Wearable Technology & Future Education

We've heard about how wearable tech could impact various markets like healthcare, media and consumer focused apps...but how about the classroom? How can teachers and students leverage the use of wearable technology?

We will have a panel of perspectives ranging from ed-tech entrepreneurs to local teachers and school board members and will address the question "How will technology change the future of education?"

DC ed-tech startup entrepreneurs, local school/policy leaders and those simply interested in innovating for wearable technology are all welcome.

Panelists include:

  • John Fontaine: VP Glassware, Social Radar & Former Senior Director Platform Evangelist at Blackboard

  • James Sanders: Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Open Data Initiatives at the Department of Education

  • Elizabeth Hoover: CTO, Alexandria City Public School, Guest panelist on WAMU 88.5 radio station on “Technology in the K-12 Classroom”

  • Ryan McElveen: Member At-Large of Fairfax County Public Schools, Researcher at The Brookings Institution

  • Madeline Pongor: President of Ed-Strong Foundation, Masters in Business and Public Policy Candidate at Georgetown

We look forward to seeing you on September 4th and if you’re interested in receiving updates on the wearable tech industry please sign up for our wearable tech digest [here].

 

Note: The Community Room is adjacent to the building entrance. Enter the building entrance on 7th street, NW and the entrance to the meeting room is immediately on the left.

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  • Wilbur J P.

    This is a great topic to have discussion on, in fact only yesterday I was reading an article by (http://www.papersonthedot.co.uk/dissertation/) that said that there is a great debate going on as in what impact technology will have on education, already so much has been changed such as online courses, writing services and other online aids that has changed the face of traditional education.

    October 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    was any portion of the meeting recorded? Unfortunately I was not able attend.

    September 5, 2013

    • Stephanie N.

      Our friend and videographer/photographe­r, Antonio Bray is working on producing a copy of the video that we can share with the group. We'll be sure to email a link to the group once it's ready.

      September 5, 2013

    • Stephanie N.

      Photos from the event are now available. Antonio Bray- thank you for documenting the event! https://www.dropbox.co...­=

      September 16, 2013

  • Levent G.

    Had a great time learning about education and how wearable devices can used to enhance the experience of learning. The panel was knowledgeable, fun and engaged. The moderator posed some great questions and the participants were amazing!

    1 · September 4, 2013

    • Stephanie N.

      Thanks for the feedback, Levent! Hope to see you at our next Meetup.

      September 5, 2013

  • Nevin H.

    High powered panel with incredible Q & Q. Too bad about the snacks, though.

    September 5, 2013

    • Stephanie N.

      Thanks for coming out Nevin! We'll be sure to investigate some snack options for the next Meetup.

      September 5, 2013

  • James S.

    Glad to be able to participate. Excited to see where the conversation goes!

    1 · September 5, 2013

    • Jerry

      James, it was fascinating hearing of the bleeding edge stuff happening with teaching models in CA.

      September 5, 2013

  • Emily

    Thank you panelists and hosts for a fun & thought-provoking meetup! Look forward to future ones.

    FYI all- we're looking for ed tech lovers for a number of new positions at EverFi right now (engineering, product, sales, etc.) Connect if you'd like to discuss!

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Dick D.

    Best Glass meetup so far. we got away from the features and concentrated on the benefits.

    1 · September 5, 2013

  • Levent G.

    Looking forward to see what the buzz is all about :)

    1 · September 4, 2013

  • Stephanie N.

    Just a heads up! The room has a maximum capacity of 80 people so seats will be available on a first-come, first served basis. Please be sure to arrive as early as possible to guarantee a spot.

    September 3, 2013

  • Joseph E.

    Excited to see the tech

    1 · September 2, 2013

  • Reza N.

    Human Rights adovacate and future-lover

    September 2, 2013

  • Stephanie N.

    Here is our panelist lineup. Be sure to mark your calendars for next Wednesday September 4th!

    John Fontaine: VP Glassware, Social Radar & Former Senior Director Platform Evangelist at Blackboard

    Garren Givens: Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Open Data Initiatives at the Department of Education

    Elizabeth Hoover: CTO, Alexandria City Public School, Guest panelist on WAMU 88.5 radio station on “Technology in the K-12 Classroom”

    Ryan McElveen: Member At-Large of Fairfax County Public Schools, Researcher at The Brookings Institution

    Madeline Pongor: President of Ed-Strong Foundation, Masters in Business and Public Policy Candidate at Georgetown

    2 · August 29, 2013

  • Stephanie N.

    The location is confirmed for Blackboard HQ and our maximum capacity for the room is 80 people. Please update your RSVP when you get a chance! Thanks!

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Dick D.

    Education/Learning is making.

    August 9, 2013

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