Can/Am February Edition 2023, Volume 15 Issue 11
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MindShareTV Live from the Show Floor FETC New Orleans with Phil Cutler, Paper, Co-Founder & CEO on
Donating their FETC Booth Space (Value) to Charity and What's 'New' at Paper, Canadian EdTech of the Year Winner
Welcome to our February CanAm EdTech Report top news and highlights in learning & technology across North America.
Today's lead MindShareTV podcast features an interview with Phil Cutler, Co-Founder & CEO Paper Learning (Canada's EdTech Company of the Year) from the exhibit show floor at the Future of Education Conference where Phil and his colleagues decided to feature a #donatethebooth campaign where they selected 5 charities for delegates to contribute to vs spending $100K on an exhibit booth. Kudos to Phil and his team for their charitable giving in challenging times.
I'm still unpacking my thoughts from the Future of Education Technology Conference in New Orleans. With over 400 Canadian education and edtech delegates, Canada certainly made its mark!  The 25th CanAm Celebration of Excellence EdTech reception hosted by MindShare in partnership with FETC proved to be our best ever with over 150 attendees from across North America. 
Congratulations to Shoelace Learning from Halifax and Cyber Legends from London, Ontario, winners of the FETC Startup Pitch competition. We captured the live parade of winners on the show floor featuring an awesome band Mardi Gras style.
One BIG takeaway reminder for me was the importance of re-connecting with people face to face and the power of personal relationships that help nurture our minds and contribute to our well-being. I can't underscore this notion enough!
In this issue, we share critical insights, trends, and research in the K12 & higher education space to help you optimize and refine learning for and with your students.
I'm pleased to share a few highlights in this packed issue below:
1. InnovateHERS Author Podcast Series is back!
2. Notable educator, Blogger, and Podcaster, Tom Whitby unpacks the Top 10 EdTech trends from the floor at FETC
3. One of Canada's leading Superintendents, Chris Kennedy from West Vancouver shares his leadership journey as he celebrates his 20th year as the youngest Sup and still going strong on the C21 Canada Learning Series Podcast
4. Th 15th Schools of the Future Student Invention Challenge is launching March 1! New sponsors welcome! 
5. The American Consortium for Equity in Education Magazine new issue features a partnership with MindShare Learning
6. Lu, an interactive play focused EdTech company from Quebec acquires Marbotic
7. ChatGPT could help rather than hinder student learning, says B.C. professor
8. Canadian eLearning Network (CANeLearn) releases its annual State of the Nation: K-12 E-Learning in Canada study undertaken by lead researcher Dr. Michael Barbour
9. From our Partner: EdWeb FREE Professional Learning Series for educators and leaders.
We hope you enjoy this month's CanAm Edition of the MindShare Report.
I'm off to the OLA Super Conference later today to explore the latest in library and learning commons innovations from across Canada. Drop me a note if you're attending as I'd love to connect! 


Please don't hesitate to reach out to me to share your success stories, news, research, jobs, people on the move and events with us! We love hearing from you! Feel free to call me directly at 416-569-2106, or drop me an email, if we can be of further support to your organization's innovation or EdTech growth plans through forging strategic alliances or tapping into our consulting services. 


As a member of our growing MindShare community, we are grateful for your kind and constructive feedback that motivates our team to provide you with mission critical research and insights to keep you at the forefront of innovation in education. Please keep your news and comments coming!


Special thanks to our team and board of advisors for sharing their passion in moving the innovation needle forward across Canada and beyond. 


Until next time, keep the digital learning curve steep!
Robert Martellacci, M.A. EdTech
Founder & President, MindShare Learning Technology™
Chief Digital Publisher, The MindShare Learning Report™
Founder, MindShare Workspace--Your Place to Work & Learning
CEO & Co-founder, C21 Canada--Canadians for 21st Century Learning & Innovation

