Goal #1: Making / 3D printing
I saw so much information about makerspaces and 3D printing, I'm excited to bring this new technology to my students. The first thing I did was start a DonorsChoose.org project to obtain a 3D printer for my high school library. Watch for a future post all about this project!
Goal #2: Coding
Over and over at ISTE2014, presenters and attendees talked about the importance of our students learning to code. @MrYongpradit summed it up in his Ignite session, where he stated,
"Computer science is a foundational skill in the 21st century."My goal this year is to create opportunities for our students to learn to code via the library. Again, watch this blog for updates on this goal.
Goal #3: Increase student participationIncreasing student participation in the library is not a new goal for me, It is something I have strived for each year since I arrived. However, ISTE2014 has given me new ideas for increasing student participation this year. I was so impressed with the students from @WHS_TechBar (also see http://whstechbar.blogspot.com/) who run a tech support desk at their school. We are not a 1:1 school, but I would love to train my student volunteers to assist teachers and students with technology.
So, those are my 3 goals from ISTE2014, though I could have chosen any of a million other things I saw and learned there. Did you attend ISTE2014? What goals did you bring back with you?