Coverage of the FETC 2012 Conference

Here you'll find coverage of the FETC conference. The 2012 National Conference is being held Jan. 23-26 in Orlando, FL. We're providing news from the show floor, session highlights, and lead-up interviews with ed tech leaders who will be delivering keynote addresses and moderating sessions at the event. You'll also find coverage of past FETC events deeper in these archives. For show schedule, registration information, and other details about the conference itself, visit FETC's site here.


Florida District Adopts Web-Based Tool for Teacher Effectiveness Evaluations

Florida's Citrus County School District is beginning a system-wide rollout of a Web-based teacher effectiveness evaluation tool. The district joins 21 others in Florida that have adopted the FASTe platform from ed tech developer Performance Matters.

PBS TeacherLine To Launch Course on Virtual Teaching

PBS TeacherLine next month will launch a six-week course designed to introduce teachers to the "critical knowledge, strategies, and techniques to support student achievement in an online learning environment."

StudySync Supplemental Curriculum On Display at FETC

StudySync, an online supplemental curriculum from BookheadEd Learning, is offering one-on-one demonstrations this week in booth 1138 at the Florida Education Technology Conference in Orlando.

Chief Intros Interactive Mounts

Chief has unveiled a new line of flat panel and ceiling mounts with interactive functionality.

Virtual Money: Getting Creative To Stretch Technology Dollars

Two years ago, Andy Hall, technology director for Kearney R-1 School District in Kearney, MO, faced a dilemma that's not all that uncommon these days: budget cuts coupled with increased demand for IT services.

Shmoop Launches College Readiness Guide for Teachers

Education developer Shmoop has released a new guide designed to help teachers prepare their students for college.

The 4 Keys to a Successful Online School

For Broward Virtual School's Evelyn Weaver, building a successful virtual learning environment begins with four key components.

High-Density WiFi: Planning for the Future

Wireless develpment didn't end with 802.11n. With new, higher-speed specifications looming, plus the ever-increasing demands of 1-to-1 and BYOD programs in schools, planning for the future in wireless implementations is just as crucial as ever.

The Devices of Change: What's To Come

New technologies like iPads and cloud computing are driving changes in the way students learn and the way teachers educate. But change is about much more than the device, according to Rushton Hurley, executive director of Next Vista for Learning.

Digital Learning: What Kids Really Want

According to Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans, "Today's students have their own 'student vision' for how they want to use technology for learning. That vision," she said, "is really a statement of how students want to learn in general."

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