Teachers show up at large, industry-driven conferences feeling more than a little like middle school students at their first dance, EdSurge reports. They want to be there so badly but they are completely confused as to how they fit in and what role they should adopt. SXSWedu may be a distant memory, but the fallout is definitely something the ed-tech community needs to unpack. Even before the Twitter-sphere blew up at Bill Gates for not including enough teacher voice in his keynote address, it was felt among some teachers that this conference was not concerned with them aside from a few incredibly powerful Maker opportunities, project-based learning presentations, and tote bags…

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