Play. Explore. Listen. Share. Those were the themes on Saturday November 2 when about 600 educators from Northern California schools--public, charter, parochial and private--came together at the EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit in Mountain View. Thirty innovative edtech entrepreneurs shared their work and listened. And hundreds of teachers generously spent a sunny California Saturday learning about emerging products and sharing their feedback.
Together, the teachers produced 1,500 commentaries--from quick surveys of their opinions, to deep dives with qualitative feedback. EdSurge is committed to sharing this feedback with both you, our readers and the companies. (Stay tuned!) For now, take a peek at the pictures and flip through a couple of the recaps below.
We'll always treasure the words of educators such as Eileen Craviotto of Peabody Charter School:
"I have been teaching for 24 years and it was the first conference I have gone to that I really felt the spirit of collaboration between the companies and the teachers! Your team did an amazing job!"
That's just the reaction we hoped to elicit. Kristl Wong, a Kindergarten teacher in Foster City also caught the Summit spirit:
"I wanted to thank you and your staff so much for an awesome event! It was such a treat to be treated like a professional...the venue, the food, the prizes, time to talk and play with the various tools. I made some great contacts and learned about so many fabulous edtech tools. I can't wait for your next summit!"
We feel just the same way! Please feel free to add your thoughts via feedback below.