Meet the faces behind today’s game changers in education.
Learn how social media apps and technology tools like
Google Apps for Education , Skype
and Unigo are playing an integral role in education,
find out how you can utilize social media in the classroom and
interact with the tools shaping student learning & engagement
during our innovation showcase.
The event will be free to all attendees and will offer the
opportunity to network with CIO’s, IT directors, professors and
education influencers. Opening remarks will be given by Emily Sawtell,
Senior Director of Student Innovations at McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
The Innovation Showcase will include:
- Google Apps for Education
- McGraw's College and Career Readiness
Some highlights attendees should expect to takeaway from the
How the social web
is influencing student study habits and behavioral
How academics can
leverage emerging technology to enhance student
performance on course evaluations
What the value in social media is for educators
and students alike
What the future implications that openness and
vast access to collaborative information have on the overall
What new platforms and social media tools are
being developed now for academics
About Emily Sawtell (Opening Remarks): Emily
Sawtell is the Founder of GradeGuru, a web 2.0
collaborative platform and the first McGraw-Hill Education start-up.
She is also Senior Director of Student Innovations for McGraw-Hill
Higher Education. Emily has a passion for education, particularly with
regard to equity of access. She specializes in the process and
potential of innovation offered by digital platforms and the social
web - much of her post-graduate academic work concentrated on how to
engender disruptive innovation from within organizations and how to
apply business innovation concepts in education. She focuses on
building new businesses from within McGraw-Hill, leveraging the power
of technology to educate.
Press Inquiries contact: Angela Santiago
Join the conversation by sending tweets to: @gradeguru
Follow the conversation: #smwmcgraw #smwnyc
Check-in on Foursquare: Venue: Social Media Week
at The McGraw-Hill Companies... and stop by the GradeGuru booth for
free access to Study Tracker Pro the iphone app by GradeGuru.
Light Refreshments will be served***
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