10 engaging ed-tech booths at ISTE 2013

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor
June 28th, 2013

Technology has come a long way in just a few short years, and just like the technology products featured at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2013 conference in San Antonio, exhibitor booths have taken a giant leap in imagination and creativity!

It used to be you couldn’t walk by a vendor’s booth without seeing somewhat lackluster representatives standing next to a table handing out pamphlets. But as products for teachers and students become more interactive, so have vendors’ booths–through innovative space layout, eye-catching colors, or themed decor–attracting educators with the promise of ‘something-cool-is-going-on-here.’

Were you at ISTE 2013? What booth, technology, or product caught your eye? What were some of your overall observations and thoughts about the 2013 conference? Leave your comments below or tweet me @eSN_Meris.

For more stories on this year’s ISTE, be sure to visit our ISTE conference page.

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One Response to “10 engaging ed-tech booths at ISTE 2013”

July 3, 2013

But, that’s the book’s cover. It gets you to open the book but not to read it.

Each vendor has its own goals. Sometimes, it’s just more names in the database. Then, eye-catching is good.

I had a different goal — meeting potential partners. Plenty of these potential partners found us. By not having a glitzy display, we avoided attracting lots of distracting educators and could concentrate on our mission. If any came by, we delivered the 30-second pitch, handed out a 4″x6″ flier, and shook hands.

Being one of the companies headlined as innovative was much more valuable than any fancy display.