The New Year means setting up the calendar with a full slate of winter edtech events for our editors to cover. First, there is the British Education and Training Technology exposition (BETT), the world’s largest and only truly global event dedicated to emerging education technologies, which was held January 25-28 in London. At the same time, a revamped Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) show went down in Orlando. Not to be outdone, Educon2.9 convened once again at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. And then there is the Texas Computer Education Association Conference (TCEA), February 6-10, which is where we celebrate the winners of this year’s Awards of Excellence, dozens of the latest and greatest products tested and approved by our esteemed team of advisors.
Of course, none of that coverage can be in the issue you hold in your hands (if you know how, let me know!), which is why we created the Tech&Learning Live channel (www.techlearning.com/tltechlive) to follow every product announcement and speaker interview, and show floor selfies at each of these events.
In the meantime, indulge yourself with some of the great stories we started planning months ago. Tara Smith breaks down real-world best practices when it comes to incorporating digital strategies into math curricula. Ellen Ullman profiles what I consider my favorite trending edtech AHA! application—wi-fi on buses, and Michael Morrison details how Laguna Beach CA teachers follow an innovative new professional development course that is decidedly less boring. And, as always, peruse the latest and greatest edtech releases and reviews.