Techie becomes
Teacher
Brett Somers
MIT-Stanford VLAB
EdTech Team
bsomers3@gmail.com
415-568-6819
Twitter: @somers_brett
Tools
2.Real-time adaptive learning
tools
3.Student individual/group
productivity
K-12 Teachers Need
Need Common Core Tracking Tools
• Teacher Challenge:
Too many students
To much data
No time to track progress
• Developer Opportunity:
Collect data from all computing actions
send this data to a central repository
report this data t...
Need Real-Time Adaptive Learning Tools
Teacher Challenge:
Not 35 of Mr. Somers
Santa size bag of realia
10 seconds to chaos
• Developer Opportunity:
Use CC tracking data to reteach
Students work at their pace (home ext.)
New trust in Games that t...
Need Student Indiv/Group Productivity
Teacher Challenge:
Terrible two’s all over again
Bully = Cool : Smart= tool
Leader w...
• Developer Opportunity:
Relevant Virtual with a “real” feel
Collaborative with clear team roles
Rebrand smart as cool, bu...
Teacher back to Techie
To disrupt Ed
... In a good way that is. No bullies
allowed.
Brett Somers
MIT-Stanford VLAB
EdTech ...
Teacher back to Techie
To disrupt Ed
... In a good way that is. No bullies
allowed.
Brett Somers
MIT-Stanford VLAB
EdTech ...
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Digital Kids Edu 2013: Brett Somers, MIT-Stanford VLAB EdTech forum

  1. 1. Techie becomes Teacher Brett Somers MIT-Stanford VLAB EdTech Team bsomers3@gmail.com 415-568-6819 Twitter: @somers_brett
  2. 2. Tools 2.Real-time adaptive learning tools 3.Student individual/group productivity K-12 Teachers Need
  3. 3. Need Common Core Tracking Tools • Teacher Challenge: Too many students To much data No time to track progress
  4. 4. • Developer Opportunity: Collect data from all computing actions send this data to a central repository report this data to a teacher dashboard Need Common Core Tracking Tools
  5. 5. Need Real-Time Adaptive Learning Tools Teacher Challenge: Not 35 of Mr. Somers Santa size bag of realia 10 seconds to chaos
  6. 6. • Developer Opportunity: Use CC tracking data to reteach Students work at their pace (home ext.) New trust in Games that teach Curriculum Need Real-Time Adaptive Learning Tools
  7. 7. Need Student Indiv/Group Productivity Teacher Challenge: Terrible two’s all over again Bully = Cool : Smart= tool Leader without a team
  8. 8. • Developer Opportunity: Relevant Virtual with a “real” feel Collaborative with clear team roles Rebrand smart as cool, bully the fool Need Student Indiv/Group Productivity
  9. 9. Teacher back to Techie To disrupt Ed ... In a good way that is. No bullies allowed. Brett Somers MIT-Stanford VLAB EdTech Team bsomers3@gmail.com 415-568-6819 Twitter: @somers_brett
  10. 10. Teacher back to Techie To disrupt Ed ... In a good way that is. No bullies allowed. Brett Somers MIT-Stanford VLAB EdTech Team bsomers3@gmail.com 415-568-6819 Twitter: @somers_brett

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