Deena Kimmel, Marketing Specialist

Texthelp at #ISTE18

With the ISTE 2018 Conference less than a month away, it's all things ISTE here at Texthelp. If you're planning on attending and want to learn more about Texthelp or our products, here is a helpful guide to all of the Texthelp activities that are going on at #ISTE18!

Visit Booth #1076

We've got a great group of Texthelpers heading to ISTE this year. Though they'll be wandering the halls of the McCormick Place West Building throughout the conference, their home base will be Booth #1076. So feel free to stop by the booth during the below Exhibit Hall hours to chat with the team, get a demo of our products, or learn what's coming next!

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Monday June 25: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday, June 26: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday, June 27: 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

visit us at ISTE 2018 Booth 1076

Kasey Bell Book Signing!

In case you need a bit more incentive to visit the Texthelp booth, Kasey Bell from Shake Up Learning will be there too! Kasey will be signing her new book, Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic, at the Texthelp booth on Monday, June 25, from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. So, if you’d like to meet Kasey, learn about Dynamic Learning, and get your book signed, you know where to find her!

Shake Up Learning Book Signing

Texthelp #ISTE18 Competition Time!

We've also teamed up with the awesome Kasey Bell to offer FIVE lucky ISTE-goers the chance to WIN a signed copy of Kasey's new book 'Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic', as well a seat on her amazing online course!

To be entered for a chance to win:
  • Simply snap a photo with a Texthelp Floor Cling when you spot one on the Exhibit Hall floor (there are 5 of them) - extra points for creativity
  • Tweet your photo and tag us (@Texthelp) with the hashtag #FindTheFloorClings
  • Keep those fingers crossed!
We'll announce 2 winners on Monday at 3:00 pm, 2 winners on Tuesday at 3:00 pm, and one winner on Wednesday at 12:00 pm via the Texthelp Twitter account. If you're announced as the winner, head to Booth #1076 to collect your prize. Good luck!


Attend a Speaking Session

Our Texthelpers, John McGowan and Jason Carroll are both speaking at ISTE this year. Here are all the details for their sessions:

shIfTing Math Teaching & Learning With Technology (Premium Registration Required)

Date: Sunday, June 24
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hyatt Regency Grant B
Speakers: John McGowan, Texthelp (@jmacattak); Emily Fitzpatrick, EdTechTeam Canada Ltd (@efitz_edtech); Sandra Chow, TVO (@watnunu)

Experience how technology is shifting students' ability to communicate, collaborate, represent and learn from one another in a one­-to-­one math classroom. Learn about tools that facilitate the teachers’ ability to differentiate instruction and reach students of all levels.

Technology-Based Literacy Resources and Practices With Special Promise

Date: Monday, June 25
Time: 8:30 - 9:30 am
Location: McCormick Place W176abc
Speakers: Jason Carroll, Texthelp (@jkcarroll); Mark Gura, EdTech Digest (@mark_gura); Dr. Michele Haiken, Rye Middle School/Manhattanville College

What’s new, exciting and inspiring in literacy instruction? Members of the ISTE Literacy PLN and invited guests will present emerging technology-based resources and practices with high potential to improve and transform learning and teaching. Leave this session with ideas, insights and resources ready to impact your classroom and practice.

EdTechTeam Teaching Theater: Math & Science in the GSuite with EquatIO

Date: Monday, June 25
Time: 2:00 - 2:20 pm
Location: EdTechTeam Booth #1828
Speaker: John McGowan, Texthelp (@jmacattak)

Learn how you can engage and empower students in math and sciene thanks to EquatIO in the G Suite.


Hear about our Products

Several friends and customers of Texthelp are going to be featuring one or more of our products during their speaking sessions. So, if you don't have a chance to stop by our booth but still want to learn about our edtech offerings, these sessions are a great way to do just that!

Recommended Sessions at ISTE

Google Tools for Struggling Students
Eric Curts (@ericcurts)
Sunday, June 24
10: 30 - 11:30 am
Featured Product: Read&Write

Formative Assessment Tools at Your Fingertips!
John Korassa, Trisha Roffey, Dane Sadownyk
Monday, June 25
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Featured Product: Read&Write

Escape the Room with Inclusive Strategies
Christopher Bugaj (@attipscast)
Monday, June 25
11: 30 am - 12:30 pm
Featured Product: Read&Write

Supporting Literacy with Free Chrome Extensions: Technology Improving Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening
Kristi Patton (@kypatton)
Tuesday, June 26
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Featured Product: Read&Write

Technology for ALL
Delaney George (@bcsctechcoach) & Nick Williams (@bcscedtech)
Tuesday, June 26
4:45 - 5:45 pm
Featured Products: Read&Write, EquatIO, WriQ

ISTE 1-in-3 Sessions -- Round 2: Using Read&Write for Google in the World Language Classroom
Angela Burgess (@MmeBurgess)
Wednesday, June 27
10:00 - 11:00
Featured Product: Read&Write

Beyond the Red Pen: Providing Meaningful Feedback for Students
Amy Mayer (@friEdTechnology)
Wednesday, June 27
10:30 - 11:30 am
Featured Product: WriQ

Check out our complete lists of recommended sessions for Sunday, June 24 and Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 28.


Get Ready for ISTE with Some FREE Tools!

What better way to prepare for ISTE than to start exploring the edtech that will be featured there? That way you'll be ready to ask the tough questions, learn what's coming up next, and get stickers of products you've actually used before! 

Present with EquatIO and Read and Write

We recommend starting your exploration with Read&Write and EquatIO. Not only are they great edtech tools for literacy and STEM, but they're also FREE for Teachers! Simply fill out our Free for Teachers form to get started.



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