Arts and Technology Playground:  Join us to learn engaging ways to incorporate the arts and technology into all curricular areas. This fun, hands-on playground will fill your bucket with so many ideas! Come and explore.

JoyBots: Participants will create a JoyBot and learn more about the global art movement designed to spread joy, courage, love, and gratitude throughout the world, one Bot at a time.  In 2013 Gary Hirsh invited the world to “Steal the idea” and welcomed others to make their own Botjoy.  JoyBots are being made world wide by students, artists, designers, families, and communities. MAKE A ROBOT. FEEL MORE HUMAN.