Monday, February 10, 2020

Miami- Where the Sun, and EdTech Shine Best! Future of Educational Technology Conference 2020

Steve and I attended our second FETC (Future of Educational Technology) last month (Jan 14-17), in gorgeous Miami, FL. The weather provided a perfect backdrop for discovering the latest and greatest in ed tech! I had the privilege of presenting at the CS Firehose on MakeCode Arcade and Creative Coding with Minecraft, and Steve and I presented on Transitioning from Block to Text Based Coding with Microsoft MakeCode. Daniel Pink's keynote was inspiring, and Leslie Fischer, Hall Davidson, Kathy Shrock, and Adam Bellow's TechShare did not disappoint. Much of the conference was dedicated to Esports, which was wonderful to finally see this become the focus for a major conference. I was so glad to see Esports arenas on the expo floor! I am really excited to see how this grows in the near future.

Loved seeing all the ways Minecraft Education Edition is being incorporated into classrooms. So proud of the work we've been doing with Insight2Execution to train teachers to use this amazing tool!