Mobile & Cloud Technology in Education – Tech in BC is Flourishing

By Jordan Tinney

Friday March 9, 2012 – I was very fortunate to get an invite to the BC Technology Industry Association showcase this week. I was so proud of what I saw being produced in BC. For what was designed as a business showcase, what we saw had direct and immediate opportunities for education. The Showcase was a series of 6 minute demos followed by opportunities to meet with the developers individually at their displays. The focus was mobile technologies and their implications for industry. I also found myself wondering throughout their presentations about what opportunities there were for our secondary students to be involved in work experiences or dual credit opportunities in our high tech industry right here at home. Here are some highlights and the thoughts I had about applications for our schools or districts:

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