Brad and I arrive early Tuesday afternoon before our 4pm workshop "Bring Learning to Life with Augmented Reality" which focused on the process and tools to easily create meaningful learning experiences. Each attendee used 4D Studio, as well as looked at Tinkercad, Canva, and Thingiverse. It was exciting to see everyone get time to play with the tools and create experiences.
Wednesday started with an early visit to our friends at Winter Park High School 9th Grade Campus. It was fun to sit down with a group of students and discuss augmented reality in education. Their viewpoints, examples, and feedback was inspiring and powerful! After leaving Winter Park High School, we returned to the conference for our noon "Game Changing Apps AMPLIFIED" workshop. We like to focus on a few great apps and tools that we have used in class and know make a difference! We are always excited when those who attend our sessions have not used or heard of the tools before. Everyone was enthusiastic about implementing the apps and web tools into their classrooms.
Thursday was the day we were most excited about! We had two sessions, "Bring a New Dimension to Learning with Augmented Reality" and "Inspire Innovation by Fostering Collaboration and Creativity!" Our AR session came first and was filled with enthusiastic educators and they had the whole conference buzzing with tweets from our session. Our afternoon session "Inspire Innovation by Fostering Collaboration and Creativity!" is one of our favorites to share because it helps educators think about learning in a new way.
FETC was an extraordinary event this year and hopefully we get the chance to return next year as well! Thank you to all the educators who attended our sessions, connected with us, and inspired us!