International Society for Technology in Education Conference
A visitorship report by Bronwyn Desjardins, St Stithians Girls’ Preparatory
The purpose of this report is to outline some of the findings of my ISASA grant to attend the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) Conference held in Atlanta, Georgia, in June/July 2014. The purpose of the trip was to see how we compare to schools on a global scale in terms of our technology integration and, to learn about any new developments in terms of technology use and implementation.
A record 16,039 delegates attended the conference representing 67 nations from around the world. Over 500 companies with 4,500 industry representatives were featured in the massive expo hall, and 496,000 tweets were sent out by the delegates. It was held at the World Congress Centre in the heart of downtown Atlanta.