I was fortunate to recently attend ISTE 2012 and was excited when I learned that there were going to be two Ignite sessions. I quickly added them to my schedule and was not disappointed. For those not familiar, Ignite presentations are exactly 5 minutes in duration during which the presenter talks while 20 slides are displayed for 15 seconds each. The presenter does not control the slides as they automatically advance, which certainly results in fast-paced and energetic presentations. I absolutely love this presentation style!
During the second Ignite session, Ben Smith (@edtechben), a physics teacher from Pennsylvania, gave a great presentation about allowing students to have choice and how it leads to creativity. The best part was that the entire Ignite session was recorded and posted so that even those that couldn't attend the conference can be inspired by the talks. All of the presentations are worth watching, but if you only want to focus on the student choice and creativity presentation by Ben Smith, skip to the 44:00 minute mark in the video below.
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