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January EdTech Meetup

  • Jan 29, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Happy New Year, EdTech Austin.

The popularity of devices like smartphones, tablets, and chromebooks that now have multimedia capabilities are transforming our K-12 classroom experiences. We’ll ring in 2014 by exploring the present challenges and potential benefits of incorporating the various tech tools students and educators infiltrating classrooms after the holidays!

This month, we’ll hear from two teachers who are at different stages of device implementation. We’ll meet  Del Valle HS English teacher, Dan Wheeler,  who’ll share  his campaign for Chromebooks.  Check out his IndieGoGo campaign at  

Cynthia Ruiz, from Pflugerville ISD, will share how she encourages students to use their own devices in and outside of school.

Lastly, Jon Samuelson of Atlas Learning will demo a digital learning platform that keeps students focused and immersed in the learning on whatever device they choose to use! Come and discuss the potential of mobile devices in the classroom!


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  • Teresa

    Once again, EdTech has proven to be the perfect blend of information, networking and entertainment.

    January 29, 2014

  • Sean D.

    Lightning round shout outs:
    -Matt Holloway - Region 13: @mwholloway SXSWEdu presentation: #sxspeced "What's so special about special education?"

    -Cooper Dukette - Hurread: @hurread Online tutor marketplace - looking for new learning features to expand to.

    -Clairissa Simmons - Sapling Learning @saplinglearning Our for-Texas High school program looking for teachers to learn from and media partners

    -Stephanie Cerda - @weareteachers: #edubrawl - TECEA event next week!

    -Christy Fennewald - EdTech Women: @etwaustin - Challenging perceptions event on March 29 - Getting girls in stem and ETW Event @TCEA on February 5th from 5-7

    3 · January 29, 2014

  • Brent K.

    Excellent mix of speakers. Love the hands-on & semi-hands-on demos & endorsements of tools, tech, and techniques. Love hearing about firsthand experiences!

    January 29, 2014

  • Barak

    Sorry that I missed this. I have a very, very good excuse. Anyway, I am excited to meet the group, if you'll let me in next month! :)

    January 29, 2014

    • Sean D.

      No problem! We'll see you next time.

      January 29, 2014

  • David C.

    I look forward to seeing everyone.

    January 29, 2014

  • Tracy C.

    Bummed I can't be there this week! I know I will be missing out!

    1 · January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. Any programmers coming?

    1 · January 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. Any programmers coming?

    November 30, 2013

    • Alex K.

      I'll be there. I think I am one of the few dev side folks who show up consistently. Speaking of Development, I am giving a talk to the Austin Java Users Group on OpenGL on Android on the 28th. This is the technology behind not only games but engaging 3D content and simulations.

      1 · January 22, 2014

  • Barak

    I work in enterprise hardware marketing and have a background in education (MEd, teaching/research experience). I am interested to check out the ed tech scene in Austin.

    January 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey everyone,

    I'm a developer and am very interested in the potential of using games as in-class lessons to help promote peer to peer collaboration. I've been looking into gaming applications for economics and physics but am open to other subjects. If you're an educator or just someone interested in this and would like to talk about some ideas or possibilities please feel free to email me.


    December 2, 2013

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