It’s high season for events here at Tech&Learning.
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It’s high season for events here at Tech&Learning.

It’s high season for events here at Tech&Learning. Just a few days ago, more than 50 edtech leaders convened at the third of this year’s SchoolCIO Summits in Baltimore, Maryland, to address the most critical issue in education today—digital equity. Next up is Tech&Learning Live in Princeton, New Jersey, October 21, with a keynote by OER guru Andrew Marcinek. Then it’s down to Texas for the International Association for K-12 Online Learning and our final Tech&Learning Live event for 2016 in Dallas on November 3.

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Hosting and attending in-person edtech shows are an essential part of what we do here. Not only do we get to share the wisdom of our advisors but we also learn best practices from you, our readers, which drives the stories in these pages each month and online every day.

The truth is, you can’t truly replicate the human experience but we try our best. To that end, we have been experimenting with a new online tool that we call T&L Live (http://www.techlearning.com/tltechlive/). The page is basically a live feed of social media posts—any tweet, post, and pin—from any event we are running or attending in a given week. So far, we’ve used it at BETT, ISTE, and now at our own events with great success. Keep it bookmarked, as it turns out some of the most trafficked times are right before an event, when people are prepping their agendas, and right after, when it makes for a terrific executive summary. Give us a try and tell us what you think!

— Kevin Hogan
Content Director



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