As a family tech journalist one of the most exciting trends I have seen is the combining of education and technology to inspire new ways of learning. My kids have grown up using technology for communication, entertainment, and yes… learning. Their assortment of educational tech includes math apps on mobile devices, listening to audiobooks, using assistive tech tools, learning to program online, watching instructional videos and even participating in fun and educational mutli-player games. It’s because of their positive experiences with technology and learning that I am so excited to speak at this month’s Digital Kids Edu in San Francisco. Here are the details:
“At a time when the market for digital learning is exploding, the September 18th Digital Kids Edu day in San Francisco gives you what you need to know to create and use best-selling digital learning products for kids.
District technology directors, curriculum designers, administrators, educators and researchers looking to integrate digital learning tools in the classroom are encouraged to attend.
The event also caters to technology professionals, publishers and digital directors along with media executives seeking to educate kids via digital devices are encouraged to attend.
As a courtesy to educators, Digital Kids is offering an exclusive discount code for $100 off registration.“
Here is information on the panel I am moderating at Digital Kids Edu:
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (Sept. 18 2013)
Emerging Platforms & Technologies
As kids continue to immerse themselves in the digital space, new ways to inspire learning are frequently emerging. The digital kids education space offers unique complexities including interactivity, immersion, scalability and intense user involvement that new technologies are now leveraging. This session will examine the new technologies and platforms being used as education tools. Speakers will also discuss the alternatives that are available for the various platforms.
– Moderator: Beth Blecherman, Founder/Editor & Chief Technology Mom, TechMamas.com
– Srinivas Mandyam, CTO/Founder, Tynker
– Nancy MacIntyre, CEO and Co-Founder, Fingerprint
– Josh Chan, CEO, LightUp
– David Baszucki, Co-Creator and CEO, ROBLOX
Check out the Digital Kids Edu speaker list to see who will be sharing their edutech insights and the schedule for the panel list. The next day is Digital Kids Summit which also has an exciting list of speakers.
You can register here for Digital Kids Summit and Digital Kids Edu (Sept. 18-19): http://digitalkidssummit.com/register/. Register by September 13 and save $100! Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Summit, registering for Digital Kids Edu or registering for both events at a discount. I also want to share my speaker discount, so use this DISCOUNT CODE speakervip to get a 10% discount.