We talked to piles of great people-- check out our twitter feed to meet some of the cool eduratti (thanks for the new word @ericnentrup) we got to hang with today. We also enjoyed the McMillan Lounge (beer) and the Dell/Intel tent (guac). Great things happen when teachers are fed by entrepreneurs (pictured left).
The very chill people of 4.0 Schools threw a great Mardi Gras party. What was better than the free drinks, the beads, and the great food? The fact that the 4.0 crowd had tons of people who were talking about teachers making innovation work. We have to say: it probably shouldn't be uncommon to hear people talking about teachers as rock stars at an education convention. We talked to Bennett from CTQ, Fu and Katie from 4.0, and Richard and Hamish from England. Everybody wanted to talk about teachers.
Special thanks to Abbie for inviting us. Nothing like seeing a former student running a good party. She totally rocks.
We also ate and drank everything in sight.
Before we pass out, here's our list of acquired targets for tomorrow. Look for us!
9:00am Stop. Collaborate and Listen: Teachers and EdTech Team Up. Heck, we're in just because of the Vanilla Ice reference.
10:30am Startups Should Talk with Researchers and Educators. Yup.
12:00pm Meet the Innovators: Succeeding Against the Odds. Why are the odds so lousy? We want to hear. Plus: title almost a Phil Collins reference.
1:30pm Inspire, Lead, Innovate, Make More, TEACH. They had us at "to help spread the importance of teaching."
1:30pm How Schools Can Better Discover Tech Tools. "School leaders must consider feedback from end-users- the teachers..." We're down.
3:00pm Women Disruptors of Education. We dig EdSurge- if we make it to this, it'll be to see what skipper Betsy Corcoran has to say. Plus: we like girls. Don't judge.
Austin does Election Day and Mardi Gras, on the same day? This city might be perfect.
Signed, your travolified boys of Teachernomics,
Rhys Orteez and Mark Keezy