Texthelp’s List of Recommended #FETC 2018 Sessions


The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) is taking place in Orlando, Florida from January 23 - 26. In its 38th year, FETC brings together thousands of educators from around the world for an “intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues. Its impact has been felt by thousands of districts, schools, educators — and ultimately students.” If you are interested in transforming learning through education technology, this is the conference for you.

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EdTech Trends for 2018 with Martin McKay


Every year, we ask Texthelp's CTO, head of R&D, and resident EdTech geek Martin McKay to sum up his Education Technology expectations for the next 12 months. From big data to big ideas, AI to AR, read on and discover what trends are anticipated to dominate the EdTech arena in 2018.

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The Conferences You’ll Want to Keep an Eye On in 2018


Happy New Year everyone! We hope 2018 is off to a great start.

We wanted to do our part to get the new year started by sharing some of the edtech conferences we think you’ll want to keep an eye on in 2018. Whether you’re able to attend in person or simply follow along on social media, these are the events that are sure to educate and inspire educators in 2018.

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Don’t Hand Out That Worksheet: How Tech Can Make Maths More Engaging


This week we have another guest blog post from Andrea Ferrero the co-founder of Pockets Change.

If you were in the classroom in the 90’s as computers began making their way into the curriculum, you might have fond memories of the pioneer simulation “Oregon Trail” or the geography romp “Carmen Sandiego”. In more recent years, you may have forayed into Minecraft adventures.

For me, things got exciting when my 6th grade teacher and art teacher teamed up to have us create tessellations in Paint. It was incredibly fun, but most of my time on the computer that day was not spent deeply exploring geometry (my 6th grade teachers goal). Nor was my focus on color schemes (my art teacher's goal).

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Five reasons why struggling readers benefit from using technology


This guest blog post comes from Kristine Scharaldi, an education consultant and instructional coach with a specialization in the fields of educational technology, Mind-Brain-Education, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and 21st Century Skills/Global Education.

With over 20 years of experience providing customized professional development and training for educators, we turned to Kristine to hear how technology can benefit struggling readers.

If you want to support your struggling students through the help of education technology, you won't want to miss Kristine's post!

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