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 Middle School Transforms into Ed Tech Showcase

In 2009, Ocoee Middle School in Ocoee, FL, underwent a unique transformation. It remains a public middle school, still teaches the usual subjects to the usual suspects, and the Cardinal is still the school mascot. But with a full-scale technological renovation, OMS is now a veritable showcase for technology-enhanced learning.

Charter School Organization Virtualizes Infrastructure

The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO Foundation) in Indiana has virtualized its computing infrastructure and upgraded its storage system to reduce costs and energy requirements, expand student access to computers, and improve IT operations. The announcement was made at the FETC 2010 conference, which is going on this week in Orlando, FL.

Epson Expands LCD Classroom Projector Lineup

Epson has introduced six new projectors designed for schools, including a new short-throw model that can be mounted as close as 2.8 inches from the projection surface. The new lineup debuted Wednesday at the FETC 2010 conference, underway this week in Orlando, FL.

Bretford Laptop Carts Get Energy Smart

Bretford Manufacturing is bringing energy management capabilities to its line of "intelligent" laptop computer carts.

SIIA Launches Vision K-20 Survey for 2010

At the FETC 2010 conference in Florida, the Software & Information Industry Association this week opened its 2010 Vision K-20 Survey, part of the SIIA's "Vision K-20" effort toward developing a technology-based educational framework for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.

GradeCam Takes Test Scanning Online

At the FETC 2010 conference, underway this week in Orlando, FL, assessment software provider GradeCam released an online version of its test scanning tool, GradeCam Online. The software allows Webcams and other types of cameras to be used to scan multiple choice tests and collect data to be used to aid instruction.

TI Showcases DLP 3D Technology at FETC

Texas Instruments is demonstrating its DLP (Digital Light Processing) 3D technology via a variety of newly unveiled 3D-ready classroom projectors at this week's FETC 2010 in Orlando, FL.

Classroom Learning Platform Gets Plagiarism Control, New Reporting Tools

Ed tech developer It's Learning has enhanced its Web-based learning platform with new safety and collaboration features. The platform encompasses multiple functions for use in the classroom, including blog and eportfolio software, sound and video recorders, discussion forums, plagiarism control, a gradebook, testing tools, attendance reporting, and alerts.

Interactive Technology Provider Will Offer Training Guides in 11 Languages

Beginning in late February, teaching technology provider mimio will offer its Quick Learn reference and learning guides in 11 languages in order to make interactive technology more accessible throughout the world. The company made the announcement at FETC, being held this week in Orlando, FL.

Ed Publisher Offers Multimodal Instruction System for Struggling Students

Brainchild, a publisher of educational assessment and intervention programs, is offering a new approach to instruction that keeps students continuously working and engaged while in the classroom.

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