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"Leavening" technologies can improve the opportunities for children worldwide. Originally presented at the BYU e-Leaven Conference.

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e-Leaven

  1. 1. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Beyond Technology Guiding Electronic Innovation with Human Ingenuity Richard Culatta e-Leaven Conference www.InnovativeLearning.com
  2. 2. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY The Problem • Vast majority of children in the world do not have the same educational opportunities we’ve had. • Children who need educational opportunities the most are the ones who don’t get them. • This problem exist in the US as well as worldwide.
  3. 3. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Dublan, Mexico
  4. 4. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Puri, India
  5. 5. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Provo, Utah
  6. 6. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY How Leaven Works If you bake bread without a catalyst to help it rise, it will always come out flat.
  7. 7. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY How Leaven Works If you bake bread without a catalyst to help it rise, it will always come out flat. By adding leaven, bread that would otherwise be flat rises and grows.
  8. 8. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY We Are to Be Leaven “We ought to do better; we ought to become as leaven; we ought to become as a light from which goodness and truth and beauty and virtue may spread across the world.” Gordon B. Hinckley “Reach Out in Love and Kindness” November, 1982
  9. 9. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Leavening Technologies • Technology in education can be very similar to leaven in bread. • Technology can be used in a “leavening” way and in a “non-leavening” way.
  10. 10. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY When to Use Leaven bread that has already risen does not need leaven
  11. 11. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY “The people who need education the most are those who are least capable of having a broadband link.” Chris Thomas Chief Strategist Intel
  12. 12. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Getting Started • Get involved (we can’t solve problems we don’t know exist) • Many solutions will be more creative than technological • Solutions will come through inspiration and collaboration
  13. 13. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Changing Guatemala One Small Example
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  18. 18. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY • picture of the kids using the computers
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  23. 23. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY • picture of me wiring the internet
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  34. 34. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Outcomes •  850 children given access to the internet •  50 adults participated in computer skills course •  150 scholarships funded •  Many families received a computer “Nunca pensé llegar a comprarle a mis hijos una computadora. Menos una buena…” Alberto Chocojay Guardián del colegio de Chimaltenango
  35. 35. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Final Thoughts
  36. 36. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Guidelines • Get involved • Find projects that will improve a country and a community as well as individuals • Find ways to get better use out of technology that already exists
  37. 37. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Other Projects • Linking students with experts (webcams, IM, e-mail) • Using technology for meaningful purposes (Brazil rivers project) • Developing educational materials (website, desaparacidos)
  38. 38. USING TECHNOLOGY TO RAISE HUMANITY Beyond Technology Guiding Electronic Innovation with Human Ingenuity Richard Culatta e-Leaven Conference www.InnovativeLearning.com

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