I know many of us try to live in the present. It isn't always easy, especially when one is looking forward to something in the near future. I have a friend nearing retirement and she is trying to enjoy each day leading up to the event, but it is difficult at times as we tend to project ourselves into the future or for some travel back to the past.
At any rate, I will be attending the FETC conference in Orlando, FL January 29-31, 2014 and I will be sharing information with the Thinkfinity Community from the conference and in the days after. There will be tweets sent out periodically Jeanne Rogers (jeannerogers) on Twitter and you may choose to follow those. A few posts will appear in the I Teach and the Mobile Learning groups, as well as the Community Hub.
As pre-conference information continues to be made available, you will find me getting even more excited and I will just have to share with you all! One of the joys of attending conferences of this nature is discovering how other educators use many of the sites, interactives, and apps that are available to educators. Colleagues who share their trials, tribulations, and successes enrich the quality of teaching in others. Learning from peers is a big plus for the conference. Another is renewing acquaintances made through social networking or from our varied career paths.
For now, here's a recent press release . I look forward to sharing more information with you!
T.H.E. Journal and FETC Continue Their Official Partnership for the Eighth Year in 2014
Orlando, FL – FETC, the largest national educational technology conference held on the East Coast, is proud to announce T.H.E. Journal as its official publication for the eighth consecutive year. The K-12 Educational Technology publication – T.H.E. Journal – was the first of its kind when launched in 1972, and the K-12 Educational Technology conference – FETC – will be celebrating its 34th year in January 2014 giving the partners the ability to share their more than 70 years of combined experience with conference attendees.
As the official magazine of FETC, T.H.E. Journal is made available to every attendee and covers some of the hottest trending topics in educational technology – many of the same topics covered in the sessions taking place throughout the conference. Attendees find the content of both the event and magazine to align with their interests and help spark advanced dialogue around implementing technological change that can expand their respective learning institutions. Conference exhibitors and/or vendors find the attendees and readers of the magazine to align with their target audience and prospective buyers, creating the perfect arena to highlight their inventive products and ignite valuable conversations.
“It is a privilege to have T.H.E. Journal – with its extensive knowledge and unmatched reputation as the founding educational technology magazine – as our official conference magazine,” said 1105 Media Public Sector Events Group’s Vice President, Mike Eason. “Our attendees have grown accustomed to a high-level of peer-led educational sessions, innovative product exhibitions, engaging professional networking, and skillfully crafted informative content,” Eason adds, “T.H.E. Journal is a perfect fit to meet those lofty expectations; in fact, it has been an integral part in creating them. We look forward to many more years of the best possible partnership that helps make FETC an event circled on the calendars of technology savvy educators and groundbreaking education technology vendors alike.”
This year’s event will held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from January 28th to the 31st and there is still plenty of time to register to attend. Stay informed about how you can attend, exhibit or even speak at the event any year by going to www.fetc.org, “Liking” the conference on Facebook or following it on Twitter.
Jeanne Rogers is a Google Certified Teacher, Florida Master Digital Educator and former instructional technology specialist and classroom teacher, with a keen interest in education and 21st Century Skills.