Maker: #ISTE15’s Session Title Keyword Du Jour

Whereas flipped was the keyword of choice during last year’s ISTE conference, participants this year demanded that maker, making, or make – ahem – make it into session titles in order to best capture their attention.

Here are photos I snapped of a few of the favorite “maker”-related poster sessions I perused. I love the poster and playground session formats, by the way, because of how engaged the audience gets to be! Lectures often mean that the audience gets preached AT. Why would anyone want to be preached AT, when speaking WITH the presenter is accepted and encouraged during poster sessions?

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I guess all this emphasis on #MakerEd makes 2015 the “Year of Making” in ed-tech-centric schools across the globe. As a result, I predict that making makes a comeback once again at #ISTE2055, given that making and the DIY culture is not new, and that adhocism and other maker-related activities and philosophies were so prevalent in the 1970s.