Future of Education Technology Conference® to Spotlight Industry’s Latest Innovations

Exhibiting companies will present their latest innovations in virtual reality, assessment, device management, instructional technology, robotics, and more.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – (January 19, 2021) – The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC®) announced exhibiting companies who will introduce a dozen new products at the virtual event, January 26 – 29, 2021. Exhibitors will make this year’s virtual FETC the official launchpad for their new solutions. The conference will feature a virtual Expo Hall of new cutting-edge technology and solutions to some of the most pressing issues faced by classrooms, schools, and districts.

The new products being introduced include:

BrainPOP

BrainPOP, an edtech pioneer and go-to solution for helping millions of students understand complex and challenging topics, is building a brand-new supplemental middle school science product. Built from the ground up to address the biggest shifts and challenges in the new science standards, this solution offers customizable open-and-go lessons to build background knowledge and deepen learning by practicing real science—in school or remotely. https://science.brainpop.com/

ESL Library

ESL Library is now offering an improved collaborative platform for teachers and administrators. With the addition of a sharing feature to our Folders system, educators that are part of a group account can now share custom folders with other users within their group. Simply add any of our resources in to custom create it. This makes it easier to develop a curriculum or unit plan and share it with other members within the same school or district. https://esllibrary.com/

Instructure

Certica Assessment & Analytics

Certica Solutions has officially joined the Instructure family, which includes Canvas LMS and MasteryConnect. Certica’s industry-leading assessments, item banks, and learning analytics will be integrated into the Canvas learning management platform, creating a single, streamlined K12 learning experience so educators can better drive student outcomes, mitigate learning loss, and promote data-driven instructional practice. https://www.instructure.com/canvas/blog/certica-instructure-elevating-k-12-assessments-learning-analytics

JAR Systems

Solving at-the-Desk Classroom Charging Problems with a New, Multi-Use Solution.Extend devices’ run-time, enabling administrators to leverage older technology in their districts with JAR Systems Active Charge upgrade for Adapt4 USB-C Charging Stations. A cost-effective, first-of-its-kind bundle that includes all the charging essentials to save schools’ time. It includes four power banks to charge devices while in use, adapters to connect older devices, and a USB-C charging station for both the power banks and mobile devices. www.jar-systems.com

Newline Interactive

Introducing the Newline Flex, a versatile all-in-one touch monitor designed for desktop collaboration. Use the Newline FLEX to eliminate desk clutter from cables and peripheral devices, just plug in your school laptop and get right to teaching. A built-in, adjustable camera and microphone let your remote students hear and see you clearly in a distance learning environment. Stay connected and share annotations with Newline FLEX. https://newline-interactive.com/

OverDrive Education

Educators can now access student-level reading data for title assignments and Class Sets, for authorized educational purposes, through tools provided by OverDrive Education. When students read with the Sora reading app, educators with appropriate permissions can see total reading time, number of reading sessions, furthest progress and more, providing valuable insight into student reading progress. With this feature, educators can understand how much and how often students read. Data, protected by industry best practices, is available in OverDrive’s Marketplace, where teachers manage their digital collection, including curation and assignments. https://company.overdrive.com/k-12-schools/

PikMyKid

PikMyKid introduces its fully interactive Emergency Alert System for districts and schools. The system allows school personnel to announce tragic and/or more typical emergencies requiring an immediate response. Proper protocols to follow are returned to every device within the responsible group. The group has an internal, instant communication channel opened to ensure accurate and immediate information is continuously available. External alarms can be activated throughout the school on an incident-specific basis. www.pikmykid.com

The Robot Sports Camera by Terrapin

The Robot Sports Camera offers a simple and fun way to capture images and equip your robots with vision. Use the included attachment to mount the Robot Sports Camera on Terrapin’s Tuff-Bot, Pro-Bot, and InO-Bot robots and add a new dimension to robotic exploration. Gather still images or a video of feed of what your robot sees: Ultra HD 4K video output / 1080p; Still camera, video recorder/playback; Burst mode, and time-lapse; Wi-Fi for connecting to mobile devices as a viewfinder and remote control; Wide-angle lens 140-degree and 2″ LCD display. www.terrapinlogo.com

Terrapin Logo

Logo is the original coding app created specifically for children, developed at MIT. The latest version of Terrapin Logo, the time-tested educational resource from the world’s most experienced Logo company, takes advantage of the latest technology to add many new features and capabilities. Terrapin Logo now works both online in a browser and as a standalone program and includes integrated control of Blue-Bot, Tuff-Bot, and InO-Bot robots along with many other new features. www.terrapinlogo.com

The Bee-Bot Emulator by Terrapin

The Bee-Bot Emulator captures the fun and excitement of a Bee-Bot robot online to promote the learning that Bee-Bot inspires even when a Bee-Bot isn’t available. The Bee-Bot Emulator is a great tool for distance and remote learning. Build on students’ experience with Bee-Bot in the classroom by extending their coding to working with the emulator at home. The Bee-Bot Emulator lets you choose any of Terrapin’s learning mats as background and code Bee-Bot to traverse it. Choose a destination and click the online directional buttons to develop a plan for Bee-Bot to get there. www.terrapinlogo.com

VariQuest

The VariQuest Design Software is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the rapidly changing education landscape, and this year we introduced the Engage Every Learner™ Content Update Fall 2020 expansion pack! With needs for school signage, curriculum, and emotional support, we’ve added over 2,500 new and updated templates, cutouts, graphics, fonts, and layouts featuring health & safety, social-emotional learning, and sensory paths, bringing our grand total to over 22,000 content options for our nation’s educators. https://www.variquest.com/

ViewSonic

ViewSonic introduces ViewBoard® Pen Display and ViewBoard Notepad. These new portable interactive solutions can be used as supplementary devices in the classroom or home for distance/hybrid and digitalized learning. The ID1330 ViewBoard Pen Display is an ultra thin 13.3-inch display that features a battery-free pen that can be connected to any PC or laptop as a second touch device. The ID0730 ViewBoard Notepad lets users take digitalized notes in real-time. Both work seamlessly with the ViewSonic® myViewBoard™ software. https://www.viewsonic.com/us/

FETC attendees will have the opportunity to learn about these innovations and more by scheduling meetings with exhibitors through the event platform. The fully interactive, free virtual experience will use state-of-the-art technology to ensure attendees are able to explore and network with other participants and speakers as well. The 2021 agenda will cover the hottest topics and include product demonstrations and solution provider sessions.

To register for free visit www.FETC.org.

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About the Future of Education Technology® Conference (FETC®) (Virtual Event)

The Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) annually attracts thousands of education and technology leaders for an intensive, highly collaborative exploration of new technologies, best practices and pressing issues. As educators nationwide face unprecedented pandemic-related challenges, as well as budge and travel restrictions, FETC and District Administration® magazine are excited to provide this free virtual event for all education teams to attend. With sessions tailored to the needs of each role in digital transformation, FETC is known as one of the nation’s premier K-12 education technology events. FETC provides school and district administrators, classroom teachers, IT professionals, special education directors, curriculum and media specialists, and other educators with roles or interest in ed tech, the opportunity to explore the most effective integration of technology across the curriculum. The conference offers a balanced blend of administrative, instructional, and technical content through targeted sessions, demonstrations of the newest products, and more. Visit www.FETC.org for more details.

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