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11:28 am
Mon January 28, 2013

What to Expect At FETC, An Education Technology Conference

Originally published on Mon January 28, 2013 10:28 am

With Florida schools looking to add more technology to their lessons, FETC opens in Orlando this week.

FETC is one of the nation’s largest education technology conferences. About 10,000 educators will meet to talk about trends, swap ideas and check out hundred of companies presenting their newest products.

It’s a chance for Florida school districts to learn more about two big approaching changes: The switch to new, tougher education standards known as Common Core and Florida’s requirement that schools begin using more digital instruction materials.

StateImpact Florida reporter John O’Connor spoke with Jennifer Womble, who helps organize the event.

“There’s been a transition from technology being a tool on the side of education,” Womble said, “to technology being completely integrated into the education day.”

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