With the cancellation of sprawling, in-person conferences because of the coronavirus, vendors are turning to fast-paced, interactive virtual events that allow for engaging discussions.
Many education organizations are scrambling to organize virtual events. A company founder offers tips based on her experience having to get one of those forums up and running quickly.
K-12 school district leaders discuss issues unique to early childhood education and how to address remote instruction, learning loss, parent training and social-emotional learning amid the pandemic.
The popular event, originally scheduled to begin later this month, will be postponed until Sept. 29-Oct. 1.
The Education Technology Joint Powers Authority, in operation for only a year, has attracted widespread interest from school districts and vendors alike.
An ed-tech administrator offers insights about the kind of support districts need from companies, and how K-12 officials share information about products via social media.
Digital Promise plans to offer ed-tech product certifications, with the first category verifying whether a product is grounded in learning sciences research.
Products emphasizing virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, reading, writing, social-emotional learning, classroom design, and other topics resonated with school district leaders.
District tech leaders on a panel at the ISTE ed-tech conference said vendors can do more to help them stave off their biggest threats.
After urging ed-tech vendors and districts to sign pledges to support “interoperability,” an advocacy group is asking entire states to make a similar commitment.