Students, Teachers, + Entrepreneurs - Testing EdTech Together
[Engage and Connect : Birds-of-a-feather]
Tuesday, June 30, 5:15–6:30 pm
How can teachers and EdTech creators work together to make better tech? Meaningful collaboration on designing EdTech benefits schools, organizations, and students. In this session we'll discuss challenges and success stories on educator-entrepreneur collaboration, and talk about how to involve your school or organization in these kind of partnerships.
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Using examples from the #edtechbridge community and companies like BrainPOP, this session will cover what is means to create educational technology in partnership with schools. We will discuss: finding collaborators, classroom visits for entrepreneurs, company visits for students, and beta testing in person and virtually. This session will also focus on the hurdles that often make it hard for schools and EdTech organizations to work together, and how we can overcome them.
Katya Hott, BrainPOP
Katya Hott leads user testing initiatives at BrainPOP as well as project managing BrainPOP's GameUp. Before coming to BrainPOP, Katya worked as an ESL teacher in Boston and was passionate about incorporating technology in her classroom. After teaching, Katya received a Masters in Digital Media Design for Learning from NYU and spent three years as the learning content producer for educational games at E-Line Media. Katya also co-leads the #EdTechBridge community on Twitter, with the mission of bridging the gap between educators and EdTech entrepreneurs.