Follow us on Twitter @MindShareLearn @c21can @mindsharework
FETC Spotlight
A big thank you to all attendees, partners, sponsors, and FETC for making the 25th Can/Am EdTech Celebration of Excellence in Learning & Innovation anniversary event a huge success!
In Recognizing the achievements of the Canadian EdTech industry, Robert Martellacci, Founder & CEO of Mindshare Learning, presents the Canadian EdTech Awards to the winners of the Company of the Year award, Phil Cutler, Co-Founder & CEO of Paper (left photo) and the Startup Company of the Year award, Luc Goudreault, Chief Growth Officer of Vireo (right photo).
Congratulations to FETC Startup Pitchfest winners! James & Cheryl Hayes founders and Shoelace Learning, CEO, Julia Rivard. You made Canada proud! 
Special Thanks to Kathy Hurley, Co-author, InnovateHERS Book signing Giveaway. Special thanks to ClassLink for sponsoring this portion of the program.
Robert Matellacci with Geoff Edwards, Superintendent of Learning Technology and Team from Ottawa Catholic School Board Team, Host partner for the 14th Canadian EdTech Leadership Summit Save the Date: November 1-2, 2023. Watch for more details!
Leaders and Legends of EdTech: (L-R) Jolene Levin, CEO Norva Nivel; Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO ContactNorth; Dr. Ron Owston, Dean Emeritus, York University; Gali Bar-ziv, CEO, ELL Technologies; Robert Martellacci, Founder & CEO MindShare
MindShareTV Live from FETC New Orleans with EdTech Legend, Tom Whitby, Speaker, Author, Blogger, and Lifetime Educator on Future Trends Impacting Education for 2023
That's a Wrap on FETC 2023! Thank You to our Sponsors and Partners!
InnovateHERs Spotlight
MindShareTV InnovateHERs Podcast Series Episode 6 Featuring Co-author Dr. Bobbi Kurshan with Guests Zoe Timms & Mary Louise Cohen, Discover Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top!
Canadian EdTech Spotlight
C21 Canada Spotlight
C21 Canada Learning Series
In Conversation with Dr. Chris Kennedy, Superintendent & CEO, West Vancouver Schools on Celebrating his 20th year in Education;
his Inspiration and Lessons on Leadership
Quote of the Month
Featured Books of the Month
Upcoming FREE edWebinars Hosted by
The American Consortium for Equity in Education
has a new issue of Equity & Access out and it’s a must-read. See all the winners of the 2022 Excellence in Equity Awards and learn about the inspiring work these educators and companies are doing to advance equity for students all over the world. 
We Are Proud to be featured in this issue
Lü and Megaform Expand Their Educational Offering With the Acquisition of Marbotic, January 26, 2023

SMART Technologies Rolls Out Two New Editions of the ONLY True Multi-User Interactive Display, January 31, 2023

User Generated Education: ChatGPT with My Students, January 26, 2023
Before Using Augmented and Virtual Reality Tools, Teachers Should Develop a Plan, January 20, 2023
FETC 2023: Make the Most of Your K–12 District’s Student Data, January 26, 2023

Nureva HDL410 audio system wins Top New Technology Award at ISE 2023, February 1, 2023

AI in Higher Education Resource Hub, January 25, 2023

Space Concordia's Rocketry Division Racing to Launch the World's First Student-built Rocket into the Cosmos, January 23, 2022

Is a Metaverse for Education the Next Logical Innovation in Teaching and Learning?, January 16, 2023

ChatGPT could help rather than hinder student learning, says B.C. professor, January 30, 2023
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MindShare Advisory Board
The MindShare Report is grateful for the guidance and support provided by our esteemed advisory board. 

Kevin Custer, Founding Principal, Arc Capital Development 
Chip Fesko, President, Fesko Inc.
Ian Fogarty, Educator, Riverview High School | MindShare National Video Challenge Award Winner 
Dr. Guy Tetrault, Award Winning Sun West Director & CEO (Retired)
Michael Furdyk, Co-Founder, TakingItGlobal 
Dr. Eric Hamilton, Associate Dean of Education, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology 
Maxim Jean-Louis, CEO, Contact North/Contact Nord, 
Gary Kern, Director of Learning, St. George's School 
Dr. Susanne Lajoie, Professor, Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, McGill University 
David Marsi, Practice Management Consultant - Private Wealth (Specialist, Developing Talent), BMO Private Wealth
Mirella Rossi, Superintendent of Education, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board
Sandra Chow, Award Winning Teacher, Toronto District School Board 
Ron Sedran, MD, Equity Capital Markets, Canaccord Adams
Zelia Capatao-Tavares, Award-Winning Educator, Toronto District School Board
About Us

The MindShare Learning team is made up of the following awesome individuals: 

Robert Martellacci, M.A. Ed Tech., Chief Digital Curator 

Dr. Ron Owston, PhD., Research Associate, University Professor Emeritus, Former Dean of Faculty, York University 

Chris Kim, PhD., Research Associate, Software Engineer, software studio, Fresco Industries
Timothy Gard, B.Ed., OCT, M.A, Chief Learning Strategist
Hanan Mousa, M.B.A, B.C. S. Digital Media Specialist
Ivana Zelich, Digital Media Associate
Valerie Rusnov, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., Editor 
Filomena Martellacci, B.A. Hons., B.Ed., OCT, Editor

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