Everyone knows that the happiest place on Earth is in Orlando, and this week — for educators at least — that place isn't at Disney World but rather at the Orange County Convention Center where the 2014 Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) is taking place.
Among the many highlights at this year's show include the digital books announcement by Google, which EdTech covered yesterday, a brand-new Android tablet unveiled by Samsung and several memorable keynotes and sessions. Apparently a session on using the popular mobile game Minecraft producing "deafening" levels of discussion among teachers.
Below are a few highlights we rounded up from the FETC action happening on Twitter. You can follow along as well by searching for the #FETC hashtag on Twitter.
Don't ask yourself what can I implement next week from #fetc; Ask yourself what connections did I make to support my kids for years to come.
— Bob Dillon (@ideaguy42) January 28, 2014
— Jodi Samsinak (@jodisamsinak) January 29, 2014
— Tim Yocum (@Tim_Yocum) January 30, 2014
— Drew Minock (@TechMinock) January 30, 2014
— Val Brown (@ValeriaBrownEdu) January 30, 2014
— Ann Witherspoon (@avwitherspoon) January 30, 2014
— jessica millstone (@j_millstone) January 30, 2014
— Ann Feldmann (@annfeldmann1) January 30, 2014
— Ken Pruitt (@kpruitt) January 30, 2014
Transform ed resources from limited, standardized, and driving the curriculum to limitless, individualized and supporting learning. #FETC
— Jeff Tron (@JeffTron71) January 30, 2014
"We use "textbooks" the wrong way. We go in the order of the textbook." Bingo! #fetc
— Michael Shirey (@MojojojoX) January 30, 2014
— AARothenberg (@MrsRothenberg) January 30, 2014
— Michael O'Hanian (@MichaelOHanian1) January 30, 2014
— Katrina Stevens (@KatrinaStevens1) January 30, 2014
— Tom Murray (@thomascmurray) January 30, 2014
In David Fisher's Learning to Speak Android at #fetc. I am slowly going to the dark side.
— Danielle Abernethy (@dabernethy) January 30, 2014