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    Things You Should Know About ISTE 2016

    In the pursuit of education technology, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) was established to provide an avenue for people to have access to state and federal EdTech policies and promote tools for learning. For more than three decades now, ISTE has conducted an annual conference and expo for educators around the world. It is a global forum where people from the academe, chief technology officers, policy makers, administrators, and other specialists gather for the latest professional learning in the field of EdTech. What is ISTE? ISTE is a global membership association advancing EdTech. It is open for those who come from the academe, educators, and education leaders.…

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    Surviving ISTE 2016

    If there’s anything that educators all over the world look forward to each year, it’s the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. This year, the premier education technology conference will be held at the Colorado Convention Center from June 25 to 29. Around 500 companies will be participating, with an estimated 16,000 participants attending around 1,000 sessions. Registration and Pre-Conference Workshops Onsite registration will open on June 25 from 7 am until 6 pm. There will be pre-conference workshops and invitational activities from June 25 to 26 from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm. The full conference events will be held from June 26 to 29. Some…

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    Bridging the Gap in 1:1 Classrooms

      As the use of technology in the classroom is growing faster than ever, it isn’t surprising that implementation can be tricky at times. Introducing new ideas – and technology – can be scary for both students and teachers who are now expected to take on new tools at what can feel like a feverish pace. That said, it is this taking on of new tools that have assisted in educational technology evolving into what it is today. Instead of sticking to traditional methods in the classroom and allowing students to learn about innovative technology outside of the classroom, these two worlds have come together in the classroom. The Gap Between Teaching and Leading…

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    4 Reasons Why You Should Attend an EdTech Conference

    This year I’ve been able to attend a handful of educational technology conferences across the country. There are numerous benefits of attending an edtech conference. From large events like FETC in Orlando this past January to smaller events like UCET in Salt Lake City this past March, I’ve found that there is always plenty to learn! Are you looking for a reason to attend an edtech conference this year? Are you trying to convince a school administrator to support your efforts? This list provides a handful of reasons why an educational technology conference is a must-attend event. Inspirational Big Ideas The keynote speakers at an edtech conference are thoughtfully chosen…

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    Make Collaborative Work Easier and More Accessible with Kami and Snap&Read

    There are many people who struggle with reading. Some of them may have learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, while others may not be fluent in the language. This could be a big challenge if they are students who are required to read a lot of materials as part of their curriculum. If reading texts alone is already difficult for them, just imagine how daunting it is if they have to collaborate with other students for a group paper or project. The Right Online Tools An effective solution for this problem is to find a powerful reading tool that you can use simultaneously with an easy-to-use collaborating application. Among all the…