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.
SMALLab has launched Flow, an embodied learning environment, and multiple lessons for use with the platform.
As FETC organizers begin making plans for next year’s event, 2012 attendees are invited to give their feedback via a short online survey. Participants will be automatically entered into a drawing to win one of two $50 American Express gift cards.
- By Stephen Noonoo
FETC can be an exhilarating, instructive, insightful, hectic experience that is hard to duplicate once you get home. However, thanks to social media, there are ways to keep in touch with peers you meet there and continue the professional development that has begun.
An infographic is a visual representation of information, and it can be a good tool for either formative or summative assessment for students. FETC veteran speaker Kathy Schrock lists five ways students can use them to present data in an understandable format.
Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?
- By John K. Waters
Early childhood education expert and FETC speaker Gail Lovely shares her favorite free web tools for students, which require nothing more than a computer with internet access.
One FETC presenter details his very popular "Design a Disney World Theme Park" workshop, which teaches collaboration, creativity, and STEM concepts.
Four experienced practitioners share what they’ve learned about community building and collaboration in an online environment.
- By Therese Mageau
Does educational research data tell us anything? Can it prompt us to improve what we do? The important question for me is whether research of any kind prompts me as an educator to think about ways to improve my teaching.
- By Rushton Hurley
T.H.E. Journal Associate Editor Stephen Noonoo recently spoke with the flipped learning founders about the movement's newest developments, the importance of at-home internet access, and how to flip your flipped learning professional development.
- By Stephen Noonoo