Editors Desk: Who’s who in edtech
If ever there was a Tech & Learning issue that proves our rule—
“It’s not about the technology, but the people who use it”—this
would be it. First, in our cover story, we induct our fifth class of
Most Influential in Edtech honorees. From corporate
muckity-mucks to industry insiders and policy wonks, with a few
visionaries for good measure, we identify the people who will
have the biggest effect on the use of technology in education this
year (whether you like it or not).
It also gives me great pleasure to announce the 2014 Tech &
Learning Leaders of the Year, which celebrates the best
practices of our extended community. It wasn’t easy. The winners
were chosen from a pool of almost 250 excellent entries. When making the final cut, the editors
considered a candidate’s zeal for technology
and ability to inspire others. The winners will
be feted at an awards ceremony this month at
the big ISTE show in Atlanta.
Finally, I’d like to introduce a new column
called Tech Forum Conversations, in which
the magazine spotlights excerpts from
our nationwide face-to-face professional
development workshops. It will give you a
taste of the insightful sessions and speakers
put together by our events coordinators Judy
Salpeter and Diana Milbert. Need more?
You can watch the entire sessions, which are
archived on our Livestream channel (www.
livestream.com/techlearning). But to get the
full effect, nothing beats being there in person.
Look for us in New York and Texas this fall.
— Kevin Hogan