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SXSWedu Highlights: Maker education, databases of students, personalized learning

By Betsy Corcoran     Mar 3, 2013

SXSWedu Highlights: Maker education, databases of students, personalized learning

Howdy! EdSurge will be reporting from the grand olestate of Texas this week as SXSWedu rolls into action.

SXSWedu promises to be an amazing mashupof educators, entrepreneurism and plain old fun. Companies of all sizes are planningto use this as a launch pad to shout about--yah, you might say amplify--what they're doing. 

There will be hands-on activities with tech and likely some intense debates about the role of national databases of student achievement data with the rollout of inBloom. (This Reuters piece is a good warmup.)  We'll report on what this means for students, teachers and entrepreneurs during the week. 

EdSurge is running a MakerSpace, which will featurework by educators and entrepreneurs to give a hands-on learning jolt to schoolprograms. And there's a LAUNCHedu business plan competition, to boot. 

Ifyou're coming to SXSWedu, please come by the MakerSpace room (AustinConvention Center, Ballroom G), try your hand at some cool Maker activities andmeet our team.

A couple of schedules you might check out: 

EdSurge's schedule of all our mischief; 

GettingSmart (Tom Vander Ark's team)'s schedule and highlights;  

The full SXSWedu schedule: This includes some nifty panels. Among those that caught our eye:  

Not to mention all those keynotes, including Thursday morning with Bill G

Ifyou're at home, check back here for news and updates.

Google is planning to run live Hangouts from its booth--aswell as from the MakerSpace. We'll broadcast these live on our Google+ Page. Each day, we'll talk with educators andentrepreneurs in the space as well as a couple of special guest:

  • Monday: 5:00 pm CT: Higher Ed: MOOCs, Jobs, and Cost: Where is Higher Ed Going? 
  • Tuesday: 5:00 pmCT: Down and dirty with DIY: Google hangout featuring the father of the "Maker"movement, Dale Dougherty and the teacher behind the Khan Academy's project based learning 
  • Wednesday: 5:00 pm CT: All things K-12: Google hangout roundup with the EdSurge team

Got questions that you'd like to see us ask the folks here? Let us know--post below. We'll do our darndest to get you answers. 

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SXSWedu Highlights: Maker education, databases of students, personalized learning

By Betsy Corcoran     Mar 3, 2013

SXSWedu Highlights: Maker education, databases of students, personalized learning

Howdy! EdSurge will be reporting from the grand olestate of Texas this week as SXSWedu rolls into action.

SXSWedu promises to be an amazing mashupof educators, entrepreneurism and plain old fun. Companies of all sizes are planningto use this as a launch pad to shout about--yah, you might say amplify--what they're doing. 

There will be hands-on activities with tech and likely some intense debates about the role of national databases of student achievement data with the rollout of inBloom. (This Reuters piece is a good warmup.)  We'll report on what this means for students, teachers and entrepreneurs during the week. 

EdSurge is running a MakerSpace, which will featurework by educators and entrepreneurs to give a hands-on learning jolt to schoolprograms. And there's a LAUNCHedu business plan competition, to boot. 

Ifyou're coming to SXSWedu, please come by the MakerSpace room (AustinConvention Center, Ballroom G), try your hand at some cool Maker activities andmeet our team.

A couple of schedules you might check out: 

EdSurge's schedule of all our mischief; 

GettingSmart (Tom Vander Ark's team)'s schedule and highlights;  

The full SXSWedu schedule: This includes some nifty panels. Among those that caught our eye:  

Not to mention all those keynotes, including Thursday morning with Bill G

Ifyou're at home, check back here for news and updates.

Google is planning to run live Hangouts from its booth--aswell as from the MakerSpace. We'll broadcast these live on our Google+ Page. Each day, we'll talk with educators andentrepreneurs in the space as well as a couple of special guest:

  • Monday: 5:00 pm CT: Higher Ed: MOOCs, Jobs, and Cost: Where is Higher Ed Going? 
  • Tuesday: 5:00 pmCT: Down and dirty with DIY: Google hangout featuring the father of the "Maker"movement, Dale Dougherty and the teacher behind the Khan Academy's project based learning 
  • Wednesday: 5:00 pm CT: All things K-12: Google hangout roundup with the EdSurge team

Got questions that you'd like to see us ask the folks here? Let us know--post below. We'll do our darndest to get you answers. 

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