Following #ISTE13 From A Distance - Thank Goodness for Hashtags!

Following #ISTE13 From A Distance - Thank Goodness for Hashtags!

I first noticed the power of following a conference hashtag two summers ago during the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston. While I was unable to attend the event due to a number of schedule conflicts, I was amazed at the number of resources that I was able to access by following the tweets of the attendees during the conference. With this in mind, I decided that I would spend some time going over the stream of tweets from ISTE's Annual Conference to try to fill some of the void that I am feeling from missing out on the biggest Ed Tech conference on the planet.

As I began to look through the Twitter stream on the #ISTE13 hashtag and save some of the more interesting links to my Diigo bookmarks, it struck me that I should be sharing them here as well. I am sure I missed a number of great resources trying to follow the action in San Antonio from so far away, but here are a few that piqued my interest.

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Patrick Larkin is the Assistant Superintendent for Learning of Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, MA and the former principal of Burlington High. He blogs about education at