I have been amazed by the myriad of resources, programs, apps, etc. that I have learned about at ISTE. As someone who always believed myself to be quite tech-savvy, I realized that there were so many things that I just had no idea about. My biggest takeaway from ISTE is that the use of technology in education cannot be ignored and that teachers have the responsibility to use technology in the classroom in the most effective and meaningful way for their students. At my school, we were lucky enough to have access to our own iPad carts, but I found that iPad time easily became a time for teachers to disengage and let students independently use a program or two. Our access to iPads merely became a block of time during the day for teachers to rest and students to play, instead of using these tools to their utmost ability and realizing that technology should be immersed in the classroom throughout the day and across all subjects. As teachers who are lucky enough to have access to great technology in our schools, we must first take the time to study and explore the technological resources we are given and impart this knowledge on our students, while also engaging with them in the process. At ISTE, I realized that there were a million more things that I could have been doing with my students on the iPads - furthermore, the programs I could have been using were challenging, highly engaging, appropriately scaffolded, etc. I learned that the use of technology is not just isolated as a block of time during the school day, but that the use of technology in the classroom is the same as it is in our daily lives - a constant and valuable resource that assists and augments our everyday routines. While I have left the classroom and am now entering into a teacher development role, I am incredibly eager to share all of the new knowledge that I've gained with teachers, and to also share my reflections about my newfound appreciation and understanding of the right way to use technology in the classroom.