I recently attended the 28th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST2015), held in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. Although the focus of the conference was not on educational interfaces, a good number of the presentations and demos were related to education in some way.
I've been looking at ways newer technologies can take a bigger role in education, something that is important, given the spread of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) in K-12 settings. The STEM/STEAM approach requires students to work collaboratively through project-based learning activities designed to support a variety of skills that they will need as university students-- and beyond.
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NUITEQ® K-12 Technology Specialist