Jun 26 2013

ISTE 2013: Is Vine the New Instagram?

Attendees use the popular video-sharing tool to document their time in San Antonio (#iste13).

There was no shortage of talk about the many classroom uses for social media at this year’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in San Antonio.

But talk is just that. As any educator will tell you, the only way to know for sure whether a technology will work for students in the classroom is to use it.

Buoyed by that thinking and their own excitement, dozens of educators took to the popular video-sharing tool Vine to document their 2013 ISTE conference experience. Where last year’s conference made amateur photographers out of hundreds of Instagram users, this year’s event produced its share of budding Vine videographers.

These brief six-second clips are unlikely to win any Oscars, but the way they bring the conference to life makes it hard not to imagine what the technology could do when used responsibly in schools (privacy concerns notwithstanding).

Did you use Vine while at ISTE this year? Share your clips in the comments.



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