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.
Via Response and Instructure have partnered to integrate Via's LTI 1.0 with Instructure's Canvas Learning Management System (LMS), automating the sharing of student data for institutions that use both the Canvas LMS and the Via Response Student Response System (SRS).
The ePals free Global Community has received several upgrades and enhancements, with a heavy emphasis on collaborative social learning.
At the FETC 2013 conference Wednesday, Pearson released a new instructional system of services, tools, and curriculum for K-5. Forward, available now, was developed in collaboration with Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools.
SOTI, a provider of enterprise mobile device management and bring-your-own-device policy management solutions, has announced a new mobility management solution for K-12 schools and higher education, MobiControl for Education. SOTI is exhibiting MobiControl for Education at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL this week.
Advanced Academics, online learning provider for grades 6-12, has launched an iOS app to integrate mobile capabilities into their learning management software suite, ROADS (Robust Online Academic Delivery System).
Strong communication and well-planned training were behind the success of the recent rollout of Google Apps for Education across 681 schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS), according to Lachlan Tidmarsh, chief information officer for CPS.
In his keynote address at FETC 2013 in Orlando Tuesday, science writer Matt Kaplan proclaimed, "There is no reason to limit science education to the expertise of the teacher in the classroom." With so much information at our fingertips, he said, we should be both willing and able to integrate multiple fields of study to enhance our students' experience of science.
Espresso Elementary is bringing its teaching and learning services to tablets and other mobile devices and is previewing the mobile-friendly resources at the FETC 2013 National Conference, held this week in Orlando, FL, and in Europe starting Wednesday at the Bett 2013 education show in London.
Splashtop is at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, FL this week to demonstrate two of its mobile technology applications.
- By Sharleen Nelson
"Take a look at the smartphone in your hand," Jaime Casap, global education evangelist for Google, told the crowd during his keynote at the FETC 2013 conference in Orlando Wednesday. "That smartphone is just a phone to a kid. And to many kids, it isn't even a phone. What you have in your hand is going to be their Commodore 64. It's going to be their Apple IIe. When they're in their twenties, it's going to be the thing they buy at a thrift store and put on a shelf in their hipster apartment just because it's cool to have one."