On June 29, Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit dedicated to helping kids, parents, and educators thrive with media and technology, welcomes Emmy Award-winning actor and children's literacy advocate LeVar Burton to speak at ISTE 2014. Burton will speak on about inspiring today's tech-savvy students to develop a lifelong love of reading.
Burton has dedicated himself to inspiring millions of children to read both through his beloved long-standing PBS children's series, Reading Rainbow, and more recently through the Reading Rainbow digital library, currently available on the iPad and Kindle Fire.
Throughout the conference from June 29 through July 1, Common Sense Media will conduct workshops and demonstrations of various digital educator resources that have received its highest rating for learning potential:
- At booth #1526 on the convention floor, Common Sense Media will present the latest updates and features of Graphite, the site to help educators source and use the best educational technology for K-12 classrooms. Developers of the industry's hottest educational technologies including iCivics, Dreambox Learning, BrainPop, Khan Academy, MinecraftEdu, and more will demonstrate their learning products.
- In room B311, Common Sense Media experts and certified educators will lead sessions focused on the best technology tools to enhance student learning.
- At the Ed Tech Start-Up Pitch Fest, Common Sense Media will judge both the preliminary rounds on Sunday, June 29, as well as the final round on Monday, June 30.