Live at ISTE 2015, Today -

Live at ISTE 2015, Today

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The big ISTE trade show and conference is in full swing in Philadelphia. The event is all about technology in education—K-12. The ISTE Expo Hall this year has more than 550 exhibitors specializing in ed tech products and services squeezed into a hall the size of five football fields.

Kevin Hogan, who is editor of NewBay's Tech & Learning magazine, reports from the event that "the Tech&Learning live site is bursting with Tweets, posts, and #ISTEselfies."

Hogan also reports " a renewed effort to prove the value of using data to better asses, track, and teach, especially amongst the big curriculum companies. Some other quick pointers from today: 28 educators to follow @ISTE; 7 social media strategies every teacher needs to learn todayWish to upgrade your school library for the digital age? and 10 Tips for librarians.

K-12 education technology encompasses traditional AV components like digital signage, HD displays, mics, and projectors, but more and more learning spaces BYOD-supported, collaborative environments that feel more like Silicon Valley offices than traditional classrooms. Dig into the notable educational technology trends, new products, and evolving mobile device policy initiatives at Live @ ISTE 2015.

"My favorite elements of this coverage are the candid insights from IT/AV directors, librarians, and teachers. There’s even a live video feed, so you feel like you’re right there at ISTE," said Margot Douaihy, Editorial Director of AV Technology, EDUwire, and Tech Manager Today.


DIGI Awards Entry Closes Today

The 2014 Digital Signage Innovator Awards program is still open for entries – through today. The DIGI Awards is the most prestigious, established Awards program recognizing excellence in both digital signage applications and new products for digital signage.

InfoComm Awards, Digital Signage for Live Events

For years, I’ve been in charge of both the DIGI Awards, and the InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging awards. The DIGI’s, you know about– it’s the longest-running, more prestigious awards program honoring excellence in digital signage, on both the applications, and new product side. But for the last couple years– and continuing this year– there is a digital signage category in the InfoComm/NewBay Media Rental & Staging awards.

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The Perfect InfoComm for Live Events

The AV industry has perfected ways to collaborate over long distances, but sometimes there’s no better way to do it than getting people together in one place. And there’s nothing like the experience of a live show. Whether you call your specialty rental & staging or live events, the InfoComm show/conference next week in Orlando is offering a wide variety of activities to help you ramp up your technical and management skills.