SNDSTL Takeaways: A list of links to keep you busy for awhile

I’m going to be honest here, this is going to be a mess of a post. I just came off of a three-day brain buffet at the SND conference in St. Louis and I’m still trying to make sense of everything that I saw and heard. It should give me post material on this site for the next six months at least. I had high expectations headed in and even those were blown away by the actual experience.

I actually feel most sorry for my students who will have to try and track the ideas I throw at them the next month – from responsive web design and google web fonts to Adonis Durado’s Visual Conceit and Dave Gray’s Gamestorming.

While I can’t recreate the entire conference for you, I can share some of the takeways I got from my three days. I can’t really tell you what to do with any of them at this point as I don’t even know what to do with them – I just know it will be something at some time. There’s some great stuff here. Check out the links and let me know in the comments what strikes a cord with you. You all probably won’t find each of the links as interesting as I do, but I promise each of you there will be something here that strikes a cord with you.

Next year’s SND conference will be next October in Cleveland. If you are anywhere near Cleveland or have the resources to get there, I’d highly recommend it.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook “Student Journalism and Media Literacy.” You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He’s a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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