17 Tweets about the ISTE conference keynote

Today there was what I thought was an engaging Twitter conversation about the ISTE conference keynote crowdsourcing project. Here is the general idea in 17 Tweets...


First, I posted about the latest standings and some backchannel grumblings I've been hearing:

Then I heard from John Larkin and Jen Wagner:

Elizabeth Holmes thought the keynote project was a good idea:

But Sylvia Martinez was less enthused:

Julia Fallon wasn't too keen either:

Somewhere in there I said:

Gary Stager chimed in:

As did Susan van Gelder:

Which prompted me to ask a question:

I also said:

Susan replied:

Gary also stated:

Which prompted this comment from me:

And, as often happens, Gary got the last word!

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