Inspiration from This Year’s ISTE Ignite Talks! #ISTE19

For the past couple of years I’ve been a live reporter at ISTE and for 2 years interviewed folks with my toddler, Savvy. This year I am attending the amazing ISTE conference virtually thanks to #PasstheScopeEDU and the #NOTatISTE19 team! Below I have embedded the recordings of both Toutoule Ntoya (@ToutouleNtoya) and Dan Kreiness (@dkreiness) of the ISTE Ignite Talks Round 1 and  Round 2. I also included some tweets highlighting the messages of the various presentations. There are over 20 presentations from educators and students from around the world lasting five minutes each.

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Below are the recordings of the presentations thanks to Toutoule Ntoya, Ed.D (@ToutouleNtoya) and Dan Kreiness (@dkreiness).

These are the titles and order of the Round 1 Ignites:

1. “Define Your Why: Develop Your Passion to Live and Learn on Purpose,” Barbara Bray. 2. Sarah Jagels. 3. “Student-Passion-Fueled Green Team,” Jaime Chanter. 4. “The Edge of Epiphany: PL Doesn’t Have a Box,” Virginia Duncan. 5. “Growing Up Global: How Performing for a Worldwide Audience Gave Me Voice,” Ethan Duncan. 6. “Gamification That Works,” Josh Feinsilber. 7. “Promote Metacognition and Reflection in STEM,” Melinda Kolk. 8. “How the Design Process Helped Our School Fight Bigotry and Hate,” Henry Turner. 9. “Teaching Kids How to Build World-Changing Inventions — By Students for Students,” Sidharth Anantha. 10. “Don’t Vilify the Device: Quality Content Over Screen Time,” Douglas Konopelko. 11. “Saksham — The Story of How We Enabled the Blind,” Aryan Kaul. 12. “Mentoring Matters: Creating Leaders in Online Spaces,” Jennifer Casa-Todd. 13. “Beautiful Technology Will Save the World: How Exceptional Design Can Transform Learning,” Erik Petrik. 14. “Digital Design: Innovative Coding Through Embroidery,” Tammy Glass. 15. “STEM-Tastic Engineering for ALL Early Learners,” Patricia Smeyers. 16. “Catching Education Up With The World,” Alex Kovach


These are the titles and order of the Round 1 Ignites:

These are the titles and order of the Round 2 Ignites: 1. “Creativity: There’s Not an App for That,” Manuel S. Herrera. 2. “The Design-Thinking Challenge for Global Good,” Todd Flory. 3. “Art of Math Challenge,” Emily Silverman. 4. “Priming Brains to Learn: Neuroscience-Based Programs to Strengthen Students’ Executive Function Skills,” Karen Alexander. 5. “Shift Your Thinking: Close the Science Achievement Gap in Early Ed,” Jenna Mercury. 6. “How the Philadelphia Eagles Changed My Classroom Culture,” Kammas Kersch. 7. “The Partnership Playbook — Providing Authentic Learning Experiences to Prepare Students for Success,” Dennis Best. 8. “WanderlustEDU: An Educator’s Guide to Innovation, Change, and Adventure,” Micah Shippee. 9. “Video Game Clubs and Social Philanthropy,” Josh Bound. 10. “Shifting From Teacher-Centered to Learner-Centered: Examples From Over 500 Classrooms,” Katie Martin. 11. “Invisible Habits: How Might We Change the ‘Rules’ of School?,” Bill Selak.

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Highlighted Tweets

Wakelet is a great free curation tool to capture thoughts, reflections, and reactions from Twitter during a presentation. These are some of the highlighted tweets.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell),, and on her blog,, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at

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