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Two edtech innovators earn titles at Pitch Fest

Two edtech innovators earn titles at Pitch Fest

06/27/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Pitching. It’s a format that’s familiar to entrepreneurs and television viewers around the world thanks to television shows like “Shark Tank.”

Attendees at ISTE 2017 got a taste of the fun and excitement at this year’s Edtech Start Up Pitch Fest where company…

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All the answers lie behind these expo doors

All the answers lie behind these expo doors

06/27/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The buzzword to describe the expo hall inside the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center during ISTE 2017 is, perhaps, predictable.

Buzzing.

With 572 exhibitors and a nearly 15,000 in attendance, it’s a given that the expo hall draws a crowd. Every presentation,…

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Mosaic makes you a star at ISTE 2017

Mosaic makes you a star at ISTE 2017

06/27/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

The enthusiasm is high at ISTE 2017, and Apple is on hand to display this energy for the world to watch.

Apple is creating a work of art in real time using submitted photos from attendees that are displayed on a 8-by10-foot mosaic at the conference center entrance.…

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What if school was one big edventure?

What if school was one big edventure?

06/26/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Jennie Magiera knows well the feeling of inspiration teachers get from attending high-quality conferences or participating in meaningful professional development. She’s felt the invigoration.

She’s also heard the conversations…

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Jad Abumrad: Embrace the power of fear

Jad Abumrad: Embrace the power of fear

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

For everyone who worries they’ll feel sick at the idea of rocking the boat, Jad Abumrad has an uplifting message: Yes, you will.

The creator and host of Radiolab told the packed keynote audience at ISTE 2017 that he calls this feeling the gut churn.

It’s the…

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Equip kids with assistive tech superpowers

Equip kids with assistive tech superpowers

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

Every superhero has challenges to overcome. Technology can catapult kids over their learning barriers — but only if they know how to use it.

The problem for many kids with learning disabilities is they don’t often see others modeling the assistive technologies that can help…

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What does a digital age education leader look like?

What does a digital age education leader look like?

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

In 2016, ISTE updated the ISTE Standards for Students, which further a vision for empowered, student-driven…

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3 ways the Trump administration may impact edtech

3 ways the Trump administration may impact edtech

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

What the Trump presidency means for edtech policy remains to be seen, but it’s possible the administration will have a significant impact on federal policy gains that edtech advocates made during the Obama administration.

Many of those wins were the direct result of ISTE…

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Pitch Fest spotlights edtech innovators

Pitch Fest spotlights edtech innovators

06/25/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo

ISTE’s Edtech Start-Up Pitch Fest, held annually at the ISTE Conference & Expo, allows educators and a panel of judges to weigh in on the hottest tools and resources coming to the edtech market. Last year’s winners say the event helped their companies instantly connect with a community…

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Engaging parents as school tech leaders

Engaging parents as school tech leaders

06/24/2017

Topics: Digital Citizenship, ISTE Conference & Expo

When students don't have technology access at home, they miss out on a lot of benefits — a crucial one being tech-savvy parents who can support their digital learning journey.

Schools can send kids home with technology, but where can they turn for help with their online…

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