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.
According to instructional technologist Steven Anderson, Twitter holds the key for putting teachers in touch with great ideas from all over the world. Here are 10 ways he offers to get the most out of it.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
At under $300 a device, Chromebooks are an attractive alternative to pricier laptops and tablets. Learn everything you need to know about deploying them from two districts who have taken the plunge.
Check out these four must-have apps to help you and your students utilize mobile technologies to get organized in the classroom.
- By Michelle Cheasty
Keeping students attentive in the 21st century classroom is no easy feat. Here are 7 video ideas sure to resonate with students.
Want to share your ed tech tips, tricks, and savvy with your fellow educators? Have a success story to share? Speaker applications for FETC 2014 are closing soon.
- By Stephen Noonoo
More than 98% of high school classrooms have internet access, yet teachers routinely assign projects created with paper, glue, and scissors. Using these great Web 2.0 tools, even the least tech savvy teachers and students can easily produce high quality work that is meaningful.
The opening keynote speaker at FETC 2014 will be Danny Forster, chief architecture and engineering expert for Discovery Education, and one of the Executive Producers for Discovery Channel's "Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero."
- By Christopher Piehler
FETC is partnering with Learning Games Network and BrainPop to offer a free day of professional development to help educators from across the country innovate through the use of games.
- By Christopher Piehler
In a lively dialogue, mobilists Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway discuss why telling teachers to just "integrate the technology into the curriculum" is a recipe for disaster — and they invite readers to tell their own tech transformation stories.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Building relationships and a culture of innovation are major themes at the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando through January 14.
- By Patrick Peterson