What an honor it is for me to introduce this 35th Anniversary edition of Tech & Learning. While we continue to celebrate this momentous milestone all year with special columns written by contributing editor Gwen Solomon and Tech & Learning advisor and 2011Most Influential People in EdTech honoree David Warlick along with other special features, I consider this month to be “the one.” Maybe it’s because this print issue is distributed at ISTE (oldies may still call it NECC), edtech’s biggest event of the year. Maybe it’s because our 2015 Most Influential list is published this month (bribes for 2016 will be accepted August 1). Maybe it’s because our publishing schedule sometimes feels like it mimics the school calendar with this being the last mag before summer “break.”
Whatever the reason, I can confidently say that I am proud to be a part of a publication that has followed through so well on its editorial mission for so long: to share “ideas and tools for edtech leaders.” From dot-matrix to 3D printers, from 2400baud to fiber optics, from green screens to 4K, I like to think we’ve covered it all. Of course I also have to thank you, the readers—many of you have been reading Tech & Learning, in one form or another, your entire careers. It is because of your passion for technology and love of teaching that we can take credit for being around so long. And with that, all I can say is—keep reading!
— Kevin Hogan