Technologies in Education 2014

September 11, 2014
8:30 am - 2:00 pm EDT


'Blended' Education in a Post-Internet World

A panel of educators discuss the difficulties in running a blended classroom, making in-person connections, and getting over "old thinking" about technology. 

Anna Eshoo: Schools Aren't Factories, They're Pipelines

Congresswoman Anna Eshoo describes the TEALS, Technology Education And Literacy in Schools, program to educate students with computers and raise technology literacy. 

Do Teachers Matter? Technology at the Head of the Class

Knewton's Sara Ittelson, Adobe's Tracy Trowbridge, and Deep Sran, co-founder of Actively Learn, discuss why teachers and technology work together, not apart.

EdTech Innovator Idit Harel: Coding Is the New Literacy

Idit Harel, Founder and CEO of Globaloria, argues for teaching coding and technology skills like reading and writing. 

John Holdren: How to Make America Science Savvy

John Holdren, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, describes the "all hands on deck" approach to creating the next generation's Nobel Prize winners and tech workforce.

Technology Has No Soul: How to Stop EdTech 'Hijacking'

A panel of educational technology experts discuss how to invest in and adopt technology like video games and netbooks effectively in classrooms.

About this conference

It's a common lament: with teachers guided by strict standards and students becoming rapidly disengaged, the American school system is struggling. The solution? Many in the education community point to a host of creative new technologies, from online courses to educational video games to computers that target questions to strengthen student weaknesses, that have the potential to revolutionize the way our students learn and the way our teachers teach. What are these new technological innovations in education, and how can we use them to refresh our current educational model?

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