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Silicon Valley Tech for Schools Summit 2013

Nov 2  //  Mountain View, CA

Thanks for coming! Please check out the event recaps below.

Wrap Up

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.

Amazing!

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.

Wrap-Up Articles

Summit Overview

Kids talk Edtech

Interview with Lynda Weinman

Event Photos

Twas the night before Summit and the EdSurge team was hard at it, putting all the details in place.
Summit partner Jennifer Carolan, the creator of the NewSchool Venture Seed Fund, opens the day.
EdSurgent MaryJo Madda sets the tone for the day with a clear call to action.
We asked for feedback in several ways.
EdSurgents MaryJo Madda, Gordon Dean and Christina Quattrocchi give summit goers a look at the prizes for feedback!
Summit sponsors CK12 Foundation and Amplify talk with teachers about their work.
Summit sponsors CK12 Foundation and Amplify talk with teachers about their work.
EdSurge was primed and ready to log in educators' comments.
Thirty innovators shared their products and listened to teachers in the main hall.
Thirty innovators shared their products and listened to teachers in the main hall.
Thirty innovators shared their products and listened to teachers in the main hall.
Thirty innovators shared their products and listened to teachers in the main hall.
EdSurgent Joan Young helps teachers capture their feedback at the table.
Raffle tickets start to build: every review was a ticket in the drawing.
Teachers working hard on their comments.
Teachers working hard on their comments.
Teachers working hard on their comments.
Entrepreneurs had three minutes apiece to share the gist of their products.
A panel of kids shared their point of view on tech in the classroom to a rapt audience.
Lynda Weinman, cofounder of Lynda.com and Betsy Corcoran, cofounder of EdSurge, talk about lifelong learning.
The moment of truth: 17 happy commenters walked left the Summit with brand new mobile devices: Chromebooks, Surfaces, and iPad Minils, as well as two year-old subscriptions to Lynda.com
A great day! Yes!

Co-hosts

Gold Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors

Products at the Summit