From the 13 to 15 November (Tuesday to Thursday) SIMO EDUCATION 2018 will bring together leading brands in learning technology and digital content in a new edition of this benchmark event for teaching professionals, to be held in Hall 14.1 at Feria de Madrid.
The Fair, organised by IFEMA in collaboration with the specialised publication Education 3.0, will present, as every year, an important perspective on the latest technological tools and solutions for educational innovation, as well as to improve learning processes and school management.
A content that encourages participation in a showcase of information on products, trends and knowledge of many of the keys to the ICT transformation in teaching and which covers all stages, from mandatory education to specialised university or vocational training, providing a hugely attractive platform for education centre managers and teachers, training managers in companies and representatives of the Public Administrations who are competent in education, which every year increases in attendance.
This time, with the motto “Innovating in Education to transform the world”, SIMO EDUCATION 2018 brings together the offer of 225 companies and brands from 22 countries, among which are renowned technological companies such as CASIO, COLIDO, DELL, EPSON, GOOGLE FOR EDUCATION, HP, MICROSOFT, MULTICLASS, NEWLINE INTERACTIVE, PROMETHEAN, SAMSUNG, SMART and XYZPRINTING, plus others dedicated to robotics and programming: 123TIC, BMAKER, CAMP TECNOLÓGICO, COMPLUBOT, FLEXBOT, LEGO EDUCATION ROBOTIX, MAKEBLOCK, MICRODUINO, RO-BÓTICA, ROBOTRÓNICA, SCIENCE BITS and STEAM SCHOOL IN-A-BOX.
The main publishing groups will also be attending, such as EDEBÉ, EDELVIVES, MACMILLAN, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, SM or VICENS VIVES; technology distributors for educational centres, such as ATLANTIC DEVICES, AVD, CRAMBO, GOLDENMAC, XENON or TECH DATA; and management platforms for educational content such as ALEXIA (EDUCARIA), AULAPLANETA, CIFRA EDUCACIÓN, ED-INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM, EDUCCARE, ESEMTIA (EDEBE), INTERMATIA and PEÑALARA SOFTWARE, among others.
EDUTECH CLUSTER will also be attending again this year, with 12 associated companies.
The section for public agencies will see this year INTEF, RED.ES, Ministry of Education, Real Academia Española, as well as the Departments of Education of various Autonomous Communities.
Innovating methodologies and technological products
This edition offers a wide range of new products and comprehensive proposals for teaching, as well as digital and technological learning skills in the areas of robotics, programming and electronics; solutions to make classrooms an interactive and connected area thanks to virtual and augmented reality; services and tools to facilitate integration of ICT or STEM in the education system; global e-learning systems for languages; platforms to create interactive digital learning content; applications for comprehensive management of teaching centres, or technological projects for students to become the main character in their learning thanks to gamification, among many others.
At the various stands professionals will also learn about the multiple state-of-the-art products in technological equipment for the classroom, such as a dual-function board (traditional blackboard and collaborative multi-touch HD screen); a computer that wirelessly connects teacher and student to share material and collaborate in real-time; a device halfway between a tablet and a laptop, ideal for the educational environment; accessible technology, such as immersion readers and simultaneous translation; a mercury-free eco-projector (LED-laser projection technology); sustainable printers capable of printing up to 84,000 pages without reloading the ink; elements to develop the maker philosophy; a wide variety of interactive image solutions, sustainable and techno-efficient printing for education centres that can prevent tired eyesight, as well as high-luminosity LED TOTEM screens; interactive robots; 3D printers, etc.
Conferences, workshops, immersion experiences and many activities
SIMO EDUCATION 2018 will also pay special attention to Vocational Training and will have areas dedicated to Start Ups, at SIMO EDUCATION IMPULSO; to innovation in equipment and services, within the initiative SIMO EDUCACION INNOVA; a highly dynamic MAKERS area, and the new SIMO EDUCACIÓN INSPIRA, an area for presentations to inspire and motivate teachers on trends, methodologies and innovative tools that will help them improve their teaching activity.
As every year there will be a Technical Conference program that will examine trending issues from the point of view of a select group of national and international experts; there will be special sessions for Directors of Education Centres that will approach subjects of maximum interest for this group and adapted to their interests, and several truly innovative experiences implemented in various centres in Spain will be presented, among many other activities.