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ProQuest Editors Attend the 2014 Palm Beach County Technology Conference

Be a learner first. Get uncomfortable. Rethink learning. It’s not easy. Be brave. Connect. Teach and learn in an age of abundance. Embrace your superpower. Mold self-determined learners. Adopt technology.

2014 Palm Beach County Technology Conference  (Credit: Amy Shaw)

2014 Palm Beach County Technology Conference
(Credit: Amy Shaw)

These were a few of the themes at the 2014 Palm Beach County Technology Conference.  ProQuest’s K-12 editors listened to featured speakers, attended several of the over 150 workshops, and interacted with teachers, librarians, school administrators, and education experts from Palm Beach County, FL and beyond. The underlying theme at the conference: bridging the gap between technology and education.

ProQuest Attends the 2014 Palm Beach County Technology Conference  (Credit: Jaclyn Rosansky)

ProQuest Attends the 2014 Palm Beach County Technology Conference
(Credit: Jaclyn Rosansky)

Technology continues to transform our lives, but keynote speaker Will Richardson argues that education has been too slow to respond. Education today too often resembles the educational practices of yesteryear. Richardson argues that this must change if we are to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s jobs. He believes that students should have the same access to technology at school that they have elsewhere.  But he also admits that there are multiple barriers that prevent technology from being integrated seamlessly into lesson plans.

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What are some of the challenges you face integrating technology in the classroom?

ProQuest Editors Ilana Cohen, Jennifer Oms, Jaclyn Rosansky, and Amy Shaw contributed to this post.

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