Coverage of the FETC 2013 Conference
Here you'll find coverage of the FETC conference. The 2013 National Conference is being held Jan. 28-31 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.org.
The Thornburg Center has released a variety of free short videos that are aligned with next-generation national science and engineering standards coming in the spring, as well as Common Core standards being implemented by the states. The Knights of Knowledge inquiry starters launch announcement was made today at Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013, and some of the videos are available now.
This year's FETC's technology smackdown offered plenty of free and cheap gadgets and services that imaginative teachers will have fun with in the classroom.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
BenQ today launched Classroom IQ--a line of smart classroom tools including projectors, software, and apps designed to bring interactivity and efficiency to instructors, IT managers, and administrators. The launch was announced at the FETC 2013 National Conference, held this week in Orlando, FL.
ContentKeeper Technologies is formally launching its Secure Internet Gateway today at the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2013.
Mitsubishi is launching a new "cloud projector" with an integrated thin client function that eliminates the need for a separate PC. The device is debuting this week at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL.
Herff Jones/Nystrom has released a new geography reference tool for the Apple iPad. The new app, which debuted at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL this week, is a free application that offers users a sampling of StrataLogica's interactive layers of geography, history, and earth science content for the K-12 classroom.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) and GromSocial.com have partnered for a new social networking experience designed specifically for children ages 6 through 14 years.
Epson's new release, designed for large classrooms and environments with bright lights, offers 3,700 lumens and a host of connectivity and network capabilities.
Panasonic has added four new interactive whiteboards with an integrated PC to its existing array of interactive, visual-based Panaboard whiteboard products.
- By Sharleen Nelson
Mimio, a developer of interactive teaching technologies, has added an interactive projector to its MimioClassroom suite. MimioProjector is being demonstrated at the FETC 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL this week.