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  • FETC 2015 Day 3

    This post is coming a little after the fact, as you might have noticed. I spent the day at Universal Studios Orlando yesterday but I don’t have much to report on that, educationally speaking. Here are some quick overall observations from my time in Florida, which are not necessarily specific to the FETC: When going to the FETC, be very careful to take note of who is giving the session. If it is on the exhibit floor, it’s usually a sales pitch. However, some sessions are researchers presenting their findings, which can be useful. Poster sessions are teachers presenting their ideas…

  • FETC 2015 Day 2

    Another fantastic day at the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC). These are just the highlights that I experienced, of course, as there is so much going on at this conference that it is impossible to experience it all! Only 10 000 steps were taken today, but this is still a fair distance. The day started with the STEM awards and keynote from Yuri Salnikoff of MakerBot, a 3D printer company. Every turn I take at FETC screams “3D printing is the way of the future”. There are several stands that display 3D printers and their various creations and Salnikoff certainly…

  • FETC 2015 Day 1

    After my first day at the Florida Educational Technology Conference, I am exhausted. My Nike+ Fuelband says that I took a total of 16 532 steps today, however that did include a 4.4 kilometre run after the exhibit hall closed… We started our day with a Photo Walk. The FETC committee was hoping to break a world record but I get the impression that we didn’t quite make it, given that they haven’t mentioned it since this morning. We did, however, break a record for the number of simultaneous users on Kahoot at the Techshare Live session. If you haven’t…

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