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Top of the List

Who has the biggest influence over your career?
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Who has the biggest influence over your career? Your first instinct is most likely to point to a boss or a colleague, or maybe even your students. But there are other people out there, far removed from your everyday business in classrooms and administration offices, who are creating new devices, crafting policy, and pursuing far-out ideas that will ultimately have a huge effect on how you do your job.

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These are the understated yet significant men and women picked for this year’s most-influential list (“The Big 10,”) in a survey of readers and advisors plus a dash of editorial privilege. We believe that these men and women will profoundly change the way we think about learning in school, how we use technology to effect that change, and how we incorporate policies that make that change nationwide.

Many of those on our list will also attend this year’s ISTE , in Philadelphia, the largest edtech event in the United States. We’ll be there as well, covering the seminars and product announcements in real time. If you don’t have the opportunity to go in person, you can follow events at If you are attending, please be sure to share your thoughts and images on our site as well as stop by our booth on the show floor. If you do, you may be eligible to attend our special reader event on June 28 in Philly. Hope to see you there!

Kevin Hogan
Editorial Director



Top Ten Wish List

Technology & Learning's Special 25th Anniversary Poll asked readers to tell us which ed tech problems they'd most like to see solved. The following rather eclectic mix of topics reflects the issues most commonly reported. T&L's editors and contributors offer a range of solutions and a look at what educators might

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The List Gets Longer

Part two of T&L’s look at the 100 most influential people in EdTech has an interesting cast of characters.


@andycinek: How is your schooldistrict making your AUP/RUPa living, breathing document ¬ something that’s stashed in apolicy book? #TLTF14


@daveandcori: Who’s responsible for failing students/schools? Everyone! We all share responsibility.