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JUNE 22, 2018
We’re going to ISTE and can’t wait to join you in the excitement! Read our recent post about the hot topics you can expect to see at the conference, which takes place next week, June 24th – 27th in Chicago.

Check out our other latest blog posts and upcoming events below, including a guest post by Britten Follett, and tips marketers can use to connect with teachers all summer long.
ED INSIGHTS
By Melissa Pelletier

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for Ed Tech – the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference is almost here! We’d like to provide you with an overview of what some of the hot topics are in Educational Technology, as well as a preview of themes we see emerging in the sessions listed at the conference.

 
By Jodi Murphy

I'm super excited to be attending ISTE this year along with all my other 20,000 educator friends. MDR will be hosting the exhibitor lounge and there will be LOTS happening (big announcements and goodies!), so if you are exhibiting, please stop by. Even if you are not exhibiting, please swing by to say hello. I'd love to meet you!

 
By Guest Contributor Britten Follett – Senior VP Marketing and Classroom Initiatives, Follett School Solutions

My first trip overseas was to Egypt to see the Valley of the Kings and the Great Pyramids. I’d read every travel guide on the book shelf to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime immersion into the cradle of civilization.

ED MARKETING
By Jodi Murphy  

We’ve all known about the obesity epidemic in America for a while, but we still haven’t solved it. It’s a tough issue! In fact, for children especially, the problem is getting worse. NBC News reports that almost half of teens aged 16 to 19 are obese, as are 15 percent of children aged 2 to 5. More than a quarter of that age group is overweight.

 
By Kristina James

Thank you to SmartInsights.com for sharing our insights! Consistent connection matters, regardless of the season. Communicating with your customers isn’t about waiting for the right moment. It’s about reaching them during times of need, times of plenty, and everywhere in between.

 
By Jodi Murphy

With the end of the school year upon us, see how educators are preparing for those final days with relevant memes to accurately portray the home stretch of the year, parting gifts for your favorite principals, a day in the life of an educator and more posts that most teachers can relate to.

MUST READ REPORTS
The Buying Power Map booklet is your state by state guide to instructional spending. Download your copy of this FREE visual tool.

MDR’s latest report will be released in mid-July of 2018, but in the meantime, take a look at our previous technology report based on district-level market research, providing an overview of the K-12 educational technology landscape.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018
 
ISTE 2018

Chicago, IL, June 24-27, 2018
As proud sponsors of the ISTE Exhibitor Lounge, we are excited for everything that's in store for this year's event. Let us know if you'll be attending!
 

Registration will open next week for our three regional events!



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