One of the best parts of this job is the regular opportunity to sit with some very smart and influential leaders in public education. It happened again last month at Tech & Learning’s first Tech Forum Atlanta.
The daylong series of sessions, conceived and implemented by longtime Tech & Learning veteran Judy Salpeter, drive our editorial calendar for the coming year. They also provide attendees with the latest and greatest tools and ideas for edtech leaders. Administrators and educators from across the country converged to inspire and learn from each other. Mike Porter, director of technology at Ware County Schools (GA), detailed some of the astounding things his district has achieved thanks to their use of Internet2. Keynote David Jakes, coordinator of instructional technology at Glenbrook South (IL), spelled out the essential steps for smart social media in schools. Edtech luminary David Warlick shared his list of Web tools here: www.delicious.com/dwarlick/web20tools, which promptly took off through the Twitterverse.
By the time you read this, we will have held two other in-person Tech Forum events in New York and Austin, TX. But this year, I’m happy to announce a solution for all those who are geographically impaired or who missed the dates of our live events. On November 17, from 11am to 7pm EST, Tech & Learning will be hosting its first Virtual Tech Forum. The invaluable conversations that occur in our face-to-face gatherings will be transferred into online space, with what I expect to be great results. For more details on the big day and to register, go here: www.techlearning.com/section/VirtualTechForum.aspx
We hope to “see” you there!