Getting ready for FETC!

FETC 2012Next week I’ll be heading down to Orlando for the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC). I can’t wait to meet educators and fellow technology professionals who are shaping the future of education. (And maybe try to soak up some sun while I’m at it!)

There are a ton of interesting sessions on the schedule, but I’ve picked out three in particular that I’ll definitely be attending. At the end of these presentations, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a FREE Teacher Premium License. So come on by!

1. K-5 Research Projects Go Digital (CS5426) – Wednesday, January 25 at 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Deborah Icard and Jane Brady Hudson will show how to bring elementary research projects into the digital world with Web 2.0 tools such as Prezi, Animoto, Glogster, Voicethread, Xtranormal, Blabberize, blogs, & podcasts.

2. Increasing Engagement with Web 2.0 Tools (CS8233) – Thursday, January 26 at 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Lauren Tate will guide you through an introduction of a few key Web 2.0 tools: Prezi, Glogster, Voicethread, and Storybird. There will be time for group collaboration, assistance, and discussion. Bring your laptops!

3. Rock Your Student’s Education with Technology! (CS9743) – Thursday, January 26 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Caryn Good’s session will be jam-packed with great ideas for utilizing free technologies in all subject areas. Learn about Glogster EDU, VuVox, Blabberize, Popplet, Symbaloo, Voki and more.

Make sure to stop by the Google booth (#1101) on Thursday, January 26 between 1:45 and 2:00 PM to watch me demo Glogster EDU on a Google Chromebook. 

Will you be at FETC? Email me at, and we’ll find a time to meet!