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Why Has Technology Failed to Bring Substantial Change to American Schools (and what can we do about it)?

Session Five: Sunday 12:30pm–2:00pm
Room 300
Tim Stahmer
Affiliation: Fairfax County Public Schools
Conversational Focus/Audience:
All School Levels
Conversation Description:

In the book Disrupting Class, the authors make the observation "While people have spent billions of dollars putting computers into schools, it has resulted in little change in how students learn."
They also ask "Why haven't computers brought about a transformation in schools the way they have in other areas of life?"
Excellent question. Certainly there are plenty of answers, including this one also from Disrupting Class "...the way schools have employed computers has been perfectly predictable, perfectly logical - and perfectly wrong."
But the focus of this session will not be about placing blame. Instead let's discuss what we can do and what is being done to change things. Come join us for a discussion centered on these ideas and bring any and all ideas, whether from your personal experience or elsewhere. Invite your friends and colleagues who aren?t attending EduCon to be part of the conversation from wherever they are.

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Stream via Elluminate: Room 300 — Channel A


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