Ep 104: Ed-tech trends to watch; Changes to the SAT

Big Ideas in Education show

Summary: This week, our hosts are joined by guest panelist Dr. Jill Siler, superintendent of the Gunter ISD. Dr. Siler will be delivering one of the keynote talks at FETC 2021. On this episode, Sarah shares an article that talks about five education technology trends that have evolved throughout the course of COVID-19. Ryan shares an article that talks about the College Board’s decision to discontinue the SAT subject tests and essay-writing section of the standard SAT to simplify demands on students and to make the process more streamlined. <br><br>Be sure to check out this year’s Florida Education Technology Conference! The FETC will be held as an interactive online event from January 26th-29th and it is free for attendees. You can find out more by visiting fetc.org. <br><br>Don't just listen, join the conversation! Tweet us at @AcademicaMedia or with the hashtag #BigIdeasinEducation with questions or new topics you want to see discussed. <br><br> <br><br>Articles: <br><br><a href="https://www.k12dive.com/news/5-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2021/592717/" rel="noopener">https://www.k12dive.com/news/5-ed-tech-trends-to-watch-in-2021/592717/</a> <br><br><a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sat-ending-essay-subject-tests/2021/01/19/ac82cdd8-574a-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html" rel="noopener">https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/sat-ending-essay-subject-tests/2021/01/19/ac82cdd8-574a-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html</a> <br><br> <br><br>Hosts: Ryan Kairalla (@ryankair); Sarah Boulos Fye (@readwithfye) Michael Hernandez (@edtechmichael) <br><br>Producer: Ross Ulysse