Are we going to continue to sharpen the pencil or make a dramatic shift?
- What's your long term vision for edtech innovation in the U.S.?
- How will you engage more teachers in this vision?
- How are you connecting with educators in the U.S. to make a digital shift?
- Who is the target audience and who will you address their needs?
- What new technologies are emerging that will engage students in deeper more connected learning?
- How does your innovative vision of edtech reconcile with Arne Duncan's support for common core?
- Are the edtech startups offering technology solutions of high quality?
I've decided to use Cornell Notes as the method to write questions and reflect on the keynote.
Technology supports powered, creative learning
Education is about sharpening a pencil
How can technology accelerate?
How will the culture of education need to shift?
Pedagogy is first, knowing how to teach precedes technology.
National edtech vision is set by the National EdTech Plan
Step back from a comfortable and the point at which we are at about moving education forward from sharpening the pencil to innovative practices.
80% of schools do not have Internet access.
Overhaul of E-rate to get schools broadband access. Hooray!
Interesting question. Accelerate what? Accelerate learning, pedagogy, connected learning, and shared learning.
Internet can power learning. An interesting concept as it can drive passion based learning.
There are too many real problems in the world for educators to make up their own problem sets. Curating becomes a real skill and teaching educators how to curate and where to find resources is imperative.
The culture will have to become more open, more transparent. Educators will need to become comfortable with collaboration, sharing, mutual accountability, data analysis, and shifting pedagogy. I suppose there are more items to think about. We'll have to think about them.