Microsoft at ISTE 2011

Microsoft at ISTE 2011. June 26-19, Philadelphia

As I promised yesterday, here is more information about Microsoft at ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia. First off the good stuff. OK well the stuff that means the most to me – presentations by friends of mine that have to do with computer science topics. Pat Yongpradit and Bryan Baker are both giving talks that are on the regular ISTE schedule. Both have something to do with Game Programming using XNA and both have experience with these topics and are well worth listening to. I will be joining Bryan who will also be doing his talk a second time in the Marriott Hotel in the Microsoft breakout room.

Meeting Computer Science Learning Standards with Microsoft XNA Game Development

Pat Yongpradit Springbrook High School

Monday, 6/27/2011, 11:00am–12:00pm

Using Game Design with XNA and Kinect in a Collaboration with other HS Departments for the development of student interactive curriculum

Bryan Baker, Allen High School with Alfred Thompson

Monday, 6/27/2011, 12:45pm–1:45pm

Wednesday 6/29/2011, 9:30 am - 10:30 am.    
Marriott Hotel,  Room 304

Now for any all all teachers who will be in Philadelphia on Sunday, there is also a free workshop presented by Microsoft and those nice people at Dell Sunday 8:30–11:30 A.M.

Dell and Microsoft Innovative Educator pre-conference workshop
Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of the Microsoft Innovative Educator program. This flagship teacher professional development program is for K–12 educators who want to creatively and effectively use technology in relevant ways in the classroom. Join Microsoft and Dell for this hands-on workshop. Space is limited. Registration is required. For further details and to register, visit

You can also attend free learning sessions to discover how Microsoft products and programs can positively impact the classroom and the school community. I’m pretty sure that some of the sessions, the breakfast ones for example, come with free food.

Visit the Microsoft booth (#1317) to:

  • Discuss your specific needs with our technology experts.
  • Play Kinect for Xbox 360, and see how gaming can improve learning and health.
  • Enter to win an Xbox Kinect for your school.
  • Check out Windows Phone 7, and try the latest devices running the Windows 7 operating system, including slates and PCs.
  • Meet me in person. Smile Hope to see some of you there.
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